House Tour - Simone & Richard's Beach House

Vintage ladies swimmers framed and hung on a wall in the breakfast room.

An Australian flag flies in the wind on the property next door.

A vintage tea towel framed in a vintage frame which Simone has given a fresh coat of white paint.

What's a beach house without a set of vintage oars??

Vintage vases filled with flowers from the garden adorn table tops throughout the house.

Jody's house warming gift - perfect pink and white cupcakes from The Cupcake Company.

As time passes Simone will collect more bits and pieces to fill this gorgeous little shelf.

Vintage cane dining chairs - another fabulous Ebay find!!

A sailing boat with a navy blue hull sailed past in the pretty!

OMG - It's a head vase!! I LOVE head vases and this one is gorgeous and was filled with fresh flowers picked from the garden.

The 2 wing chairs came from Ebay with a 4 seater sofa. They work so perfectly in the room!!

A beautiful collection of vintage things above.

My favourite thing was the pair of vintage child's swimmers framed and hung on the wall. What a beautiful idea!!

This vintage chair was in Charli's cute!!

I think I might have been bidding against her on this yellow cane chair on Ebay not so long ago...

Inside Simone has opted for mismatched vintage dining chairs around the breakfast room table.

I am so thrilled to be able to share with you these pictures of the most beautiful beach house owned by my friends Simone & Richard and their little daughter Charli. Yesterday we were invited to lunch with 4 of our other friends and their children at their new home which they just moved into only a few months ago.

Simone is one of the most creative people I know. She owns a gorgeous little shop in Bulimba in Brisbane called House & Doll which is filled to the brim with pretty children's toys. A lover of all things vintage Simone has decorated their new home from scratch with the most fabulous pieces of furniture and accessories all of which she has either purchased on Ebay or at the shop at their local tip. Everything in their home is cherished and loved and put together with so much style and creative genius, something that money can't buy.

We were all treated to a special lunch cooked by our friend Jody and as we sat and enjoyed the view of the bay on a perfect day we chatted and watched the children play on the grass in front of us. I cooked my famous lemon and coconut cake for dessert (well only famous within my family and friends) and I topped it with fresh flowers which I picked from Simone's garden. Jody also took some gorgeous cupcakes from The Cupcake Company as a house warming gift which we all enjoyed.

It really was the most perfect Sunday lunch and I was completely in awe of their beautiful home and Simone's amazing creativity. It just goes to show that even working on a tight budget you can create something very, very special. I just can't wait to go back for another visit!!

All Images - Anna Spiro - Richard & Simone's House