What it’s like inside a Fashion Designers home

It’s not everyday you get to take a peek inside the home of a world famous Fashion Designer, so when I stumbled upon these pictures of Colette Dinnigan’s home in Paddington I couldn’t resist. The fashion icon’s home will be going up for sale very soon and – as all things wonderful happen when property goes on the market – we get a sneak peak at some of the home’s best features.

This particular home is a gorgeous sandstone building dating back to the 1880’s and Colette Dinnigan’s has styled her home in an absolutely stunning way, inside and out. From the gorgeous, marble kitchen to the stunning bathroom and bedrooms alike, the most has been made out of this home’s natural beauty – enhancing the original architecture and sandstone. Mostly light and neutral furnishings allow the sandstone detail to take centre stage as does paired back styling which keeps the spaces from looking overly busy. So, grab a cup of tea and let yourself escape the daily grind for a minute – this is kind of home that dreams are made of…

Collette Dinnigan's gorgeous Paddington abode

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Collette Dinniigan's gorgous Paddington Abode

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Collette Dinnigan's gorgeous Paddington abode

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Collette Dinnigan's gorgeous Paddington abode

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Collette Dinnigan's gorgeous Paddington abode

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Collette Dinnigan's gorgeous Paddington abode

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Collette Dinnigan's gorgeous Paddington abode

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A charming farmhouse

This month’s feature home is a stunning farmhouse from Georgia USA. I found this home through the Home Adore website and felt like I’d stumbled upon a little pot of gold! Oh, to the people that get to live here – what a dream! This home looks like it’s come from a bedtime story of my past, perfected with wrap around porch, colonial columns and pretty little garden. It’s the kind of home I’ve dreamed of living in for a long time, so excuse me while I dream a little longer here.

There is a lot of American architecture that I really love, from Colonial or Cape Cod to Classic Farmhouses – and this home in no exception. The casually furnished wrap around porch right through to the classic fireplace and panelled ceilings create something very special that make this house feel like a loving, family home. It’s casual elegance captures a perfect balance between a laid-back and luxurious lifestyle and it’s all been executed brilliantly. In part thanks to light and neutral furnishings and in other ways, thanks to an abundance of windows that wrap around the lower level. This home is totally about the architecture and the way it has been furnished really allows the home’s detail to be the shining star….

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I would move to Avalon for this house…

This months house is a beautiful, family home featuring drop-dead gorgeous coastal views. Nestled between the trees in Avalon Beach this home is light and bright with open plan living and would be a perfect retreat from the daily grind. I really love the floor plan for this home, split over three levels with all living spaces down the bottom and bedrooms up top. The entertainers kitchen combined with adjoining casual living spaces and large deck would be perfect for hosting events of family gatherings, while the separate Lounge & Dining room provide a great area for parents to steal a quite moment….

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Plantation shutters throughout the home are another one of my favourite features, along with the sandstone and garden landscaping. The way this home has been presented and furnished for sale is really beautiful – laidback and casual, it gives a fab idea of what it could be like to live on Sydney’s Northern Beaches…

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Perfect family home on Sydney's Northern Beaches

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An oasis in Noosa

Do you ever find yourself perusing real estate websites, imagining how the other half live? Working my weekday 9 – 5 for a conveyancing firm, I often find myself checking out various sites, dreaming about a future home. So I thought, why not share my findings and showcase some images of some gorgeous Australian homes. It’s great to take inspiration from designer homes – filled with the latest and greatest – but sometimes it is the real homes that capture my heart and inspire me the most. Starting off with this oasis in Noosa, each month I’ll share my home of the month and why I think this home deserves such an honour!

It’s not always about the furniture and fittings – sure these things definitely add to a home’s style, but the most important factor is having great bones. This house definitely ticks that box (and is also styled beautifully too), large windows providing oodles of natural light, high ceilings, well manicured gardens and a beautiful setting give this home an amazing feel that is bright and welcoming. I love how there is so much outdoor space to be enjoyed, but it also seamlessly joins to the indoor living area creating an extra large space for entertaining.

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For more images of this grouse home –  click here