Thursday, October 16, 2008

Pretty Vintage Apartment #2....

Many Aussie's will immediately recognise this heavenly space as it's been featured numerous times in various shelter magazines and television commercials. I am always thrilled when I discover styled variations of her feminine paradise. I've also posted a few times, here and here about this former mattress factory turned amazing warehouse apartment and famous store owned by the Vintage queen herself, Lyn Gardener.




This bed/bath, I would have to say is just about every girly girl's dream! I can only imagine how spectacular it would look at night with a log fire, dim chandelier and candle light.



This is a very non pretentious home with plain white painted brick and exposed plumbing and yet all Lyn's lovely preloved treasures make it fit for a princess.



I've seen a few different shots of this corner but I hadn't seen this one of the armoire doors open exposing Lyn's divine collection of vintage linens.





A very basic but beautiful kitchen. Perfectly functional.



So inexpensive, who says you need to spend an absolute fortune to create a pleasureable workspace? I suppose in a large open warehouse space you could get away with such simplicity however in my 70's red brick perhaps not lol.



That sumptuous daybed looks ever so inviting. A glass of wine, a Jane Austen novel and I'm set!





Again, it's alluring pretty accents such as these that transform an ugly old toilet block.


(All images were taken by Mikkel Vang)
Obviously the key here is to have a completely blank canvas and allow your worldly possession's to come alive.


Thank you Lyn for yet another spectacular tour :)
I hope you enjoyed apartment 2. Apartment 3 will follow tomorrow and it's something a little different ;)



18 comments:

Porchlight Interiors said...

I absolutely love this appartment - the white background is fabulous with all her pretty interiors.
Tracey x

Berlin Deluxxe said...

What other word can describe this space other than BEAUTIFUL! And even that word is an understatement!

The Pampered World said...

I think this space is magical! I would love a space like this.

The Pampered World said...

I think this space is magical! I would love a space like this.

sandra/tx said...

That's a gorgeous space! I especially loved the kitchen.

dwellings and decor said...

I love all the little touches that make these spaces so dreamy and beautiful.

Danielle said...

Oh I love this one...

Anonymous said...

even better than the first one, thanks for sharing. vickydarnell

vicki archer said...

Move over Anna - we can read Jane Austen together!

Miss Kris said...

My favorite so far! Simply Beautiful!!!

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

There is so much I love about this post. The open shelves, the milk glass, the silver sparkle, pink, white, blues, lavendars..so pretty.

Heidi said...

I am absolutly crazy about Empire Vintage. Thanks so much for sharing it. You Rock Anna! Heidi

Velvet and Linen said...

Living in this apartment would be divine.
I love the bath tub in the bedroom.
Just lovely.

Brooke

Ivy Lane said...

Beautiful! Love all the tinkling chandeliers, the light, the art..the..... just beautiful!

Country French Antiques said...

I love, love love this one.
My favorite!!

Millie said...

This post has given me much hope Anna! To get rid of the 1972 exposed red brick walls here, we painted over them as Lyn has. MOTH worries sometimes about the look, but I'll get him to look at these gorgeous images tonight & I reckon he won't worry ever again!
Millie ^_^

pinkstilettos said...

How gorgeous! I love everything about this apartment. I am going to have to steal these photos to put in my inspiration folder. So pretty! Thanks for sharing. Daisy~

Emma @ White and Wander said...

Lyn is absolutely without a doubt my decorating idol - I love what she does in every way xx