Adore Home magazine - The Renovation Edition / Autumn 2022

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KITCHEN TRENDS FOR 2022

22 of the hottest kitchen trends to embrace in 2022


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CREDITS Publisher Adore Home Magazine Editor-in-chief, designer and product editor Loni Parker loni@adoremagazine.com Sub-editor Casey Hutton caseyhutton.com Writers Casey Hutton caseyhutton.com Nichola Davies nicholadavies.com Rebecca Jamieson Dwyer rebeccajamiesondwyer.com Product/content sourcing assistant Kate Moss kate@adoremagazine.com Photographers Finishing Image finishingimagephotography.com Jesse Hunniford lusy.com.au Krystal Dahaby houseofharvee.com Louise Roche, Villa Styling thedesignvilla.com.au Mark Zeidler coastparkcreative.com Nat Spadavecchia, The Palm Co thepalmco.com.au The Content Co thecontentco.com.au Contact Adore Home Magazine 19 Pearl St, Scarborough QLD 4020 Australia info@adoremagazine.com www.adoremagazine.com

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CONTENTS 4

EDITOR’S LETTER

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WHAT’S NEW

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BATHROOM NEWS

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PRODUCT TRENDS

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STORE PROFILE

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Interior designer Crystal Bailey’s new Tamworth store and studio space houses a curated collection of luxurious artisanal wares.

BRAND PROFILE

Through her innovative new coaching program, stylist Kylie Tyrrell is sharing tricks of the trade and empowering other women

to succeed.

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KITCHEN TRENDS We’ve rounded up 22 of the hottest kitchen trends to embrace in 2022.

33 THE KITCHEN EDIT 34 RENOVATION TIPS & TRICKS Aaron and Sarah Waters of Bilinga Beach Abodes share their renovating tips and take us behind the scenes on their latest project.

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HOME TOURS These four renovated homes have gone from drab to fab with a little creativity and a whole lot of love and hard work.

Views expressed by the author are not necessarily that of the publisher. Whilst all care is taken in the preparation of this publication, the publisher accepts no responsibility for any errors and/or omissions. © Copyright Adore Home Magazine 2022. Copyright of articles and photographs in Adore Home Magazine remain with the individual contributors and may not be reproduced without permission. ISSN 2204-1079




EDITOR’S LETTER

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EDITOR’S LETTER My front yard is finally finished, and that completes our home renovation journey! It’s kind of sad that this is the last makeover of my own home to share. I look back to where we began and, compared to where we’ve ended up, the house is barely recognisable. It looks and feels like a brand-new home now. I think the big takeaway for me has been that the process of renovating is the biggest buzz. I’m so looking forward to doing it all again (hopefully sometime this year – watch this space!). Sure, I want to enjoy this house a little, but I’m also eager to create something from scratch again. We learnt heaps in the process of creating our outdoor zone at the front. Here are my top tips for landscaping: 1. Have an overall plan of where everything goes, including measurements. Map out all the major hardscaping elements, like a decking or paved areas, on the ground with string and steel pegs to get a good sense of where things will sit. When we did this, we actually tweaked measurements of the deck to ensure it would fit our outdoor table comfortably with enough walking space around it. 2. Delegate tasks that are beyond your skillset to qualified tradespeople. If you’re going to do something yourself, watch plenty of YouTube tutorial videos. 3. Don’t underestimate the transformative qualities of new turf. Do your homework and pick something suitable for your sun situation and overall climate.

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“I’m in love with our new deck. We chose a composite decking product from Ekodeck in ‘Ironwood’, which ties in with our dark roof. There’s zero maintenance involved – a total win for us.” - LONI PARKER, EDITOR

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LANDSCAPING MATTERS Landscaping has really helped to enhance our new front facade. We chose Sapphire Buffalo turf – it can withstand hot, dry temperatures which is great for our north-facing home. 4

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WHAT’S NEW

ECLECTIC STYLING

MAGICAL PRINTS

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Hôtel Magique’s range of contemporary art prints has a holiday feel, including their latest ‘Palmier’ print. Each artwork is painted by hand before heading to the printer. Available in A3, A2 and A1 sizes and priced from $65.

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Laundry just got a whole lot prettier with HAY’s range of versatile storage baskets, available in three new colours: nougat (pictured), soft blue and soft yellow. They’re made from a sturdy blend of recycled PP, and priced at $41. hayshop.com.au

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BATHROOM NEWS

E LY S I A N GOOSENECK Introducing ABI Interiors’ new ‘Elysian’ gooseneck shower set ($799.90), which combines both an overhead shower head and a hand shower with diverter function. Its eye-catching look is bound to make a statement and enhance any bathroom. abiinteriors.com.au

Mayde’s first signature towel, ‘Daintree’, features a terry jacquard design with palm print on both sides. Exuding beauty and simplicity, it comes in mustard, dusty rose, white and chambray. Priced at $119.95. maydestore.com.au

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ADP ‘Arch Fluted’ basin $259 adpaustralia.com.au

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Buildmat ‘Nevali’ terrazzo basin $599 buildmat.com.au

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AVALON ACCESSORIES Grace your bathroom vanity with Greg Natale’s ‘Avalon’ bathroom accessories, which offer a contemporary take on the classic arch shape. The accessories come in a smooth matte finish and five beautiful colours: black, blush, dove, navy and white. Soap pump priced at $75 and toothbrush holder $55. gregnatale.com adore home

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COLOUR PALETTE

PRODUCT TRENDS

Earthy TERRACOTTA

Add a splash of terracotta to warm up any space.

TAP ABI Interiors ‘Elysian’ kitchen mixer in clay $349.90 abiinteriors.com.au / ART PRINT Urban Road ‘Winding Staircase Terracotta’ poster from $394 urbanroad.com.au / PENDANT LIGHT Calo terracotta pendant light $698 fentonandfenton.com.au / THROW Urban Road terracotta textured throw $149 urbanroad.com.au / VASE Bonnie & Neil ‘Terracotta 3’ vase $99 lifeinteriors.com.au / TILES ‘Meca Cotto’ ceramic handmade look tile $119/m2 perini.com.au / ARMCHAIR Life Interiors ‘Monet’ armchair in rust $895 lifeinteriors.com.au / CANDLE HOLDER Châbi Chic ‘Bougeoir Tadelakt’ candle holder in terracotta $59.95 hellotrader.com.au / SHEET SET I Love Linen’Desert Rose’ sheet set (single) $305 ilovelinen.com.au LAMP ‘Leo’ lamp in terracotta $229 mcmullinandco.com / COFFEE TABLE Laforma ‘Vilena’ terracotta alfresco coffee table $399 lifeinteriors.com.au / CUSHION L&M Home ‘Harper’ tobacco cushion $139 lmhome.com.au / PLANTER Jones & Co ‘Buns’ planter in cedar $52 jonesandco.com.au adore home

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COLOUR PALETTE

PRODUCT TRENDS

Artful

LIVING

Seek out items with a point of difference to create a home that is layered and artful.

