Thursday, October 27, 2011

Gotta Love An Empty House


Cam, from Urban Images, photographs beautiful homes.  From time to time he emails me the ones he thinks I would like. He's always spot on. 

Rumour has it that 'K', the clever lady who was in charge of this beautiful renovation in the western suburbs of Brisbane, drew inspiration from my house posts! Chuffed.

Oh how I would fill this room! A beautiful blank canvas. See the original transoms and original French door? And look down the hall, there is a beauty of a built-in bookcase down there. There is something about VJ's (or beading as they call it in the other hemisphere).... look they're on the ceiling too. Deep sighs.


French doors at the end of a kitchen. Perfection. I am a sucker for French doors running off anything. All the cabinets were hand made and hand brush painted. Look at all those lovely drawers. See the slope of the ceiling? This originally would have been a verandah or a 'sleep-out'. I love how you can see some of the original history peeping out of the renovation. 


Oh my, look at all that space... opening out onto a deck in the treetops. Nice lights! That's a handsome transom too.


There's the laundry off to the side? .. all within easy reach. Originally thought it was the Butler's? With another beautiful door/window letting in heaps of light. Definitely looks like it all was originally a beautiful big verandah. Love the interest that the sloping ceiling adds.


This study sits off the kitchen. I can see a beautiful lamp in that corner. Imagine the bookcase filled with books and pretty vignettes. A good spot to blog while keeping an eye on the stove. Hmmm, well thought out!


I swear they are my floor tiles. Almost positive. I could pick 'em a mile away. 'Grey with rivers of white' was how I used to describe them. That's them. Beautiful mirror!


Oh another door at the end of a room! I am also a sucker for glass doors at the end of laundries!... letting in heaps of light. Look at those beautiful chunky moldings. I can see rattan baskets in that space under the drawers. Aren't the walls a beautiful colour. Spill it Cam and 'K'. Someone's going to ask me!


Original feature. Preserved forever. Lovely.

Thank you Cam and 'K' for sharing this beautiful home. I have mentally furnished it, 'rugged' it, accessorised it, curtained it and embellished it with fresh flowers... bathed in all that beautiful natural light.

A lovely start to Thursday. Coffee time. Slept in 'til 4.30am this morning. What is wrong with me!

Have a happy day.... oh hey, and thanks for all your scrambled egg tips. Confession. After I wrote that post yesterday, and got the boys off to school, I sat and ate another round of Justine's eggs while answering my morning emails. She had a giggle that her eggs made 'the blog'. 
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35 comments:

  1. I am loving so many things about this house! Putting these images in my file. Thanks for sharing! x

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  2. It´s GORGEOUS - and how great that you inspired her! :-)

    Truly beautiful, and I love the blank canvas feeling (too long since I had that feeling)! :-)

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  3. I love that place! I'm hoping to renovate my place in Brisbane in the next couple of years and will "save" those gorgeous photos for future inspiration. Thanks A-M. just what I needed to get the reno' juices flowing
    Lesley

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  4. Wow what a beautiful home. I keep walking into my empty home and thinking how is it all going to look furnished - I still can't picture it!

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  5. that would pretty much have to be my dream home ! sigh , one day...

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  6. makes one want to move to brissie!! Needed some finished pics, after quotes on fixing our old verandah I was not in a happy place. Nice shiney fixed pictures have cheered me up :))
    alicia

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  7. Everytime I see an empty house I am already picturing how to furnish and decorate. These photos get's the juice flowing for sure!

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  8. Oh that place is gorgeous. What a beautiful blank canvas to decorate.....jealous!!!
    Please please please post furnished photos.

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  9. What a gorgeous house. And the shine on those floors is to die for. I too love french doors. That kitchen is huge. Love it. Thank you for sharing A-M. 4:30am is sleeping in? Oh my!

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  10. A real beauty!! I love it so much!
    Xoxo
    Etta

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  11. Wow! I have not laid my eyes on a house so perfect for a long long time. Your house was probably the last one. I miss it sometimes :)

    Kel x

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  12. I love this house.

    And I bet all the builders and tradesmen hanging around scared the flea infested mulch destroying evil bush turkeys away. So so jealous.

    AM my garden is being ruined by these bush turkeys. I'm actually feeling fond and benevolent towards my large rodent and possum population....at least they left the mulch where it was meant to be.

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  13. What a stunning house! Just gorgeous.

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  14. What a beauty! Until you mentioned about finding out the colour, I hadn't really thought about it, as everything was so well resolved that the colour didn't stand out. But, now I think it could be just right for our new build. So, if you manage to find out, please share!!

    M
    xxo

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  15. A-M Wow Wow and more WOW!!!Thanks for the inspiration and by the way, I love your "waffle" it makes my day Have a good one xx

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  16. AM,
    Loveeee it!!!
    Stunning, stylish, functional and at the same time so beautiful. The envy of everyone who is right now in a disaster zone of a reno.

    Looks as though no expense has been spared and great attention to detail. The study nearby to the kitchen is taking a 'Mummy Nook' to another level.

    No reason why this place won't be hitting magazine pages soon by the looks.
    ; ) Louwink

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  17. What a gorgeous sea of calm white beautiful vj's. A good remainder of what I am aiming for in my bungalow which still has half a lounge room painted custard yellow. Your timing with all these kitchen/pantry exposes is spot on as there is serious plotting going on over here for our reno. melx ps do you think maybe it's whisper white- has a greyish tinge?

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  18. Did a whole lot of 'pinning' on this post!
    Thanks for the share.
    x
    H

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  19. great place! i really love how big it looks like. so clean and white!:D

    Hong Kong property

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  20. I'm drooling over that kitchen.

    One day I'm going to get my big white kitchen.

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  21. Stunning post A-M, just stunning... will be saving that for future reference!

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  22. I am a sucker for Vj's, I think they add so much character to a home. Mimi xx

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  23. It is so pretty, it is almost too much to bear. I just want to walk around in bare feet and run my fingers over the lovely surfaces. Sigh......

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  24. Wow! That house is BEAUTIFUL! I can't imagine finding something that move-in ready when I was house hunting! It is worth every pretty penny that I'm sure they are charging for it haha!

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  25. Oh how stunning and I could see you and the boys in there with all of your lovely things! xx

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  26. What a stunner! Is it for sale A-M? Would love to see it all zhushed and prettied - please let us know if you find out any more info. K xx

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  27. Stunning! It really is perfect. I am in love with the super shiny floor and I am also a big fan of doors at the end of rooms! I see some white subway tiles too. Cool.

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  28. I don't know whether to congratulate K or admire her - both I spose. This home is a triumph for so so many reasons. How inspiring is that kitchen!! OH MY GOD!

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  29. What a treat to receive these images & what a treat to the person who will be living there stunning home :)))

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  30. Oh my. I would love to live here!

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  31. Oh wow.. gorgeous.. when can I move in?

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  32. Hello loveliness, missed you of late. Now this house is dream land stuff, that kitchen......... I am thinking of where I would put my craft room x x

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  33. Does a house get more gorgeous? That is stunning AM, thank you for sharing it.

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  34. I've followed you for a while but am only just beginning to discover the fun of blogging. Thanks for the inspiration. The house you built has been a continual source for me.
    http://www.renovationoftheyear.com.au/galleries.php?id=323. You'll find my thanks here. Min

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  35. Oh A-M!!!! simply divine home... It ticks all the boxes for me!! We have just painted our new home - the paint color looks strikingly similar - Tulip White i say!!! definately.... I was traumatised when I first saw the paint on my walls but i have grown to love it over the last week - pop over for a sticky beak :)

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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave me a comment. I love hearing from you. A-M xx