going to church {amen}…

whilst the highlight of our recent trip back home was most definitely the catch-ups, there was one visit in particular i was super excited about: a pilgrimage to church!

but, of course, not just any church…

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you may remember this post about some projects i was taking on at the back end of last year, one of which was advising a new church home owner on some finishing touches…

well i finally got to see the space in person &, let me tell you, it exceeded all expectations…

this 1920s building has been creatively divvied up into five separate apartments, the front of which belongs to my dear friend cunning client who snatched it up as soon as it hit the market…

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like anyone who steps inside, she was positively dazzled by the sense of airiness & tranquility which abounds…

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an expanse of brilliant white walls is bathed in a light which is tinged with the prettiest of palettes thanks to the soaring, double-storey, stained-glass windows…

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& it didn’t take her long to transform this former house of worship into a welcoming, cosy retreat…

resplendent in all-white furnishings, this truly is a happy &, dare i say, uplifting home which already brilliantly reflects the personality of its owner…

so much so that my second thought upon entering the space {my first thought being ‘wow’} was ‘this lady really doesn’t need my help’…

 

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the bulk of furnishings have already been purchased & put in place {don’t worry, we surgically removed that dining suite from the perimeter of the room}…

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& alongside the original detailing…

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there are plenty of whimsical & personal decorative touches to gaze upon too…

in fact it’s kinda hard to tell a designer hasn’t already paid a visit…

but fear not, having up-ended the house only to put everything back where it originally was {except the dining table}, we have determined there’s still room for a few final flourishes & even one or two nooks yet to be decked out…

watch this space…
{psssst… i was a little reticent at the thought of sleeping in a former church, but it was the best night’s sleep i had the whole time i was away… could you/would you ever consider living in a place like this? does the thought of it fill you with dread or delight?}
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8 thoughts on “going to church {amen}…

  1. I’m afraid I’m far too much of a heathen to step foot in a church without bursting into flames 😉 But I could easily snuggle up in a place like this. All that light! The stained glass much make such amazing reflections in the place. I love that they kept the color palate as white as possible, there’s something really ephemeral and heavenly about it!

    • i did worry about my own spontaneous combustion, but i seem to have survived unscathed! & yes, this is one of those times when a predominantly white scheme really does shine!

  2. The pair of you do make me laugh!

    I’ve always, ALWAYS wanted to live in a converted church. High ceilings, rooms bathed in copious amounts of light – what’s not to love?

    How cool that you get to have a say in how it turns out! 😀

  3. I always see church conversions with lots of reclaimed wood/timber but this is honestly, my favourite ever. It’s so clean and yes, ethereal – the white palette is perfection! Can’t wait to see what you did with it, it’s stunning already! xxx

    P.S. I honestly thought this post was going to be you talking about your Christianity. I will probably burst into flames just saying it but I was so relieved when I read it!! hahaha

    • “I honestly thought this post was going to be you talking about your Christianity.” bahahahahahahahaha! 😉

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