I have re-discovered Pinterest ( you can follow the board I'm making for Big House here if you're interested).
When I try and describe what I want to people, it always comes out a little jumbled. A country Queenslander with a classic contemporary interior with a slightly eclectic, possibly Moroccan feel in the stylings and tiles. Big, dark leather couch (we already have that) and furniture with Turkish rugs and bright cushions and colourful art and plenty of books.
I just can't wait to bring the vision to life...
Here are some pictures of interiors and exteriors I love for various reasons, most of which feature in my slowly growing Pinterest collection.
Left: This light is from Schots Emporium in Melbourne. They will not ship to Brisbane. This is, in my opinion, a travesty.
Middle: The middle picture is from Pinterest (check the board linked above). I love the colour of the pressed metal ceilings - it's what I want for ours. Grey, but not too dark to be overpowering and definitely workable with our high ceilings.
Right: I've pinned this because I like what they've done with the screening under the house. We've got ugly concrete stumps (you can see our house currently here) and a dark colour screen option like that would really help hide them away.
Left: I think I just like the baby, actually. Cluck cluck.
Middle: This is a bit like what we've ordered for our kitchen. We've gone with a more traditional handle, but the cabinetry, bench tops and butlers sink are similar to what we've ordered. See my Pinterest board for the source.
Right. I love this because the floorboards and French doors are very like ours. I will be making curtains like that, too. Once I have the room to pull my sewing machine out.
Left: This is the York fireplace, also from Schots Emporium. Please start shipping to Brisbane, people.
Middle: Probably a bit more modern than what we'll be doing, but the louvres are gorgeous. And the batwing gates will definitely make an entrance at our place.
Right: Our tile, which is sitting in boxes under the house. I've mentioned it before but it's the Amity tile from Tera Nova in Sydney.