I was invited to step inside the charming renovated home of Deanne and Darren Jolly.  The former Block contestants have been busy with their latest renovation project and completed this gorgeous family home in Kew East Melbourne.  Along side Inside Out Magazine and my fellow blogging friends I was taken on a glorious tour of this delightful family home.


It took the couple 11 months from start to finish the makeover which came in just under $1 million dollars to complete.  Deanne Jolly did all the interior design and hubby Darren who is a registered builder built and oversaw the whole project.


Dea considered the modern family lifestyle when at the design stage. This is evident as soon as you enter the home with this gorgeous lounge room off to the left.  A great spot for the kids to play or for the parents to enjoy some privacy.  The soft grey painted on the walls is Wash&Wear low sheen paint by Dulux called Waltzing.


This gorgeous home office space is Dea’s favourite part of the house.  It was designed so it was an enjoyable space to work in.  I fell in love with it immediately.  On the other side of the room it had a gorgeous window that opened on to a lush green garden.  Who wouldn’t want to work here!


The living/ dining / kitchen area was my favourite.  This area had such a huge sense of space with cathedral ceilings.  With modern Hisense appliances used in the kitchen and lounge room the space is perfect for the modern family. The photography credit is Armelle Habib and Dea styled the home for the photoshoot herself.


Here are some shots I took on my tour.  The bathrooms were so luxurious, my favourite was the ensuite (above).


Here is another shot of the living area and those cathedral ceilings, all built by Darren.


Gorgeous artwork was displayed throughout the home.  The linen, lighting, carpet all meticulously chosen by Dea to create this magnificent home.  I had serious home envy when I left.


Grab a copy of the latest Inside Out Magazine to see more of Dea and Darren’s winning style.

Thanks to Hisense Australia you can take a video tour of this cover home.

You can also see more at Inside Out on line.


What was your favourite room?