Friday, January 27, 2012

One house, three ways, two magazines and a painting

Confused by the blog title? Of course you are....let me explain.

Ever since I started writing this blog, I've loved to post about beautiful homes. There is a gorgeous old Queenslander here in Brisbane that was listed for sale after a complete overhaul. A short time later, it was on the market again, with a completely different look (you can check out the full post here). Well, as luck would have it, it's now the home of our very own Melinda Boundy, of Lily G. Of course, it's looking better than ever now - so much so that it's just been featured in not one, but two magazines.

 The above images are from the new Queensland Homes Gold Annual 2012, and were snapped by photographer John Downs (a really nice guy who was kind enough to send me these pics - thanks so much John).

I'm thrilled to say that the lovely Melinda (who has been one of my biggest supporters, and was the very first to stock my original artwork) commissioned an original Butterfly painting to hang in her living room. It's similar to 'The Monarchist', with some aqua accents to compliment her scheme. Here's a close-up...

How lovely is this frame Melinda chose? And by floating the paper on the mount, those lovely deckled edges were highlighted perfectly. 

Want to see more (and let's face it, who wouldn't?). Well, grab yourself a copy of this month's Australian Women's Weekly:

photography by Simon Kenny, words by Catherine Shields

Looks great, doesn't it? No wonder the glossies are knocking her door down for a chance to feature it. And how great it is to see the same home, decorated so differently? I know which is my favourite, of course :)

Hope you all had a great day yesterday - the sunshine was short-lived and we're back to rainy and miserable today. Oh, and for those who've asked - I've finished the book and it's a cracker. I'll be back next week with a little review, so pop back in for the full rundown.

Have a great weekend, 


  1. Oh it's beautiful. I must grab a copy of the mag. I love walking into shops and seeing your treasures... knowing that I know the artist! You have such a signature style. We're very proud of you here in Brissie you know! How much rain are we in for I ask? A-M xx

  2. Oh wow, it's a gorgeous place & the touches of colour, texture & design are stunning, love Posie

  3. Oh wow, it's a gorgeous place & the touches of colour, texture & design are stunning, love Posie

  4. The last rendition is by far the best!!!
    The lighter colours suit the Queensland style better. Hope they painted the island bench though!

  5. Kerry I adore her color palette, it is saturated yet calming. She also has great taste in art! :)


    Art by Karena

  6. I'm so happy for you!!! Looks wonderful on the glossy print :) Have a fabulous weekend!

  7. Oh bravo, Kerri! I'm *so* delighted to see you garner some more well-deserved recognition for your fabulous talents. Just wonderful. J x

  8. Wow - what an amazing transformation. This house was going to be beautiful no matter what but after viewing the houses' previous styles it is clear that Melinda has hit the nail on the head. It is truly beautiful and matches the aesthetic of the house perfectly!

  9. I love this Kerri, saving for my beach house inspiration. The bamboo chairs are the perfect touch for the dining table!! Happy weekend ~

  10. I LoVe how she has personalised the house...
    Your butterfly print was one of the first things that caught my eye, it really suits the room! Do you happen to know the name of the lamp (glass blown sculpture) on the coffee table at all? I keep seeing them but don't know where to find one.
    Tania Maree xx

  11. I bought a copy of WW, but haven't had a chance to open it yet. Looking forward to my morning cuppa now...

  12. Yes, Melinda's house looks amazing, and I loved seeing the photos from the Qld magazine which I think did it more justice, so nice to see shots from a distance so you can get an idea of the overall scale and design of the house. Lovely.

  13. you know that blue sofa is nothing short of spectacular - that is exactly what I want in my home, I must ask her where ($$) she bought it! I want one NOW!!



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