Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sydney Home - Renee Anne

Bedroom details from the Sydney home of illustrator Renee Anne.

Love that polka-dot Castle bedlinen!

Gorgeous girly details in the living area...

Love Renee's heart-shaped polaroid collage!

Oh my goodness TWO gorgeous home tours in ONE DAY?! How good am I? You guys are totally spoilt :) ha ha!

This is the beautiful little pad of Sydney-based artist / illustrator / blogger Renee Anne! Renee lives in The Hills district of Sydney with her boy James, who runs his own t-shirt biz - Foreshore Dynamic. So in a 2 bedroom apartment, with James's work and all Renee's art and illustration supplies, they have to be very strict with their storage and home organisation!

Renee has been a loyal TDF reader for as long as I can remember.. she often leaves me lovely comments and of course I am always curious who is reading, so it wasn't long before I started visiting Renee's own fab blog and folio site. She is certainly one talented lass and her blog is absolute girly gold so you must definitely visit and bookmark bookmark bookmark!

Renee says she has a little creative ADD(!) and loves the idea of doing lots of different creative projects... (sounds familiar!). Last year she co-curated a group art show titled Once Upon... she loved the experience and can't wait to play host at more art shows!

Renee's many talents do not stop at illustration, art curating and brilliant blogging - she also has a particular knack for making (and photographing) insanely delicious breakfasts! I am serious. I think a career in food styling beckons! (I am serious Renee!)

Delectable food styling by Renee...!

Check out Renee's artwork here, her wonderful blog here, her etsy store here and her Flickr here! But be careful... those breakfast photos are likely to have you licking your lips and contemplating much more decadent morning meals from now on... don't say I didn't warn you!

ps) Renee and I are also collaborating on a special little Sydney-centric project for The Design Files... I am so excited...! Stay tuned!

In the background - what Renee calls 'the dreaded Purple wall'!!

Love the bottom shot of Renee and James' evening laptop fest! I, too, am guilty of the post-dinner 'laptop-in-front-of-TV' thing....

living / dining / kitchen / everything

hand-made paper garlands hanging in the window...

Dining area


  1. This is simply lovely... do you happen to know where Renee bought her aqua glass table lamp? It is beautiful, and I would love to have something similar...

  2. oh my Lucy.

    you are seriously the sweetest. I guess I better comment on my own post then shouldn't I!!

    is it lame to say I have tears in my eyes? you are so so so so lovely and so kind. you have curated the post so well!! it is laid out so nice!!!

    I cannot thank you enough, and I know James is going to be pretty stoked about the mention. gosh! thank you!

    and @ Katie, the lamp is actually from Target, hahahaha. naughty me. I couldn't resist.

  3. Oh cool, I just noticed you have the ‘Great Wave’ of Kanagawa print on your wall! That was the diorama I was assembling in the photo posted this morning. How funny! Gorgeous home, so pretty! I especially love the heart made from polaroids :)xx

  4. Oh what a lovely house and a lovely blog that lucky renee anne has! I just know I'm going to get lost in there for hours. Thanks for pointing me in her direction. Did you also point me to the love shop on etsy? I did a blog post on her art this morning after my daughter coveted one of her designs! Had to get one for myself too of course. Can all of you wonderful people move to Canberra pretty please??

  5. @ Justine,

    Um, FREAKY. I didn't even think when I was reading your beautiful post this morning! hahaha.

    thanks lovely, right back AT YA!


  6. Ah that Renne girl is a lovely little munchkin, isn't she? Such gorgeous photos of her home, such beautiful sense of style. So effortless. Renee, you should be doing food styling and interior design. Ah what the heck - you can do anything you want!

    Thanks Lucy for another friggin awesome post. As ususal...

    x dana

  7. Such a lovely and welcoming house. Loved it:)

  8. oh i am still totally jealous of that house! i am always in awe of how awesome renee is whenever i read her blog - the photographs are totally gorgeous + her art is amazing. she is just ace! great post lucy!

  9. wow another great home and story to look at in more detail - lovely space.

  10. Gorgeous from top to toe! Not only are all the small details lovely, but they fit together perfectly too - the whole vibe is so relaxed and inviting.

    xx Kit

    P.S. I want timber floors, boo! Wonder if my landlord would mind a little renovating...

  11. Yay for Renee! When I met Renee for the first time about a year ago she was a talented artists but now she is an artist, craftster, model, business woman, photographer, food stylist and interior designer.

    It makes me a little weary!

    And hey Renee - where's my invite to your lovely pad???? :)


  12. oooh everything is SO wonderful!! gorgeous!

  13. Oh wow, Renee's home is beautiful! And I was reading her blog a few days ago and noticed the DELICIOUS food photos (the NZ ones)... mmm!

  14. ohh Renee, i just Love Love Love this piece, just beautiful. You have exquisite style and flair, in everything you do : )
    I fwded the link to mum!

    Manda xxx

  15. I'm such a big fan of Renee Anne's style... the more I see it the more I like it. And want to see even more! :)

  16. Gorgeous home! Lovely details :)

  17. Just gorgeous, Renee I am rather envious! I would be all too ashamed if anyone wanted a peek inside my place. It's truly horrible!

    I love all the pastelly colours, especially the blue, white and fawn bed linen. Delicious!

  18. Wow gorgeous! Just the inspiration I need for my new house, it's beautiful. Definitely a stylists eye...

  19. Wowee such gorgeous style! I am feeling so inspired! Time for a house clean & decorate I think :)
    Dear Miss Pretty xx

  20. Well.... i knew you were a clever, clever girl from your blog Renee - this takes the cake!
    Wonderful! Love the endless touches of creative inspiration and the warmth of your living space! I'm glad I didn't miss out on this and a visit to the fabulous Design Files as well!

  21. wow, it's an awesome home! and gorgeous photos! i especially like the "living / dining / kitchen / everything" space!