Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A lovely home...

This character filled family home is located in Melbourne and has been lovingly renovated by its current owner Chyka Keebaugh & her husband.  I adore the way the home is full of one-of-a-kind pieces which the she has picked up at flea markets from around the world. The simple furniture and abundance of character provides a lovely environment for displaying them all.  

I love the white panelled walls and the metal wall sconces which are from Montreux. It provides a lovely backdrop for those stunning peonies. 

A beautiful tablescape of glass ornaments catches the light from the window, I adore the simple touch of colour the green the plants add to the room. Stunning!

The master bathroom 

I adore the private courtyard with its boxed hedge, pots & vintage cafe style chairs giving the yard some lovely character too. 
Photo's  by Lucas Allen for  Madison

23 comments:

Heidi said...

Nice. I am so inspired by your blog. I found some grey/silver velvet on a clearance table at one of my craft stores and bought all of it in hope to re-do my sofa or something one day. Anyway, I was inspired by your Kobe picture with the silvery, velvet pillows. When or if I use it I will show the before and after pics. Thanks, Heidi

OLIVEAUX said...

Thanks Heidi, I would love to see what you do with the fabric!

la la Lovely said...

What a gorgeous home!! I LOVE that big gray cabinet- it's so pretty!
xx

viera said...

Lovely pictures.
(I have the same cabinet in my house but it is not so "beautifully" gray. I think some serious painting job is coming into consideration.)
Thank you for inspirations.

ness lockyer said...

I recocnise this house..it belongs to Cheekah Keebaugh. She used to do a decorating post on Bert Newtons morning show, and also owns a homewares shop, and an event planning company. The house is gorgeous. Ness xx

Amanda said...

Oh wow, I used to love watching her on Thursday mornings when Callum was a baby (he's now 5)! She always wore an initial necklace. Too funny!

Beautiful house Amanda. xx

OLIVEAUX said...

I agree - The big cabinet is fabulous!

It is Chyka's house, I visited her store a few years ago but I am not sure if she still has it, does anyone know?

SimplyGrove said...

What a lovely house!!!

mondo cherry said...

I have always imagined one day owning a house with a library and whizzing along on a sliding ladder similar to the one in the picture! I love the table scape with the glass and the greenery - i might need a conservatory in this dream house of mine...
Clare

avant garde said...

ok, when can i move into that house?!!! loved everything you showed, just a great feel. i too love mixing in old finds and new ones!

Eileen said...

Such a stunning home! And I love her approach to decorating with flea market finds and other collectibles. It's the way I like to do it. LOVE the outdoor dining table!! Great post.

Anonymous said...

It's a very personal home, cozy and light at the same time. I spent 5 min. this morning just staring at the first image. Thank you for the inspiration.....Ginny

please sir said...

AHH I love it! I've always wanted a ladder and this is a great solution! Plus I'm short so I NEED one!

Richiesliv DÅ och NU said...

That living? I can die for.

So serene & that what I called "beauty & simple".

TY for sharing!

xoxo

Porchlight Interiors said...

Wow Amanda, this is such a gorgeous home! Chyka is so talented - I also remember when she was on the morning show, I always tried not to miss her segment. Stunning post! Tracey x

Villa Anna said...

I too was another Chyka fan! I LOVE that Madison book this gorgeous home is featured. So many inspiring homes to choose from.

Anna :)

OLIVEAUX said...

Thanks for the comments everyone!

I never did see her on the morning show - always at work. But I remember seeing her house in many of the magazine's and always loved her style! I have a couple of cushions I bought at her store a few years ago - still love them!

Amanda
xx

Willow Decor: said...

I love the gray cabinet and the outdoor table. Such lovley photos!

Jules said...

these photos are just beautiful. you always post such fresh, inspiring and serene interiors. when you have a moment, stop by my blog to enter an exciting give-away :)

Emma @ White and Wander said...

Chyka is my idol! I used to watch her and Bert decorate things with tears in my eyes - and I would go and work for The Big Group in a heartbeat ... fabulous photos, thanks so much for posting them xx

A-M said...

Just beautiful.... so serene...so my taste. I have the same cabinet in black, all wrapped up in the garage, waiting for a study to put it in ....actually a house even would do! A-M xx

Velvet and Linen said...

Beautiful home.
The neutral color scheme with hints of color is so serene.
I love the topiaries on the farmhouse table outside.
Just lovely.

Brooke

Anonymous said...

i am chyka and have just found your blog! you have made my night with all those beautiful comments! I have now set up a new business called the design depot which accompanies the family business the big group. the design depot is a hiring and styling company that you can find decorative pieces for your next party! thanks for the gorgeous comments :)
look forward to hearing from you all soon!
chyka xxx