Saturday, August 23, 2008

Margot Montgomery...

Picking up the latest issue of my favourite Aussie magazine "Country Home Ideas" I discovered a designer I'd never heard of but immediately fell in love with her style.

I adore the muted tones throughout her home in Paddington, Sydney.

From the magazine - The atmosphere Margot creates in her own place is reminiscent of homes in the French countryside - Provence perhaps. "France and Italy are my favourites countries to visit, and whatever I buy wherever I go, I never worry about where I am going to put it. If I like it, I get it" she admits, "and then I think about that later".

Sadly I possess the same impulsive tendencies without Margots budget lol.

A sweet cottage kitchen - nothing fancy, very simply but ever so lovely!

CHI - When she refurbishes a house, she always has the walls freshly painted, but with colour that's rubbed in to give them a patina. All of her rooms are painted with soft tints so one room blends with the next.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this bathroom!!! the simplicity, the elegance, so perfect.

I have to say Ms Montgomery's style reminds me alot of Jessica McClintok. So utterly soft and feminine without force.

CHI - There is a clear freshness in Margot's decorating and she maintains it's the 'ingredients' like natural fabrics such as silk and linen, shutters, soft light and fresh flowers that help create "That somewhere special to come home to".

I apologise my scanned pictures aren't of better quality but I just had to share this wonderful designer and her heavenly home with you :)


Alison Gibbs said...

Such a fabulous looking home.
It would be great if we had her budget

lily-g said...

wow just love every picture, the mirror's, vintage pieces,I could just move in.
p.s wall-paper samples leaving today oops so sorry I forgot x

a home far away said...

Oh my gosh that is a beautiful home, so lovely!

Hugs Gunilla in Singapore

Kris said...

Beautiful!!! I love how she descibes the wonderful patina on the walls.

I can't wait to grab a copy! Thanks for sharing...

Country French Antiques said...

Beautiful home, love all that white! Wish I got that magazine!!
Have a beautiful day!

Fifi Flowers said...

Very romantic!

Porchlight Interiors said...

Absolutely gorgeous pictures - so light and livable! Love to see gorgeous Australian homes.