Toni’s beautiful, cosy, welcoming living room. ” I have a passion for surrounding myself with things of meaning and beauty.”
Originally from a monastery, the drawers on the side of table once housed bibles, now they are full of board games, cards, paper and Jig saws.
“My chairs have individual reminders, and it’s fun to see who sits where.”
“Who doesn’t remember Golden Books. This book is smart, sassy and simple…like me…hehe!”
“The two green arm chairs may just be the most uncomfortable chairs in the world, but they are typical of the ‘Arts and Crafts’ period, and as my house is nearly 110 years old, they’re perfect.”
One of the two fireplaces in the room.
The crucifix, thought to be from Brazil, came from ‘The Factory Antiques’ in Dromana. “Gale, who buys and sells the antiques and collectables has an amazing eye.”
“The big open fire really moves things to a new level, and transports one to another world. A world of charm and old simple pleasures.”
The nostalgic pieces in Toni’s living area, give the space plenty of heart. This child’s bike is the exact replica of one that Toni used to ride her sister around on when they were small girls.
The artwork to the right is titled ‘Big Money’ by Julie Neikamp.
“The ‘Life’ poster on wall reminds me to keep it simple. I love to complicate if given too much time.”