We were invited along to a weekend lunch with friends who had only a month ago moved into their new-build apartment. I had to take my camera along because I knew this creative and soulful couple would have a home that reflected their gorgeousness. But even knowing this, I was genuinely overwhelmed at how homely their place looked and felt in such a short amount of time.
I’m delighted to bring you our next Home with Heart: Farzad and Simon’s new home in Lane Cove, Sydney.
The waft of heavenly scented candles, warm cushion clusters and throws, pops of colour in citrus tones, travel finds, vintage family heirlooms (like the big, beautiful, rustic dining table), industrial elements, thoughtful gifts – new pieces and old treasures… it was a heady mix of everything I love and all the things that I think make a house a home.
A big, comfortable and crisp white sofa with a well positioned chaise lounge was the perfect spot to take in the leafy vistas across Lane Cove.
All the crisp and fresh elements of a new build are married together with the warmth and charm that comes from collections built over time throughout many adventures. I’ll let the photos take you on a journey through this soulful space.
The living room is a big open plan space that opens up to the fresh breezes and sunlight that streams in from the large adjoining balcony. It’s a serene space and with oodles of comfort and an harmonious abundance of cute wares.
The dining table is a family heirloom of Simon’s and the ornate wooden armchairs are paired with subtle silken ethnic prints to reflect Farzard’s Iranian background.
Both bedrooms also look on the the big, beautiful balcony and are both minimalistic, comfortable and elegance.
The masculine touches are refreshing and sleek as are the select photographic and art works. My favourite things are the tufted headboard, the tripod bedside lamps and the floating bathroom sink and quality fixtures. There is a hint of luxurious, boutique hotel to all of these elements.
In the study, I love the tall filing cabinet (an area of contention for the couple, but hopefully it remains!) alongside large black and white photographic prints that look all the more artistic in their temporarily propped up positions.
We were told that there were plans for furnishing and decorating their huge entertainer’s balcony. We can’t wait for a re-visit to show you what they make of the already beautiful space!
Or beautiful hosts made a quinoa and kale salad with a homemade lemon and herb dressing and grilled haloumi, a spritzy homemade grapefruit mocktail with mint and strawberry, a dreamy buttermilk pannacotta to finish.
An assortment of cakes from their local markets.
Delicious mint tea from the most adorable hand painted tea set on matching coasters – purchases from a recent holiday in Vietnam, along with a beautiful selection of silk which may soon be turned into a table runner and napery. It was the perfect end to a very inspiring visit.
We hope you enjoyed a peek into this beautiful home! Thank you to our lovely friends for being such great hosts and for letting us share your lovely home with our creative community. May you you create many happy memories in your new home!
– The Cloud9 Project