Copperline, Spaces


12th November 2013

If you’ve been following this blog regularly you’ll probably have guessed that my style is pretty minimal – not cold and minimal (never cold and minimal) but clean-lined with lots of interesting textures and finishes.

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That’s not to say, however, that I can’t appreciate a softer and more eclectic aesthetic when it’s as beautifully done as it is here. This home in Balhannah in South Australia is owned by Annabelle Kerslake, who is the co-founder of Fête magazine. The house is a converted barn that Annabelle and her husband have restored, and the style favours an eclectic mix of Danish vintage pieces alongside French antiques, with a smattering of industrial chic. As Annabelle said in this great post on Design*Sponge: “If I love it, I buy it.”

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For me, the open plan living, dining and kitchen space is the highlight of this stylish home. It’s probably thanks to the onset of winter here in the UK but I’m finding myself craving homes that are filled with gorgeous natural light, as this space is – and Sharyn Cairns’ photography captures this beautifully, as always. A 19th century French chandelier hangs above the 1960s Danish teak dining table, alongside a stag’s head sourced from local store Balhannah by Design. The sideboard is also 1960s, while the breakfast bar is lined with Tolix stools. Perfect, frankly.

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The result is an individual living space that’s less about trends – although, clearly, this home reflects a few – and all about personality. Just as a home should be, in other words.


Photography by Sharyn Cairns. Spotted on Homelife, but you’ll also find a great set of photos and background to the interior on Design*Sponge.

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