Editor’s Fave

swivel “This retro-inspired ll within a armchair would sit we home.” mid-century modern PENDANT LIGHT HAY ‘Bonbon’ pendant light (large) by Ana Kraš $1,600 openroom.com.au / ART The Poster Club ‘The Togo’ print $115.50 lifeinteriors.com.au / LAMP HK Living ‘Gesso’ lamp in matte mustard $629 houseoforange.com.au / KNOT SkLO ‘Wrap Knot’ in sargasso $300 jardan.com.au / TRAY Jones & Co ‘Flower Child’ tray in mustard $33 jonesandco.com.au SIDE TABLE Sarah Ellison ‘Pepe’ side table $895 lifeinteriors.com.au / CUSHION Bonnie and Neil ‘Tide’ cushion in Yves Klein Blue $165 bonnieandneil.com.au / WALL ART Jones & Co ‘Evil Eye Blue’ wall hanging $50 jonesandco.com.au / CANDLE HOLDER Present Time ‘Ring’ candle holder in brown $125 smallable.com / ARMCHAIR Love Tree Interiors ‘Vogue’ armchair in caramel $1,249 thefamilylovetree.com.au / VASE Natural raku vessel by Simone Karras $180 jardan.com.au 12

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STORE PROFILE

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Interior designer Crystal Bailey’s new Tamworth store and studio space houses a curated collection of luxurious artisanal wares. WORDS REBECCA JAMIESON DWYER PHOTOGRAPHY FINISHING IMAGE PHOTOGRAPHY

Stepping into the calming, neutral-hued space that is Crystal Bailey Home, you’d never imagine it used to be the local income tax office. “I came across this amazing corner block on the hill in the heart of town and knew it was the one!” Crystal recalls. “The office carpet and partition walls had to go, but the vision was clearly there.” Another thing that’s hard to believe is just how much Crystal – who moved back to Tamworth from Sydney in April 2021 – achieved on her own.

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“If you want to make your home feel like a holiday, that’s what we specialise in!”

Thanks to a tight cash flow and a lack of available tradespeople, she created the entire fit-out of the store and design studio by hand, with no power tools and no previous building experience! “I started with a $129 industrial garage shelf from Bunnings and began covering it with a sheet of gyprock; from there, I built my very first arch bookshelf,” Crystal says. “I also made my shop counter from Besser blocks covered in gyprock with three internal doors glued together on top. The whole thing was covered in plaster and paint, so it looked seamless!” For the walls, Crystal combined texture paint and plaster, which she spread by hand, before adding LED strip lights for a beautiful glow. “I’m most proud of the arches going through to the back stock area, and the way the walls look rendered from the texture paint,” she adds. The store is open three days a week and showcases

a curated selection of furniture and homewares from all over the world, including artwork, ceramics, cushions, recycled elm furniture made from 100-year-old buildings, and more. “I’m all about creating holistic homes, so most of my pieces are made from natural fibres such as linen, cotton, jute and clay,” Crystal says. She also runs her interior design business from the studio, consulting virtually with people and spaces throughout Australia and beyond. Whether it’s through her store, creating furniture packages for clients or designing renovations, Crystal’s mission is to help you feel like you’ve been transported elsewhere. She says: “If you want to make your home feel like a holiday, that’s what we specialise in!”

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Through her innovative new coaching program, stylist Kylie Tyrrell is sharing tricks of the trade and empowering other women to succeed. WORDS REBECCA JAMIESON DWYER

In a competitive industry like interior design, it isn’t often someone invites you to look behind the scenes of their business. But through her new mentorship program for aspiring and established designers, Kylie Tyrrell of Goldchalk Styling is sharing everything she knows. “I crave connection – and as a female running her own business, I wanted to connect with other women in the industry and collaborate and learn from them,” she says. “But the industry can be a little prickly and sharing isn’t something that’s done very well. I wanted to change that.” 16

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The Melbourne-based interior stylist started Goldchalk over a decade ago as a real estate stylist, before diversifying into helping clients style their new builds and renovations. But these days she’s focusing on her mentoring program, which aims to demystify the process of setting up a design business and provide people with the tools they need to succeed in an evolving market. “There’s so much work available and times are changing – we need to connect so we can support, champion and assist each other through the highs and lows,” Kylie says. “I’m teaching things you don’t get taught in design school – the things that took me 12 years to learn on my own!” Her course, Interiors Insider, is a 12-month groupcoaching experience that promises to “elevate your design business and get you fully booked”. With monthly online modules covering practical skills like pricing, branding, marketing, social media, networking, moodboard creation and communicating with clients, it also delves into the importance of mindset and aims to boost the confidence of its participants.

“Eighty percent of this work is mindset,” Kylie says. “Sometimes attendees have just graduated and have no idea how to run their own business, or sometimes they’re mums who’ve held corporate roles and want a job that can work around their family. Either way, they’re usually lacking confidence and belief in themselves.” The beauty of the program lies in the diversity of the participants and their willingness to share and learn together. An exclusive Facebook group and in-person events provide a safe space for women to ask questions without judgement and truly connect. “I got sick of looking for a group that didn’t exist, so I decided to be brave and create my own,” Kylie explains of her new direction. “It’s such a leap of faith – moving away from a successful design business into the unknown – but, deep in my gut, I know the industry needs this.”

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KITCHEN TRENDS

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KITCHEN TRENDS FOR 2022

DESIGN + PHOTOGRAPHY BIG HOUSE LITTLE HOUSE / BUILDER URBANE BUILD / JOINERY WESTON KITCHENS

We’ve rounded up 22 of the hottest kitchen trends to embrace in 2022.

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SHELVING When space permits, open shelving can be a beautiful addition to a kitchen. “The inclusion of some open shelves allows the owner to inject their own personality into their kitchen,” says Chris Brumby, director at Big House Little House. “Whether it’s room for artwork or a plant, or a purely utilitarian space to store quick-access items such as salt, pepper and oil, open shelves provide versatile storage opportunities.”

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KITCHEN TRENDS DESIGNER MATT JAMES / BUILD MJ HARRIS GROUP / PHOTOGRAPHY JOEL NOON

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“Timber-and-white colour palettes are becoming increasingly popular, as they are fairly timeless and very versatile.”

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WHITE & TIMBER The top colour combo for kitchens in 2022 is a white-and-timber scheme. Interior designer Matt James, who designed this kitchen (pictured right) for M.J. Harris Group, loves the versatility of this enduring combination. “The timber-andwhite palette is appealing to so many people because of its neutral colour base, which allows it to be easily incorporated into so many home and decor styles,” Matt points out.

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Matt says the secret to keeping an all-white kitchen from feeling bland is to introduce timber. “A white kitchen that falls flat usually presents as a space that is considered cold or clinical. Incorporating timber elements into a white kitchen can help deliver a space that is balanced in contrast and texture, which are key elements in ensuring a warm and inviting kitchen.”

