WELL today is a bit exciting because would you believe this is the FIRST Tasmanian home to grace the pages of TDF?! Oh my. How very negligent not to have posted any homes from the island state earlier! Judging by this beauty there are surely some gems to be found there!
Anyway. This is the gorgeous apartment of Catherine who writes the excellent blog Little Glowing Lights! WHICH incidently is instant bookmark material. :) Such a beautiful site full of stunning photos taken by Catherine, with a leaning towards pretty interiors and delectable home-cooked food. Super pretty. Well worth a visit!
Catherine's home is close to the city in West Hobart. She's lucky to live in this beautiful little flat all by herself - 'I like the freedom that gives me to decorate as I like : )' says Catherine. Here here! That explains the sheer girly gorgeousness we see here! Catherine has lived here for nearly two and half years now, and says she is inspired by lots of different things when it comes to decorating her home - 'I love Scandinavian design, but also elements of shabby chic, mid century modern, and Edwardian antiques.' After browsing the beautiful sets on her flickr, her eclectic style is evident in the endless re-arranging of her surroundings - it seems her furniture, artwork and trinkets are always on high rotation!
Catherine especially loves the high ceilings, old floorboards, mantelpieces and importantly the pictures rails in her older style apartment. She reckons the space itself is quite small, and says there is absolutely no built-in storage, so one of the biggest challenges has been to ‘hide the stuff that I don’t want to see or use every day'. She would also LOVE it if the landlord would repaint in a cleaner white shade! OH I hope they are reading! We could start a Design Files landlord repainting campaign perhaps...?
When asked for interesting facts about the styling / decoration of her place, Catherine says her main consideration really has been a modest budget - 'I have decorated my flat with a very small budget and not buying very many brand new pieces at all. Most pieces have been hand-me-downs given a lick of paint or bargain finds. In the future I would like to splurge a little bit more.' WELL I have to say it is SO inspiring to see just what can be done on a budget! Catherine really had made this home such a beautiful, serene and welcoming space... super impressed.
ALSO another huge thanks and pat on the back is in order for TDF sub-editor extraordinaire Jenny Butler - once again this home was sourced entirely by Jenny B and I can take no credit at all! Stellar detective work!