Amanda Coutts is spectacular. Almost alone, she turned an old stables on her property into a beautiful little home for herself and her two sons Charlie and Pedro, plus their two dogs Janey and Black Jack. This place was constructed entirely from salvaged materials, and has been designed by Amanda in a very organic way.
She is that kind of rare people you feel you know them your entire live with just some moments of meeting. Some people are just like that, easy and warm. Her journey to this special little home has been worth sharing and I will share some small living room decorating ideas.
Sadly Amanda separated from her partner in 2009, leaving the future of their property uncertain. So, her plan was to move into the stables, allowing her to rent out the larger house on the same property. So, she took her knowledge about living room ideas and startet her vintage decoration.
‘I wanted to keep the old tin cladding and hardwood, so we pulled off all the tin, built a floor and put it all back on again with a higher roof and some windows’ says Amanda. “I was moving out of the most beautiful dream house into a tin shed, so I knew I would have to afford myself some luxuries.” She wanted an elegant, organic aesthetic to warm up a stable and make it look more like a home. Her friend Sonya from Jatana Tiles had these antique Arabian tiles that inspired the bedroom floor, then she found an old chandelier, gold plated taps and some marble sinks to sooth the desire for elegance. She used all kind of recycled materials for new living room design. She contacted an old associate who was in the business of restoring old buildings, and acquired a container load of pressed metal to use has vintage decoration.The home is small – comprising three main rooms and a verandah, but Amanda has created a deceptive sense of scale here, with high ceilings and green views from every room. The idea for bedroom interior design was to put all walls are all different textures, and covered in artwork from family and friends. Vintage decoration, antique mirrors and other eclectic finds were handed down from loved ones.
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So many good interior design tips for your home. What do you think?