Wednesday, March 13, 2013

a colourful holiday house with a vintage touch...

It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know some of our regular customers since we opened our shop 7 months ago. One lovely lady who pops in to say hello (and who totally brightens up our day with her beautiful smile) is Angie. Angie and I have a lot in common - I think we bonded over stories about our unruly hair and skin that burns at even the thought of the sun! - and when she talked about her beach house at the Mornington Peninsular, we begged for photos as we knew that we were going to love it.

Angie and her family have had the beach house for 5 years and in that time Angie has been slowly decorating it with vintage finds and lots of pretty colour. She wanted it to have a totally different feel to her Melbourne home (which is decorated in more of a traditional Hampton's style) and for it to be a relaxed place to escape for the weekend. We think she has succeeded!

We love the gorgeous use of colour in the kitchen and way Angie has linked the blues, sea greens, reds and yellows through the various accessories.

Angie found one of these vintage electric kettles in a small antique store down the coast, and when the owner saw her interest, he went out to his shed and brought back the rest of his extensive collection and offered them to Angie at a bargain price. He even removed all the electric cables etc from them. What a find!

Such a pretty, welcoming bedroom. The vintage floral paintings look fabulous hung all the way to the ceiling and the combination of the watermelon and pale blue are perfect.

Can't you just imagine sitting at this cute little dining table, with its mismatched chairs and stool, having a cup of tea in the morning and contemplating whether the plan for the day should go beach, coffee, and nap or coffee, beach, and nap?! Life is tough on holiday.... :)

Thanks so much for letting us share these photos Angie.

Clare x


reread said...

O.M.G I need that kitchen

gemaaktdoorlisette said...

What a lovely house, it feels very sunny and light!
And I really love this blog.