Inspired by mid century modern and with a flair for colour, Jen has created a cool contemporary sanctuary in the inner city. Dark stained timber floors contrast with fresh white walls in this beautiful Edwardian home built in 1910. Richly imbued with a sense of history, character, and love, each room feels immediately welcoming. Surrounded by a mix of then and now, original vintage furnishings seamlessly blend with modern pieces all tied together with recurring pops of bright happy orange.

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Gorgeous glassware and special pieces passed down from Jen’s grandparents add retro accents and an authentic warmth throughout her home.

Jen's kitchen

The centrepiece of Jen’s home is an expansive open plan kitchen flooded with natural light.

Jens orange cups

A simple row of 60s inspired mugs and vase from Anthropologie add colour to Jen’s crisp white kitchen.

Kitchen window

Looking out to the lush green courtyard, this is the perfect spot to pop on the kettle, enjoy a cuppa, and just be.

Jens special cups

These precious pieces belonged to Jen’s Poppy and Grandma and take pride of place on display in the living room with other vintage vases and teaware.

Jens cushion

A handmade cushion from Oxfam is one of Jen’s favs. An advocate for fair trade and eco-friendly products, Jen also enjoys running an online gift store Sheer Ethic, and sources handmade products from all over the world.

Jens bed
A cute find on ebay in Jen’s favourite colour is a perfect match for her bright bedlinen.

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Industrial pendants from Grandfather’s Axe are a fun feature in the dining space.

Jens painting

Painted last year after a trip to Niagara Falls, this calming watercolour is one of Jen’s many works adding originality and personality to her home.

Read my Cuppa Convo with Jen.