FANCY HANDLES

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There are plenty of ways to use this material. Try fluted glass pocket doors for concealed pantries or use it for windows where semi-privacy is required.

Handles really are jewellery for kitchens. So, make your kitchen shine by embellishing it with beautiful handles. Arched or rounded shapes are particularly popular right now, as is anything brass, white or with knurled texture.

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GLASS

It’s the hottest trend in bathrooms and kitchens, and we don’t see it disappearing any time soon. Fluted glass, like this example by Smout Property (pictured right), will add texture and interest to your upper cabinetry.

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‘Mayfair’ Collection handle (192mm) $40.53 touchhandles.com.au

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CONTEMPORARY SHAKER

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AnZa white espresso maker $2,385 ssense.com

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TIMBER TONES

There’s no denying the warmth of timber, and that’s why it remains a popular choice in kitchens. In this space (pictured right), designed by Kate Lawrence Interiors, ‘Old Baltic’ Shaker cabinetry from Farmers Doors contrasts beautifully with the white upper cabinetry and walls. “There is a real nod to Spanish mission architecture,” says Kate. “I played with different shades of timber in this design, particularly the richer tones. The floors are a light oak – it is important when using timber in the kitchen cabinetry to completely contrast the two, adding a real sense of warmth.”

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PROFESSIONAL Shaker-style joinery has been around for years and remains a popular option. Its kitchen doors and cabinets feature a flat centre panel and square edges with minimal detailing. Want a contemporary take on this classic design? Customise the style by opting for a thinner border for a cleaner look. “This modern take on the more classical Shaker style brings 21st century luxe to any project,” says Alex Andolfo, head designer at Cafe Kitchens and designer of the kitchen pictured above. 22

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COFFEE MACHINE The days of instant coffee are well and truly over. With more and more people working from home and spending lots of time in their kitchens, a decent coffee machine has become a must. Whether it’s pods or beans, consider making space in your kitchen or walk-in pantry for this essential appliance.


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LINEAR LIGHTING

Linear lights provide a stylish alternative to traditional pendants, making them an ideal choice for contemporary kitchens. They’re perfect when installed above a kitchen island to give adequate illumination. Paredback designs like this one from About Space Lighting deliver a minimal and clean look.

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SAGE GREEN

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“The beauty of sage green is that it works with pretty much any materials, including brass or black tapware.”

INTERIOR DESIGN AMA STUDIO INTERIORS / PHOTOGRAPHY THE PALM CO

KITCHEN TRENDS

– AGATHE TOUGUET, AMA STUDIO INTERIORS

Sage green packs a punch in the kitchen and is the ‘it’ colour of 2022. In this kitchen designed by AMA Studio Interiors, Dulux ‘Tranquil Green’ was chosen for its soothing qualities. “I believe sage green has become very popular because it is a calming colour – and we all need some calm in these crazy times,” says Agathe Touguet at AMA Studio Interiors. “It is a soft and earthy colour that makes a real statement while remaining a pretty safe choice. Depending on the shade you choose, sage green can work with any design style; it’s become the new neutral.”

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MATTE BLACK

Slick, all-black kitchens are trending in contemporary homes. This kitchen (pictured opposite page), designed by Noir Blanc Interiors for Buildcarp Constructions, features custom-made panelling using Tesrol Superclean ‘Carbon’. “Each piece was individually cut, edged and carefully placed around the island, and equally spaced down to the millimetre,” says Victoria Pirrello, co-founder of Vicello Kitchens who created this kitchen.

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“Using an anti-fingerprint material is so important when considering a black kitchen,” explains Victoria. “The client had beautiful concepts of a curved island with ribbing detail but there was no pre-made clad system available in such a product. So – challenge accepted – we custom-made our own.”


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BUILT-IN ICE TROUGH

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For the serious entertainer, an ice trough built into the island is a stylish and practical kitchen addition. Streamlined into your benchtop, this one from ABI Interiors (pictured) can either be top-mounted or under-mounted. It can hold 27.9 litres and accommodates three interchangeable accessories within ABI Interiors’ ‘Entertainer Series’, including a colander insert and draining tray.

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TILED ISLAND

Interesting textures on the island front are going to be big this year! One way to do it costeffectively is with a statement tile. In Krystal Dahaby’s kitchen (pictured right) ‘Rosetta’ finger tiles adorn the island front. “When I had the original kitchen design rendered, there was something missing in the design that I couldn’t put my finger on,” says Krystal. “I knew I wanted something that would be a big feature in the space, but I also wanted to love it for a long time and not get over it.” “When I had the idea to tile the island, I had never seen it done before so I wasn’t even sure it could be done!” After testing several sample tiles, Krystal finally found the perfect match: a softpink marble finger tile that delivers a serious wow moment in her kitchen.

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Rosetta’ fingers mosaic tile $24 per sheet perini.com.au

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Dualit ‘NewGen’ 2 slice toaster $400 appliancesonline.com.au

APPLIANCE CUPBOARD

Close the doors on the mess of everyday living by hiding your toaster, kettle and coffee machine in an appliance cupboard. “We endeavour to design them into all of our kitchens that don’t have the luxury of a hidden butler’s pantry, as they are just so practical for family life,” says Loretta Wilson, interior designer at Lowi Interiors.

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Alessi ‘Plissé’ toaster $245 alessiaustralia.com.au

“A great tip is to have lighting in your cupboard that is on a sensor, so when you open it up, it lights up without the need to flick a switch. I also like to tuck a microwave in here, so our clients can save some money on expensive integrated alternatives. Powerpoints are definitely a must, along with a functional surface for everyday mess and spills. Under-counter drawers are a great inclusion, and so is open shelving for easy access to high-use kitchenware.” DeLonghi ‘Distinta Perla’ 4-slice toaster in rose $199 appliancesonline.com.au


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CURVES Curves are the hottest trend to be embraced this year. Islands like this emerald-tiled stunner are becoming incredibly popular in kitchen designs. Cabinetry in this bar echoes the curvy theme.

SPLASHBACK

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More and more people are opting for stone rather than tiles for their splashback to create a contemporary look. Using the same stone as the benchtop creates a seamless, sophisticated feel.

PROJECT LUMI THE HOUSE / BUILDER INSPIRED BUILT / PHOTOGRAPHY ABI INTERIORS

Whether it’s a natural or engineered stone, choose something with lots of veins or texture for maximum impact, as Chris Brumby from Big House Little House has done in this kitchen (pictured below). “Personally, I am drawn to finishes that have a classic and timeless feel; natural Tundra Grey limestone ticks all the boxes for me,” says Chris.

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DESIGN + PHOTOGRAPHY BIG HOUSE LITTLE HOUSE BUILDER URBANE BUILD / JOINERY WESTON KITCHENS

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TONES

For a sophisticated dark colour palette, go for deep forest greens and inky blues, then add accents in black and metallic finishes like copper or brass. This sleek, curvaceous bar (pictured above) features a dramatic colour scheme with emerald green tiles, cognac leather barstools and black cabinetry. By contrast, the light oak flooring and oat-coloured linen curtains provide visual balance.


