Thursday, July 12, 2012

A home renovation.

Late last year my inlaws sold their family home of 36 years and downscaled to a unit near the beach. It was a little sad thinking of someone else living there, as it was the scene of so many wonderful family memories. It was the main meeting place for birthdays, mother's day or just a Sunday lunch. Also as it's just around the corner from our  house we were there quite often. 
It was the end of an era. 


Or so we thought, as it turns out my inlaws ended up selling the house to family. Simon's brother Anthony and his wife Emma and their 2 girls bought it and turned it into their family home. 

Anthony and Emma did soooo much of the work themselves, all of the painting and Emma brought the house to life with her decorating touch. Here are some photos of their home. 





It is completely unrecognisable in comparison to when Simon's parents lived there. I love how they have put their own stamp on the place. Em has entered the main living room pic in the Home Beautiful "Most Beautiful Room" competition. If you could pop over to here and vote for it, they would so appreciate it :)

Also Emma has a way of making a party look extra pretty. On Sunday she held a tea party for her 2 girls, my nieces Malia & Lani. It was pink, pretty perfection!










Isn't she clever? Have you ever done a major home renovation?
Did you do most of the work yourself?


Simone xx


All images taken by Emma Duckworth


**update - link to vote is now working**

13 comments:

  1. She has done a gorgeous job, love all the vintage depression green bits and pieces! x

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  2. That is really nice to keep the house in the family, it looks like a gorgeous home. Hope they do well in the comp!

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  3. Wow, she's done such a great job of decorating and making the whole space look so warm and welcoming and stylish x

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  4. What a gorgeous home, that table setting is divine.x

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  5. Oh WOW, I love all of these pics, the house AND the party, just beautiful. I was unable to click on the link to vote, but I guess you realised that already xo

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  6. How lovely that the house should have been given a little facelift but kept in the family. It looks lovely and that table setting is heavenly.

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  7. Thanks honey for doing such a beautiful post- it's always lovely to have the support of family and I fully appreciate it xx (I've just emailed you with a link that might work)

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  8. Thanks honey for doing such a beautiful post- it's always lovely to have the support of family and I fully appreciate it xx (I've just emailed you with a link that might work)

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  9. Absolutely stunning.
    We are small time renovators here -but with much less class!!
    :-) xx

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  10. Such a GORGEOUS place and what a table setting!!

    We did our own renos as well, but cosmetic only...we need serious renovation work with engineers involved!! but that'll come in the next year or two.

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  11. What Emma did to your in-laws’ house was stunning. I tend to appreciate the simple, yet pretty things. The white-brown scheme makes the interior so classy. Plus, everything was well-organized, giving the house a light atmosphere. I’m sure it comforts you to know that the house is in good hands.

    Alejandra Hutchcraft

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