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hard working couple took advantage of an Easter long weekend to complete the job. A glossy black door adds an air of pride to the unassuming cottage while the picket fence and Tom’s ‘painted cigarette’ pole that stands as a marker in the driveway adds both wit and charm, much like the owners. The pair see their home as a continuous project, trading older pieces for new pieces that they’ve had their eye on for some time. “It takes time and we’re cool with that because it stops impulse buying and lets us slowly discover our style,” says Tom. When asked to name his style inspirations for the house, Tom cites the furniture designer, Mark Tuckey as his main design influence. “We love his store and the merchandising they do. The kitchen cupboards were inspired by his Oregon furniture range,” says Tom. The number one priority in the home’s reconfiguration was maximising the kitchen

Est Magazine #12  
Est Magazine #12  

Global living with an Australian twist