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Ditch the ordinary! Instead of a plain island front, try adding a little bit of texture, as has been done in this dreamy kitchen. “We chose to do a scotia, scalloped profile for our kitchen island so that it made a statement,” explains Becky Smout from Smout Property. “It has a 2Pac finish and was painted Dulux ‘Lexicon’ quarter-strength. It was custom-made and meticulously hand-laid piece by piece to bend with the curve of the feature island.”

JOINERY LUX KITCHENS / BUILD BSM BUILDING / PHOTOGRAPHY VILLA STYLING

“I love the idea of a textured material like this in a kitchen, as it creates a wow factor. It makes a kitchen go from pretty and nice to grand and luxurious.”

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ARCHES Arched shapes are going to remain a hit in 2022. Whether it’s crescent-shaped door handles, rounded niches, arched doorways or even curved barstools, the arch is here to stay. ‘The Avila’ barstool from Estilo Studio (pictured below) is a subtle way to introduce arches into your kitchen.

S H O P T H I S K I T C H E N ‘The Avila’ barstool by Estilo Studio; Made by Mayfair ‘Luella’ LED pendant light from Beacon Lighting; handles from ABI Interiors; corchia marble on splashback from Franca Design.

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MULTI-PURPOSE

INSPIRED

SPACES

This year, venture outdoors for colour palette ideas. “This home is situated in a leafy suburb – literally ‘a home among the gum trees’. It felt fitting to take inspiration from Mother Nature herself,” says interior designer Sarah Yarrow.

Short on space? Make your kitchen the most hardworking room in your house by supercharging its functionality.

“I think the whole earthy palette is finally starting to be embraced by mainstream interiors trends much more, and green tones will likely feature heavily as clients look to find ‘new neutrals’ and move beyond the safe whites. In my mind, muted earthy tones have always been a classic,” says Sarah.

For small homes and apartments, consider a kitchen with a built-in study nook, bench seat or even laundry facilities, like this one (pictured opposite page). “It was paramount to include a washer in the design, as the clients specifically requested this feature. There were no previous internal laundry facilities due to size restraints in this apartment,” says Alex Andolfo of Café Kitchens. “Blending multiple spaces into one is achievable with clever storage and invisible hardware.”

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“I love that the rough, raw and organic edges of these Moroccan handmade Zellige tiles contrast beautifully with the smooth, flat surface of the cabinetry.” - SARAH YARROW INTERIORS

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TERRAZZO Terrazzo is certainly having a moment and is here to stay in 2022. It’s a classic material that will never date, according to Café Kitchens designer Alex Andolfo. “With its strong, durable and timeless characteristics, it can work with any kitchen or joinery application,” says Alex.

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Fibonacci Stone ‘Abstrakt’ terrazzo benchtops were used for this kitchen (pictured below).

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INTEGRATED APPLIANCES When thinking about your kitchen design, consider how integrated appliances can make your space appear seamless. Designer Alex Andolfo specified a Liebherr integrated fridge/freezer in the kitchen pictured above and says integrated appliances offer a high-end, custom look: “Consistent joinery allows the design to flow freely without any constraints.” Typically, integrated or semi-integrated dishwashers are around the same price as standard white or stainless-steel options, but integrated refrigerators are a much more expensive purchase. If budget doesn’t allow for an integrated fridge, Alex suggests a thicker panel surround to create a more luxurious feel. adore home

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STYLING EDIT Eun Ceramics ‘Curves’ cup in limestone (cup only) $45 gingerfinch.com.au

Earp Bros ‘Zellij’ in Salt Lake $219/m2 earp.com.au LEDlux ‘Lorne’ pendant in natural $329 beaconlighting.com.au

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ABI Interiors ‘Henley’ double fluted farmhouse sink in white $699.90 abiinteriors.com.au

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Città ‘Muriwai’ linen cotton tea towel $22.90 cittadesign.com

Lo & Co ‘Fleur’ pull in nickel from $49 loandcointeriors.com.au

Delonghi ‘Ballerina’ 4-slice toaster in opaline white $149 kitchenwarehouse.com.au

Sage x Clare ‘Petal’ bowl in creme brulee $59 sageandclare.com

Città rib tumbler set of 6 $101.40 cittadesign.com

Lo & Co ‘Kintore’ knob in bronze from $24 loandcointeriors.com.au

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Satara ‘Koko’ bar stool $829 satara.com.au

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‘Blake’ rattan boucle bar stool $349 lifeinteriors.com.au ABI Interiors ‘Elysian’ kitchen mixer in white $229.90 abiinteriors.com.au

‘Clifford’ single and 1/4 bowl sink $479 buildmat.com.au Casa Uno mango wood round serving board from $44.95 templeandwebster.com.au

Robert Gordon ‘Earth’ side plate in natural (set of 4) $99.80 houseofharveyco.com


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TIPS TRICKS AARON AND SARAH WATERS OF BILINGA BEACH ABODES SHARE THEIR RENOVATING TIPS AND TAKE US BEHIND THE SCENES ON THEIR LATEST PROJECT. PHOTOGRAPHY THE CONTENT CO.

1. TRUST YOUR BUILDER It’s important to have a good relationship with your builder. Find one that you’re comfortable with, and trust that they understand you and vice versa. We tend to design and make changes on the go; Scotty Benstead, our builder, is comfortable with that and is aware of our renovating style from the beginning. Being a renovation, design changes will happen.

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ABOUT THIS PROJECT Aaron and Sarah Waters are no strangers to renovating, having upgraded their own family home on the Gold Coast, which they also rent out as a popular photoshoot location. For their latest project, ‘The Villas’, the couple is converting a house into two luxe holiday rentals split over two levels. Each villa contains three bedrooms, two bathrooms and its own private pool.

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CUSTOM ARCHED DOORS “These arched bedroom doors bring a softness to the space, which we feel a holiday or getaway accommodation needs,” says Sarah. Doors custom made by Gold Coast Doorland.

2. BE BOLD Don’t be afraid to challenge yourself and be different. Think about textures and products that may not be the norm. If you have a style that you like, stick to it right to the very end and back yourself.

3. PLAN MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS Get an understanding with your builder early in the process of what materials may take the longest to get in, or what product can hold up the job. For example, your plumber is going to ask you, at an early stage of their rough in what tapware you have chosen and what height over vanities or baths you want them. It might sound silly when it’s only at framing stage, but if you’re not on top of your product it may hold the plumber up and affect other trades, so plan early.

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MATERIAL SELECTION ‘Cracken Oak’ stone cladding from Neo Rox ‘Convex 30’ round wall panel by Easycraft ‘EasyVJ’ panel board by Easycraft Tiles from Jatana Interiors

4 . SEEK NATURAL LIGHT Design your home to capture as much natural light as possible. Try to achieve this with as much privacy as you can. Pay attention to your neighbours and the road, and understand where the sun moves between summer and winter.

