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{EDITOR’S LETTER} from the editor:

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ON MY WISHLIST THIS MONTH ♥

TEN YEARS AGO, when I first became editor of Home Beautiful, I distinctly remember that whenever the magazine’s page count exceeded 200, we felt a huge sense of achievement – a ‘big book’ was our goal. Reaching that magic number was a milestone for us, but now, I can’t actually remember the last time we had an issue that was under 200 pages – it’s been years! Our magazine is now routinely more than 250 pages, and we’re always looking for opportunities to give you even more. This issue is no exception. Not only do we have a massive House Rules section, starring all of the best ideas from the on-screen renos, we also have our annual bathroom design special, featuring 10 incredibly beautiful spaces. For good measure, we’ve added in a few of our favourite shopping pieces to help you get the look. It’s been a tremendous effort, but now that we have the final result, we know it’s all been worth it – what a stunning issue!

YOU TO FALL IN WITH want love THE possibilities OF YOUR HOME”

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I wish you could see our day-to-day life in the HB office. Our meetings and photo shoots are dedicated to how we can make each of our pages better, and you can tell that every single person working here absolutely loves our magazine and wants every one of you who buys a copy to love it, too. It’s such a huge compliment when we see someone buying our magazine, or spy a reader leafing through it, and watching all of your letters, emails and comments on social media roll in is addictive. So thank you for continuing to take us home with you, and for allowing us to always focus on making this magazine bigger – and better – every single month.

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Follow the sun Create cosy corners and memorable moments with the latest winter style Hideaway havens 50 pages of heartwarming homes to inspire Cooking class New appliances for clever kitchens Outer limits Fabulous fences and heavenly hedges 40-page bathroom special Amazing bathrooms – designs you’ll love, expert planning, hottest finds House Rules The best rooms and reno ideas revealed!


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INSPIRE

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Style insights At work with weaver and sculptor Harriet Goodall Style file Our top new finds and design inspiration Designer’s diary Lucy Sutherland shares her favourite stores A winter’s dream Celebrate all the season brings, inside and out

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Collection Discover Fourtwo’s Japanese-inspired pieces Precinct All shopping roads lead to Coorparoo, Brisbane The edit The latest additions to our shopping list Trend: Denim blues These new creations are pure jean-ious Shopaholic: In season Magazine racks and in-trays get sexy Shelf indulgence Fly high with our must-have beauty finds Top 10: Throws We spread the word on delightful winter covers

HOMES

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By the sea Nature’s best inspires a seaside Danish makeover Into the hills There’s no place like a rural Queensland home The crowd-pleaser Minimalism finds a kindred spirit in Melbourne The little things It’s all about family for this Brisbane clan Grand design A Launceston heritage residence stands proud

TRANSFORM

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Birds of a feather Three Sydney women bring houses back to life Masters of the kitchen Temperatures are rising in oven design Warm & toasty These heating options will keep the chills at bay Personal touch Ten simple steps to the perfect home office Open office Creative types reveal where the magic happens

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BATHROOM SPECIAL 182 Neutral ground These

bathrooms rein in the palette and achieve spectacular simplicity 192 Dark & moody Dramatic tones and a touch of glam ensure a couple of wet zones to cherish 200 Traditional When bathrooms look as good and function as well as these, why go modern? 208 Graphic intent You’ll gain new respect for bathroom tiles after seeing these beauties

Winter’s bounty Sumptuous fare to keep everyone warm inside

OUTDOORS

169 Borderlines Get on the cutting edge of fencing and hedging trends 176 Unearthed The latest and greatest in outdoor living news

HOUSE RULES SPECIAL

223 Exclusive reveals Take a look inside four stunning renos

REGULAR FEATURES

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Ed’s letter Wendy thanks our devoted HB readers Staff Who we are and how to find us Connected What’s happening in the world of HB Style directory Like what you see? Here’s where to find it Unsung icons Turning fridge doors into magnetic attractions

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winning letter Wendy Moore’s editor’s letter in the June issue of Home Beautiful really struck a chord with me. Five years ago, we moved interstate for my husband’s work, where we bought a house that was too small and dark, that we have since filled with three children. I’ve never really felt at home here. I put off renovating and decorating due to constantly thinking, ‘What if we move back?’ Wendy’s letter – and your article on Lois and Wilson’s home in Melbourne (left) – made me realise that in order to feel at home, I need to live in the present and create a space I love for now, whatever the future holds! Christine Williams, Perth, WA, via email This month’s prize is… a collection of black iron lanterns and votives from One World Collection, valued at $420. Visit oneworld collection.com.au.

vitamin HB @MUMLITTLELOVES SHARED HER WINTER COMFORTS WITH US – FRESH CITRUS, PUMPKIN SOUP AND THE JUNE ISSUE OF HB – USING THE HASHTAG #MEANDHB

