Inspirations, Personalities

Blue Hues

A Vision in Blue

The cold and rainy weather has persisted here in the Northeast but we’re not singing the blues (despite what you may have thought after Monday’s Mood!)  In fact, we’re basking in the beauty of them with this Sydney home of Nellie Tilley featured in the March-April issue of Vogue Living Australia.  It’s hard to believe that Nellie lives here with her three young boys – how does she keep the textured velvets and bright silks so spotless?!

A Friendly Family Room

Kitchen Love

This talented designer’s vision of her future home went something like this: a gorgeous, classic structure but rundown so that she could make it her own.  A 1890’s “terrace” in the Sydney suburbs was exactly what she was looking for.  “I walked in and thought, ‘This is my house'” explains Nellie, and she bought it the same day.

Divine Dining

Sitting Pretty

The end result is a light-filled space that is as elegant as it is child-friendly, a homey home filled with personality that must be the envy of the neighborhood!

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Photos via Vogue Living Australia

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  • Reply quintessence April 25, 2012 at 7:26 am

    Beautiful!! Oh i must check it out – I LOVE Vogue Living – wish we still had an edition!!

  • Reply The enchanted home April 25, 2012 at 7:32 am

    Love it….she is one talented lady! Love all those rich blues she used throghout,and of course the blue velvets are stunning. Beautiful space…what vision she had.

  • Reply pretty pink tulips April 25, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Elegant and child friendly! That’s my kind of home. Love it!!!

  • Reply Jeanne McKay Hartmann April 25, 2012 at 9:44 am

    What a beautiful home! A homey home is a must, but I love that hers is elegant, too, without sacrificing the homeyness. This one is going in the inspiration files, thanks!

  • Reply Teresa @ Splendid Sass April 25, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Oh my goodness! I love this home. I am pinning away!!
    Happy Wednesday.

  • Reply designchic April 25, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Such a beautiful home. Love the warm blues and stylish, yet livable feel…gorgeous!!

  • Reply Donna with Design Perspective April 25, 2012 at 11:51 am

    What a beautiful home! Like you said, I don’t know how she has 3 boys living in silks; she must have trained them well :)

  • Reply Barbara@HausDesign April 25, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Wow, she has managed to blend elegance, warmth and “family-friendliness” all into a really lovely home – thanks for the tour!

  • Reply stitchfork April 25, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Homey-home…my kind of place! I would not be singing the blues there at all.
    xo Cathy

  • Reply claudia lane April 25, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    I love this home!
    Have a fantastic day xx

  • Reply sharon - my french country home April 26, 2012 at 1:54 am

    Just love this interior, the blues and that dark dark table are stunning.
    Maybe her boys are tied up somewhere?!

  • Reply The Zhush April 26, 2012 at 9:37 am

    Loving all that purple, lucky aussies that they still publish vl there!

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