Retro Delights

Bedroom, Before and After, Our Retro Abode, Renovation, Retro Delights

Quick as a Flash Bedroom Renovation

When we were asked to have a feature in Inside Out Magazine, I knew that they would like a bedroom pic included in the spread. Ahhhh one problem… our bedroom was not looking so great. So with the photo shoot approaching rather quickly I convinced Denis that we needed to tackle at least one bedroom in the house. Being the amazing guy that he is, he agreed and so we got stuck in. Yes another room of wallpaper that was tired and had to go. I took heaps of photos of the wall paper being  ...

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Before and After, Home Decor, Industrial, Our Retro Abode, Renovation, Restoration

Denis’s Studio Reno – Part 2

If you haven’t already, why not check out Part 1 of this blog post… Home made infinity wall! Besides our kitchen renovation, our garage conversion would have to be one of the biggest transformations we have seen at our place. It took a couple of months, working on weekends with a few late nights thrown in here and there, and now I am happy to say Denis’s new photo studio is fully functional! I am so amazed with Denis’s stamina, fitting this in and around his  ...

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Before and After, Furniture, Renovation

The Furniture with a Future!

These would have to be my favourite chairs! I bought them about 6 years ago in Auckland for $12 a piece. The brand is AIREST – ‘The Furniture with a Future’. They are definitely keepers, not only because they are sooooo comfy, they are also the easiest design to recover for a completely different look. So when we moved back to Australia they had to come for the ride! The first time I recovered the chairs I used IKEA fabric, and it was my first ever attempt at recovering  ...

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Before and After, Our Retro Abode, Renovation, Restoration

Denis’s Studio Reno – Part 1

Visual Storyboard – the overall look and feel of the space! Exciting news, we are currently half way through our garage renovation to convert it into a photographic studio. Denis and I both work from home, and we are lucky we have enough space to have our own dedicated work areas! I currently work upstairs, and this wonderful space is going to be Denis’s pad. Lucky boy! When we bought our home, it was always in the plan to convert the garage, so 2 years on it is exciting to see  ...

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Before and After, Our Retro Abode, Renovation, Restoration

Keeping it Original

We kept the original light fitting. The walls look so much cleaner with the wallpaper removed. When we bought our 1950s home, I was so pleased to find that the original bathroom was still intact. I love 1950s pastel bathrooms, and even though I would have preferred ‘mint green’, yellow was much better than pink! (I am simply not a pink girl!) So considering the original tiles, pedestal basin, big bath and terrazzo floor were still in great condition, it was an obvious decision  ...

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Before and After, Shops

Inspired by “Frankie”

Combining my love of all things retro, with interior styling totally equates to the ultimate job for me! This week I had the pleasure of working with Jane, the owner of “Three Card Trick”, a cute retro store located in Colonel Light Gardens, Adelaide.  We had an awesome day starting at 9am and finishing up around 7pm. Although, I got home at 9.30pm because I didn’t want to leave – Such a cool space to hang out in! The shop was in a little bit of a chaotic state,  ...

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