Monday, August 23, 2010

My new apartment....

As some of you already know, over the past 12 months we have been very busy building 2 new apartments......this turned out to be a much bigger project than even we even expected. David & I have the top floor apt. & our eldest daughter has the one below. They are totally different in lay-out and design......Kendall's has lots of black and is very modern, we joke that hers is the New York apt, while as you will see from the photos I am into much softer tones and I have tried to capture a French feel to ours. Several of you have asked to see some photos, so while I was preparing to send some to a friend, I thought you also might like to have a quick look.

....I am a 'less is more' sort of decorator, I don't like clutter....

....the 'Petite Maison' is no longer hidden in a back room, now that it is finished I like to be able to enjoy it on a daily basis, plus I think it works in well with our furniture...?

....my much loved armoire I bought when we were living in Queensland, it has had a few moves since then, but hopefully it is here to stay....

....the kitchen, dining area and lounge have fabulous views over Hobart, to the left of this photos is a sliding door that give access to a HUGE balcony....can't wait for summer!

....this is my fabulous 'smeg' oven, the kitchen has highly polished black floor tiles and black granite bench tops....I love how it looks at night time....

....one of my many books about France, I love Vicki Archer's latest book and I certainly can't bring my self to hide it away....the monogrammed lamp shade I bought in Provence....

....this is the hall way through to the guest bedroom and the room on the right is where I blog and play with my miniatures....

....guest bedroom....waiting for Mercedes to come and stay!!!

....and of course there are several crystal chandeliers, this is in the dining area.....I love it!!!
I hope you have enjoyed a quick look at my new home, it is a fabulous place to live. There are a few jobs waiting to be completed.....(that is why there is no bathroom photos...lol!)...but there is only so many hours in a day! I am looking forward to adding some garden and some lovely big potted plants to balconies etc, but that can wait for warmer weather. It's been a long 12 months and we have had some very frustrating times, health issues also popped their ugly heads up as well through this period, but all in all I'm loving my new home!!
Linda x

50 comments:

Caseymini said...

Linda, the apartment is lovely. It reminds me of your dollhouse in color and style. Both are beautifully done.I would love to see photos of your daughter's apartment in contrast. Great work!

Norma said...

Looks like a wonderful living environment, and the perfect 'backdrop' for Petite Maison who looks totally at home :) The armoir is drop dead gorgeous!

christine said...

lovely... and the views are to die for!!!

Catherine said...

It is just lovely! What wonderful views you have to add to the ambiance night and day. I love your kitchen and that gas stove! The countertops and floor are beautiful! It looks like it will be so easy to keep clean. I am hoping you share your work room with us too at some point in time. I am delighted to see la petite maison in your living room. It is a wonderful piece of art that should be enjoyed by everyone that comes to visit you in your new home. :-)

Susan said...

So happy for you being settled into your beautiful new home. Your less is more approach is in contrast to the decor of the Petite Maison where the detail is plentiful but both are in perfect taste.

Lataina said...

What a beautiful home! It all looks so warm, inviting and relaxing.

otterine said...

What a gorgeous new home! You have excellent taste, but we all knew that already from your beautiful mini settings. :D Congratulations!

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

You are every right to be proud and thrilled with the result of your building projects. And wonderful to have your daughter below. It is very lovely and looks like a tranquil home.Love seeing how you displayed your PETITE Maison where you can enjoy the results of your creative talent. Enjoy and congratulations on a job well done! XO

la Brocanteuse said...

Hello Linda,
Congratulations, your apartment is beautiful and it is exciting to see Petite Maison as well! You are very fortunate to have your daughter near as well. may you have a long and blessed stay here. Colette x

Cynthia's Minilife said...

Cheers to home and health! Congrats on your new home, Linda - it's beautiful...no suprise there. :-) Cynthia

Sans! said...

This is a beautiful home :) and the view is priceless!!!

Lena said...

You have a beutiful home and a wonderful view from the window.
Less i more you know, I love it!

Lena!

sylvia said...

It's a lovely home and the view is wonderful!!

Hugs Sylvia

Jill said...

Your home is so lovely... you must be so happy to be moved in and making it your own. I love the view-- wonderful!!
Hugs,
Jill

Lia e Alma said...

Your new house is lovely and warm...
Wonderful!!

rosanna said...

A wonderful apt matching a wonderful view.You have weaved your magic once more. And now I'm eager to know if you have started packing for your holidays ^_^ Have a nice day, Rosanna

Clara said...

Has conseguido un apartamento precioso, muy luminoso y muy elegante. Nos llevariamos bien a mi tambien me gusta el orden. La casita de muñecas está perfecta en tu salon.
Besos Clara.

KC-Design said...

Ohhhhh, what a wonderful, wonderful home !
And the view.......such fantastic!!!

Karin

Margaret said...

Linda your apartment is lovely and the view must be breathtaking. What a spot to sit and ponder your future projects. Love your armoire too!