5. PLAN TRADES EARLY With people not travelling as much lately, the trend to renovate is higher than ever. It puts a strain on material availabilities and, most importantly, the availability of trades. Get an understanding on when you may need certain trades and lock them in early.

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DREAM HOME Aaron and Sarah Waters’ own home (pictured this page) features Palm Springs-style landscaping, complete with cacti and a mature Livstona palm tree surrounded by crushed white ash stone and limestone boulders.

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6. LANDSCAPE OUT FRONT For us, this is so important. You can have a beautiful house but boring landscaping. What we feel turns heads as you drive past a house is the landscape appeal from the road. If you can nail this with something like a feature tree nestled behind a textured fence, it helps set the tone of your house. Don’t let your budget run short on your front landscaping.


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on-trend finishes At Lane Door Furniture, we know that choice is important when selecting the finishes of your home renovation or build. To ensure that you achieve the look you want, we have launched a NEW range of beautifully designed Lane leversets, hooks, hinges, knobs and handles. Taking inspiration from the mansions in the Hamptons and the lofts of New York, our new range comes in on-trend colours and finishes including Gunmetal Grey.

Style and function meet It’s often the finer details that create the greatest impact and the new Lane Gunmetal Grey range is no exception. Bringing form and function together, with their easy to install properties and ageless elegance, the range complements contemporary and minimalist design themes where rich colour is desired. Select from a variety of stylish profiles to complete the look.

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Loni Parker and Mark Zeidler were renovating novices before they transformed this bland, unloved home on Brisbane’s bayside into a little slice of paradise. PHOTOGRAPHY COAST PARK CREATIVE / WORDS CASEY HUTTON

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E N T R Y N O O K “I had a limited budget to furnish this space, so I went to IKEA and spent less than $300 all up for the console table, basket and mirror. It’s a neat corner – an ideal spot for placing keys and storing our shoes,” says Loni.

When Adore editor Loni Parker first inspected this house with her partner Mark, there wasn’t much to love. “We walked through the front door and the real estate agent greeted us with: ‘It is what it is’,” Loni recalls. “I loved his honesty!” The modest home had been a neglected rental property for years and was riddled with problems, but Loni was instantly taken with the raked ceilings and exposed beams in the living spaces. “I could see the potential, and straight away envisioned how the kitchen could look if the dividing wall between it and the living room was pulled down to create a more open-plan space.” Three years on, the house barely resembles the forlorn yellow-brick box it once was. Every space

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was renovated, and all the windows were replaced. Loni project-managed the reno herself, documenting every stage on Instagram. The fact that she pores over amazing interiors and product trends for a living didn’t make the task any easier. “In the end, because I knew this wasn’t our forever home, I thought about it as if it was for a client. That took some pressure off!” They had their bathroom renovated before moving in. It’s also Loni’s favourite space: “It still makes me smile every time I walk past it. The LED mirror has this lovely soft glow, so it feels quite ethereal in there.” Everything else was tackled while they were living in the house. “It was challenging, particularly the kitchen renovation. We lived on microwave meals for a few weeks, and I never want to do that again!” Inside, an all-white aesthetic lends the home an air of beachy tranquility. “I wanted to create calming spaces that felt comfortable and not too pretentious,” Loni says. VJ panels are a recurring feature, as well as timber accents inspired by their gorgeous Tasmanian oak >


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K I T C H E N Kitchen cabinetry by JMK Joinery; ‘Amara’ benchtop from Smartstone; stools from Interior Secrets; tiles from Tile Touch; pendant light from Beacon Lighting; tap from Phoenix Tapware; handles from MadeMeasure.

D I N I N G Built-in bench seat by JMK Joinery; chairs from Eureka Street Furniture; ‘Lani’ art print by Jai Vasicek; bowl from RAW Sunshine Coast; ‘Highland’ Tasmanian oak hybrid flooring from Carpet Court.

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bathroom vanity. “I decided to carry that through the house, including the hybrid flooring, the Porta ‘Contours’ panels on the front of the kitchen island, and the cabinetry in the laundry.” While its original “pokey little windows” didn’t foster a connection with the outdoors, the home now feels brighter and more expansive thanks to the addition of bifold doors at the front and French doors at the back, which provide beautiful views of greenery. “The gardens are what we are most proud of,” muses Loni. “We picked and planted every single plant and did a lot of the landscaping ourselves, so I think there’s more satisfaction in the spaces you’ve thrown all your heart (and muscle) into.” The home’s petite footprint makes the 388sqm block appear larger. It also allowed them to add a compact tool shed and a customised SheShed as a detached studio space for Mark – a crucial addition, given that they both work from home and Loni uses one of the three bedrooms as her office. >

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HOME TOUR G U E S T B E D R O O M “My top tip for making a room look taller is to mount your curtains from the ceiling. We have standard-height ceilings however this space seems larger thanks to the wall-to-wall sheer curtains from Blinds Online.” Bed from Life Interiors; bedsides from Adairs Kids; artwork from Juniper Print Shop.

LONI’S THRIFTY RENO TIPS 1. DIY WHEN YOU CAN We saved a lot by landscaping and painting the house ourselves, texture rendering the back and side exterior and tackling the crazy paving. Know your limits though; electrical and plumbing should always be done by a licensed professional.

2. SELL STUFF If you’re replacing doors and windows and they’re in reasonably good condition, sell them. That money can then get put back into the reno.

3. START PLANTS SMALL Buy your plants at the beginning of the renovation as tube stock, repot them into larger pots and watch them grow! By the time you’re ready to landscape you’ll have more mature plants that won’t look so tiny in your yard. Trust me, this will save you lots! Also look to Facebook Marketplace and Gumtree for cheap plants.

4. GET THREE QUOTES This helps ensure you’re paying the best possible price and that you find a tradesperson who is on the same wavelength as you.

Careful planning also allowed the couple to capitalise on their front yard space, which boasts a decked section for lazy lunches and a paved area with a built-in bench seat for lounging. “We really pushed ourselves out of our comfort zone by doing the crazy paving ourselves,” Loni admits. “Let’s just say there were a few arguments about glue consistency and placing the pavers down in the wrong spot! But now that it’s done it looks pretty damn good, so we’re super proud of ourselves for giving it a crack.”

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and wall sconces, repainting the roof, building a carport, and fencing the front garden, has elevated the home’s street appeal. Perfectly balancing the laidback whitewashed essence of coastal style with touches of modern farmhouse warmth, the exterior is now an invitation to step inside, take a breath and relax. “Whenever my sister comes to visit, she says she feels like she’s on holiday,” says Loni. “And I guess that’s exactly what I was hoping for.”

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HOME TOUR B A T H R O O M “The bathroom was super tiny prior to renovation. The toilet was positioned next door, with a wall dividing the two rooms, so when we knocked it down and combined the spaces it made for a much more spacious bathroom.” LED mirror and shower screen from Highgrove Bathrooms; vanity and basin from Loughlin Furniture; tapware from Phoenix Tapware; tiles from TileCloud; shutters from DIY Blinds.

