Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Gorgeous Country Home

This stunning home belongs to Caroline Scheeler and was recently featured in Country Living. I have fallen in love with the dark colours against the crisp white and this kitchen is a beautiful example of how well dark walls and white accents work together. The colour of the walls is Ralph Lauren "Mercer" paint and the marble chosen because it will age.

What a lovely place to sit and watch the world go by! The coffee table can be bought here in Australia at Orson & Blake.

This has to be the idea of the week! These panels were rescued from an old Horse stable and pair up well with an antique French gilded mirror...and I love the reflection!!

As you can see Caroline is Equestrian mad. I love the fact that it is not little statues and kitsch horse things every where. She has worked out a wonderful balance of showing what she loves...with style!
The Belgian sofa is an antique. It has been matched up reclaimed and new reproduction pieces. They all look wonderful together.

I am not usually a fan of animal prints, but I can take it here. The Italian headboard reminds me of Brooke Giannetti's home.
Panelling in a bathroom always looks stylish, and I love it around this bath.
The fact that Caroline travels the world for her job is evident in all of the well chosen vignettes she has around her home. This one features a vintage Italian sunburst mirror, a foot of an old claw foot bath and suitcases she has picked up at a Belgian flea market.
I just love it!
Oh - the Church wasn't that bad =0). I give you a before and after when I have finished.
Ness xx


  1. My favorite part is the framed horse photograph! Stunning!

  2. Isn't it just the most beautiful home! It is so tastfully decorated and at the same time has a warm, freindly feel to the look.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous home! The kitchen bench is amazing! Tracey xx

  4. That kitchen with the dark walls and white cabinetry is the best! Also love the cast iron claw foot...
    Laura :)

  5. Elegant rooms that look chic yet effortless - just beautiful! Love the dark chocolate walls and white accents...

  6. ness, that is amazing, I would like to paint a feature wall in my home that colour, I went to the link you provided but can't find the "mercer" colour you name. Can I get this colour at Bunnings? (or any other suggestions for me to find it in Melbourne???) cheers, really need the help these days... my colour choices haven't been so good lately!

  7. Ness,
    The home is stunning and sophisticated!! I just love it!!

  8. She has a wonderful touch and great eye. Loved the kichen and the antique Belguim sofa!

  9. Oooo...Gorgeous NESS!!! I love this look, so crisp and clean! The photo is just breathtaking

  10. In my last home I painted my study in Pittsburg Paints
    Stone Gray 516-5, it looked great up against my white bookcases. I still carry this swatch in my purse, for future use. Not sure if they carry it in Melbourne.

  11. What a wonderful home. It has a lot of style. The bedroom is lovely but I would have to take out the animal print rug....I'm not a fan but that's just me. Gorgeouse home. XXXX

  12. So many posts to catch up on. Love the colour of the kitchen wall


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