A homely modern house in Melbourne

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Carla Fletcher’s Koala artwork crossed my cyber path again. After seeing it in the Brooklyn home of an Australian couple, I incidentally bumped into it again, this time in a Melbourne house, hence I decided to show you today that home. There are some similarities compared to the previous interior: the above mentioned artworks, Eames chairs, and Australian residents. However the style and general ambiance is very different.

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Quintessentially ‘Brooklyn’

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As I anticipated in the end of the previous post today I show you the home of another Australian family. This home has a completely different style and is on another continent. The two-bedroom Brooklyn apartment of textile artist Maryanne Moodie and her partner Aaron Moodie (a designer for Etsy) is a truly beautiful, very relaxed space with lots of light and plants that make the atmosphere friendly and welcoming. Even though they have been living there for only two years, after Aaron got the opportunity from his employer, Etsy to relocate, the apartment has everything we call quintessentially ‘Brooklyn’.

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The incredible (hi)story of Château de Gudanes

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A few years ago, in 2011 Australian couple Karina and Craig Waters decided to buy a new home, a perfect property for their family in France. After viewing many places – and almost about to give up the hunt – one beautiful day of 2013 the couple’s son spotted on the internet a neglected, falling-down Château situated in a deep valley in the Midi-Pyrénées, in the tiny town of Chateau Verdun. It was exactly what they were looking for: a little bit shabby, rustic, chic chateau. Right at the first visit they fell in love with this absolutely unique property so it soon became theirs. They didn’t know it would change their lives forever.

Obviously, the entire renovation of the abandoned and ruined Château was inevitable as it was not habitable at all, there was no power, plumbing, water, not to mention the terrible condition of the walls in every room. All these challenges could not discourage Karina and her family, in fact they had a very strong desire to bring this once magnificent home back to life.
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