Fashion Powerhouse Elizabeth O’Connor-Cowley loves Ashgrove

first_imgElizabeth O’Connor-Cowley bought her first unit in Auchenflower in 1994 for $183,000. Now her family live in Ashgrove, and it’s ‘boy heaven’. Picture: supplied.ELIZABETH O’Connor-Cowley is the powerhouse behind the brilliant children’s luxe fashion label eeni meeni miini moh. When she’s not outfitting discerning grown-up shoppers with her latest luxe handbag and accessory collection, article:® at her pop up store at 48 James St, Fortitude Valley, she’s living it up in Ashgrove where cricket is played on the street and neighbours look out for each other. What would you change about your home? Elizabeth O’Connor-Cowley is releasing a new range of pochettes and handbags in her pop-up store in Fortitude Valley. Picture: supplied.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago What was the best piece of property advice you were given? Definitely the outdoors, it’s where our kids spend a lot of their time. We’re on a 825sq m corner block in a double cul-de-sac. Ashgrove is a leafy suburb full of families, which we love. My studio is my favourite hang out space. It’s where I spend a lot of time but it makes me happy. I have everything I need in this space from my painting easel and trolley to a large layout bench, a sewing table and of course my computer workspace. Storage is in abundance in this room so everything is on hand behind the sliding doors. What do you love about your home? If money was no option, what would be your fantasy home and where? What is the best thing about your suburb?center_img We live in Ashgrove. We moved here from Auchenflower once our eldest son commenced Year 5 at Marist College Ashgrove. It just made sense to live close to the school that we were going to be involved with for the next 12 years until our youngest son graduates. Building a contemporary art gallery (GOMA-style) space with very high ceilings using a combination of juxtaposing materials (concrete, timber, aluminium etc) and be full of mid-20th century classic furniture and abstract art. As for the location, somewhere with direct access to our private beach and docked yacht/luxury cruiser in summer and in wintertime it would the mountains with ski-in/ski-out facilities. Ashgrove is leafy and full of families. We love that. Where do you live and why? We are yet to renovate our interior so that is the next thing on our agenda when time permits. We can’t wait to knock out a few walls and open up the living areas which will create a feeling of space. We can then bring back my favourite classic chair collection, which is currently in storage. Our best advice was to get into the property market as soon as we could. We bought our first piece of property when we were first married (23). Most of our single friends were off overseas blowing their cash but we did it the other way around.last_img

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