Nostalgic pieces and family portraits pop with freshness and fun
against their vibrant backdrop. The painting on the right is Judy's
grandaughter Lottie (now 20) painted by her mother Sassy. It's
based on the idea of a 17th Century portrait with the Park family
motto. See http://sassypark.com/ for more of her fabulous work.
The centrepiece table and single chair are from Judy's parents
home. Judy's mother loved buying wonderful pieces from
auction - a talent Judy shares. Judy discovered she also has a
talent for French polishing after a little mishap with the table.
Apparently layers of newspaper do not protect varnish from
lifting while doing a bit of handiwork with metho!
Judy's collection of muted milky tones began with a milk glass
goblet bought in 1959 from Marion Best fabrics in Woollahra.
We confess we're thrilled that Judy visited the first shop in Sydney
selling Scandinavian design.
The groundbreaking shop closed in 1974 but see www.hht.net.au/online_features/highlights/finding_aids/marion_hall_best_collection
for a fascinating insight into the legendary Marion Hall Best.
Judy has been adding to this beautiful collection ever since,
including hand made porcelain made by daughter Sassy.
An adventurous use of colour looks incredible in this sumptious
room. The rich red walls are capped with an orange ceilng. And
we love the stark white wall asserting itself through the doorway.
This fireplace is just stunning - such a feminine colour but striking
Judy says this home has a very welcoming feel and that she
was very lucky to buy it.
We couldn't agree more.
Thankyou so much Judy for sharing your beautiful home with us.