Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Behind The Scenes -Real Living Mag this month

If you see Real Living (Sept issue) out today there is a story I did about a beautiful old house in Brisbane. Jenny and Ulrik Larsen are intrepid renovators and collectors and have literally turned what was a derelict timber Queenslander into a gorgeous family home.This couple is an inspiration for tough economic times as the house is decorated almost exclusively with side of the road or garage sale finds. Check out the childrens' bedroom where Ulrik has built bunk beds over a stairwell using old bedheads.
It's nice how they kept the old fifties kitchen cabinets and managed to incorporate modern appliances as well. One of the best (and most used) features in this house is the craft bench in the kitchen.
Here are some shots, most of which which did not make the story.


  1. Fabulous home Catherine. I can't wait to see the shots that made the cut!

  2. I love the kids's beds. Lovely home!