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Steve's Sydney Sun




Sydney, Australia



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What I Love About My Home

I love the winter morning sun coming in through the bi fold windows and lighting the bedroom, i love the open airy nature of the floorplan ( especially since the doors were taken off) , i love the wooden floors rich history and colour, i love the eclectic nature everywhere you tuen, i love the bedrooms indoor forest and i love the neon light at night when every other light is turned off.

Biggest Challenge in Furnishing My Home

The biggest challenge was accessing certain pieces to accompany the theme of each room, for eg - the living room has a train station waiting room theme from the 50's and so i needed to find certain pieces which would add to that feel without going over the top.

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Comments (47)

Love your style Steve!

posted by Donald & Nathalie on April 14, 2011 at 10:00pm
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beautiful and stylish...

posted by burcuayaz1 on April 18, 2011 at 6:41am
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Makes me miss living in Sydney. Lovely!

posted by googerber on April 8, 2011 at 8:39am
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Outstanding. Steve got everything right. Just wish we could get a better look at that kitchen wall on the left.

posted by ChicagoNancy on April 8, 2011 at 9:49am
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A sunroom! jealous.

posted by msmezzo on April 8, 2011 at 11:13am
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Love the sunroom!

posted by Tracy333 on April 8, 2011 at 11:55am
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Can I vote twice? No? Dang. (Okay, I'll stop now.)

posted by Juliet___ on April 8, 2011 at 12:02pm
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Mad Anglophilia! Fantastic.

posted by Juliet___ on April 8, 2011 at 12:00pm
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And the more I look at this the more crazy-good it becomes. I love your vision!

posted by Juliet___ on April 8, 2011 at 12:01pm
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A bit funky but totally functional! Example: the wall o'lockers/file cabinets: wow!

the kitchen space generally is great, and the bedroom forest is fun.

good job!

posted by ashasekh on April 8, 2011 at 12:20pm
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The dress form dressed in man clothing is too cute. Nice flat. The sun porch fantastic.

posted by daylight on April 8, 2011 at 12:53pm
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Love the terrace. The lockers in the kitchen turned out to be a great touch.

posted by RocketScientist on April 8, 2011 at 1:02pm
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LOVE the lockers in the kitchen... I love this kind of quirky creative aesthetic, especially when a person is so obviously gifted at keeping it just this side of "too far"... FUN space!

posted by mrs_mouse on April 8, 2011 at 1:16pm
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I love this!!!!!!

Wonderfully well done!!!!

posted by Reeses902 on April 8, 2011 at 1:19pm
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Nice! Love the sunroom, the giant mirror, and the forest mural.

posted by CallDoctorBison on April 8, 2011 at 1:33pm
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Positively love this space... do you need a flat-mate? ;)

posted by Carolyn Tedder on April 8, 2011 at 1:41pm
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Personality-plus apartment. Very cool.

posted by cedargr0 on April 8, 2011 at 3:35pm
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Overall this place is really nice.

I especially like the bedroom with that "forest feel". Also... what a sun room! I wish I had one of those!

I'm just not sure about stacking up the metal cabinets.

posted by California Sleepybears on April 8, 2011 at 3:37pm
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Am fascinated with:
- Dining Table top;
- Stacked file cabinets & lockers;
- Book display (living rm);
- Hanging drawers/boxes (bedrm)
- Maybe bedroom art display on right (can't see it too well)
- Sunroom.
Everything else fits together or pulls it together well. 720 sq feet of heaven.

posted by digger61 on April 8, 2011 at 3:59pm
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Now this to me is what Small Cool is about! Well done. I want your sunroom!

posted by KimGriff on April 8, 2011 at 4:08pm
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Dream couches.

posted by DipDipDive on April 8, 2011 at 4:58pm
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Totally rad. Where could one find that awesome magazine/book rack in the living room? Or is it custom-made?

posted by kellykat0 on April 8, 2011 at 6:13pm
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I LOVE that sunroom!! Drool...
And the wall of books as art is really cool, too. I may have to do something similar here at home.

posted by KatinaM on April 8, 2011 at 7:05pm
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Fantastic! Love your plants and sunroom.

posted by junklover on April 8, 2011 at 7:51pm
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Nice Work! Looks like such a warm and inviting pad.

posted by misterg on April 9, 2011 at 4:46am
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Looove it! Can I ask which part of Sydney is this in?

