A Warm, Bohemian Country Style Australian Home

updated Apr 30, 2019
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(Image credit: Hannah Puechmarin)

Name: Hannah and Jean Puechmarin
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Size: Two bedroom house
Years lived in: Rented for one year

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If a passer-by looked at this home, all they would see is a house with peeling paint. But don’t we always say that it is what’s on the inside that counts? My husband Jean and I (along with our puppy, Arthur) were on the hunt for a home with character. When my friend said she would be moving out of her 1920s rental property, I quickly pounced and secured the house as our own rental after no one else turned up!

(Image credit: Hannah Puechmarin)

Whilst the home has peeling paint on the outside, some floorboards don’t quite meet the walls, and windows need a good slam to close properly…me and Jean have made a home for the past 12 months in this misshapen house. The home is full of warm colours and wooden tones, balanced by a bounty of house plants.

(Image credit: Hannah Puechmarin)
(Image credit: Hannah Puechmarin)

Apartment Therapy Survey:

Our Style: Boho, mid century, country

Inspiration: A variety of places, but usually we just know if we like something we can make it work.

Favorite Element: The natural light through all our beautiful windows.

Biggest Challenge: That the home is a rental, and has been for a long time, so is in a slight state of disrepair inside and out.

What Friends Say: That our house is so cool! I think?

(Image credit: Hannah Puechmarin)

Biggest Embarrassment: The peeling paint on the outside of our house, and all the weeds in the backyard!

Proudest DIY: Our Mid-Century rocking chair, we bought vintage kilim saddle bags to cover it.

Biggest Indulgence: Linen Bedspread, Kilim Rug from West End Co. and Television

Best Advice: Buy only what you love and think to be useful.

Dream Sources: French Antiques and anything from West Elm.

(Image credit: Hannah Puechmarin)
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The front sunroom acts as a jungle style entryway. Cane Furniture bought secondhand or found on the curb. (Image credit: Hannah Puechmarin)

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