Saturday, 15 October 2011

Mid-Century Brisbane bedroom

I popped over to my friends Chris and Susan's place today. (There was an amazing photo shoot at their home which I will share with you on another post very soon. Keep your eyes peeled!)

They have a 1960s house in the suburbs which is ultra cool and it has been featured in a number of newspaper articles. Usually it's just the photos of the exterior or the main living area which make the final cut in the publications. It is such a shame as they have other rooms which are worthy of the same attention.

While I was visiting I took it upon myself to snap some very impromptu photographs of their bedroom. The room is totally au naturel. It is just how it is in normal life, rather than Blogtopian life. (I wish I was this tidy!)

If you are a mid-century modern collector, into modernism or just love vintage, you might have to wipe the drool from the corner of your mouth. It is a delicious assortment of furniture, art and objects.

Anyway, here are the photos. Let me know what you think.

Art gallery wall in the master bedroom curated to great effect.
None of the art is particularly valuable, it is just art from friends and pieces which have been collected over time.

Everything in this room is original, from the Clement Meadmore cord chair to the Tomado wall shelves to the Louis Poulsen light

Just a closer view of the Tomado shelves and Meadmore chair

This is a shot of Susan's wardrobe on the other side of the wall.
Full of vintage goodness and flammable frocks! 


  1. Can't beat a good bit of crimplene I say! Especially in our, umm, what, 6 weeks of winter? LOL!

  2. 'Twas the bedspread that took my fancy! What a good piece of fabric that is and the blue painting was also rather lovely!

  3. I can't go past the bedside tables - we had one of those in lime green for our bathroom bits. I remember dad wheeling it down the street. Good times :)

  4. ohhhhhh I'm loving those frocks!

  5. What do I think? Well, I think I'm in love. Just a quick question, is that quilt cover original? I really like it...

    I love the student desk you found too btw. What a lucky find that was.

  6. Super groovy bedroom, and how awesome are those frocks!

  7. They're obviously those sort of people that can pull a cool look together with ease, wouldn't that be nice! Rachaelx

  8. Their bedroom looks great, love the pics.KP

  9. What a great room, no wonder your wanted to sneak some photos. Really love the light fitting.x

  10. Thanks everyone for your comments.

    Kylie, I'm not sure about the quilt cover. It's pretty funky.

    And a big welcome to Something Gorgeous! xx

  11. It's all about the art wall for me! Love it, and that room has a very peaceful feel to it...flammable frocks 'n all :)

  12. What a lovely, comfortable room. Filled with gorgeous art and books and eye-popping furniture!

    I love Tomado shelves. I really do, though I never know what they're called but all the cool Scandinavians seem to have them. I think Great Dane sells them, is that right?

    Sigh. I'm going to clean my room now on the strength of this fabulous post.

  13. MMMC, Great Dane do the String. I think the tomado shelves were bought overseas but they are very similar in concept. xx

  14. Very understatedly stylish. I like the lightshade.


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