This delightful flat in West End, Brisbane, belongs to Texas-based photographer Nicolette Johnson, her boyfriend Tom, and sweet cat Lola.
When Nicolette was at the age of fourteen she moved to Australia with her family and decided to stay there after her family came back.
This is the first home of Nicolette and her boyfriend Tom. The house the couple lives in is an Art Deco-style building constructed in 1920s and has all the personalities that go with it, including a tiny kitchen, absence of built-in storage, splendid hardwood flooring, and a nice little curved wall in the sun room which the copule uses as a dining area.
The flat is located so that different premises receive different amounts of sun during the day. The living room is sunny and bright early in the morning, the kitchen gets the sun in the afternoon.
The interior is very nice. It features mid-century furniture, found objects and sophicticated colors.
As Nicolette says, her flat’s style is informed by many different places and centuries. She draws inspiration from the mid-century style of the 1950s and 60s, Japanese style, Scandinavia, the American Southwest where she’s originally from, as well as the notion of ‘wabi sabi’ – the idea that everything is temporary and everything is imperfect. All these inspirations helped to build the collection of furniture very slowly, choosing pieces here and there.
The photographer finds most of her lovely things on second-hand websites or in op shops. She says she never pays over 100 dollars for a large piece of furniture. Cheap and stylish – that’s the point.