Tuesday, 18 September 2012

beautiful homes.

There are several very good reasons to get the spring edition of Home Beautiful. As usual it is brimming with inspirational decorating ideas, stunning homes and this month comes with a bonus cookbook. It also features several homes I unearthed and had the pleasure of writing about and styling.
The first is a lovely Brisbane home belonging to Helen Davis who owns Sivad Designs. I had an inkling Helen's home would be beautiful after seeing her range of homewares and keen eye for print, pattern and design. I was right! Every corner was 'well resolved' as they say, with table tops and shelves layered with interesting objects, vintage pieces and art. Helen also has an enviable collection of fabric canvases which she creates and sells, you can check them out here. One of my favourite aspects of the house is several striking black walls - I wish I was brave enough to do the same.

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The second house is a wonderful renovated beach shack by architect Tim Stewart, which pays tribute to the character of the original house. It was a very fun shoot in which I managed to round up several chickens and get them scampering past the camera at the right time - what skill!
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images courtesy of Home Beautiful photography John Downs, styling and story Kylie Jackes