Aug 24, 2011

On the Market: A Stylist's Own Home

The name "Megan Morton" instantly conjures
images of eclectic styling and clever details.
She is a Sydney stylist with an eye for industrial inspired vignettes.
Her book "home love" shares her ideas of styling;
focussing on symmetry, balance & mixing old + new.
So now that she and her family have decided to sell their home, 
it is no surprise to see that the styling 
is a little different from the usual real estate decorations.
Do you think most agents would feel nervous
about these wonderful industrial lockers in the family room?
It's a 1950s bungalow in a leafy part of town.
With a rather interesting floor plan
and surrounded by majestic gum trees. 
With a pool like this beckoning under the gum trees,
one probably wouldn't spend too much time in the house! 
Tiny spaces have been given the stylist tricks,
with mirrors & lots of white. 
(Just a thought...would a mirror over a bath 
drive you crazy with splashes, or am I just being pedantic?)
It's a very sunny home, 
simply white,
with lots of interesting furniture & objects. 
So my question to you is,
does this styling make you want to live here,
or is it the building itself which makes you want to live in a house?

Property: 24 Coolaroo Rd, Lane Cove, Sydney
Images & agents Ray White
With thanks to Design Files for background information

27 comments:

  1. This home has a lot of great features! The abundance of natural light, a pool, lots of window and beautiful dark hardwood floors, what's not to love? The chic styling and furnishings (most probably don't come with the house) don't hurt either! :)

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  2. Hi Virginia

    Love love the painted floor boards!
    Gosh this should sell easily - it is an absolute realistic picture.
    It has a gorgeous family feel about it - lovely styling but not over the top.

    have a great too Miss Stylish one

    x
    Loulou

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  3. I think it's amazing how many people buy a house based on the furniture, which they don't even get to keep! I'm pretty practical and because I like to put my own stamp on things I largely ignore the furniture and styling and scrutinise the house. You can cover up a lot with clever styling! This is a gorgeous home though.

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  4. I think that the clean spaces help more than the actual style of furniture - but overall for me it's the floor plan, the light factor and the out spaces that do it for me. I love the look of the white painted floor (and black) - and the huge mirror in the bathroom - but all, I think, would be a nightmare to keep clean with my 3 children!!

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  5. Hi Jessie. I agree lots of natural light is a big plus! 

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  6. Hi Loulou! I reckon it will go easily too - it's a lovely part of Sydney and on a big leafy block.

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  7. It's so interesting Anna to hear that point of view. Styling obviously does influence people a lot, I guess it helps them to imagine how a space can be used. But yes, good styling can cover a multitude of sins! (Albeit temporarily!)

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  8. White + children? Eeks!!! Although, with hard floors it is quick to clean which is a big bonus. 

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  9. Joy at Joyfulthings24/8/11 11:36 AM

    It sure is beautiful - I could live there in a heartbeat.

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  10. Claudia Lane24/8/11 11:50 AM

    love it...so relaxed and unpretentious- it's divine!

    Claudia xo

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  11. Claire Neville24/8/11 1:54 PM

    I agree with you both.  It's amazing how many people are so heavily influenced by styling.  Like Anna I do try to look beyond it myself but then again, the only two houses I've ever bought have been do-ups! 

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  12. Claire Neville24/8/11 1:56 PM

    By the way, I did get round to 'fantasy decorating' my dream house over at stylish irish.  Well the ground floor.  I'm about to start on the first floor.  So many bedrooms...

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  13. Yeah, I reckon. You will be busy for ages on a house that size Claire! Talk about grand ambitions! Will pop over to see your thoughts. 

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  14. The thing that really caught my attention and makes me want to own the house is the pool!  That is awesome. And to answer your question, yes, I want to live in that house. Everything is pretty inviting.

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  15. And the pool is 10 metres long too! Very cool! 

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  16. Michelle Walker24/8/11 4:12 PM

    I wonder if i could convince the husband to buy in Sydney...ha ha nah think i will stick to Tassie...as tempting as that house is...thanks for sharing.
    Mxo

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  17. A bit of a commute for work each day, perhaps Michelle? Tassie is so beautiful though, I can see why you are only partly tempted.

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  18. Jane and Lance Hattatt24/8/11 4:49 PM

    Hello Virginia:
    Such an interesting and, as you say, eclectic mix. But the kitchen we really do think is wonderful - so sleek and stylish and, we should imagine, timeless. An absolute classic.

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  19. Very much so a classic, I agree. Simple black and white - what could be more timeless? 

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  20. Wow!  That's too long! I might not get out of it then.

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  21. These are the most beautiful interior designs and I would love to have a beautiful home like this.The  use of black and white colors and the contrast
    between the white walls and the dark hardwood floors give a clean,
    sophisticated and contemporary look to any room.

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  22. robinsonheather24/8/11 6:26 PM

    I honestly think that our last house sold because of the way that it was decorated--I could just see it in their eyes. Not to mention we pulled out the stops--perfect music, smell, etc. Not that I will be buying anytime soon in this economy but if I do I will look at the bones and not the frippery--and the bones (well, everything actually) of this house are great! 
    PS. It made me giggle that Jane and Lance appreciated the KITCHEN of all things! 

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  23. I imagine your house would have been full of warmth and style, making potential buyers instantly fall under its spell Heather. And I was taken by surprise by their observation of the kitchen of all things too - just goes to show you can't expect to forecast what will take a person's fancy! But it seems that this house is ticking lots of boxes for lots of people - it just has that intangible "home" feel to it. 

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  24. Gildandgrace24/8/11 9:10 PM

    I love megan's style so I think the styling definitely helps! That being said, this house looks pretty special so I think I'd be happy to live there anyway :) Abbey x

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  25. This house is amazing,  so beautifully decorated, light and airy, love it.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs
    Tereza

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  26. katelewisart26/8/11 4:50 AM

    What a beautiful home- i love the white background for her eclectic look. the family room rug is fab!

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  27. Very beautiful home. Great pictures!!

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