Wednesday 30 July 2014

Kara Rosenlund's house in Australia

Photography by Kara Rosenlund

“Being an old 1890s weatherboard cottage, I wanted to stay true to the way of life and the authenticity of the original home; both through small sensitive renovations and also with decorating the house,” Kara says. “This style of ‘workers cottage’ was very popular in Queensland around the turn of the 20th century and still proves today to be such clever design in terms of energy efficiency. There is one main hallway with three bedrooms running off the thoroughfare to catch the cool breezes, high ceilings for the hot air to rise (it gets very hot in Queensland) and generous verandas on both the front and the back of the house for outdoor living – we never close our windows and have our doors open all year round. "

Source : Design Sponge

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love love love what you've done. Such a refined yet relaxed way you've done this house. You've got to be so happy with it. Perfect combinations of cool crisp whites with warm browns, an unusual pairing, but you've put the colors and shapes together so artistically...just wonderful to look at, and beautiful to live in, too, i bet !