Posted in interiors, photographers January 24th, 2008 by piablog

We’ve all had a good drool over South African photographer Debi Treloar’s online portfolio, and we lapped up her photographs when we reviewed the book ‘Recycled Home’, but can we get enough of Debi? No we can’t. Because she also just happens to be a lovely person and we love those types at the (blog)house! While chatting with Debi recently I couldn’t resist asking her if we could have a sneak peak into her own London home. And I’m glad I asked!


Debi’s Victorian home in London is bursting with colour and energy. It is a gorgeous collection of vintage, found and rescued, and is splashed with beautiful African artefacts. Loose, real, and sophisticated is how I would describe her home. The stylist in me wants to review this home for you in full detail but I won’t subject you to my ramblings (hmm, unless you ask). But I will say this – have a good gaze at these shots and look at her clever use of colour. Even though it looks like a happy accident, there is actually a rhythm, an order to her use of colour. She has not been frightened by using bold key colours throughout, and it is this confident use of colour that makes this home a knock out. Enjoy your visit to Debi’s place and be sure to pick up the free inspiration from these beautiful photographs along the way…










Larger images of Debi’s home can be seen in the book Flea Market Style written by Emily Chalmers and Ali Hanan, as well as a back issue of Living Etc. Thanks again Debi!

Up next: another stunning interior inspiration thanks to Debi, but this one has a twist and I’ll give only one clue: it is somewhere in Africa!

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  1. All Things Bright and Beautiful says

    Pia! I’m swooning!!


    Your tag is up tomorrow:-)!!:-)

    Hey I’m sorry its taken me so long to get to things lately – but the thing is I 99.9% WILL get to it – its just a matter of when :-)!!!

    YOU HAVE one fab blog here – actually to be perfectly honest you have the makings of a truly great blog

    Remember -oh ye of boundless enthusiasm, joie de vivre and huge talent – Rome wasn’t built in a day 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Hugs to you bug 🙂

    January 24th, 2008 | #

  2. All Things Bright and Beautiful says

    Keep chipping away

    And as the great Paul Kelly sings

    From little things big things grow

    AND if I happen to forget on the 26th – HAPPY BIRTHDAY in advance 🙂

    January 24th, 2008 | #

  3. Uncle Beefy says

    Oh Pia…I will admit Debi has a fab home. Filled with many of the colors I long for in my own home. That punchy aqua/turquoise shelf with the white framed mirror and blue vases…GASP 🙂 There was only one thing that I didn’t like at all about the images of Debi’s home…it seemed kind of, well, empty…like she REALLY needed a roommate. If that is the case, I GUESS I could help her out. You know, because I am that generous.

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  4. Pia says

    Uncle Beefy, I hear ya, I think she needs two roommates actually, so that’s why I’m packin’ my bags and moving in pronto! Speaking of wanting to move in, wait until you see what is coming up next (I have so many images, it is taking me ages to get this post up, but it is coming!)

    Felicity, you crack me up at the same time as bringing a huge smile to my dial every time, thanks for all your words of encouragement with my blog!

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  5. lynne says

    so great and i can see the south afrian vibe too:)

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  6. Marissa says

    Oooh! Her house is amazing. I’ve been meaning to check out or purchase that book, thanks for the reminder.

    The blue frame is fantastic. I especially loved the grouping of glasses, blues and greens in one of the first photos. Lovely!

    January 25th, 2008 | #

  7. Anna Spiro says

    OMG Pia this pics are so beautiful – I am flying out the door so I can’t really look at them in depth at the moment but I just had to tell you this house is so beautiful and so amazing – I love it! Can’t wait to check all the pictures out over the weekend! Thanks for showing!

    January 25th, 2008 | #

  8. jennifer ramos says

    fantastic home , im so jealous. colors are soo pretty and the home just pops out with all the amazing colorful accessories..

    Jen Ramos
    ‘100% Recycled DESIGNER Cards’

    January 26th, 2008 | #

  9. Beth says

    Hi Pia,
    I’ve just discovered your blog and I love it. I hope you don’t mind but I want to post some photos of Debi Treloar’s home on my blog (with acknowledgement to you of course)

    January 28th, 2008 | #

  10. PassionPages says

    God I love this house! the colour, the style, the wildness, the fun. And I love your archives Pia.

    January 26th, 2009 | #

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