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Oh Linda Ive been longing to see your real life apartment and its so beautiful, I knew it would be! So elegant but at the same time homely! Id love to see pics of the 'New Look' look apartment too, Kate xx

Mooghiscath said...

Quelle vue magnifique ! la maison de poupée a trouvé sa place dans votre salon avec une ambiance très "Frenchy" !!! Superbe appartement !

ESTEFANIA said...

Es un apartamento precioso! muy luminoso y con una decoración exquisita. La casa está genial en el salón! un beso.

Claudia said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous! That armoire is to die for! I love your style, Linda and you must love seeing that view every day.

xo
Claudia

Bambi said...

Dear Linda, It's very thoughtful of you to share pictures of your home, and it is a credit to you - very lovely indeed! Terryx

Flora said...

Looks like a game of mirrors :-)
The little doll house in the big...
I love your style simple and elegant, without superfluous.
Mini lovely hugs, Flora

Ascension said...

Es un apartamento precioso y muy luminoso, tu casita queda genial en el.
Enhorabuena, seguro que seras muy feliz en el.
besitos ascension

✿ Hélène Flont ✿ said...

Bonjour Linda! C'est un très élégant intérieur!! ♥ Hélène

Marie-Ange said...

Superbe !
D'une grande élégance.
Belle soirée.
Marie-Ange

Pepi said...

enhorabuena por ese apartamento tan luminoso y precioso, la decoración es barbara,con un orden como a mi me gusta, y tu pequeña casita ha quedado creo en un lujar privilegiado un beso pepi

Patty said...

Linda, Your place is so wonderful and I love how your wonderful Petite Maison looks in the room!! Your view at night must be to die for! Love the kitchen too!!

Bridget said...

What a beautiful apartment! I LOVE it!! Everything is perfect. Thanks for sharing.

Minnie Kitchen said...

OMG! so beautiful and elegant! i love every part of it..and the view!! lucky you~

Doreen said...

Linda, your new apartment is wonderful and it is so elegant. How bright and open it all is and you dollhouse fits in perfectly. Your views will certainly be breathtaking.

May said...

Te ha quedado precioso, elegante, luminoso y acojedor.
Te ha quedado muy integrada la casita.
Ahora a disfrutarlo
Besitos, May

MiniLover said...

Aboslutely gorgeous! Wonderfully tasteful!

Enjoy your new home!

xo,
Sophia

Petit Coterie said...

A beautiful home with a breath taking view. What more could you ask for?

xx,
Michelle

Mimmi said...

What a lovely home you have, and what a view! I love both the french look and the modern kitchen. I also have a smeg oven, but I wish the rest of my kitchen was as nice as yours. Beautiful! :-)

Monique said...

OOOOh, you have a gorgeous house. it must be wonderfull to live in it.

Christel Jensen said...

It is so very lovely Linda. I only hope mine will be half as good as yours. If you look at my blog you can see what stage I am in;) So I have the months ahead of me. I love the view, your kitchen and wow those flowers on the table. You have excellent taste my dear:)

vicki archer said...

Linda, your apartment is beautiful and I am so touched you have my book on display...Thank you, it could not be in a more lovely and perfect setting. xv

maria said...

Congretulations with your appartment,i love the way you decorate it , very chic and i love the style.
The armoire is stunning.Also a very nice view.
If i could chose a style for my home it would be this, but my boyfriend likes modern and black, so we have a mix.
Have a wonderfull time in your new home.
Maria

Las manos de Sca by Virginia Isabel said...

Exquisito. Me encanta la casa.
Besujis!!!!

miniacollection said...

Linda, you've got a wonderful home. You are very good at decorating, either in miniature or real life. There is definitely a French touch and it is very "raffinée". Your dollhouse is really perfect with the other pieces of furniture.
Bravo! and congratulations!
Geneviève

miniacollection said...

I forgot to talk about the wonderful view. I'm looking forward to seeing the balcony one day. I am always interested in balconies and terrraces. My dream would be a terrace like they have in the south of france and Italy...
Geneviève

Liberty Biberty said...

I'm very happy to see that my room is ready! From the looks of your beautiful apartment I'll be able to tell everyone I'm ging to Paris next time!
The Petite Maison looks absolutely perfect there!
Mercedes

Charlotte said...

Stunning, what else can I say? I am completely inspired to start downsizing!! But first, to get the kids off to college, do you suppose it's ok to send 13 year olds to university?

Ana said...

Es una maravilla ¡¡ Tienes un gusto exquisito.Felicidades

Jean Day said...

It is stunning and exactly the style of decor I would imagine for you. So wonderful you are able to have your 'Petite Maison' enjoying it's new place of honour. Love the wall colour. ♥Jean

Irina said...

What a lovely apartment!
we're renovating our new apartment at the moment and I too try to catch a French look. Your miniature house is just breath taking!!!

Lakia Shaffer said...

This is just an apartment? Wow! Everything in it is so wonderful, from the interior, as well as the outside views. Cheers!

-Lakia Shaffer