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Rachael's former home

Rachael sent me an email the other day with photos of her home in Paddington, Sydney that she recently sold (??!!??!!). It is such an incredible transformation - I don't know how anyone can go through such an extensive renovation. And take note of her living/dining room wall colour, which she says is her favourite (and she'll have to leave the colour in the comments as it wasn't included in her email). Luckily, she sent some before photos as well which show the extent of this renovation. She's in the process of renovating another home and promises to send photos. I'll hold her to that, because if it's anything like this...

She knows I am a sucker for animals photos so she included one of herself and Chilli the labradoodle which I had to post as well. :)

Reader Comments (15)

Stunning, and with the help of a cute puppy, too. But what is that colour? It's so rich and yet so sleek

28 Feb 2008 | Unregistered Commentermodernemama

Looks like Kendall Charcoal by Benjamin Moore.

28 Feb 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hi, Rachael here, sorry Kim, forgot to mention the colour, its Domino by Dulux - the most fab colour just a shade or too off black. We dont have Benjamin Moore here in Australia - gutting as some of their colours talked about on the blog are so great. Think i might paint my whole dining room in the new house in Domino - have just lime washed the floors so could look good....

28 Feb 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

WOw! This is wonderful. What a transformation. And what a talent! :)

28 Feb 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkatiedid

Amazing! Inspiring! Incredibly and fabulously exquisite!

29 Feb 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSam

Forgot to say that Chilli is the coolest dog!

29 Feb 2008 | Unregistered Commentermidcenturyjo

Rachel it's amazing! I love the living area at the back of the block.

29 Feb 2008 | Unregistered Commentermidcenturyjo

Looks amazing,very envious of the Paddington terrace

29 Feb 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMissK

Thanks for sharing these pictures! Those Paddington houses are so gorgeous... I have been to Sydney a few times and Paddigton is my favorite neighborhood there (together with Darlinghurst).

29 Feb 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdanielle

Wow, the house looks gorgeous, love the kitchen with the terrace. Her black wall is also really cool.

29 Feb 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpurple

Amazing!!! I love the courtyard off the kitchen. I would never move if I lived there! Great job!!!!

29 Feb 2008 | Unregistered CommenterElements of Style

Wonderful! I would love to know what the wall color /treatment used.

1 Mar 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDesignbyPhoto.com

Hi Kim/Jo,
I love all the great images on your site. It's very inspirational. I especially like what Rachel has done to her former home. My own home is in desperate need of a facelift...esp. the kitchen. Can you give me some ideas as to how one can begin with very little and end up with something as beautiful as Rachel's rooms?

1 Mar 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMichele

wow beautiful reno Rachel, gorgeous colours, lights and airyness, a REAL feat for some of those narrow Paddington houses... beautiful mmmmmmm

2 Mar 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdrey

great kitchen - love it, what a great project, thanks for sharing this one, it's always great to see the transformation of all the hard work coming together on a project

3 Mar 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGAILE GUEVARA

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