We take a look into Dea & Darren's new seaside home

We are excited to take a look into this gorgeous home featured recently in Inside Out Magazine...

Block winners Deanne and Darren Jolly take us through their recently restored cottage in Sorrento.

The beautiful white weatherboard Victorian, which the couple purchased last year, had, amazingly, been left untouched since the 1940's, making it a beautiful blank canvas for Dea and Darren to begin work on.

We are excited to take a look into this gorgeous home featured recently in Inside Out Magazine...


Photographer: Armelle Habib

Bravo to Dea, who landed the coveted cover of Inside Out Magazine for their April 2018 issue with this beautiful image

Many thanks to Inside Out Magazine and Dea for sharing these photos with us – many of which have not already been published. Yep, you heard right…a Block Shop Style Insider exclusive! 

Images styled by Dea, Creative Director at DD Home and Julia Green from Greenhouse Interiors

Franklin in her original glory! Photo courtesy: Dea & Darren's Instagram

"After a bit of digging we have discovered that the house was originally named Franklin by its first owner, after being moved to the site from Point Franklin near Portsea in the 1890's. Perfect"

Photographer: Armelle Habib

We’re loving Dea's clever seaside colour palette of navy and light blues, and light grey and white tones with gold/mustard touches - perfect!

Photographer: Armelle Habib

Check out these gorgeous hardwood floors. Artwork by emerging artist, Debbie Mackenzie.

Photographer: Armelle Habib

The brass fixtures in the kitchen and Carrera marble are all in-keeping with Franklin’s charm. You can almost smell the fresh, salty seaside air wafting through those original sash windows...

Photographer: Armelle Habib

We all know Dea can do luxurious - how inviting is this lush guest bedroom? As Dea explains, “It was important to respect the integrity and era of Franklin, while still including touches of luxury." We think she’s nailed it.

Photographer: Armelle Habib

Dea and Darren have done a clever job of keeping the existing charm of the building, even though they initially thought of changing it radically. At the eleventh hour, they had a change of heart.
"Getting to know the personality of the home is key and we almost missed this chance,” she says. “We feel lucky we made the decision to try her out before we went ahead with the renovations."

Congratulations Dea & Darren we really do think Franklin is FABULOUS! Now, when can we come visit?!

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