Fashion-obsessed mother and daughter spend four years transforming an aging home into a spectacular, Chanel-inspired mansion – complete with extravagant decor and a sparkling poolside retreat
- Kiwi artist Lillianna Cruickshank has with her daughter Celine. a spectacular French mansion designed
- The six bedroom home in the Gold Coast hinterland was born from their mutual love for Chanel. inspired
- Hand-painted works of art by the mother-daughter duo hang alongside quotes from the pioneering fashion designer
- The rooms are painted in candy colors, including a peppermint-green bedroom and a bubblegum-pink study
A “fashion-obsessed” mother-daughter duo with a passion for Chanel have designed a one-of-a-kind mansion inspired by the legendary French designer.
When New Zealand-born artist Lillianna Cruickshank bought her sprawling Queensland mansion in 2017, everything from the door frames to the carpets and kitchen countertops was painted a striking jade green, the color of wealth and happiness in Asian cultures.
The previous Japanese owners may have been willing to make their house rich, but Mrs. Cruickshank took this as a sign from her late Irish mother that she needed to be here.
For the past four years, she has channeled her love of the flamboyant into the 1.2 acre estate in Worongary, 12 kilometers from the Gold Coast, and channeled every inch with her flamboyant flair and somewhere in the $ 1.5 million range (AUD) transformed.
Fashion-obsessed mother-daughter duo Lillianna and Celine Cruickshank used their passion for Chanel to create this glamorous mansion on the Gold Coast
The kiwi artist poured her love of the extravagant and $ 1.5 million into her remarkable home
Ms. Cruickshank said she likes the library most (pictured), which has a scrawled blackboard that reads “Change Your Thoughts and Your Life”.
Before: When Ms. Cruickshank bought the sprawling Queensland mansion in 2017, everything from the door frames to the carpets and kitchen countertops was painted a striking shade of jade green
New Zealand born artist Lillianna Cruickshank and her daughter Celine
The six-bedroom house, which pays homage to Coco Chanel, is filled with oversized artwork hand-painted by Ms. Cruickshank and her daughter Celine, 17, who also painted quotes from the Parisian pioneer on panels that run the walls from the floor Cover to the bottom. Blanket.
“When I was younger I did a bit of modeling and just fell in love with Chanel,” Ms. Cruickshank told Daily Mail Australia.
“She was outspoken, funny and a bit out of the way. Just a marvelously impressive woman. ‘
Ms. Cruickshank added a touch of class to her home with luxurious accessories like ornate mirrors and gem-colored furniture that contrast with rustic furnishings like massive brick fireplaces and dark herringbone floors.
She painted the rooms in bright candy colors, including a chewing gum-pink study with stacks of fashion books lining the shelves and a peppermint-green bedroom in honor of her mother.
Rooms are painted in bright candy colors, including a bubble gum-pink study (pictured) where stacks of fashion books line the shelves
One of the six bedrooms is mint green in honor of Mrs. Cruickshank’s Irish mother
A dramatic staircase leads to two upstairs hallways
French doors open onto a terrace with a large lagoon pool (pictured)
The sprawling six-bedroom house (pictured) is reminiscent of a French castle
Ms. Cruickshank filled the house with luxurious accessories such as ornate mirrors and gem-colored plush furniture (pictured)
Ms. Cruickshank said she likes the library most, which has a chalkboard scrawled on it that says “Change Your Thoughts and Your Life”.
On the grounds of the impressive property, French doors open onto a terrace with a large lagoon swimming pool and a lounge area that is upholstered in Chanel’s signature black and white.
Fairy lights around trees on the manicured lawn greet you in the house and create a feeling of fairytale romance rarely found in the suburbs of the Gold Coast.
The lounge area by the pool (pictured) is upholstered in Chanel’s characteristic black and white
Ms. Cruickshank has changed every inch of the villa (pictured) with her extravagant flair
The Chanel-inspired mansion (pictured) is slated to go under the hammer at auction on June 19
Ms. Cruickshank kept some of the jade green windows that were there when she bought the house in tribute to her Irish heritage
Listing agent Sabrina Chen, who oversees the sale of the property for Ray White realtors, told Daily Mail Australia that demand for such a unique home is difficult to predict.
“It’s hard to say, but we have some interested buyers,” said Ms. Chen.
Ms. Cruickshank’s Chanel-inspired mansion is set to go under the hammer at auction on June 19, but if it doesn’t attract bidders, it certainly won’t be staggered.
“I’ll keep it as a sample of my work, a living calling card,” she said.