My House Tour

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Its been a while since I’ve written a personal blog post on World of Wanderlust. This is mostly due to the fact that I’ve been travelling nonstop for the past couple of months and have only made time for travel-related posts in the from of city guides, reviews, destination pieces, etc. But now that I have a couple of weeks “off” travel (more on that later), I’ve decided to finally open up and show my life at home.

I’ve always been pretty open (especially in my books) about life at home, but have never taken the time to talk about my travel/home balance and how I manage my time year-round. Being a Sunday, I figured now is as good a time as any!

I’ve been travelling on and off for years now and I wouldn’t have my life any other way.ย Whilst I tried to move abroad last year and had a two-month trial living in the city of Berlin, I figured my whole life was still back at home in Australia – my dog, family, friends, etc. – so I decided to return home after a year of full time travel and make a new plan.

I didn’t want to stop travelling but I also wanted to feel like somewhere was home. Whilst living out of a suitcase sounds awesome, adventurous and exciting, it certainly does at some point take its toll. For me, that came after a year of moving around non-stop.

I decided to base myself out of Australia again and travel for a few weeks or a few months at a time, having a little time “off” travel in between trips to unpack and repack my bags, sleep in my own bed, detox (or at least try), do some freelance jobs to make more money for my next trip and then off I’d go again. This plan has been working pretty well for me now, especially since moving out of my parents’ house to have my own space and freedom – a sheer necessity in your 20’s! Myself and my partner (fancy adult name for a boyfriend) are slowly renovating some rooms of our little farmย house to make it feel like home — we’ve come a long way but still a long way to go! So anyway, here’s a sneak peek inside my home for a sneaky little personal post!

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My home office – currently in my bedroom until the “study” isย renovated. I have my passport here at all time for sporadic desires to quickly fly away. For my photos, I use an Olympus PEN E-PL7 and OM-D 5 Mark II.

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On my dresser: fave books, magazines,ย Bombardier Designs “WOW” candles!

Sleeping quarters! Pillows from Bombardier Designs.

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My hobbit sized wardrobe!

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Ensuite + Bedroom.

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Where I laze around like a cat recovering from jetlag (aka lounge room).

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A few things in my living room.

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Over-organisation (aka pantry).

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My favourite piece of artwork from overseas: Hong Kong in my dining room.

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My favourite place at home – in the garden, featuring my herb patch and my Hunter Wellies from SoleTrader.

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    Photo Clipping Sevice
    December 14, 2015 at 4:21 am

    Lovely collection to meet the outdoor smartly. Is that that much expensive?

    November 20, 2015 at 5:25 am

    your house is so cute! I had the struggle two of wanting to move away but it got weird with having my family and life in Canada. Great renovations Brooke !

    November 12, 2015 at 8:48 am

    What a stunning home — it’s the perfect combination of cozy and chic!

    Kerjan | Backpack Babe
    November 9, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    Everything about your home is too cute!! love it all ๐Ÿ™‚ seems so cozy x

    November 9, 2015 at 5:30 am

    That pantry organization is giving me so much life!! Lovely home (:


    November 7, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    I love the personal posts; we finally get more of an insight into you ๐Ÿ™‚

    I don’t think I could ever say goodbye to Melbourne as my permanent home; I love this city too much and I’m far too close with my family and friends.

    Heading off on a 15 month trip in two weeks and everytime I think about it my heart hurts because I know I’ll miss everyone so much. But I can do that knowing I’ll be back; not sure I could do the permanent nomad thing.

    November 6, 2015 at 3:05 am

    Love this! As much as I love travelling I always feel like my heart is always going to belong back in my home country and I’d love to be operating from there…make it my base. But also allow my wanderlusting spirit to explore when I can. Your plan is amazing and I wish you both well. <3

    November 4, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    I learned many years ago that I could spend too much time rushing around perfecting how a room looked, and miss out on savoring the process (and precious other things in life.) So I donโ€™t rush. Each season brings something new!Weโ€™ve lived here for four years now, but in the past year weโ€™ve finally started redesigning our home to better suit our taste and style.

