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A Sweet Family Home In Melbourne
Cute, colorful and absolutely feminine, dessert designer Caroline Khoo is pushing the boundaries of the confectionery arts. The owner of Melbourne's Nectar and Stone, Khoo is known around the globe for her sweet treats that look more like pieces of art than pieces of cake. As a renowned designer of tarts, cakes, chocolates and more, it's no wonder that this amazing confectioner has also designed a beautiful home for herself and her family in Melbourne, Australia.Continue to 2 of 10 below.
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Sharing Khoo's fashionable abode is her husband, Nicholas, and her two young boys, Isaiah and Dimitri. While the boys may outnumber mom three to one, Khoo has been able to design a home that reflects the same sweet, feminine aesthetic found in her desserts. The living room sofa is a shining example of Khoo's aesthetic. On a sectional that's big enough for the entire family to enjoy, a layered display of pillows has been added to bring color and texture to the space. A little bit of... floral has been added to the mix with a striking cushion in a vibrant mix of hues that certainly stands out among the neutral furnishings.Continue to 3 of 10 below.
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Pretty In Pink Details
This family home is filled with a number of pretty vignettes. Collected pieces are displayed artfully, making it clear that each piece, whether perched on a shelf, or sitting on a table, has meaning. On the shelf above the sofa, a pale pink pitcher, ring bowls and small stacks of books all add to the aesthetic accompanied by a few romantic items, including an antique clock and dried roses. But the crown jewel of the space is a painting her sister purchased years ago while traveling to Cuba.... The piece is one of Khoo's absolute favorites; the man playing a drum is a constant reminder for the confectioner to enjoy life.Continue to 4 of 10 below.
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In this family home, the art of display is showcased in every room. In the hallway, wall-to-wall shelves have been installed to allow for adequate storage. Among the rows of white shelving, papers and books have been carefully placed alongside more fashionable items like a Louis Vuitton purse and a stunning pair of red loafers. It's a great idea that effectively lets her storage serves as decor as well.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Just like her desserts, the items on Khoo's shelves have been color coordinated to form a pastel color palette of pink and orange. Instead of trying to arrange a bookshelf according to color, Khoo has wrapped in her books in covers that reflect her preferred color palette while color coordinated binders keep things well organized and looking good. As a finishing touch, contemporary pieces like a camera, purse and a few stylish boxes have been used to inject just a little bit of black among... the sweet shades.Continue to 6 of 10 below.
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A Home Office Nook
Making the most of every space in her home, Khoo has carved out an additional area in her home office, that is perfect for painting and sketching new ideas. The small nook is home to a floating desk which has its own shelving for even more storage. The white furnishings in the office provide a crisp backdrop for pens, paint, and other items that support Khoo's creative endeavors.Continue to 7 of 10 below.
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Just like in the living room, the office also features a number of styled vignettes. Here, small pieces of pottery, vessels and a classic desk lamp are the perfect accessories to keep Khoo's workspace bright and inspiring.Continue to 8 of 10 below.
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A Kitchen For Creating
Of course the kitchen is the place where Khoo's creativity really shines. Every day over 340,000 Instagram followers wait to see what this dessert designer will come up with next. Macaroons shaped like owls, ice cream pavlovas and cupcakes topped in a rose frosting are just a few of the innovative desserts that have popped up on her popular social media page, each one hand-crafted lovingly in her own kitchen, which provides plenty of space for Khoo to follow her inspiration.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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In addition to space for cooking and display, the kitchen also includes a seating area that provides plenty of room for packaging desserts, and for Isaiah and Dimitri to get a view of mom while she works. Cushions have been added her too, bringing an unexpected splash of color to this eat-in space.Continue to 10 of 10 below.
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Last of all (but far from least), the final pieces that make this home so beautiful are Khoo's desserts. Decorative objects in their own right, chocolate pyramids in pale shades of pink, floral-infused popsicles, and pretty in pink glazed donuts make this space shine. Not only is this a home, but a place where the most beautiful desserts are created, bringing mouths around the globe a sweet sense of joy.