Where did you get your fab magazine or book rack? I couldn't tell if you made it yourself and it is just painted and with shelves or it somehow attaches to the wall?

posted by lollybox on April 9, 2011 at 6:40am
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I love that there's space for a sunroom in a small flat. I love the overhead arches (perfect for a train station theme). And you made it even better! Witty and delightful.

You really transformed the humble lockers into a highlight. The book wall must be copied. Is there a story for that huge mirror, and is the reflected train schedule written by you on a blackboard?

I like your outfit. too. ;)

posted by Lilly3 on April 9, 2011 at 10:47am
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My favorite element is the stacked industrial storage. They each have their own character.

I also quite love the kitchen itself. What great appliances and layout.

posted by maraudingcat on April 9, 2011 at 5:24pm
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Really beautiful space. Clean and spare feeling while still having tons of style, collections, and quirk. I'd love to hang out here. :)

posted by livc on April 9, 2011 at 8:10pm
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How do you work the file cabinets on high? It's a very attractive idea; is it practical too?

posted by Terry3 on April 9, 2011 at 9:05pm
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You had me at the sunroom. :o)

posted by uphereintheclouds on April 9, 2011 at 11:52pm
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I love so many of the entries, but you win!
Most original. The amazing architecture and good light of course helps. Great job!

posted by Cymansezdesign_ on April 10, 2011 at 11:39am
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this one is my winner! apartment envy for sure.

posted by djm75 on April 10, 2011 at 8:13pm
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What's in the file cabinets?

posted by kelleyk on April 10, 2011 at 9:43pm
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Some fabulous ideas. Love the sunroom.

Go Aussie!

posted by chaotic on April 11, 2011 at 7:51am
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Love the big mirror in the living room!!

posted by Violeta M on April 11, 2011 at 9:33am
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Great apartment! Where did you get the Kings Cross sign and the giant bus/tram blind?

posted by michelle81 on April 11, 2011 at 7:16pm
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You've got me at Kings Cross Station. I love it.

posted by Cameron(House Sale) on April 11, 2011 at 10:46pm
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Great Sydney entry. YAY!

posted by weckster on April 12, 2011 at 6:12am
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The sunroom is sooo cool! Not crazy about the bedroom, but everything else is so amazing. The Kings Cross Station sign is the best thing I've seen all year.

posted by FrontPorchPirate on April 13, 2011 at 12:34pm
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What a dream - and a sunroom, too. Like the locker-style filing cabinets, too. Great storage - and not just for paper!

posted by rosemariek on April 13, 2011 at 1:15pm
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I am moving into the sunroom, stat. Incredible place - love that you aren't following any design rules, it's obviously all you!

posted by misscorinne on April 13, 2011 at 5:54pm
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Lovely apartment. I like the enchanted forest on your bedroom wall. And the sunroom makes me want to pop down to the Victoria Room for some sandwiches and a Pimms!

posted by piggylittle on April 14, 2011 at 9:16pm
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The stacked filing cabinets are amazing. Probably excellent for storage as well.

posted by Ban Clothing on April 16, 2011 at 2:56pm
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I love those staggered wood block shelves. I really dig the scale and proportions of everything in the space.

posted by analogdialog on April 22, 2011 at 1:13pm
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Awesome work of ART!

posted by mrSlim on May 1, 2011 at 12:16am
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I think i've seen your place before Steve, in Real Living Mag maybe? Loved it then and love it now :)

posted by Isan on May 1, 2011 at 2:36am
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