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April 25, 2013  in inspiring places

Paddington, Sydney, Australia by Sania Pell

We are back home after having had the most fantastic time in Australia. We spent the first week in Sydney visiting friends and it was truly wonderful to catch up with them all. We saw many of the sights: the Rocks, the Bridge, the Opera House, the Botanical Gardens, Anish Kapoor at the Museum of Contemporary Art (which we all loved) and many more. I managed to fit in a browse around some of the shops, but there were so many more I would have loved to visit. The weather was beautiful and we spent as much time on the beach as we did exploring the city. My son started surfing and if we weren’t on the beach, he was asking when we would be. Bondi became our local and we also walked to Bronte, had sushi at Watson’s Bay and took the ferry to Manly.

Paddington, Sydney, Australia by Sania Pell

Victorian house in Paddington, Sydney by Sania Pell

Victorian house in Paddington, Sydney by Sania Pell

I took these photos as I wandered around Paddington and Woollahra with my camera, close to the lovely house where we stayed. These late 19th Century buildings were beautiful, the iron work like lace and the patterned shadows they created so delicate. Now gentrified and fashionable, the area has a creative and stylish feel. The architectural planting and satin silver house numbers made the Victorian homes contemporary rather than twee, and the newer colour choices were all dark, moody and sublime and the few coloured facades had faded to dusky tones. I could have walked around the area for hours more.

Details of houses in Paddington, Sydney by Sania Pell

Details of house in Paddington, Sydney by Sania Pell

Details of houses in Paddington, Sydney by Sania Pell

Details of houses in Paddington, Sydney by Sania Pell

Details of Paddington, Sydney by Sania Pell

Detail of Paddington, Sydney by Sania Pell

Details of houses in Sydney, Australia by Sania Pell

Detail of a house in Sydney, Australia by Sania Pell

Houses in Sydney, Australia by Sania Pell

I found myself photographing the details, tones and patterns created by these homes but I hope this gives you a little feel for this beautiful part of Sydney.

 

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7 Comments

  1. allesistgut says:

    Thanks for sharing these wonderful impressions from Sydney. Have a nice weekend! 🙂

  2. Rebecca says:

    Beautiful Sania!

  3. Daphne says:

    Wow, I’ve been to Sydney before to visit some of my family members.
    They live in Surrey Hills and these houses just look so much like their
    area! Kinda brings back some memories. If you ever go back, I suggest
    you visit the Bourke Street Bakery in Surrey Hils. It’s to die for and is
    surrounded by houses just like these. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous
    photos!. – Daphne

  4. Beautiful patterns and colours in Sydney! It is just like lace! xx

  5. Jane says:

    Just sublime, sweet Sania. That’s my favourite part of Sydney. My hairdresser was on Queen St, Woollahra so it made my visits there even more pleasurable! J x

  6. Sarah says:

    Beautiful architecture – thanks for sharing, I can’t wait to go there someday…;-)

  7. elisa says:

    i love this collection of images. being my travel guide again? xx

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Sania Pell freelance interior stylist London.

Sania Pell is a freelance interior stylist, creative director and consultant based in London. She is a Contributing Stylist at Elle Decoration magazine, with whom she has worked for over 18 years, and is known for bringing a unique aspect to photographic shoots for national publications, leading international brands and retailers as well as style consultancy for top architecture practices and property development companies. She is the author of best-selling book The Homemade Home and The Homemade Home for Children. A trained, former textile designer, Sania is also involved in many multi-disciplinary creative projects.

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