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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

My Home - Gill Kapferer

A random turn of events introduced me to the gorgeous Gillian Kapferer and her beautiful family. We met in the special care nursery as both our bubs decided to enter the world early. Coincidentally our husbands had been friends in school but grew apart and hadn't seen each other 17 years! We all share similar interests and our love of design and style could keep us chatting for hours. Gil’s gift for interior styling is evident in their family home. From the white washed floor boards to the wallpaper in her baby’s nursery, you can see that each element has been carefully considered. I asked Gill to take a few moments away from her new born, Edi and almost 3 year old,Uli to share her home with us. 

How would you describe your style? I am really inspired by Scandinavian style & nature.

How did you approach decorating your home? Did you use mood boards or clippings? Initially I found a lot of ideas through magazines and interior design books, but recently have discovered Pinterest & blogs, and have become a bit addicted!Some favourites are: scandinavianretreat.blogspot.combabyspace.net.au; followstudio.blogspot.com.au  

What items do you like most and where did you source them? Probably the Ivar shelves from Ikea, we have them in just about every room. 
Gill has painted the Ivar shelves white to add to the scandinavian theme  

When you’re at home we’d find you…..? Feeding Edi & on Pinterest at the same time!!
Where would we be without iphones!

Favourite retail shop/s? Ikea because it is so affordable, but I love visiting Koskela , Ici et la, Mark Tuckey & Les Interiors.
Gill is also a fan of online shopping. Some fav's are: etsy.com; boden.co.uk; littlebabycompany.co.uk; larkmade.com.au

Websites you like to visit for inspiration? Definitely Pinterest where you can get access to great blogs and online shopping.
Gill's pintrest profile can be viewed here  

If you weren’t an airhostess you’d be…? Interior Stylist, without question!

Below are some photos from inside Gill's home on Sydney's Northern Beaches

Fabric letters from memidesigns.com ; Wallpaper from fermliving.com

Nursery furniture from Ikea (Ivar shelving painted white); Lightshade: Norm 06 by Simon Karkov for Normann Copenhagen from royaldesign.com

Artwork from yumicha.bigcartel.com & etsy shop honey cup

Rabbit lamp from I am Kidz

Uli, Gill's 2+8mth year old loves her special room

Uli and Edi's room share similar elements, yet each room feels distinctly different 

The old wooden box filled with Uli's books was found at an antique store and painted white

Birds wall sticker www.lovemae.com; bed linen by Castle and Things

Uli's room is filled with lots of special finds

Cloud mobile from Etsy shop - leptitpapillon; Edi's first shoes from R.M.Williams

"One of my best friends loaned these cardigans to me to keep Edi warm this winter. They were her grandfathers from Germany."

Gorgeous Uli

Tipi from Cotton On Kids and shelving unit from Ici et la

Kitchen from Ikea 

Wreath from Les Interiours

Laundry sink from Ici et la 

Bedding Castle and Things and Gill made the pallet bed (Gill sent her husband to a pallet manufacturer in Campbelltown, NSW to find these pallet's for their bed)

Cheeky puppy "Millie" 

Storage boxes from Ikea and baskets purchased from a shop in Rozelle 8 years ago. 

Elements hanging in the hall contribute to the natural/breezy feeling of the home 

House cushions from Megan Park and crochet rug from Alimrose

Angel wings from HoneyBee Homewares; Poster from Isak

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