This stunning home as featured in Home Beautiful March 2010. One of the elements I love most about this home is that the owners have successfully merged a contemporary space into a federation house, the use of texture and the balance of modern pieces with traditional
I love love love the stone work around the fireplace and the large rustic pendants over the dining table bring interest & texture where there are white walls
What makes a house look like a home is if it has evolved over some time or with simple styling tips to make it seem as if it was created in layers and not just bought and assembled on one day. The use of different styles of furniture is one way to acheive this.
Beautiful homes featured in magazines never have matchy matchy furniture and dont look like a catalouge. In this image notice the way the Kartell bench stools work with the aluminum Navy dining chair. The pendants in the kitchen are sleek modern design and the dining room are rustic.
The large white pendants in the kitchen were custom made by Melbourne company Surrey Lighting. With 3.6 metre high ceilings, this kitchen needed something dramatic to fill the space and these are just devine. The Kartell Charles Ghost stool make a modern statement against the simple & classic shaker style cabintery.
Again the texture of these baskets and the clean fresh display make for a stylish yet lived in home. I love that console table which looks as if was a working bench in a former life.
The height of the ceilings has again allowed a large striking pendant. What a really like about this room is the way the bed is styled. Layers of colour & texture of the bedding. Take note that they have opted not to make the picture rail a feature by painting it out which give a more contemporary vibe.
What a stunning a desk lamp. It was sourced from Big Chair Living in Victoria and is used in their home office
The only image of the exterior, I would have loved to have seen more. The cobalt blue of the pool tiles is fabulous.
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