Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Bo-Ho Tropical Beach Abode.

l think as a parent most of us enjoy watching our children grow and develop their own unique personalities....each child being different from ourselves in many ways, and expressing their style and taste as only THEY can it was a lot of fun to fly up and be with our daughter Bree and her partner Rhys, to stay with them and see the house they recently purchased and join in all their enthusiastic plans for future renovations.
Their house is close to the beach and in a much warmer climate than ours....not quite sub tropical but ALMOST, so the garden has many plants l recognised by sight but had no clue as to their names....a few l DID were palms, frangipani's and philodendrons.
Being an older home (1940's), there's LOTS to be done, hubby managed to sort out a few of the more pressing drainage problems and we all attacked the garden with gusto...(ok a chainsaw:-).

The oleander outside this window had to go, as they're highly poisonous. Bit of a shame looks so pretty.
Two rooms have been completed so far, the study and the main bedroom, eventually the entire house will be painted white.

This is the study completed.... After a week of sanding, scraping and painting and the replacement of locks and lifters, the windows are now fully functional. The room is divided by central shelving, and another desk sits to the other side of it.

The floor tiles in the sunroom will eventually be painted white but in the meantime Bree and l found this tropical bo-ho fabric at Spotlight and created the floor rug by fusing backing to it and then sewing it all together. Hopefully l have some fringing amongst my stash that l can send up to her which she'll sew onto each end.

This is the master bedroom finished.... the walls and ceiling were painted white....l love her bold choice of doona cover, the skull cushion matches perfectly and was a pressie from her brother. 

She loves her skullies....and rosaries...... (and the odd bloom:-)

This is the dining room....the pottery bust is one Bree made at school, which even then shows signs of the tribal bo-ho look she's into...The head dress is a bit broken, which l guess is unsurprising after travelling with her the last ten years and living in at least ten different locations:-)
The shelving usually houses Bree's multi-coloured glass collection but for now is in boxes until this room's completed.

A  glimpse of her small but functional kitchen...only JUST she says... since they installed a dishwasher:-)

Thought you might like to see the awesome cushion Bree crocheted...apparently learnt the weave stitch from a utube video. Wonder if she'd make me one!!

We took a little time for some R&R, and found ourselves an antique fair.
Loved this antique wedding dome.

Wishing you all a warm and sunshiny rest of your week.....thanks so much for dropping by.

Lotsa Hugs,



  1. Bree's house looks so lovely.
    The new floor rug looks wonderful.
    I love the original window sashes also.
    Everything painted white looks perfect.
    x Michelle

  2. Wow, your daughter's home is lovely! It looks so neat and organized! How fun that you were able to spend some time there:) As you know from Instagram, Kyran and I just moved into our new home, we are so excited...busy and tired...but excited! I've been working tirelessly getting it to look like home! It's fun but man oh man, my back is feeling it.

    Thank you for sharing your girly's home, it's gorgeous!!!

  3. Great progress made, on making it their own!

    And I'm sure Mama and Dad, were a big help!


  4. Bron! Your daughter's house is really beautiful! Her style is interesting and original! I like it very much! Have a wonderful week! Hugs! Ala

  5. What beautiful progress! I just love all the colors and those roses took my breath away! Thank you for giving us a peek :)

    And thank you for the lovely visit to my blog today. Hugs!

  6. What a nice house they have, I like the BOHO elements very much!
    For the first time on your blog... what a beautiful blog... so now I have a lot of fun scrolling down to all the post! Thank you for visiting my blog!
    Have a nice day,
    groetjes van Marijke

  7. Dear Bron,

    What a very lovely and beautiful house of your daughter...
    there are so many colors...this make me happy!

    Love the pink gyms and sunny diner's looks
    fresh and young!

    Thank you so much, you share this pictures with us..

    Wishing a lovely from The Netherlands
    from MarijkeXXXX

  8. GOod morning, Bron! WOW, I love a transformation, and this house looks like its getting a lot of love. Happy wishes for a lovely life together for your daughter and Rhys! All the white is so refreshing, isn't it! GOOD JOB everyone!

    Thank you so much for coming to my blog to follow the link to Vicki's blog. It is an honor to be on her page! Enjoy the rest of the summer!

  9. Hello Bron,
    your home is so coulerful and friendly. I like this Bohostyle so much. Thanks a lot four your lovely comment!

  10. I love Bree's style and her new little home looks so inviting and cozy already. How fun for you to go visit and help. What a great idea to sew fabric to backing and get a rug! Love it, it is so colorful.

  11. What a charming home; so full of light and beautiful treasures!

  12. Thank you Bro, for your loving visit and wishes to me, on my blog.
    I appreciate it very much.
    Your daughters home looks wonderful, and bright and beautiful, with the Bo ho colors against the white .
    I`m off to get the keys to my new house :-)- Hugs, Dorthe

  13. Great space! The windows in the office look beautiful! Just like her Mom she's got that magazine look going! :)