Hello

Photo by Heather Robbins.

If you’re obsessed with houses, this is the blog for you. My name is Maya Anderson, I’m a journalist turned blogger and have been obsessed with houses for as long as I can remember – and definitely to a nerdy extent. I love all those tiny little details about houses and can talk about them happily for hours on end, whether it’s the most perfect duck egg blue paint or the best flooring for your 1960s fixer-upper.

Born and raised in Perth, Western Australia, for years I’ve written about homes, renovations, architecture and interior design for my job as a journalist and love houses of all different styles. But the ones I’ve always been the most drawn to are the ones that have a warmth to them, an inviting feel – no matter what year they were built or on what kind of budget. Modaokon is my way – my excuse! – for looking more closely at those homes, whether it’s a cosy old Art Deco cottage, a light-filled beach house or a tiny flat furnished on a shoestring. The one thing all my home tours on here have in common is that welcoming, friendly feel. I started Modaokon in 2012 and have been blogging ever since! You can check out my original site here.

I love blogging about renovations, DIY projects and ideas, cool shops, interesting people in the industry and I also love a great before and after story, whether it’s small (like a little old table) or massive (like a crumbling limestone mansion) You can read some of these here.

I live in a 1970s fixer-upper with my husband, our toddler son Little Nerd, our Labrador cross Border collie Nala and a host of garden wildlife. I blog about our ongoing renovations to our own home, The Crap Shack. When we bought it, it had barely been touched since that era, brown and pink rose-pattered ensuite, orange glass and pungent shagpile carpet included – beautiful! You can check out our renovating adventures (and mistakes!) here.

You can follow me on , , ,  and  – and I love hearing your back and story suggestions. Hope you enjoy browsing Modaokon as much as I enjoy writing it – take the key and enjoy a tour. Feel free to me through the form below. Maya x