Interior Design Lifestyle

A Country Home in Tasmania

April 19, 2013

A home with soul is one that is full of history and personal stories, reflected on its furnishings and decor. That’s what I love about country homes. This country home in Tasmania is not exempt:

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Shaded by blackwood and golden elm trees, is where their family and guests swooned as they exchanged vows on the patio of their “hidden” front door:

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{red roses, a yucca and agapanthus shade the steps from where Mark and Edwina were married}

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Edwina painted the black checkerboard pattern on the pine floor boards of their foyer. And the hops fork in the corner was a present from Mark’s mother. I’ll never tire of antique elements set on a modern backdrop.

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{the painting on the wall behind the sofa is by Edwina}

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Teal (blue-green) is a personal favorite. The cabinet doors were painted with old paint that Edwina found in the shed. Paired with white and wood (the counter top is of Tasmanian oak), and a touch of florals—romantic!

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{peonies add a touch of romance}

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 I’m no fan of the shade of yellow used in this hall. I would prefer the continuity of white on the walls, which would give more emphasis to the church pew, antique rug and floor boards. A pop of turquoise or teal as wall art over the bench would’ve made it more interesting. The staircase leads to a spare bedroom in the attic.

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{these antique french doors frame the main entrance to the house}

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Generous doses of wood and natural elements pin the country look. It sure adds more personality to this romantic home. Displays of beach finds and drift wood, put together with antique decor, makes for a lovely home.

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{the quilted elephant pillow in their daughter’s room was a gift from her grandmother}




  • Reply Amie Godde April 22, 2015 at 3:37 am

    I absolutely adored this home! Do you know where the pendant lights in the kitchen came from?

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