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Friday, June 5, 2009

Home Tour

I have been busy turning this 50+ year old cottage style house into a home for my family. Purchased in 2004 sight unseen (crazy!), the house has gone through a number of changes over the years. Here's what I've been getting up to.

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THE LIVING ROOM
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THE KITCHEN
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THE TODDLER ROOM
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THE MASTER BEDROOM
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THE STUDY
THE LAUNDRY
THE STUDIO
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43 comments:

  1. Your home is delightful! I really love your master bedroom...it looks so cozy. I'm seriously considering using more white in my home to lighten it up. Thanks for sharing!

    -Myisha
    Brace Yourself Boutique
    "Jewelry for the Bohemian Spirit"
    www.BraceYourselfBoutique.com

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  2. Thanks for sharing these photos of your beautiful home! I love it! You've done an amazing job.

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  3. Hi Viv. Just came across your lovely blog. What a beautiful home you have, I love your use of white and the interesting textures.

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  4. Beautiful home! It looks like an incredibly lovely space to live and create. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Viv, your house belongs in the pages of a glossy magazine - absolutely beautiful.
    A wonderful space to raise a family and create memories.
    Will be dropping in on your blog!
    Cheers,
    Tasha

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  6. I adore your house. And I am in love with your nursery. It's quite inspirational.
    Eva (Muddy Feet)

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  7. Wow! The changes you've made are fantastic. Really beautiful job!

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  8. Hi Viv,

    Can you please please please add some photos of the outside of your lovely home?

    I've been following (stalking?) your house and blog ever since I saw the article in Real Living and love your style! Hubby and I are looking at buying a similar weatherboard/ fibro place in the next few months (actually, close by in the Peakhurst area.. don't worry, I'm only cyber stalking you!! haha.), and most of the ones in our price range will need a major inside and outside reno. I've drooled many times over the inside of your place, but would love to get some ideas from your exterior too.

    Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

    Jess

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  9. Hehe.. I'll see if I can muster up the courage Jess. I am a bit nervous about posting photos of the outside.

    The house is weatherboard with the bottom half being brick (there is a garage underneath). We painted both the brick and weatherboard in Dulux Self Destruct and painted the window trims, garage door and gutters in white. It is such an improvement to the previous white weatherboard with red brick and red/brown garage door and gutters... the standard that you see everywhere. Nice to hear you will be in the area! :)

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  10. Just found your blog and i love it , i love your house as much as I enjoy your fashion section, will keep following you around !!!

    hugs, eva

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  11. Hi Viv,

    Thankyou for all the wonderful pictures and info on how you renovated your house - it looks absolutely lovely.

    I am wondering whether you used the half-strength china white on the the window frames, doors, architraves etc, or whether you used a different colour? I am about to start renovating an old house in rural victoria and I think that the colours you have chosen would be perfect to lighten it up and add warmth.

    Thanks xxx

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    1. Hi! I used Antique White on the trims. It is a touch lighter than China White.

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  12. were did you get the coffe table. i love it. i want one too. :)

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  13. jesslope - Thank you, I'm afraid I can't help with sourcing one. The table is custom made.

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  14. I love your design sensibility, especially the use of wallpaper and repeat designs as focal points and art. And I love the mirrored coffee table.

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  15. What wonderful work, I absolutely love it and your sense of style! The bright, light feeling is so wonderful and the simplicity is divine!

    Liesl :)

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  16. i loooove the changes. and that tent in the nursery is so neat.

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  17. Viv, your home is adoreable! i love the doona cover on your bed. where did you get it from?

    you have done an amazing job. it looks fabulous! :-)

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    1. Thank you! The dark cover on the bed at the moment is from Lazybones.

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  18. Your home is absolutely stunning!!! I don't know how you do it? Everything is just exquisite to every little detail. When are you selling? (furnished of course ;-)
    I love your little boys room - I have just bought teepee poles to make a teepee for my boy. I love the striped walls in the bathroom. I love the kitchen. Do you know what I LOVE everything in your house.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Your home is beautiful! I love your son's bedroom and your studio!

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  20. I LOVE it. It's so bright. I can't wait till we own a home and I can made *real* changes instead of being so stuck. I love your master bedroom!

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  21. This is amazing. I love all of the white.

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  22. Hi Viv, I have almost dropped dead fred from awe at your lovely house and website. I bow to thee!
    Sharnanigans

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  23. Wow, this is my first time to your blog and I'm loving your home! It's so charming and sweet! Theres so much natural light and beautiful colors! Yummy!

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  24. LOVE the tepee - meiyi

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  25. Your home is beautiful. I am so inspired. I'm going to love following you.

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  26. What a fabulous tour! Your home is just lovely. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  27. Your home is lovely! That's a big transformation =)

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  28. Amazing and inspiring!!

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  29. To Jesslope,
    There are identical coffee tables/Ottomans available at interiorsonline.com.au

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  30. I just found your blog and am dying over the upholstered ottoman in your living room. Can you tell me where you found it?

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    1. Hi! I bought it from Whiteport at www.whiteport.com.au

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  31. Your home is SO beautiful. I love the beautiful pieces of artwork you have!

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  32. Hi,

    I love the eiffel tower pillow that you have. Where did you get it?

    Kat Skull

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    1. I bought it from a little local homewares store. It's a beauty isn't it?

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  33. I love your house. So bright and fresh.

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  34. Hi your home is beautiful. I discovered it on Pinterest. I was wondering where your ruffle pillow is from?

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    1. Thanks! I bought it from a local homewares store. Sorry, I don't think they have a website!

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    1. It's from An Angel at my Table - www.anangelatmytable.com.au

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  36. Oh my i have just found you blog! How amazing is your home, i love your style!

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  37. Such a beautiful home! I need to do the wallpaper frames in my room! I also love how clean and tidy the kitchen is! It is very classy, I tried to get the look in my home by just adding a little bit of color so i ended up getting this new home decor jar and I love how it looks!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me a comment, Viv xx


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