    November 4, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    your house is so lovely brooke, your bedroom is so comfy and cozy (your hobbit wardrobe is love) I tried to throw away the unimportant things but still, my bedroom is a mess, zzz
    and the garden! oohh the view is amazing, it’s really rare to have a view like that outside your home.

    Sugar Love Designs
    November 4, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Your home is absolutelybeautiful, looks very cozy!

    November 3, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    Beautiful! Love the bathroom!

    November 3, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Your home is the absolute cutest! I love the bed set up, you have such great taste!

    November 3, 2015 at 8:53 am

    What a lovely home! I love the country feel to it!

    • Brooke Saward
      November 3, 2015 at 9:37 am

      Thanks Kari ๐Ÿ™‚ I wanted it to feel like a humble country abode! x

    November 3, 2015 at 7:11 am

    I am absolutely IN LOVE with your dresser and matching nightstands. Where did you get them??

    November 3, 2015 at 7:10 am

    I am IN LOVE with your dresser and nightstands. Where did you get them?

    November 3, 2015 at 2:23 am

    So beautiful!! Love the minimalist look; definitely inspiration for my future apartment/home! Thanks for sharing!!

    • Brooke Saward
      November 3, 2015 at 9:36 am

      Thank you Emily! xoxo

    November 2, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Love the house tour! the view is stunningly beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the color scheme, it’s really cozy. I also love gardening when I’m at home, so peaceful and relaxing ๐Ÿ™‚

    Greetings from Germany

    Rachel Ang
    November 2, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    You have such a pretty and cozy house! Love how everything is so white and bright and clean looking!

    Rachel x

    Abbie E.
    November 2, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Love your dresser!
    Abbie E.

    November 2, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Omg I’m so glad your doing this! I’ve been thinking about doing traveling this way for a while now but so many people say it’s easier if you just go and don’t come back for a while. I don’t know if these people don’t have friends, family, pets or sisters, but I need to go home. Also your place looks amazing! And i love your style so I’m excited to see more! And learn how this method works for you!!

    • Brooke Saward
      November 3, 2015 at 9:39 am

      Totally know what you mean Sarah – but you should do what suits YOU! I don’t mind the long plane journeys in and out of the country if it means I get to see my friends, family and dog as often as possible! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

    Laura Mareno
    November 2, 2015 at 8:38 am

    I just love your house! It looks so cosy and lovely! kisses:D

    November 2, 2015 at 8:11 am

    What a lovely home! Is it bought or rented? But having so much space is just awesome! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    xx Lisa |

    November 2, 2015 at 7:33 am

    Nice house Brooke! Love the decoration so simple, bright, makes it feel relaxing!

    November 2, 2015 at 6:21 am

    Even though we’ve all got the itch to travel, you only begin to appreciate “home” a lot more when you’re away! I love that your new place seems to quiet and peaceful, especially with all the neutral colors in the decor and the herb patch ๐Ÿ™‚

    November 2, 2015 at 5:06 am

    You have a lovely home! Thank you so much for sharing! In the eternal words of Dorothy, “There’s no place like home.” ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Brooke Saward
      November 3, 2015 at 9:40 am

      AMEN to that Hannah! I love being away but I also love home! Best of both worlds <3

    Ana Abrego
    November 2, 2015 at 3:45 am

    Omg I love every space of your home and you give me a lot of ideas to do. Thanks for sharing.

    Molly Kate
    November 2, 2015 at 3:23 am

    Your place is so lovely, organized and very chic! A great place to come home to after traveling ๐Ÿ™‚

    November 2, 2015 at 3:12 am

    Lovely home!! It looks so cozy. Your pantry is so organized!

    November 2, 2015 at 2:30 am

    That picture of Hong Kong is absolutely gorgeous! I love the color palette of your home ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Brooke Saward
      November 3, 2015 at 9:43 am

      Hong Kong is the first place I ever went so has such a special place in my heart! Thanks Emily xx

    November 2, 2015 at 1:48 am

    Your house is so beautiful! I’m so into looking at everyone else interior design that I’m so excited to move out and get to do it all myself! I feel like my design would be super similar to yours, I love it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Natasha Buongiorno
    November 2, 2015 at 1:05 am

    Beautiful house! So light and airy ๐Ÿ™‚

    Photo Manipulation
    November 2, 2015 at 12:59 am

    Nice home decoration.

