The Brisbane home of Adam LesterCaro Toledo and family.  Artwork (left) in dining room by Caro Toledo.  Photography - Jared Fowler, Styling / Production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

View from loungeroom to dining room.  Rock artwork by Justine Wake, globe lamp by Maren Kohlwage.  Arkie the dog lounges in the doorway!  Photography - Jared Fowler, Styling / Production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

Today we’re re-visiting another amazing creative home, and one of my own personal favourite homes from this year!  It’s a charming Queenslander in Brisbane’s West End, and home to artists Adam Lester and Caro Toledo, and their children, 8 year old twins Chilli and Arlo.

This rambling timber home sits right on the banks of the Brisbane river, amongst overgrown greenery.  The main living areas of the home are raised off the ground, as is typical of so many Queensland homes, and the large ground level ‘basement’ beneath serves as Adam’s art studio.

There were so many lovely comments when we originally ran this story – lots of love for Adam and Caro’s eclectic sense of style and the ‘honest, real, lived in’ vibe, so evident in these shots.  Oh, and it’s a rental – which is always a crowd pleaser!  It’s always great to see what creative styling and decorating can be done in a rental property.

For the full backstory and many more pics, do re-visit the original post!

Adam is represented by Jan Murphy Gallery in Brisbane.

Living room details.  Artwork clockwise from the top left –  Photograph by Bella Seib, Print by Maria Meagher, Photograph by Maren Kohlwage, collage by Caro Toledo, print by A. Cieslarc, diorama and collage by Caro Toledo, artwork on top of the door by Justine Wake. Queen of Benin bronze head bought in Cameroon. Paper polygons Caro Toledo, Douglas Snelling chair (FOUND ON THE STREET in Sydney!).  Photography - Jared Fowler, Styling / Production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

Adam’s  studio pinboard.  Photography – Jared Fowler, Styling / Production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.