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F R O N T Y A R D ‘Ironwood’ composite decking from Ekodeck; umbrella from Basil Bangs; ‘Tunisian Pearl’ crazy paving from Stone Style; grey speckle terrazzo coffee and side tables from P&R Styling; raffia cushions from Au Fait Living; pots from The Balcony Garden.

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at a glance DESCRIPTION A renovated 1990s home on a 388sqm lot in Scarborough, Queensland.

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L A U N D R Y “This was a nightmare room before renovating,” says Loni. “The taps were leaking, the laundry tub cupboard was dank and mouldy, and there was a hot water system located in the corner. We removed it and positioned a new gas hot water system outside, which gave us more space to install new cabinets.” Cabinetry by JMK Joinery; tiles from TileCloud; tap from Phoenix Tapware.

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H O M E O F F I C E “We completely transformed the back exterior walls with Dulux Texture render, painted in Taubmans ‘Crisp White’. It softens the look of the brick, while still retaining some character. We also replaced the windows with French doors, which made a huge difference. Desk, office chair and sideboard from IKEA; rug from Life Interiors; tiles from TileCloud.


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“This outdoor coffee table is sophisticated and a great price point too.”

STYLE TO STEAL

Get Loni’s timeless, holiday-at-home style with these neutral products.

ART Juniper ‘Canyon’ art print (digital download) US$29 juniperprintshop.com / PENDANT LIGHT Beacon ‘Seagrass’ pendant light in natural $449 beaconlighting.com.au / STOOL ‘Woodrow’ hourglass stump $390 fentonandfenton.com.au / COFFEE TABLE P&R Styling ‘The Oversized’ terrazzo coffee table $549 pandrstyling.com.au / CUSHION Città ‘Bento’ woven cushion cover $79.90 cittadesign.com / TAPWARE Phoenix Tapware ‘Vivid’ slimline basin outlet (230mm curved) in brushed gold $279.40 and ‘Vivid’ slimline wall top assemblies in brushed gold $336.60 phoenixtapware.com.au / RUG James Lane ‘Boucle’ ivory jute rug from $299 jameslane.com.au / CHAIR ‘Theodore’ white dining chair $399 eurekastreetfurniture.com.au / VASE ‘Corfu’ white concrete vase $49 jameslane.com.au / VANITY Loughlin Furniture ‘Staples’ vanity in Tasmanian Oak from $2,733 loughlinfurniture.com.au 54

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This renovated Sydney home combines traditional features with refined modern sensibilities, playing with scale and basking in natural light.

INTERIOR DESIGN LINDA SCOTT / DRAFTING PRECISION PLANNING PHOTOGRAPHY THE PALM CO / WORDS CASEY HUTTON



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“Our vision was to maintain the front of the house and add an extension with huge ceilings and steel doors opening onto a level courtyard.”

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structure. They opted to demolish the back section and add a new lounge, dining room and kitchen, which is overlooked by a mezzanine floor. “Our vision was to maintain the front of the house and add an extension with huge ceilings and steel doors opening onto a level courtyard,” Linda explains.

K I T C H E N The living/dining/kitchen

area and mezzanine are a newly built addition to the house. Kitchen cabinetry by GD Interiors, painted in Dulux ‘Lexicon Quarter’ and ‘Monument’.

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“We transformed the facade by replacing all the ornate steel gates and fences with a more classic steel design,” says Linda. “The bifold doors on the garage were not really useable, so we replaced them with an automatic single garage door.”

The brick facade of this home was once a confused jumble of cottagey window fittings and dated white latticework. Linda Scott and her husband Maurie, who bought the home three years ago, completely transformed the frontage, switching out clashing decorative elements in favour of a more streamlined, classic design. Visitors to the home, which is situated in heritage-zoned Balmain, are now greeted with a stylish exterior as they make their way across chequered tiles to the front door. All the brickwork has been repointed and acid washed, the garage door and driveway updated, the roofing replaced, and new gardens added. Window glass in the front bedroom was substituted to match the original side lights that flank the entrance, and the walls were repainted in Dulux ‘Domino’. Across the threshold, the interior has been meticulously upgraded and extended. When Linda and Maurie bought the home, it had a timber lean-to attached to the brick

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The original part of the home was reconfigured, accommodating two bedrooms, a bathroom and laundry downstairs, and a primary bedroom with ensuite plus a fourth bedroom and main bathroom upstairs. While classic features such as ceiling roses in the bedrooms and arches on the facade have been preserved, the home effortlessly transitions into a cool modern entertainer. Moving into the new extension, five stairs descend alongside a curved wall and the space opens dramatically; the kitchen, lounge and dining area measures 9 metres by 8 metres, while 6-metre-high ceilings flood the room with natural light. Second-hand bricks introduce warmth alongside white walls and polished concrete floors, and steel-framed French doors, at 3.5 metres tall, perfectly match the room’s soaring proportions. The home embraces contrasts between old and new, dark and light, textured and smooth, straight lines and curves, as it melds industrial, traditional and contemporary elements in a chic cosmopolitan mix. “I love the look of old and new,” says Linda. “I don’t find it jarring at all.” The couple made adjustments in the old part of the house to balance the extension’s approach to scale and

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materials. “We replaced all the doors so they are above standard height,” says Linda. “The two bedrooms on the downstairs level have a set of solid antique double doors, which I sourced from a timber yard. All the doors have timber moulding on the fronts, giving them a classic look.”

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In designing the interior, Linda took inspiration from celebrated New York creative Athena Calderone, whose sumptuous Brooklyn brownstone is the backdrop for her lifestyle site EyeSwoon. Calderone’s influence is especially evident in Linda’s monochrome kitchen, with its Shaker cabinetry and oversized island bench. “The most challenging part of the reno was installing

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the marble concrete shelf,” Linda notes. “Loads of steel brackets were required to support the weight.” Linda counts the French doors amongst her favourite features of the home; they beautifully frame views of the garden and give easy access to the back garden for entertaining. “Previously, the backyard was just lawn with broken-down fencing and a huge, hideous fishpond,” says Linda. Now, it’s a lush, relaxed courtyard with a Mediterranean feel. “I love its solid curved seating, pizza oven and crazy paving – not forgetting our 30-year-old olive trees, which required about six men to carry in.”

D I N I N G Pendant light by MENU; dining chairs from Shack; dining table from One World Collection; cashmere throw from Australian Alpaca Connection.


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OUTDOORS “We wanted a relaxed, simple backyard,” explains Linda. “We installed heavy wire along the back fences, then painted both the wire and fence in a matte black. We planted advanced jasmine to hide the fencing.”

Fire pit, crazy paving, table and bench seats (pictured over page) all from Eco Outdoor.

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at a glance DESCRIPTION A renovated and extended home on a 291sqm lot in Balmain, Sydney.

