Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Inspiration for mum's place...

Beginning with Anna Spiro, her stunning stradbroke island residence is one of the main inspirations behind the design of my mum's new home.
My mother has some wonderful furniture and accent pieces she's had forever and we still feel they are timeless and fitting for her plantation caribbean/beach shack home :)

My mothers timeless pieces include cane/bamboo chairs and etageres. Chinoiserie chests, mirrors and beautiful blue and white porcelain.

(coastal style)

The canvas for mum's place will be white walls, including white painted bricks and white lime wash floors. Her livingroom is small therefore there was only room for one large statement piece which she chose to be a sumptuous chocolate leather sofa. Her tv unit is a simple white ikea bookshelf turned on it's side and filled with books, magazines, dvds, cd's and a few nik naks.

(coastal style)

We're definitely looking out to buy some fish on a rope to hang just outside lol

(coastal style)

The colour scheme for mum's bedroom will be blue and white and again as it's a small room it will be very simple with an oyster light, chunky white venetains and my favourite of all her collected paintings hanging over her bed.


Her kitchen wont have alot of cupboards, instead opting for open shelves, freestanding appliances and her gorgeous tiled farmhouse table my grandfather built, taking centre stage at the heart of the room. This will become a multifunctional piece as it will serve as the main preparation area as well as the eating area.

(locations via desire to inspire)
My white chippy iron bed I had as a child will be the main piece in the 2nd bedroom.

(next 3, Jane Coslick designs)

The following are some more images that have offered us some ideas.

(House To Home)

(House Beautiful)


Although too contemporary for my personal taste, my mum purchased the 3 1/2 seat domino sofa from Freedom for her livingroom. I have to say it's very comfortable and my son says it's a dream to sleep on haha.


This piece I think would be ideal for the small wall next to her shower. Again, as she will only have the undersink storage cupboard she could fill this unit with just about everything she could need.......and also not need ;)
Construction starts on Feburary 19th! Can't wait :)


Anna said...

These are all amazingly gorgeous images Anna...thanks for sharing x

Julienne said...

What a beautiful feeling it is going to have. Already I can see it forming in my mind and it will surely have some influence on ours. I will follow in anticipation of its building

Mélanie said...

Thank you for all these beautiful images. It is very inspiring

Katrina Chambers said...

Great inspiration there! I nearly bought that domino a while ago too. They look so comfy :)

A-M said...

Sounds like you have a very special relationship with your Mum. She is so lucky to have you helping her. Her new place sounds like a dream! A-M xx

Anna Spiro said...

Hi Anna, thanks so much for including our straddie house here! Your mum's house sounds like it's going to be gorgeous! Hope you are well...


Anonymous said...

amazing images! Also really love the photos of your children, very well done.
ps. I have moved my blog, do pop over for a visit!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

OH YUM! Everything is sooooo lovely.

Warm blessings,

Tania - Grange de Charme said...

I love all this white ! so simple but so elegant !
Have a nice sunday !

Anonymous said...

And....your mother put the very same two gorgious books on her coffetable that I have, though I live in The Netherlands....wow...I love that woman.
My daughter travelled to Sydney from out here...she is back now and found her new Love in your town...how nice that I found your villa...
Lieve groeten
Godeliva van Ariadone

ninnis palett said...

You have a very nice blog:)

Leigha said...

Fun! I need a fish on a rope for sure.


Lisa said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! :) These are very beautiful pictures, love them all... And your blog is beautiful too!


bedroom chandeliers said...

the pictures look amazing. i bet the result will be stunning. can't wait to see the result