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Sydney Home of Nellie Tilley

The Sydney home of interior designer¬†Nellie Tilley¬†is featured in the current edition of Australian Vogue Living (March/April 2012). It’s a glamorous renovation of a 1890s terrace house which is home to Nellie and her three sons, aged 9, 8 and 6. There are plenty of casual spaces for the family to relax and, at the same time for the boys to be boys. The coffee table, for example, is an old metal boiler table which not only looks great but is indestructible. I love that it is a true liveable home, filled with mirrors, chandeliers, art, antiques and bespoke furniture. Family homes these days so often lack soul and beauty and instead opt for practicality and function when, in fact, these can co-exist.

My favourite shot is, without a doubt, the dining room with its 19th century hand-painted table, diamond-buttoned lilac chairs, the Empire table in the corner, the huge antique-style mirror and 19th century Genovese chandelier.

via Vogue Living March/April 2012


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  1. Anne Nevile #

    Love the dining room, and also the outdoor living areas with all their blues and lilacs. Gorgeous warm human house….

    March 14, 2012
  2. kate #

    The outdoor living areas are divine. Apparently, there is an outdoor shower too, so that the boys can rinse off after being at the beach! What a dream life!

    March 15, 2012
  3. Jasmine Bartley #

    Does anyone know the name and manufacturer of the fabric Nellie used on the two armchairs positioned around the boiler coffee table (turquoise ikat style design)?

    March 22, 2012
    • kate #

      Jasmine, Sorry, I don’t know. But you might like to contact Nellie directly. Her contact details are on her website

      March 24, 2012
      • Jasmine Bartley #

        I found out the fabric is by Lewis and Woods and is called Nikita colour Marina. Thanks

        July 2, 2014

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