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MAIN BATHROOM Tiles from World of Tiles; pendant light from Beacon Lighting; bath from Highgrove Bathrooms; tapware from Reece.

MAIN BEDROOM Rug from Armadillo; linen from Adairs; artworks from Urban Road.

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LINDA’S RENO TIPS  Start with a mood board.  Hire a good builder.  Be clear about what you want, communicate with your builder, and leave nothing to chance.  Try to be on site every day if you can.

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STYLE TO STEAL Get Linda’s urban farmhouse flavour with these finds.

PENDANT LIGHT Menu ‘Dancing’ pendant light $2,090 surrounding.com.au / OUTDOOR TABLE Eco Outdoor ‘Jan Juc’ dining table from $2,999 ecooutdoor.com.au / CRAZY PAVING Eco Outdoor ‘Endicott’ crazy paving (15-30mm) $108.90/m2 ecooutdoor.com.au / ART Urban Road ‘The Lighthouse’ canvas art print from $203 urbanroad.com.au BREADBOARD H&K Living breadboard reclaimed teak (large) $99 houseoforange.com.au / SINK Turner Hastings ‘Novi’ 50 x 46 ribbed front fine fireclay butler sink $958 thebluespace.com.au / STOOL Laforma ‘Zadine’ leatherette bar stool $599 lifeinteriors.com.au / RUG Urban Road ‘Bondi’ natural hand-braided jute rug $369 urbanroad.com.au THROW L&M Home ‘Burton’ oatmeal throw $231 lmhome.com.au / CUSHION Home Republic Belgian vintage washed linen cushion in forest (small) $79.99 adairs.com.au / CHAIR ‘Hamptons Raffles’ chair $350 shack.com.au 68

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HARVEE INTERIOR STYLING + PHOTOGRAPHY KRYSTAL DAHABY / WORDS CASEY HUTTON

Krystal Dahaby’s lighthearted sense of fun is reflected in her dreamy family home in Melbourne.


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HOME TOUR BEFORE K I T C H E N Cabinetry by Master Kitchens & Renovations; tiles on front of island from Perini Tiles; stools from GlobeWest; handles from Lo & Co Interiors.

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Built in 2010, this home has recently undergone some cosmetic renovations, including a new kitchen and pool area. It’s set on a 612sqm lot in Doreen, Victoria.

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KRYSTAL’S TOP TIP If there is something happening that you immediately don’t love, then say something. Yes, it will be a hassle to change and may cost more, but it will be way easier to change it while it’s being done than a month after completion.”

Krystal Dahaby and her husband Aldo built their Melbourne home in 2010. “It was a Designer series Metricon home. Think lattes and espresso,” Krystal quips. “Immediately, there were elements that I didn’t love, but overall it was an incredible first home, so we didn’t complain.”

thousands of followers.

The family lived in the four-bedroom home for 10 years before making any significant upgrades. During this time, Krystal began sharing images of the bedrooms she’d styled for her daughters, Vienna and Harlow, on Instagram under the moniker House of Harvee. By 2018, pregnant with her third child Avery, she’d started posting more about herself, her style and her experience of life as a mother. “The rest is history,” she says. Her blend of humour, family love, style and positivity has been a winning combo, drawing in tens of

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Krystal and Aldo’s renovation journey began with the kitchen in 2020. “It was essential to me to have a space that felt like us and made us feel calm and happy,” says Krystal. “The old kitchen, while it still functioned, never felt like part of our home.” They tiles and carpet. Establishing the kitchen – part of an open-plan lounge and dining area – as the heart of the home has made an enormous difference. “It all just flows and fits together so well,” says Krystal. While the kitchen layout hasn’t changed, a walk-in pantry was converted into a butler’s pantry (“life changing” according to Krystal) and the island bench has been broadened to play a starring role.

Kitchen storage was also a key focus. “My decisions were about functionality and having a pleasant experience every single time you are in the space. I wanted everything to have its place,” Krystal explains. She was also mindful that design decisions she made for the kitchen would need to work in with the overall style of future renovations. “I had to be really sure with my choices,” she points out. “I did mood boards and had a 3D render done, just to be certain.” The finished kitchen space is airy and calm, with gentle curves in the island bench and brass hardware echoing the home’s arched doorways. A palette of dusty pink, terracotta and peachy tones is woven throughout the home, from the children’s bedrooms to the lounge furniture and pink marble > tiles in the kitchen. adore home

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L I V I N G Sofa from Harbro Furniture; pendant light from House of Orange; coffee table from Fenton & Fenton; art by Jen Sievers; rug from Rugs for Good; Sarah Ellison armchair; sheer curtains from dollar curtains + blinds.


“Essentially, I was going for a ‘holiday villa at home’ vibe,” explains Krystal. With a number of doors and bulkheads removed to make the interior feel more expansive, the home incorporates the warmth and finesse of a luxurious modern farmhouse and introduces coastal touches via timber furnishings, rattan, cane and crisp white walls.

D I N I N G Custom-made dining table from Joel Elliott Furniture; pendant light from Beacon Lighting; Slim Aarons photographic print from FINEPRINTCO; dining chairs from GlobeWest; bowl on dining table from Leo and Bella; sheer curtains from dollar curtains + blinds; flooring from Flooring Online.

With the dining area’s stacker doors thrown open, the holiday vibes continue outside in the newly renovated pool area. Previously a little-used zone on an awkward split level, the backyard has now been totally transformed. The curve motif reappears in feature arches on the garden wall and in the rounded edge of the pool, which has been tiled with custom-blend (pink!) mosaic tiles. “We spend a lot of time at home, especially now that we have the pool and the outdoor space,” says Krystal. “The kids have been in the pool pretty much every day since it was done.” Work on the home continues, with an upgraded facade and reworked bathrooms and laundry up next. Stay tuned!

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B E D R O O M ‘Krystal’ bed from Zenn Design; linen and throw from Adairs; striped pillowcases from The Sheet Society; bedside tables from GlobeWest; rug from Rugs for Good; sheer curtains from dollar curtains + blinds.

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P O O L A R E A Pool built by JnJ Pools; outdoor shower by Slightly Garden Obsessed; ‘Limed Oak’ decking by Millboard; pool fully tiled using a custom blend from TREND Group; wall sconces from Beacon Lighting; rattan loungers from Home Bazar (available at Bunnings).

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STYLE TO STEAL

Dusty rose pinks and rich caramel tones set the scene in this happy family home.

