A Jewelry Maker's Vintage Modern Mix in Australia

A Jewelry Maker's Vintage Modern Mix in Australia

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Name: Christina Lowry and family
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Years lived in: Owned for 4 years

Christina is a jewelry maker living on the Southside of Brisbane, Australia. When looking to buy a home four years ago, the requirement was that she have space to have her workshop at home. As a result, she lives in a '70s-built home with her husband and three children, in a quiet and leafy suburb.

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What is lovely about Christina's home is that it doesn't adhere to one style. She mixes various modern items bought new, along with her secondhand finds (which were found from garage sales, thrift shops, eBay, friends and curbside), to create the simple yet cozy look throughout her home.

Being a jeweler, a love for handmade and artisanal items can be found throughout the home. The show is stolen with the kitchen hutch from eBay that houses a beautiful collection of white ceramics from local ceramicists and larger mainstream makers.

Apartment Therapy Survey:

My style: An eclectic mix of modern and vintage

Inspiration: Thrifting and travel

Favorite Element: My vintage kitchen hutch. I had always wanted one and was thrilled to find this one on ebay for $30.

Biggest challenge: Juggling home duties, mothering three children and working as a jeweller.

What friends say: They love the way we opened up the main space by removing a wall and arch.

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Proudest DIY: Removing all the floor coverings while pregnant in order to sand and polish the floor boards. The underlay had melted to the floorboards and had to be scraped off. It took much longer than first anticipated!

Biggest Indulgence: Our "Oz Design" Tasmanian Oak Buffet. My husband and I both fell in love with it.

Best advice: Surround yourself with the things you love.

Dream sources: Handmade, vintage and travel

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Thanks, Christina!


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