    Rachel Pedreschi
    November 2, 2015 at 12:44 am

    Brooke, you are such an inspiration for my own travel blog, I honestly would not be where I am without your inspiration!

    • Brooke Saward
      November 3, 2015 at 9:46 am

      Awww Rachel!!! <3 its so nice to read that. Glad WOW has inspired you to start documenting your own travels ๐Ÿ™‚ its even more special when you share your adventures and encourage others! xx

    November 1, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    How inspiring your house is! Looks cosy and classy! Thank you for sharing your beautiful house. This one is added to my favourite WOW posts ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Cherry Jam Street
    November 1, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    i love it! it must be so wonderful to have your own place to come back to after all the travelling! well done x

    November 1, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    Wow you have such great taste!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Love love love the decor!!
    House goals! Is that even a thing? It is now!! haha
    I love how everything is super organised! It almost makes me want to go organise my house…almost haha

    Xoxo Jessy

    • Brooke Saward
      November 3, 2015 at 9:47 am

      Haha Yes lets make house goals a thing!!! Just so great to feel at home somewhere ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    November 1, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    Oh my! I love your place and that bathroom, is that a carpet in your toilet?! (I’m not used to that and i think its awesome!) It’s so comfortable and definitely a home you want to go back to after all the traveling ๐Ÿ™‚

    Kasidit Vongvatanapuntu (Kay)
    November 1, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    Oh woww it looks amazing Brooke I love how it’s all white and clean ๐Ÿ˜€ !

    November 1, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    Lovely decor in your home Brooke! I love to travel and be on the road… but I also can’t get enough of a comfy armchair and putting “my stamp” on a room!

    November 1, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Your place is beautiful. I have been traveling on and off for a few years. I also freelance and work on and off to finance my experiences and travel, sometimes i do a workation lol. But I found that being away from my things, bed and familiar items and even my own car for too long is very difficult. I am thinking 2 weeks a perfect time to be away, unless its a multicountry/multicity trip. I have to have my own homebase where all my stuff is or it gets too wierd and difficult and disorinting. I’m planning a 2 month trip and putting my stuff into storage and moving out of my apt right now. But already having anxiety of where I would stay when I come back ๐Ÿ™ Btw I’m planning to come to Australia and South East Asia, maybe as a solo trip. Any advice on those regions? Do you ever travel solo, or mostly with your partner? It would be my first solo trip and I’m kind of nervous hehe

    November 1, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    I love your home, Brooke! It’s so stunning, the colour scheme is awesome, you decorated it and set it well and it’s so so tidy! It’s like my dream home, so chic!
    Oh and that garden? Amaaazing! :)xxxx

    November 1, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Must be nice having your own place! It looks really cosy and your garden is a dreaaam! And will you two from now like, travel together? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Brooke Saward
      November 1, 2015 at 9:18 pm

      So nice to have a place to call home! He will come on some trips every now and again but not too often as he works here in Tassie! x

    Tanja (the Red phone box travels)
    November 1, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Beautiful home! Great garden, the view from it is drop dead gorgeous!

    November 1, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    your home looks beautiful! you also have a good taste concerning interior design Brooke! good job.
    I was just wondering wether the house is located in Australia itself to have easy flight connections or in Tansmania near your family? ๐Ÿ™‚
    greetings from Janosha
    (Your reader from Bern, Switzerland)

    • Brooke Saward
      November 1, 2015 at 9:16 pm

      Hey Janosha!! ๐Ÿ™‚ My house is in Tasmania which is a part of Australia! It’s an island but still the same country haha ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

    November 1, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    lovely home! And how lucky you are with a view like that!

    • Brooke Saward
      November 1, 2015 at 7:44 pm

      Thanks Rianne ๐Ÿ™‚ so very lucky! xx

    November 1, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    Your house looks amazing and I love the view you have from the outside!

    • Brooke Saward
      November 1, 2015 at 7:39 pm

      You are too kind! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

    November 1, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    I love your home Brooke, especially the colour schemes,your garden is beautiful too,with a natural look about it.

    • Brooke Saward
      November 1, 2015 at 7:38 pm

      Thanks Tony! Its so nice to finally have a place to call home :)!

