Thursday, November 25, 2010

a tour of Carole's house...

Today we are excited to show you some photos we took of a lovely family home owned by Carole and her family . Carole and her husband bought a 1920's workers cottage a few years ago, and have extended and transformed it into a beautifully bright, modern and welcoming home.

The classic white kitchen opens out onto the deck and is accentuated with punches of green and blue. The replica Tolix stools were purchased from Matt Blatt. Carole had actually ordered a different green, but when these arrived by mistake, decided she preferred this more sophisticated khaki colour.

Love this collection of glass vases and bottles collected over the years which add some vibrant colour to a corner.

The open plan living area is located in the new extension at the back of the house, and these fantastic feature windows have a real wow factor and make great use of the high ceilings. We can just imagine what a pleasure it would be to entertain here with the flow right out into the garden and pool.

Carole's husband brought these seed pods home with him one day and they look great on the dining table - they have lasted much longer than a bunch of flowers!

Carole has hung six of our vintage butterflies artworks above her dining room buffet where they add colour to an otherwise neutral area.

Carole inherited these wooden houses from New Caledonia from her Grandfather and they look right at home on top of the kitchen cabinets and make a great talking point.

The neutral decor is cool and relaxing and perfect for the Brisbane climate. The cute bunny is from Carole's online baby boutique, Mint and Lilac which is full of lovely soft toys, wraps and other baby essentials.

More wonderful Tolix stools on the deck. We love the way the bi-fold windows have been attached at the top so the kitchen countertop extends seamlessly outside.

Such a lovely space to spend a hot afternoon! The outdoor rug was found at a market in Byron Bay and the exterior paint is called Urban Grey.

Thanks so much for letting us come and take photos of your beautiful house, Carole. We just love it and could move right in!

Hope you enjoyed the tour!


le@thirdontheright said...

very Brisbane and very lovely :) your works look great en mass - best le

Sandrine said...

SO gorgeous!!x

Lee said...

Thanks for sharing Carole's beautiful Brissie home - it's gorgeous.

vicki archer said...

IT is totally gorgeous and has a very welcoming feeling....xv

The Brown Trading Co. said...

Gorgeous house! Loving all the butterfly colours!

Millie said...

Just a fabulous home! Thanks for giving us a peek you gorgeous girls.
Millie ^_^

Emma Burgess said...

The home looks beautiful...I love the butterfly art. Gorgeous. Have a lovely weekend. Emma. xx

Anonymous said...

Loved all of it. Where did you get your bifold window? It's what I want however all the window companies I talk to don't do it without the bottom rail?