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My Favourite Space with Wendy Caldwell

My Favourite Space with Wendy Caldwell

You would know by now how much I love Instagram, a place of endless pretty pictures and inspiration. This week on My Favourite Space I’m excited to share with you a space from a page I follow on Instagram. I started following Wendy on Instagram as we both share a love of blue and white, and our houses are quite similar. Wendy is now living in a gorgeous 104 year old home, and I’m sure you’ll agree the verandah is an inviting space to sit and enjoy.



Tell us a little about yourself

I’m retired & have the time to indulge lifetime passion of mine- old houses and interior design. We moved from our last home, planning to purchase a unit to downsize. What was I thinking!! Instead we moved into an even older house. Talavara is 104 years old & I find it a joy to live in every day.

What is your favourite space?

My fave space is the front verandah, with its original verandah railings & timber flooring.


What makes it your favourite space?

Its private with lattice screening & it’s a pleasant space for all seasons. It’s a great space to relax late on a summers day, eat breakfast on a Summer’s morning or chase the morning sun on a Winter’s morning.

What are your favourite items in this space?

It’s a tie between the pretzel chairs & the cane daybed. The cane daybed is a great place to lounge of an afternoon with a book or magazine.It’s pretty special moreover as it was a gift from a dear friend, who knew I was in the market for one. I’ve always had wicker style furniture but in a quantum leap, I purchased the original pretzel chairs which had gained my attention . These are vintage ( from the 60’s I think), beautifully made & very comfortable.

How does this space make you feel?

I feel grateful that we landed in a place that has soul. It’s a place we can inhabit at many times through the day & it’s a great space for chatting with neighbours & visitors alike.



What a beautiful space! Thanks Wendy for sharing a little piece of your home with us, I love the dappled light on the verandah and can see how this would be an easy space to share company and relax. I’m sure Talavara has many stories to tell of its 104 year history! Want to see more? You can find Wendy on Instagram.

Do you have a favourite space that you would like to share? Simply send me an email via my contact page, and I will email you all the details you need. I hope to hear from you soon.

Do you live in an older house? Do you know much about its history? Does it have a unique space that you love most?

Nicole xxx





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  1. I NEED TO BE THERE RIGHT THIS MINUTE. With a cheese plate and a glass of something nice.

    1. Now that would be delightful! xx

  2. How cute are those pretzel chairs? What an ace space, when I grow up, I want a verandah like that!

    1. You’re so funny Sammie, I don’t ever want to grow up! xx

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