A 1930’s Toowong home

I’m forever in awe of the amazing connectedness that Instagram has given me and those of you who connect with me there and on this blog. It is such an amazing visual medium, bringing a bit of excitement to daily life.

Last year when I attended The School, I met quite a few people that I interacted with on Instagram and today, I am happy to share with you the home of Rhiannon, who some of you may know as ‘Cordelia, Harriet and Me’.

A 1930’s Toowong home

Rhi has an amazing life story that has seen her live all over the world. Originally from Wales, she now resides in Brisbane with a heart full of love and a home full of happiness with her Husband and their two little blondies, Cordelia and Harriet.

They have been renting this cute home in Toowong while enduring the search for the right place to settle and are presently in the process of packing up to move onto their next adventure!

It’s a unique home and decorated in a way that gives more than a nod to Rhi’s life of travel, with an array of pieces from across the globe, each telling a story and bringing a personal touch to the space.

Toowong 1930's home in Brisbane.  Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Toowong 1930’s home in Brisbane. Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Toowong 1930's home in Brisbane.  Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Toowong 1930’s home in Brisbane. Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Toowong 1930's home in Brisbane.  Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Toowong 1930’s home in Brisbane. Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au

Whilst quite simple in it’s design, the house has some interesting features that are remiscent of the Art Deco era. Wide windows frame views of beautiful, mature trees and a simple but elegant Jarrah staircase invites you to seek out more of what is to come up the steps. As well as providing access for the resident fairies!

Toowong 1930's home in Brisbane.  Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Toowong 1930’s home in Brisbane. Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Toowong 1930's home in Brisbane.  Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Toowong 1930’s home in Brisbane. Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au

The bedrooms are all decorated beautifully, again with an array of pieces collected from overseas adventures. They are complemented by layers of florals, some handmade pieces with a bit of Hello Kitty thrown in, for good measure.

Toowong 1930's home in Brisbane.  Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Toowong 1930’s home in Brisbane. Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Toowong 1930's home in Brisbane.  Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Toowong 1930’s home in Brisbane. Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Toowong 1930's home in Brisbane.  Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Toowong 1930’s home in Brisbane. Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Toowong 1930's home in Brisbane.  Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Toowong 1930’s home in Brisbane. Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Toowong 1930's home in Brisbane.  Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Toowong 1930’s home in Brisbane. Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au

I’m all for making a space homely, be it a hotel room or a camp site, there’s nothing better than adding your personal touches to a temporary place and it’s lovely to see a family comfortable, making their memories in a home. Just like this Coorparoo abode.

I’ll leave you here, lying under the window in the guest room, staring out at the trees and the sky… thank you Rhi, for having me in your home. I’m sure the next one will have just as much love and happiness filling it’s rooms.

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