    November 1, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    I like posts like this,great idea for something new and fresh in your blog. I am an architect from Serbia, I like your home ๐Ÿ˜‰ kisses from Belgrade ( I now you already have been here,but if you want to come again please contact me

    • Brooke Saward
      November 1, 2015 at 7:47 pm

      Thank you Tanja – I LOVE Belgrade! Hope to make it back soon!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    November 1, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Wow your home is beautiful! Looks so cosy and super organised! I love your interior style!

    November 1, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    OMG YOUR ORGANISATION SKILLS. WOW. Haha! i love the whole white theme going on too, you have such a lovely apartment!!

    x Carina

    • Brooke Saward
      November 1, 2015 at 7:48 pm

      Hahaha I’m a little bit obsessed I will admit! ๐Ÿ˜›

    November 1, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    Love it that you have a place that you can call home, Brooke! And love the color shame, I have the same and go with beige and white for years and it still doesn’t get boring. Just relax and have fun with your partner aka boyfriend ๐Ÿ˜‰ do what feels right for you and don’t stress out about having (just) to travel. For me you can write about whatever you want, even gardening and I’m pretty sure that I would love it just because its from YOU! Have a nice Sunday! Greetings from Vienna, Dani

    • Brooke Saward
      November 1, 2015 at 7:45 pm

      Ahhhh this is the nicest thing I will read all week! You are too sweet – I hope to one day start a blog about home design or cooking / its so good to have other passions and change it up a bit! Have a lovely Sunday in Vienna! xoxo

    November 1, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    You have such a gorgeous house!! I envy you so much!!

    • Brooke Saward
      November 1, 2015 at 7:51 pm

      aww thanks Yujung ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    November 1, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    Beautiful place! But curious. Is that carpet in your ensuite bathroom? And.. how does that go??

    • Brooke Saward
      November 1, 2015 at 7:49 pm

      Thanks Jess! Yes it is a little odd haha! It was there from the beginning and I thought it was sooooo weird but now I’m pretty used to it. No cold tiles in the mornings! :p

    Diamond Selina
    November 1, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    OMG! Your pantry is so organized! Mine is a hot mess! I have wire shelving and have a hard time organizing it. I also love the bright atmosphere of your home decor. Looks very relaxing.

    • Brooke Saward
      November 1, 2015 at 7:50 pm

      Thank you so much! Haha I do love feeling organised but have probably taken it too far by alphabetically organising my spices!!! ๐Ÿ˜› xx

    November 1, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    Brooke it looks amazing! So cosy! I feel like you’ve really teased us with half a story though! Partner??? And is your house in Tasmania or someone else in Oz?xx

    • Brooke Saward
      November 1, 2015 at 7:46 pm

      Thanks Christina ๐Ÿ™‚ Haha yes I have been with him all of this year and we live in Tasmania ๐Ÿ™‚ xo

    ariana kajic
    November 1, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Love the place and the colour scheme. Simple yet elegant. Theres nothing better than the comfort of your own place after a long trip away. I spent 4 months in europe (10 weeks of that i was working and sleeping in a hostel!!) and just got home this week. Other than my family, fiance, cats and friends ive missed my bed, my bathroom, and my PC. Trying to blog on a small laptop with crappy wifi was almost impossible. Just have to beat this jetlag, then i can enjoy summer all over again!

    • Brooke Saward
      November 1, 2015 at 4:42 pm

      Thanks so much Ariana ๐Ÿ™‚ I wanted to keep it cosy and to feel like home – now I definitely miss it when I’m away! But I’m always excited for the next trip – so nice to have the best of both worlds ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy home! xo

    November 1, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Your garden is gorgeous!! Keep traveling so we can learn from you! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Brooke Saward
      November 1, 2015 at 4:40 pm

      Aww thank you! It is a work in progress but such a good hobby between trips – I want to grow my own veggies and fruit and everything ๐Ÿ˜€ xx

    November 1, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    It looks really cosy! And the view outdoors is amazinngggggg!

    • Brooke Saward
      November 1, 2015 at 4:23 pm

      Aww thank you Kristine ๐Ÿ™‚ That view is my favourite! Great place for a cup of tea in the mornings ๐Ÿ™‚ x