Monday, June 22, 2009

The White House Daylesford...

Hello again :) I know it's been ages since my last blog I sincerely apologise for that. I hope you're all well :) I've moved house and I'm currently busy renovating and decorating my new bedroom. I'll post pics when I'm finished if it turns out how I picture it in my mind hehe. The look I am trying to achieve is inspired from Claudia Strasser's The Paris Apartment book. Needlessly to say I am going to town with the girly goodness! ;)

The reason for this blog is I received my copy of the july/august issue of Vogue Living and I was so thrilled to finally see the stunning weekend cottage of one of my favourite designers, Mz Lyn Gardener.

6 months ago, after featuring her gorgeous home and vintage store, Empire Vintage in Melbourne, I received an unexpected, lovely email from Mz Gardener telling me the exciting news of her new country cottage she was renovating at the time.

This cosy weekender is very different from her girly chic warehouse apartment I'm sure you're all familiar with and adore as much as I do, but equally as beautiful. Mz Gardener has successfully catered for both sexes by going for a more industrial vintage look. Most of the items were purchased either at flea markets or salvage stores.
The library has one wall covered in a handpainted wallpaper by Deborah Browness, depicting rows of books. A very clever use of a small space.

I especially love the kitchen with it's open timber shelves and blackboard wall.

No Gardener home would be complete without her signature clawfoot bath :)

Simple but very enticing. I love those white shutters!

An old garden shed was converted to seperate guest room.
I absolutely love it! It's the perfect mix of city meets country and old meets new. I'll definitely be adding The White House Daylesford to my list of places to stay. Thank you Lyn for creating such a treasure for us to enjoy :)
For more information on the renovation and beautiful pics you can visit Mz Gardener's website or buy the July/August issue of Australian Vogue Living magazine.


Gail McCormack said...

Lovely to hear from you Anna!

I've always loved your style - very unique!!!

Look forward to reading future posts


Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Anna,
WOW Lyn's weekender is nothing like her apartment. I just love the weekender as much as I do her apartment.
She sure has style.

vicki archer said...

This is fabulous Anna, a wonderful place, especially the bedroom in the garden room. I am glad you are back and hope the move wasn't too stressful -aren't they always though... xv

Millie said...

What a treat to see your post sweet Anna! Lyn really does have a unique style all her very own - could look at these lovely images for hours! Have been thinking about you often, hope the days ahead bring nothing but sunshine & beauty my friend.
Millie ^_^

Jennifer Ramos said...

I've always loved LYN'S place - she's got great style!
Jen Ramos
'Cards & Prints You'll Love...'

sinnlighet said...

yes yes yes - i looooe your blogg!!

Agneta from Sweden

Anonymous said...

Hey Anna, thanks for the mention! I know you'll strike a gorgeous balance and can't wait to see what you do. I love that pink bedspread in the white room, it's pure heaven!

AnastasiaC said...

good to hear from you Anna! lovely images - Lyn's style is wonderful!