artist nicola hensel’s home in country style…
Posted in artists, australia, interiors April 19th, 2011 by pia

There is a fabulous article in the april issue of australian country style magazine about artists Nicola Hensel and John Turier’s weatherboard cottage. Have you seen it? I’m enamoured…

This is a home with heart, filled with treasures found, foraged, and made by hand. Incredible art line the walls, vintage rugs are strewn across the floors, and an old piano is played everyday. Nicola’s niece once said that the house was like a giant cubby. I think that’s rather wonderful…

The full story is delightful, if you can get a copy of the april issue, you’ll love it. You can also see more photos and read a bit more about Nicola and John online right here. The photographs are by Sharyn Cairns, who I recently had the pleasure of working with, more about that amazing experience in a post to come.

I’m inspired.


+photography by sharyn cairns, and styling: geraldine munoz for country style magazine.

+for more information about Nicola Hensel’s art, visit the Jan Murphy gallery here.

+to see some of John Turier’s sculptures, click here.

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  1. Marleen says

    Wat een heerlijk en inspratie-vol huis, een huis waarin geleefd wordt. Erg mooi !

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  2. la boom says

    Fantastic home! I love its style and mood!


    April 19th, 2011 | #

  3. Jen Laceda says

    i’m really into “minimalist” and “uncluttered” living…but this country-style…i’m digging it!!!

    April 19th, 2011 | #

  4. Jen Laceda says

    I just posted about the Feria de San Pedro Telmo is Buenos Aires, and now I’m regretting not getting stuff from there 🙁

    April 19th, 2011 | #

  5. AnnaKlara says

    This is so pretty and inspiring! Thanks for sharing, I love it!

    April 19th, 2011 | #

  6. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures says

    I’m totally inspired too, love every room and wall!

    April 19th, 2011 | #

  7. Kathy says

    Worn and really inviting… love these!

    April 19th, 2011 | #

  8. Denise | Chez Danisse says

    It looks so lovely and comfortable.

    April 19th, 2011 | #

  9. Cez says

    such a fantastic home!!!! i am inspired too…

    April 19th, 2011 | #

  10. Lindsay Jewell says

    Beautiful. I’m inspired, too.

    April 20th, 2011 | #

  11. michele says

    Oh congratulations Pia! I just saw it this morning while sipping my tea! SUCH a beautiful + artistic story… And as a fellow artist I was inspired too! You must have had the nicest day… x

    April 20th, 2011 | #

  12. Rumisu says

    very warm and cozy: in short homey.

    April 20th, 2011 | #

  13. Christy says

    I love it, my kind of space. Although I love white minimalist, it’s not for me. I’m too eclectic. My Gran was and very artsy, my sister is and I am. What a dear weather-board house.

    Li Bit Brit

    April 20th, 2011 | #

  14. sarah-jane down the lane says

    Beautiful photographs.
    Oh and a belated thank you as I received my first issue of Anthology and I adore it!

    Sarah x

    April 20th, 2011 | #

  15. Francesca from Façonner says

    I really love the idea of treasures in a home…but I don’t know why something about this space makes me a little depressed…perhaps that yellow…hmm. But I do appreciate it for it’s charm. F x

    April 21st, 2011 | #

  16. Lynne, Tea for Joy says

    Gorgeous home – I love it.

    April 22nd, 2011 | #

  17. Jo Anderson says

    i just loved everything in this house…singing and skipping …jo

    April 23rd, 2011 | #

  18. tschitschi says

    what a fantastic place!

    April 26th, 2011 | #

  19. PixelHazard says

    How grand! I love a house of collections

    Bright Green Laces

    April 30th, 2011 | #

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  25. Miss Heliotrope says

    I love that grevillea picture by the piano – gorgeous

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  26. Paris Rendez-vous says

    J’adore Nicola Hensel’s artwork. I’m going to save up and buy one of her glorious ink and crayon drawings. Merci beaucoup for this wonderful blog.

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  27. Lynn says

    Lovely inspiring place

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