ART ‘About Today’ limited edition print on canvas by Jen Sievers $1,185 jensievers.com / PEDESTAL BOWL Oyoy ‘Toppu’ fruit bowl in caramel/rose $154.95 leoandbella.com.au / ARMCHAIR Sarah Ellison ‘Alva’ caramel velvet armchair $1,695 lifeinteriors.com.au / CUSHION Adairs ‘Jarvis’ natural cushion $69.99 adairs.com.au / TILES ‘Rosetta’ fingers mosaic tile $24 per sheet perini.com.au / PENDANT LIGHT Beacon ‘Husk’ pendant light (400mm) $229 beaconlighting.com.au / WALL SCONCE Beacon ‘Norwest’ wall sconce in solid brass $279 beaconlighting.com.au / CHAIR GlobeWest Sketch ‘Poise’ dining chair in light oak $830 globewest.com.au / RUG ‘Lagom’ hand woven wool rug in ivory $390 rugsforgood.com.au COFFEE TABLE Woodrow oval marble coffee table in viola $1,600 fentonandfenton.com.au / POOL FLOAT And Sunday ‘Bubbles’ white oversized pool tube $79.95 andsunday.com.au adore home

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Built in 1890, this little heritage-listed cottage in the Launceston suburb of Inveresk was in need of some TLC by the time interior designer Lydia Maskiell and her builder husband Shane came along. INTERIOR DESIGN LYDIA MASKIELL PHOTOGRAPHY JESSE HUNNIFORD WORDS NICHOLA DAVIES

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KITCHEN “The size of the cottage meant that we were limited with space, so we opted to go with a one-wall design for the kitchen. We removed the window to gain more privacy and make use of the full wall, so the kitchen needed to be light and bright to counteract this,” says Lydia. Phoenix Tapware ‘Vivid Slimline’ sink mixer from Elite Appliances Hobart; handles from Etsy store GoldTealandGreen; arch mirror from Future Glass; brass wall sconce from RoyalDesign.

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Attracted to the cottage’s renovation potential and its curbside appeal, the couple was also drawn to its crooked frontage, which preserves a dramatic chapter in its history. In 1929, Inveresk was struck by a significant weather event that led to flooding, claiming 14 lives and damaging more than 2,000 homes. Many houses on the street show similar damage from the flood. “Most have distortions that have occurred through the movement of the building, which are a part of their history and, as such, the appearance is protected by Heritage Tasmania,” explains Lydia. With the intention of creating a luxurious inner-city holiday retreat, Lydia and Shane began renovating. “We wanted the opportunity to preserve and celebrate the soul of the cottage,” says Lydia, owner of Lydia Maskiell Interiors. “The name of the street is a literal translation of ‘good soul’, so it felt like a natural name: The Good Soul Cottage.” “The biggest challenge was the home’s structural condition,” says Lydia. “It was in a lot worse condition than we initially expected.” One of the big surprises early on was that the floors

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were completely rotted. “Although the house had clearly moved, with all its distortions evident in the façade, the interior floors were also severely unlevel and we hadn’t expected the entire floor to be rotted away. The walls weren’t joined to the floor and I’m not really sure how it was still standing.” Shane, who runs renovation company Framed Renovations, completely reconstructed the floors, relining them with a chevron laminate to give texture and warmth to the space. “It’s also a really durable and low-maintenance product for an Airbnb,” says Lydia. Most of the existing wall linings needed to be removed to be able to comfortably insulate the cottage, which gave Lydia and Shane an opportunity to reline the walls with Easycraft panels. “This is a great product, as the linework in the cladding creates the illusion of height and also references the existing dado panelling.” Lydia adds that acoustics were really important, as the cottage sits directly on the street. “We not only installed acoustic insulation but double layered the window furnishings with shutters and floor-toceiling curtains, which give a softness and sense of luxury to the bedrooms.”


L I V I N G Floor lamp from Bunnings; sofa from The Living Room in Launceston; coffee table from Madras Link; occasional chair from Cafe Lighting; artwork from Urban Road; cushions from L&M Home and Adairs.

D I N I N G Table from The Living Room in Launceston; chairs from MRD Home; pendant light from Telbix.

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at a glance DESCRIPTION A heritage-listed home built in 1890, set on 180sqm in Launceston, Tasmania.

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F R O N T E X T E R I O R “At the time that the property was registered with the Heritage Council, it had a pink door from the ’50s, therefore we were able to restore the pink door as it was a part of its history and story. Ordinarily, that colour wouldn’t have been accepted by the Heritage Council,” says Lydia. Exterior painted in Dulux ‘Natural White’ and front door painted in Dulux ‘Naked Lady’; wall sconce lights from Beacon Lighting.

In the kitchen, due to the small size of the cottage, they opted for a one-wall design that’s light, bright and has plenty of textural elements. “We’ve added a simple timber open shelf, which is actually timber that was salvaged from a nearby wharf at Launceston’s Seaport,” Lydia points out.

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“We’ve jam-packed the space with light and texture to give the cottage a new lease of life and added warmth,” says Lydia. “We’ve used every opportunity to create the illusion of height and width.”

B A C K E X T E R I O R ‘Clovelly’ stone look crazy paving tile from TileCloud; outdoor coffee table from LaForma; ‘Havsten’ outdoor sofa from IKEA; ‘Bora Bora’ bean bag chair from Mooi Living.

As a designer, Lydia says she had a clear vision for The Good Soul Cottage from the get-go, but the realities of renovating mean unexpected things inevitably pop up. “You need to able to adapt quickly to the conditions that you’re in and work with the home,” says Lydia. “Who knows? It may become more of an opportunity than you first realised.”

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B E D R O O M Throw and coverlet from Adairs; bedhead from Snooze; side table from The Living Room in Launceston; cushions from Adairs and Middle of Nowhere.

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B E D R O O M Pendant light from Telbix; bedhead from Snooze; cushions and linen from Adairs; round cushion from Middle of Nowhere; curtains and shutters from Decoroll Interiors.

B A T H R O O M (OPPOSITE) ADP ‘Clifton’ vanity, ADP ‘Respect’ semi-inset basin, and Phoenix Tapware shower and wall outlet and assemblies from Elite Appliances Hobart; ‘Paddington’ tiles from TileCloud; shower screen and mirror from Future Glass.

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COFFEE TABLE Kave Home ‘Simja’ coffee table $299 kavehome.com.au / ART Urban Road ‘Marramarra’ canvas art print from $382.95 urbanroad.com.au / MIRROR Future Glass pill mirror in white (900 x 560mm) $230 futureglass.com.au / THROW Adairs ‘Malmo’ spice linen throw $119.99 adairs.com.au / SIDE TABLE The Home Collective ‘Etta’ cement side table in smoked salmon $369 templeandwebster.com.au / TILES Tile Cloud ‘Mosman’ tile $114/m2 tilecloud.com.au / MIXER Phoenix Tapware ‘Vivid Slimline’ gooseneck sink mixer (220mm) $552.75 phoenixtapware.com.au / CUSHIONS L&M Home ‘Alec’ cushion in shell $139 and ‘Alec’ rectangle cushion in tobacco $147 lmhome.com.au / CHOPPING BOARD Città ‘Sampa’ board $119 cittadesign.com / CHAIR MRD Home ‘Wishbone’ chair in chalk $387.50 mrdhome.com.au / WALL LIGHT Globen Lighting ‘Clark’ wall light in brushed brass $94 royaldesign.com.au 88

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