House Tour: inside a Victorian collector’s cottage

10 Oct

Ok, it’s the cottage that’s actually Victorian, but peep inside this antiquey Australian home and you’d be forgiven for thinking the owner hailed from a bygone era too!

Amazing huh? Although the cottage has been standing since 1836 when it was built for the local blacksmith, current owner Deb Kavaliunas has only been living there for a year. The items inside it however are the product of a lifetime of collecting, foraging and gathering. This wonderful display of apothecary jars makes my own collection look pretty pathetic!

I have to be honest with you and say these cabinets of curiosities awaken my inner dust phobic but it’s the kind of place I would love to visit and there are so many lovely antiques I would stuff under my jumper in a heartbeat. I’m already developing a penchant for battered toys (remember my wooden toy horse) so those teeny dolls’ house chairs and little boats are calling me.

{Photographs Sharyn Cairns / Styling Heather Nette King via Homelife}

So, charmingly curious or challengingly cluttered? For me, I love it to look at but couldn’t live here myself – an edited version would be just perfect for me.

And if you’re as blown away by Sharyn Cairns’ atmospheric photography as I am you should definitely check out this elegantly faded home from my house tour archive.

About these ads

7 Responses to “House Tour: inside a Victorian collector’s cottage”

  1. Jessica Stripe November 9, 2012 at 16:13 #

    What a fantastic look! I am absolutly in love with antique and reproduction furniture and would love to go to the next level and get my home looking like this! I feel very inspired.

  2. donnellday October 13, 2012 at 00:37 #

    I love this!!!! Such a great space!

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. the marion house book » friday catchup - January 31, 2014

    […] credits: 1. Sharyn Cairns via Decorator’s Notebook 2. You Have Been Here Sometime. Photo by David John 3. Emma Hayes wallpaper 4. Abigail Ahern […]

  2. House Tour: New York apartment with natural elements | Decorator's Notebook blog - January 28, 2014

    […] touches in evey single corner of this home. Not so much that it looks like a museum (remember this Victorian collector’s cottage?) but just enough to bring in the subtle earthy tones and rustic textures that only real shells, […]

  3. House Tour: Soviet chic in a Moscow | Decorator's Notebook blog - November 7, 2013

    […] Over the years I’ve shared beautiful homes in Croatia, Canada, Switzerland, Finland and Australia to name but a few. I’d never come across anything in Russia though that inspired me… […]

  4. Sunday Brunch | - December 23, 2012

    [...] This gorgeous Victorian Cottage [...]

  5. Sunday Brunch | - October 14, 2012

    [...] House Tour: Inside a Victorian Collector’s Cottage over on Decorator’s [...]

Share your thoughts...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 6,553 other followers

%d bloggers like this: