Friday, 26 October 2007

Redecorating Mum & Dad's House








Over the last couple of months I have been helping my mother redecorate our family home. Now that it is mostly just mum and dad living in the house they felt it was time to redecorate and give the house a fresh new look. We incorporated all of their old Antique pieces and mostly just recovered and added new cushions and new lampshades throughout. We have just finished the lounge room so I thought I'd show you some pictures of the completed room. My parent's Golden Retriever, Gus seems to be completely at home leaning against their new white slip covered sofas - a very scary concept!! My mum wanted a very simple yet elegant look in this room and her love of blue and white was certainly something we had to consider so we opted for white slip covered sofas with her 2 French chairs recovered in a beautiful Ralph Lauren bulky patterned navy and white linen and cushions made in some old blue and white batik which mum bought overseas a few years ago. I have to say the chairs are SO beautiful and the room does look very elegant and refined. I'll post more images of the rest of the house as the project takes shape over the next few weeks so stay tuned.

27 comments:

bronwyn said...

I think it looks wonderful - everything ties together so well, the blue and white and the different patterns. I love the chairs especially. I like decor like this because as well as being beautiful, it has the character introduced by personal objects - a reflection of personality

Pieter said...

I LOVE those chairs, easily one of my favourite things you've done (and there are stacks).
Seriously, I REALLY love those chairs!

drey said...

gorgeous work anna! i love it :)

Liz said...

I love your site, and what you've done with your parents house. It's very fresh and classic at the same time. I just found your blog and I am going to blogroll it to mine. Thanks for a great read! Lizzie@
www.lizziebare.com

Style Court said...

Just love the RL fabric and all of your blue-and-white! Anna you really pulled off that mix of elegance and comfort -- it's so timeless.

Style Court said...

p.s. love the dog!

The Mouse said...

I just love blue & white - so classic and classy. :)

The doggie is a cutie, too!

annechovie said...

Anna~
So nice that you can work successfully with your mom on such a project that has the potential to create tension between a mother/daughter. You have done a terrific job! Very fresh and elegant.

Nathalie said...

oh yeah the fabric on the chairs is fab: )

ALL THE BEST said...

This room is simply beautiful Anna!! I LOVE the RL fabric on the French chairs. What is the name of the pattern?

girl meets glamour said...

What a lovely house your parents have, and that blue and white scheme is great! I'm with Courtney, love the dog!!!

~Kate

IRENE said...

It is chic, livable and welcoming. Excellent.

Mary said...

Hey Anna,

I want to recover my couch in white. Can you tell me about how much it will cost? Is it possible to do myself without prior experience?

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Those blue and white chairs are wonderful, love that RL fabric!!! Beautiful room, I am sure Mum & Dad are pleased!

Things That Inspire said...

What great architecture the room has. Your design looks wonderful. Was the painting there originally, or is it new?

patricia gray said...

The room looks very fresh and comfortable and Gus seems to be happy with it. Good job...like Mother, like Daughter!!

Neutral Dwelling said...

Wonderful selection of fabric for the chairs. Looks fantastic!

All Things Bright and Beautiful....Creative Flair Chic said...

Dear Anna,
your interiors are getting more & more beautiful.
You are really very talented in a diverse range of styles.
Very classy, elegant & chic.

Arch at Rang said...

Gorgeous blue & white! Love the chair:-)

Laura said...

Looks great! How lucky they are to have you as a daughter!

::tgm:: said...

Wow. The chairs reupholstered in the RL fabric. Just....wow.

::tgm::
thesimplerthings.blogspot.com

Amber said...

Simply stunning! It reminds me of the November US edition of Architectural Digest, which features Ralph Lauren's home in Jamaica...lots of blue and white! And Gus is just the PERFECT accessory! (I have a Golden, too!) They make any space feel like a home!

Mrs. Blandings said...

You parent's room is lovely. Good luck on your new digs, too. Can't wait to see.

katiedid said...

What a beautiful job!

design for mankind. said...

What a beautiful job you've done! And what a BEAUTIFUL dog your parents have! :)

I'm just dying to redecorate my parents' home as well... we'll see what they have to say! :)

Adla said...

Hi there,
Just stumbled across your blog, wonderful to find another ozzie in blogland. I love what you've done with the whites and blues in your parents lounge. It is elegant yet relaxed in a way. Beautiful! And is the bowl an antique from the sunken Nan king?
Do visit me at www.vintagedelights.blogspot.com
I'll be back to visit,
Ta for now, Adla

halcyon said...

Anna, your comment about the Lounge Room has me missing my Australian friends! The blue and white and the traditional furniture against the contemporary fireplace and the plain beamed ceilings (great job)is stunning. Great job with the fabric (Ronda, that fabric is Ralph Lauren Bay Island - Indigo. Pattern Number LFY50375F) A friend in D.C. took that same fabric and ran it through the washer on hot and a weak bleach solution which gave it the look of inherited toile, as the indigo was too strong for her English look.

Anna, your blog lives up to it's name.