Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Summer Home Tour 2015

Hello and welcome to the Beach House.  Thank you to Marty from A Stroll Through Life for inviting me to be part of her Summer Home Tours 2015 blogging series.
My house is a smallish weatherboard cottage near the Australian beach, which is very typical of the Northern Beaches of Sydney.  Our lifestyle is based around the outdoors and in the warmer month of the year, we spend more time outdoors on our decks, than inside.  My dining room flows onto the front deck, which is a relaxing spot to hang out after a trip to the beach on a hot day.

I love the all the rough and honest patinas of vintage pieces and have them all over my home.

Once you walk through the front door you will find yourself in an open plan kitchen, living, dining area, which flows through to yet another sunny deck. I am big on letting the light flow in, so we love our louvre windows and bi fold doors.  They add to the beachy feel of the house.

The other end of the living room.

There's also a great fire place in the living area, which we huddle around in Winter.  Luckily it's only cold here for about 8 weeks of the year.

My kitchen with its island bench is an easy entertainer and most of our entertaining is done around it.

There is also a computer nook, where I do most of my blogging.

The media room below

I used to work from the media room, but sadly the kids have taken that over now.

We have a beautiful deck to the north, where we spend alot of time all year round.

My daughter's bedroom is very feminine and she loves hanging out in here..

My son's bedroom had a recent quicky makeover, to give him an effective study area, as he moved into high school.

Our bedroom is blue and white and I have a Summery look going on in here.

So many of the pieces in my home are repurposed.  I take great pleasure in bringing things back to life and doing make overs on a budget.  I love to travel and the money saved by making over pieces picked up from the side of the road, or for a song at the charity store, is put to good use saving up to visit my dreamed of destinations.

I think our  ensuite bathroom was once a cupboard. It's tiny,but has all that is necessarily.

I hope you enjoyed a tour of the Beach House

For all the other blogs participating in the Summer Tours 2015 check these out.
Monday - June 8th

Wednesday - June 10th
City Farmhouse
Driven By Decor
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  1. I've always loved your styling Carolyn. Straight out of Home Beautiful. (When can I move in?)

    Anne xx

  2. beautiful home! i love your daughter's room so much!

  3. You have a fun house!! I love the surf boards and personal things you've incorporated. The colors in each room are so pretty too.

  4. Carolyn, your home is lovely! Such a beautiful, relaxed coastal feel! Thanks for the tour!

  5. Oh i so adore your home and that fabulous deck. You have worked wonders and it is such an inviting home. I love it all.

  6. That yellow lemonade and cake station!!! So fun and it looks yummy!! Your coastal home is gorgeous! Love all of the details!

  7. You truly have a quintessential summertime home filled with visual delight. Thankyou for a wonderful grand tour.

  8. Not sure where my comment went, so here goes again. I adore you home and I would totally live on that desk all year. Such a fabulous tour, I loved it all.

  9. Carolyn, I love your home and your daughters room is adorable!

  10. This is absolutely charming inside and out! Thanks for sharing your tour with us!

  11. Simply gorgeous! Love all the hints of blue and combination of seaside/rustic treats. Looks very very liveable to me!

  12. Just a beautiful beachy home. I love your outdoor deck area. #FYBF

  13. So beautiful Carolyn. We're very lucky to be able to spend so much time outside, aren't we? x

  14. I'am so jealous of your life on the Australian coast! That place is on my bucket list so it's fun to see a real life house there!

  15. Your home is so beautiful, every room is bright and light filled, thanks for the tour :)

  16. Love, love, love your use of color!

  17. Your house is looking truly beautiful Carolyn xx

  18. Very beachy and relaxed. A very nice place to be. x

  19. What a gorgeous home. I love the styling. :)

  20. What a beautiful beach home! I love the entertaining areas. #teamIBOT

  21. You have a lovely home! I desperately need a writing space. Somehow a space dedicated just to me always seems way down the to-do list!


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