One of the best things about blogging is connecting with lovely readers like Ali. Earlier this year, I sent some original paintings her way; she was adding the finishing touches to her new home in the NSW Southern Highlands - one of the loveliest places on earth. And what a beautiful home it is. Featured on The House of Turquoise blog, and now in the latest issue of Australian Home Beautiful,  I was thrilled when she contacted me to commission some original watercolours. Ali chose my Sea Coral in Ruby, and Sea Fan in Ruby to complement the lovely grey/blue in her bathroom....

Sea Coral in Ruby - in a floating frame to highlight the wall colour 
and Sea Fan in Ruby - available in my Etsy shop

...and I think it works beautifully.

A home as gorgeous as this was bound to attract attention, so it came as little surprise when Ali told me it was to be featured in Home Beautiful magazine. It was quite an impatient wait - the photo shoot took place early this year - but when you see the results I think you'll agree it was totally worth it.

the lovely Ali outside her equally lovely home...divine

Ali and her family have since moved on, and are enjoying an extended trip around Australia. But I'm guessing there'll be another beautiful home on the horizon when she returns...and I can't wait! Oh, and btw - Ali's sister Mel is of Georgica Pond fame - style obviously runs in the family.

Thanks so much Ali for the mention, and thanks too, Home Beautiful magazine - so chuffed!

images courtesy Ali, Home Beautiful magazine, and