The home of Rebekah Cichero and family. Kitchen bench made from a 4m slab of Mintaro slate – ‘we waited 6 months to find one big enough, and then it took 6 men and a trolley to move into place – we all held our breaths!’ says Rebekah. Painting by Nicki Groos, 1977. French decanters bought in France about 15 years ago. Danish platter, spirit measure and ice bucket all at One Small Room. Photo – Jacqui Way.
Kitchen details. Wall light – a vintage Danish find. Box shelves by Bonnie & Neil. Retro Pears and apples collected over time, pottery figures bought on a trip to Iceland. Retro stainless steel canisters from One Small Room. Danish buffet from Mid Century Modern. Teak veneer used on all kitchen cabinetry. Photo – Jacqui Way.
Loungeroom. Artwork above fireplace – ‘Little Sundance’ by Jacob Logos. Furniture from left – Le Corbusier ‘LC 4’ chaise longue, Fritz Hansen sidetable, black chair by Vostra. Couch, and other treasures found by Rebekah when sourcing for the shop! Tulips in cream can – 50’s Metal Petals originals. Photo – Jacqui Way.
Loungeroom. Tolomeo wall mount lights from Artemide, Kina Light by David Trubridge, watercolour above dresser by Sue Ninham. Parker buffet, Danish couch all One Small Room finds. Pottery on sideboard is a collection of Bitossi, West German and Italian, timber ball by Lex Stobie. Cushions by Bonnie and Neil and Cloth Fabric, black webbed chair by Vostra, Sidetable is Teca from Globewest. ‘Anna’ floor rug by Brita Sweden. Concrete flooring ‘Hyper’ floor by SA Tech floor. Photo – Jacqui Way.
Today’s gorgeous family home comes to us from Adelaide, and belongs to multi-tasking creative Rebekah Cichero – co-founder of Adelaide’s much loved Bowerbird Bazaar markets, and propertietor of sweet furniture and interiors shop One Small Room! Rebekah is one seriously energetic and inspiring creative, having lived in London for 8 years working as a stylist before settling down in Adelaide with partner Tim. If all this sounds a touch familiar, that’s because we interviewed Rebekah this time last year! (Re-visit our original interview for the full backstory!).
Nestled in Adelaide’s leafy suburb of Croydon, this generous Victorian family house actually backs onto Rebekah’s gorgeous little shop. It’s home to Rebekah and husband Timothy, plus Ruby (8 yrs), Tobias (5 yrs) and Chico the dog. The family have been here nearly five years.
Whilst it still retains much of its original charm, this home has been thoroughly renovated and extended to modernise and open up it’s functional spaces for this busy family. These works happened in roughly two stages. The front rooms were renovated when the family first moved in, and room layout reconfigured to make way for an ensuite and walk-in robe in the master bedroom. A few years later the full home extension was completed – including new open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area, and a new main bathroom. Rebekah and Timothy also landscaped the front yard, added a new fence and rainwater tanks to ensure a healthy and productive garden, even in Adelaide’s notoriously dry summers.
If you’ve been to Rebekah’s sweet shop, One Small Room, then the eclectic edit of furniture and artwork here will be no surprise! As is often the case with creative retailers, Rebekah’s home is an extension of her shop and vice versa – furniture and art finds itself on high rotation between both spaces. ‘We often find new favourites when sourcing for the shop, so we move something out from home and sell it to someone else to love!’ says Rebekah.
There are, however, a few treasured pieces she and Tim would never part with. ‘We do have some favourite pieces, the stripped back carousel horse and the Le Corbusier ‘LC 4′ chaise (‘Tim’s chair’) bought when we lived in London, pre-children’ says Rebekah. Other favourite pieces include two paintings by Jacob Logos. ‘We all fell in love with the artwork of Jacob Logos, so deciding on the painting above the fireplace (Little Sundance) and another above our bed (Evening Hunt) was a very easy decision’ recalls Rebekah.
As is often the case with a weekly home features, it’s not so much the house but the whole neighbourhood which Rebekah and her family call home. ‘We live right near the iconic ‘Queen st’ strip with the best bakery ever (Red Door Bakery) and of course our shop, only about a metre away from our home and office!’ says Rebekah. ‘Croydon is an amazing community of creative types, caring people who say hi when you walk by. Kids meet and play on Sundays while parents have coffee, you can get a good haircut, ride bikes and still be in the city in 7 minutes or to the beach in 15 or the hills in 40! Nothing’s too far away. We feel rather lucky here’. Ahhh Adelaide, such a Utopian land…!
Big thanks to Rebekah and co. for sharing their fabulous family home – do share the love with a little visit to the One Small Room and Bowerbird Bazaar websites. Thanks too, to Jacqui Way for the stunning shots!