Coffee with Tea: House Tour

I love to share real homes of real families. You can find all the Feature Homes on the blog here.  Home: it’s where memories are created and people are shaped  through both the happy times and the challenging times.  

Before Christmas, I caught up with Tea (pronounced Tee-ah) at her home in Brisbane.  Tea is from Name My Stuff, and we met originally at a business meeting where I noticed the (awesome) drink bottle she had with her – I reviewed them here. Tea sells all sorts of quality personalised items in her online store (great back to school items).

The open spaces, the use of both colour and neutrals, and the mix of new and old furniture struck me about the beautiful home Tea lives in with her two children. I especially loved how she weaves her Danish heritage around the home.  Let me show you around.

Kitchen

The light is beautiful in the kitchen! Tea and I sat in here chatting, while sipping coffee with the occasional bite of a Danish cinnamon scroll.   The chairs in the kitchen are over 125 years old, and before sitting in Tea’s kitchen, they sat in her grandparent’s kitchen.  And before sitting in her grandparent’s kitchen, they sat in her great grandparent’s kitchen (who received the chairs as a wedding gift). 

Family Home Ideas

A wooden retractable ruler fixed to the wall becomes a running growth chart for the kids.

Fix a long ruler on the wall to become a feature to mark children's growth

Family Home Ideas - kitchen

Family Home Ideas

Family Home Ideas - kitchen

Family Home Ideas - kitchen

Family Home Ideas - kitchen

Family Home Ideas - kitchen

Love the look of these traditional Danish recipes!

Family Home Ideas - kitchen

Living

Spots of bright colour.

Family Home Ideas - living

Family Home Ideas - living

A great little spot Tea set up for her two children in the living area, for homework or quiet play. There’s a few labeled containers of Lego there for the kids to enjoy (great idea).

Family Home Ideas - living

Family Home Ideas - Lego Containers

On a Saturday morning, you’ll often find Tea down at the Rocklea fresh produce markets, catching up with friends over coffee and breakfast.  While there, she often grabs a few bunches of  “cheap and colourful” fresh flowers for the house. 

Family Home Ideas - living

Family Home Ideas - living

Family Home Ideas - living

A good idea for storing and displaying children’s artwork on the wall.

Family Home Ideas - living

How cute is this? A fun way to pretty up a small fire extinguisher.

Family Home Ideas - living

Bathroom

I adore the colours and shapes here.  The spots. The checks. The red. The green.

Family Home Ideas - bathroom

Toy Room

Family Home Ideas - bedroom

Family Home Ideas - toy room

An inviting reading corner.

Family Home Ideas - toy room

A recycled Danish calendar makes for a cute wall feature.  The quirky illustrations are by Danish author and illustrator, Halfdan Rasmussen.

Family Home Ideas - toy room

Family Home Ideas - toy room

Bedroom

A narrow bed becomes a spot to sit and read.

Family Home Ideas - bedroom

Family Home Ideas - bedroom

Someone was giving away this vintage bookshelf and Tea snapped it up for a bright (and practical) spot of colour in the bedroom.

Family Home Ideas - bedroom

Treehouse

Nestled inside a Mango tree in the backyard is a treehouse for the kids to play in. How very Aussie. How very awesome.

Family Home Ideas - tree house

Family Home Ideas - tree house Family Home Ideas - tree house

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Kelly loves life at both ends of the spectrum: wearing high heel shoes one day and hiking boots the next; sipping tea out of a pretty cup and slurping hot coffee from a camping mug; challenging herself physically and stopping for quiet unhurried moments to feel the wind on her face. Kelly and her husband Matthew seek to live a fun and adventurous life with their four children and pet bird.

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Comments

  1. says

    A refreshingly real home tour. Still stylish but genuine. The framed fire extinguisher’s such a fun idea. I’ve been meaning to do a growth chart but put it off thinking we’ll move from here. It’s been four years. The retractable ruler idea looks good here, I might give it a go. Anyway, we can always take it with us when we move house. Thanks for sharing!

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