Monday, April 5, 2010

{Heavenly} Apartment Inspiration

Hello lovelies! I do hope you had a wonderful and relaxing Easter. Husband & I have spent most of the break house-hunting and trying to work out what we can (and can't!) afford in Sydney.

The house prices are crazy, but we are determined to find a good apartment that is in desperate need of renovation for us to transform. So stay tuned for our little adventure...

In the meantime, we have been busy trawling through real estate websites and have come across some very lovely renovations that I had to share...

First up is this gorgeous apartment in Ashfield, in Sydney's inner west. It is an old art deco mansion which has been divided into two apartments.

I love the muted grey and white colour palette mixed with black, purple; plus the dark polished floorboards work so well and really help to maintain the original art deco feel.

The purple lampshade looks fantastic!

See the full details here

Next up is another art deco apartment, this one is in Rose Bay, in Sydney's eastern suburbs. The kitchen is the standout in this apartment, I will be keeping this on file for our renovation kitchen inspiration!
See the full details here

Seeing all of these gorgeous transformations only makes me more determined in our search. I would love to have people's advice on your hunt for the 'perfect' house and if you have any tips, please share!

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  1. The gloss on the first floors is magic! x

  2. Oh they're both fabulous! I especially love the first one.

  3. best of luck in the house hunting!
    These are all so gorgeous!

  4. Beautiful designs! The last time I was in Australia (end of the 90s) house prices were already so high - it must have gotten worse. But I absolutely loved Australian interior design. The climate makes a certain lightness possible that you could never have here in the UK. Good luck with your search!

  5. How funny, we used to live in an apartment almost identical to this in Balfour Road, Rose Bay, before we moved to Brisbane! We really enjoyed living there, it was such a great spot and very central to everything. Thanks for the post, it brought back lots of great memories! K xx

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