Name: Chloe Cumming
Location: Morningside — Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Size: 1076 square feet
Years Lived In: Owned 18 months
Chloe and her husband Andy had already purchased another apartment in this building, but when Chloe stumbled across this place, she knew she had to have it. Built as a showroom for the apartment building, this unit was beautifully fitted out with floating floorboards, stunning pendant lighting and sheer curtains (compared to the standard is regular tiles and vertical blinds in other units). But what really makes this space sing is how Chloe brought her own style into this modern space's mix, making it stand out way beyond its showroom beginnings.
Chloe and Andy's home is one of stories. Like her great-grandfather's leather doctor's bag, passed to her from her grandfather. Or the leather footstool, handmade by her great uncle. Books that Chloe has collected from all over the world are sprinkled around.
But there are also plenty of contemporary pieces to keep the home from feeling too stuffy. Furniture from IKEA and West Elm rub (proverbial) elbows with antiques and Gumtree (similar to Craigslist) finds. It's not always easy creating harmony with so many different design elements, but Chloe's eclectic style feels modern and timeless at once.
Apartment Therapy Survey:
My Style: Eclectic/Moroccan/Bohemian
Inspiration: My travels and books
Favorite Element: My bedroom. The colour palette and comfortable sanctuary that we have built makes this room a dream machine.
Biggest Challenge: The Kitchen – two words "sink proportion."
What Friends Say: A warm and welcoming home. They look around and discover something new every time they visit.
Biggest Embarrassment: Our over-sized kitchen sink.
Proudest DIY: The crate that we built to cover the hideous air-conditioning unit on our terrace. Hand painted the same colour as our exterior walls.
Biggest Indulgence: The CJ Hendry print hanging above our bed.
Best Advice: Invest in classic pieces while your young that build the foundations of you're future home, no matter what the trends are.
Dream Sources: More bespoke, one-off Kilim rugs and a Chanel surf board!
PAINT & COLORS
Only 1 feature wall in our house and it's Tubman's Admiral Blue in the master bedroom
Runner – Kaya Kilims from Istanbul
1st Print – Deus Ex Machina
2nd Print – The Blacklist
Mirror – Mirror Gallery Fortitude Valley
Church Pew – Woolloongabba Antique Centre
Leather Doctors Bag – My grandfathers passed on from his father
Leather Footstool – Hand made by Great Uncle
Clear Picture Frame – Country Road
3 Seater Sofa – 'Barossa' Freedom
2 Seater Chair – Kmart
Replica Harry Bortoia Diamond Chair – Replica Furniture
Moroccan Rug – Freedom
Timber Coffee Table – Freedom
Marble platter and Coaster set (On Coffee Table) – St Bart's Store
Moroccan Black and White side table – Hamimi
Stag Horn & Timber Wine Barrel & Marquee Star Light – Woolloongabba Antique Centre
Surf Print – Sourced through Rhythm Clothing Store (Gold Coast), Surfer is Australian Pro-Surfer Asher Pacey
Cushions – Self Designed and hand made in Bali using 120 year old Church Runners from various places South America.
Sheep's Skin – That Corner Store, Bangalow (Locally produced)
Skate Board - Penny
Book Shelves – Ikea ' Billy' Bookcase in White
Glass Vase (On Bookshelf) – Antique
Blue and White Vases (On Bookshelf) – Freedom
Picture Frames – Assorted artwork
Cow Hide – Ikea
Books – My Own from various places and travels
Bronze Crab – Mr Pinchy & Co
Kitchen Trolley – Ikea
Appliances – Delonghi
Faux Flowers – Freedom
Plant – Rubber Tree from the Smug Fig / White Pot Bunnings
Picture Frames above Kitchen Trolley – Flea market from Amsterdam
Wall Clock – Kmart
Kitchenaid Mixer - White
Vases on Bench – Ikea
Anchor Neon Light – Sunny Life
Silver Stools – Fantastic Furniture
BEDROOM 1 (Master Bedroom)
Linen – H&M
Decorative Cushions – West Elm
Blanket/Throw – Jamieson Home Woolloongabba
Ottoman – Bisque Bangalow
Side Tables – Woolloongabba Antique Centre
Bench Table – Jamieson Home (Imported from Morocco)
Hanging Planters – Urban Outfitters
Silver Fragrance Tray - Woolloongabba Antique Centre
BEDROOM 2 (Spare Bedroom)
Linen – Target
Decorative Cushions – Green Velvet, Jamieson Home , Others – Hand Made and Designed in Bali (Same as the ones in the Lounge)
Frame – Matt Blatt
Side Tables, Lamp, Gold Platter – All Kmart
Artwork – Gold Animals, Jamieson Home
Fruit Painting- Woolloongabba Antique Centre
Print – The Blacklist
Mannequin – Gifted to me by my Nanny who was a home economics teacher
Ghost Chair – Matt Blatt
Silver Bowl – Marioni Italian Silverwear
Black Candle Stickers – Freedom
Large Print – Kmart
Small Print – My own design
Sailor Hats – My Grandfather's
Farm Table — Woolloongabba Antique Centre
Outdoor Rug – Temple and Webster