Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A little more of my house

 This is actually my favorite room. i designed the cabinetry and had my fabulous cabinet maker work his magic and it's exactly what i wanted. i bought the handles home from one of my trips the to fabulous USA last year and i think it finishes the look off perfectly. The flowers are from the very talented Phoebe Stephens in Fortitude Valley. I love to fill the open shelves with my favorite books and ornamental objects.
 I had my sofa custom made from our manufacturer in Melbourne using a pale blue/ grey linen and chose one of my favorite Raoul linen fabrics for cushions. There are two open weave chairs that suit the room which over looks our pool.
You may notice the two prints above the sofa from the very lovely and talented Kerri from Driftwood Interiors. We certainly have some talent in Queensland. I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank Kerri for the very kind mention on her blog. It was a privilege to use these amazing prints.
The hand beaded lamp on the side table is from Gia Collectiones. She has the most amazing collection of lighting which is available through Porchlight Interiors
 i do love my kitchen. it features an Island bench 3600mm long x 1400mm wide with a large Calacutta slab of marble on top. Once again the handles were bought over in the States in polished nickel that match the lights and Perrin and Rowe tap. I am currently sitting at my little study area which you can see on the side of the photo to do this post. We use this room all the time. It's the most social room of the house and a great place to entertain. Now that Spring has arrived, we open the large bi-fold doors to the outdoor area and pool.
 This is the main bathroom for my three children. I wanted to keep a theme throughout the house with the cabinetry and marble tops by using the polished nickel hardware and taps. The wall sconces also match and i love the little lamp shades that i bought from Anthropologie (one of my most favorite stores)
This image shows a little of the ceiling feature we did and the beautiful American Oak timber floors we had stained in this dark colour. The floors add so much drama to the house and help accentuate the furniture and colours throughout the house.
And that's my house, thanks for stopping by to visit.www.porchlightinteriors.com.auwww.driftwoodinteriors.com.au

30 comments:

Inés said...

Beautiful!!!!all the rooms are great!!

Spots and Stripes said...

Congratulations on your HB feature! There's so many beautiful things to comment on in your home, it's hard to know where to start. I adore your dark stained timber floor and your choice of hardware for the cabinetry is perfect. But the tiles on the floor in your family bathroom are just to die for. I love your home, Amber

Bree Oliver said...

Looks lovely, congratulations on the magazine feature.

Kathy said...

I can honestly say, I think your kitchen is the most stunning kitchen I have ever seen ever! You are amazing :-)

M.A.the2nd said...

Congratulations on the Home Beautiful shoot ... your home is amazing! So wonderful ....
best wishes
Frances

B.x said...

Your home is inspirational. Thank you so much for sharing it.

Allison Egan said...

So beautiful! I love all the different textures you used here and lovely blues! Congrats!
xo Allison

www.spicerandbank.blogspot.com

lisaroyhandbags said...

Stun.ning! Your built-ins are gorgeous and I really love your kitchen. Ours had a marble-topped island as well and it looks like the same tap! Great minds think alike!

Verandah House said...

Stunning, a real credit to you Hayles, you have done such a great job, love it all xxx

Porchlight Interiors said...

Thanks so much again lovely ladies. I really do appreciate all of your comments.
Hayley xx

Georgica Pond said...

Your house looks stunning and I'm particularly intrigued as we are going through a renovation currently and I'm looking for all those lovely bits and pieces that you have found, and being eternally frustrated that most of it is only available in the US. I love your kitchen island with the timber contrast. Your built in bookshelf is lovely and so nice that is goes all the way to the ceiling, instead of leaving a gap. Love your black handles too. The sconces in your bathroom, heaven, as are those taps and handles - in fact, it's all just perfection.

Belle Inspirations said...

Stunning! need I say more. Reading home beautiful as we speak. Have a lovely week xx

Something Gorgeous said...

Your home is beautiful. Going to buy the latest Home Beautiful now.x

Jess Bandiera said...

A little bit obsessed, these rooms are beautiful, what a great job you have done xx

Kerri said...

Oh thank you Hayley, I'm thrilled you've chosen to use my prints in your beautiful home. It's just gorgeous, and that kitchen - divine! You've done a really fabulous job, and what a wonderful showcase for your design talents. K xx

Olga Duron said...

I love your kitchen! We are planning to re-do ours and the island is a dream! Thank you for the inspiration!

Warmest regards, Olga
http://olgaduron.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Love the kitchen. Saw in the mag and said to hubby, "I bet that house will be up for sale soon". And there it is today on realestate.com. Good luck with the campaign(-:

Porchlight Interiors said...

Thanks anonymous, would appreciate a name instead of anonymous.
Hayley

Annie@A View On Design said...

hi Hayley

I just had to post about your divine home in tonights post...

I just love it. OMG you must get so much work when someone sees your home!! wish you were located down here in MELB!! I'd hire you in a heartbeat!

justine said...

oh I absolutely love your home! your bookcases and your kitchen and bathroom, wow! really enjoyed looking at your blog too.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

What a beautiful, restful and serene home....I feel like dancing on your Island. I do!

industrial first aid said...

Your bookcases and your kitchen and bathroom is marvelous with antique piece. I enjoyed looking at your blog. I seen that lamp with mirror first time in your blog.

chateaudelille said...

Looking forward to buying the mag and slowly taking it all in. You're not really selling are you?

Joanna said...

Love everything in the house especially the marble dining table and the marble tops in the bathroom! Simple, beautiful and cozy interior! Great post, check out also 3D Rendering

Kirsty said...

Wow, what a beautiful home! Lots of images to pop in the inspriration folder :)

Porchlight Interiors said...

My husband and i did this house as a project and intend to do another and another until we are sick of doing it. i had so many ideas in my head and wanted to do this house to show my clients what they could achieve in their own homes. What better way to do that than to do it myself. I loved going to the USA to bring back pieces for this house. Tracey and I are inspired by so many American designers. Their level of decorating is amazing. Just visiting the Pacific Design centre in LA will make you feel like you've gone to heaven.
Yes, we are selling privately without any open houses and we will venture on to the next which i am very excited about.
Thanks for all your lovely comments, it only cements my idea to keep going.
Hayley xx

Coastal Blue Homewares said...

Hi, I've recently opened a small homewares shop in Cleveland and in my first week or two of opening had your Mum come in and purchase a couple of goodies. She mentioned your company/blog and ever since I have been eagerly following your blog and then came across your piece in the HB mag. Love it, love it, love it and your home is just stunning! You are very talented.

Millie said...

All hail Hayles (& Lance)!! A truly fabulous project, completed with such style. MOTH's gone into hiding as I told him in no uncertain terms that he needs to get a cracking move on, as Hayles has done a whole house in the time it's taken him to do 4 rooms!
Millie xx

john mista said...

hello Porchlight Interiors :)I Love your kitchen! !it's really great collection of photos I like it.
Thank you so much for sharing it.

kids and teens said...

home fashion, it's so nice I loved it
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