beach cottage does country living farmhouse style
Wed 25th, Sep, 2013
Good morning Beach Cottage friends, checking in today with a beautiful lunch at a gorgeous farm house cottage from the country on the Sunshine Coast, I know you all love old houses and Australian country style as much as I do and this one had me squirming in delight…
Recently I wrote on here about trending and how ‘on trend’ was so the opposite about how I feel about interiors…to me interiors is about comfort and love and home not whether or not you can afford the latest ‘thing’.
So this house is exactly what I mean, a beautiful old farm house cottage that has been renovated exactly the way I like it, keeping original features and updating it without ripping out the guts or changing too much.
A simple neutral pallette with pops of lovely aqua, rustic texture and beautiful things gathered from all over the world.
You just want to sit down and never leave…
Lots of little quirky bits and pieces, loved things beautifully displayed without being ‘styled’
…every pore of this house spoke comfort and life…
I love style like this, not from the pages of the latest homey catalogue but rather a unique authentic style.
I’m always always asked about how to makeover homes without a huge budget – well this old farmhouse shows you what can be done – painted furniture, gathered pieces, original walls washed with a neutral palette and stripped back floors…
It’s home to a lovely girl Simone and her sweet family, plus ponies, who is a friend of my friend Nikki at StylingYou and I was lucky enough to be invited for lunch, talk about living the dream, there I was sitting under a mango tree, looking out at the Australian countryside under a gorgeous sky and bathed in sunshine…there may or may not have been a mango cocktail involved
..I’m very grateful for this new life in this amazing country that just gets better and better, that is for sure.
I’ll be back soon with some more pics of the garden, the lunch and the countryside, oh and the pooch ;-)