Friday, October 29, 2010

Southern Highlands Reader's Home













Oh to call this home! The serene space actually belongs to my reader Ali, who lives in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales (about 2 hours south of Sydney). Ali is a stay-at-home mom of 3 little ones (in addition to being an aspiring designer!) who is obsessed with the bluey/greeny/grey colors we all can't get enough of. They recently built the home of their dreams in the country, but sadly have to move back to the city for a wider choice of schools for their son with Aspergers Syndrome. Gosh, I wish I lived in Australia right about now because their home is now up for sale. To see the listing and for more photos, just head here!

And with that, I wish you all a fantastic Halloween weekend!!! Be safe!

34 comments:

Mackenzie said...

Okay, I'm in love with this place! Does anyone know the name/brand of the paint color used in the kitchen/living room? It's divine!

Stephanie@cre8tive said...

What a beautiful home! She did a great job on the design and decorating. I bet she is heart broken to move, but I am sure if they are selling it, it will go fast. You have some great followers with great taste.

Kerry said...

Oh wow - I just went to the listing and that home truly is perfection!

Lisa said...

Oh La La...beautiful. I must say I feel sad for them to have to sell, but very impressed to do the best for their child. I wish them the best life has to offer.

Allison said...

Their house is stunning and her colors are gorgeous! I bet it is hard for them to sell but they are doing what is right for their son. I am sure they will fix their new home up just as beautifully. I love their taste! Happy Halloween to you, too, Erin.

theconciergemom said...

Gorgeous house! I love her style. It's so relazing. Thanks for posting!

Katie said...

Beautiful!!! Love the dining room!

Kerri said...

We Aussies know how to rock those blues and greens, don't we :-) Seriously, this is an absolutely gorgeous home, and one I'd love to buy myself - pity it's in another state! The Southern Highlands are divine - one of my favourite places in Australia. Just gorgeous, and it's going straight to my inspiration file. K xx

Anonymous said...

Ok, this house is pretty much perfect in every way. And goodness ... I've always wanted to visit Australia ... and living there has crossed my mind ...

Ali did a great job in all aspects of this house. Just wonderful!

- Kimberly

Heartfire At Home said...

Eeeek, it's for sale!! It's simply gorgeous. Such a shame they have to move, I can imagine it's a real haven for them - so serene.

I can understand though, how they'd need to find a school with a good level of support for their son, it's harder if you're really rural.

I wish them the best of luck finding the right school and the right 'new home' for them all.

Linda. xox

LLH Designs said...

So serene! I bet the homeowner will be able to create a a sense of peace and calm in the city, too. That's what we city girls have to do!

Happy weekend!
Linsey

Anonymous said...

Hi,
Ali here - thank you so much for all your lovely comments. Given me a real boost! The paint in the kitchen/living is called Spanish Olive by Dulux. But you guys have SO many beautiful paints at your fingertips over there I always have paint envy! Oh to be able to get Benjamin Moore!
xoxo

A-M said...

Wow, it is such a small world! I was just chatting to Ali the other day. We met via email ... and here she is over in your hemisphere! Isn't her home to die for! A-M xx

Manderley said...

ohhh I love the kitchen, the dinning room, all them.
Beautiful

Sarah said...

Absolutely stunning...the photos are really incredible!! thanks for sharing...wish I could go to Australia and see it!!

Carol@SofasandSage.com said...

I like the bedrooms the best. Ok, and the kitchen. Wow is that a clean look. So cool and restful -- I'd never get anything done in that home, I'd be too relaxed!!

Design Elements said...

beautiful home! happy halloween, Erin!

Ivy Lane said...

beautiful!!! can you please find out where the headboard came from in the bedroom..the tan one..?? that is EXACTLY what I am looking for for my master bedroom!

Stunning home!

Anonymous said...

Ali, wow your home is truly beautiful, you certainly have a lot of talent and style. I loved this post so much I had to email all my friends to show them the house of my dreams. I would love to know the name of those tiles used for the splashback in the kitchen and where to buy them? I'm in Australia too:-)

Anonymous said...

Hey there. Thanks so much for your lovely compliment. The tiles were from Aeria in Woollahra/Willoughby in Sydney. It was 5 years ago, however, when we built the house, so not sure if they still carry them. All the best, Ali

Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating said...

What a gorgeous home!! Every detail is absolute perfection. The only thing I didn't like are the short curtains in the bedroom. But that's just a personal thing. I like draperies all the way to the floor. Everything else is simply gorgeous. Love the muted colors!!

Lovely Scribbles said...

"Serene" was totally going through my mind, too! I especially love the girl's room. So, so pretty!

katrina lauren said...

absolutely beautiful.....every detail is perfect.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Lovely! Lots of great ideas here and I do love Turquoise.

Ms. Curieuse said...

Lovely, all around! What a perfectly soothing haven. If only this were for sale in California!

mckate said...

The whole house is gorgeous. What kind of wood floors are those? I love the color.

Michaela said...

Wow! This home is stunning. I love the finishes and soft richness it has to it. The bath tub is awesome and so charming. I grabbed a few of the pictures for my inspiration folder (: I'm glad I found you, Erin! Your blog is great and we're both lovers of turquoise...my new apartment's family room is turquoise (:

Sansj said...

I love the paint in your kitchen and living room. I went to a local dealer in the USA to buy the paint but spanish olive by dulux turned out to be more of a pea green than a blue gray. Is there any advice you can give me??

Sophie said...

I am completely in love with this house! The colours are just devine and work so well together. My dream home for sure - every pic is in my inspiration file.

Amanda said...

I have had the living room and kitchen pictures saved as separate bookmarks for a long time now. I had no idea it was the same house! I am completely in love with every room! Thanks for connecting the dots for me!

Anonymous said...

Ali, have always loved the southern highlands, you have coordinated every thing to perfection & have us swooning, could you please please share the names of the fabrics used for your devine curtains (the taffeta ones in the master bedroom & also the ones in the dining room as well as your little girls room) looking forward to seeing what you do with your next place as your style is impeccable. Do you have a blog of your own? regards Noreen

charleighmims said...

Ali - i just love your home & the way you've decorated it! the colour scheme is so soothing & lovely. i esp. love the painting in your lounge (boats on a harbour?) & would love to know the artist. thanks!

Web Design said...

Kitchen area is awesome. And the wall art of the first bedroom is so pretty…

Interior Design New York said...

The colors of the tile nicely complement the wall color, stools and sink countertop.

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