Thursday, March 10, 2011

Coastal Yummy Mummy in the House

Hi Gals
Last Saturday I told you about an ab fab garage sale that I went to at  my friend Lisa's place. She was selling some of her furniture and props because she is, awaiting the build of her beautiful Walta Barda designed home.  He is a favourite of everyones in these part and I can't wait to see the results.

He has wisely said that, when he does a rebuild, he is happy to be replacing a little of the Northern Beaches history. He is very pleased, when one of the brick veneer homes, is replaced by a timber cottage. He has said  "I often think... Oh that's great, we have put one back."
So whilst all those in the know await the reveal of Lisa's new home, in the mean time she has allowed me to give you a sneak peak into some of the other renovation and styling projects, she has undertaken.

Firstly, the beach side cottage, complete with lovely guest accommodation.

Simple and elegant prop placement, with most of the furniture sourced from garage sales and thrift shops. From this shot, you can see that a 'mixing it up' strategy can be used to great effect.  Note the bedside tables and mixed sources of lighting on each table.

There's that lovely blanket box, Lisa was selling last weekend in her 'instant' living room.

Of course I' m a sucker for 'beach house blue', as anyone who read yesterday's post would know.  Lisa has styled the bookshelves inside, with toys and nautical elements.  There's that little vintage toy cash register, that I bought on Saturday, at the bottom of the shelves.  Lucky me.

The second house Lisa has allowed me to show you, was on the bay side of the same area as the beach side cottage.  It is north facing and has a lovely sunny view.

That deck made it into my deck series last week.

Again, Lisa mixes it up with salvaged dining chairs very successfully.

That built in seating opposite the island bench is great for a guest who wants to chat while the hostess prepares away in the kitchen.  It also makes a great storage area. 

In my post about Lisa's garage sale, I said that she was my 'go to girl' with all matters 'home'. Now you can see why. Can't wait until the Walta Barda is revealed.  Hopefully she'll let me do a story on that one as well.

Well, gals I've got 5 words for ya.  Yummy mummy in the house.  That, she surely is.

See ya tomorrow 

Lot O' Love
Today I am linked over at
Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays
So pop in there for some coastal inspiration
and with the lovely gals at
and at
French Country Cottage
so come along and join the party


  1. love it all..the white walls and exposed ceilings..the mixed up chairs..great cushions.. the gaugin..the aqua drawers..although the last bathroom doesn't seem to fit the style for me. thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Wow if that's not perfection I don't know what is! Lisa is one lucky lady! Amazing!

  3. Oh my! I am loving each and every photo and idea. What pure lovliness! Stopping by from Kirsty's blog and am a new follower!
    504 Main

  4. Wow! Love how you decorated your place with all the different eclectic pieces! Beautiful!

    Rambles with Reese

  5. Wow! Wow was said quite a few times reading your post today.. stunning house and what a location. I love her use of dark wood against the white x

  6. Hi Carolyn! I feel like I just went on vacation! Everything was lovely and serene and yet full of character. You can see that attention was paid to every detail and I'm so glad that you shared these beautiful photos with us at Inspiration Friday this week! :-)

  7. What a gorgeous place!

    I am having an antique auction on my blog. All sorts of lovely and romantic finds looking for a new home. I hope you'll stop by.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  8. My kids would think I was the greatest if I moved them to such a place. Every room looks so refreshing! Your blog has a clean,eyecatching design-really lovely. Pop over and visit me at Brambly-I'd love to hear from you. Have a beautiful day!


  9. These are beautiful photos! What a perfect house and that deck!! Found you over at At The Picket Fence! Love your blog!

  10. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I love everything about this place-dreamy, beachy, and did I say yet it is GORGEOUS?!?! :) Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  11. Ohhh my gosh, I want a beach side cottage!

  12. I want the house in the first post - I wish I had a couple of million laying around!

    Have a wonderful Australia Day, Carolyn!


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