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“IT’S A SUNDAY MORNING. I KNOW I SHOULD BE ON THE LAST DAY OF MY HOLIDAYS, BUT I HAVE FOUND MYSELF SITTING OUTSIDE ON MY VERANDAH AT 6.30AM, ENJOYING HB, AND I COULDN’T BE ” ~ Solange Dowden, via Facebook

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I’ve been an avid Home Beautiful reader for many years, but I never imagined it could change my life! In the February issue, the article ‘Byron Bliss’ – about a home in NSW’s Byron Bay – inspired me so much I bought my husband a plane ticket. After a trip with several plots of land to view, he said, “We’re moving!” We have sold our house in Sydney and are moving to the hinterland near Ballina. We look forward to building our dream home. There is nothing nicer than coming home and loving where you live. Heidi Wilkinson, Warriewood, NSW, via email

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The intrepid HB style and food teams took to the hills of the picturesque Blue Mountains near Sydney to create an idyllic winter escape that can’t fail to inspire. HB senior stylist, Rachel, perfects everything before the photographer takes a shot (above left) and later toasts marshmallows by the fire (above right). See the results of their endeavours from page 38.

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Let the elegance of the Dorian sofa, designed and handcrafted in Italy, seduce you. Sit back and enjoy the allure of Dorian’s endless modular possibilities, made to suit any space. Visit your nearest store to see the full 2016 new collection and take advantage of our special offers.

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{INSPIRE} style insight:

woven magic A LOVE FOR NATURAL, RECLAIMED AND REPURPOSED MATERIALS DIRECTS SCULPTOR HARRIET GOODALL’S CREATIVE OUTPUT WORDS VERA KLEIN PHOTOGRAPHY BRIGID ARNOTT STYLING LISA HILTON

WHEN HARRIET GOODALL casts her eye over the countryside, she sees things most of us don’t even notice. To Harriet, discarded fence posts, coils of bent and twisted wire and sheets of rusting corrugated iron are materials to be collected and turned into magnificent pieces of art. Based in Robertson in the New South Wales Southern Highlands, with a studio and shop front not far away in Moss Vale, Harriet is known for her skillfully woven baskets, wall hangings, light shades and, increasingly, welded sculptures fashioned from discarded scraps of metal. “I’ve been making things since I was a little girl,” she says. “I grew up in the country in Young and my dad was a farmer, so I spent a lot of time tinkering in his workshop. I was always collecting sticks, leaves, rocks and feathers and putting them away to do something with later. I think growing up in the bush forces you to use your imagination.” A backpacking trip with her husband, Mat, collecting beautifully woven fabrics along the way and spending time with traditional weavers in Peru, inspired Harriet to learn to weave herself. She attended short courses at the Sturt Craft Centre in Mittagong, New South Wales, and now occasionally teaches those courses there herself. Her first serious commission was for a set of three nest-like woven basket lights. “I was having babies [her youngest, Clementine, has just turned six], so it was all connected with the stage of life I was at,” Harriet explains. “I was nesting – and making nests!”

“Every basket that’s ever been woven has been made by hand. There’s no machine that can weave a basket” ~ Harriet Goodall While weaving forms the backbone of Harriet’s body of work, her creative energies are diverse. Her travels left a deep connection – and respect – for handmade crafts and the artisans who produce them. She has ongoing relationships with female weavers in Peru, whose woollen hats, gloves and socks she sells in Australia. “Mat and I went back to Peru to see the benefits of the fair trade project we were involved with,” she says. “The difference from when we were first there was incredible. Young girls who previously had to leave the village to work elsewhere were now able to stay with their families.” Recently, Harriet was invited by the Djilpin Arts collective in Katherine, Northern Territory, to run workshops with their traditional weavers, advising and collaborating on design and giving the women a better understanding of contemporary markets. At heart, though, Harriet is still the girl who loves to collect prunings of fruit trees, the wonderful, dangling flower heads of palm trees, seagrass and anything else she comes across. The only real difference is that she now has the skills to turn nature’s discards and cast-offs into collectable homewares and art. “I love what I do,” says Harriet, “and I love helping people tap into a creativity they didn’t even know was there. All of us have weavers in our past; someone who sat around a fire making a basket. I love seeing people reconnect with that.” For more information, visit harrietgoodall.com. TOP: This stunning light shade was made by deftly weaving strips of salvaged metal. BOTTOM: Tools of Harriet’s trade include wire, seagrass and found plant matter. Any dye she uses to colour her raw materials is natural.

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Harriet – at her studio workbench, that was made by her very handy farmer father – shares her space in Moss Vale, Green Bridge Studios, with textile artist Natalie Miller of Natalie Miller Design and Justine Taylor of furniture makers Rabbit Trap Timber. >


{INSPIRE} HARRIET’S TIPS FOR...

hanging woven lights 1.

Hang in uneven numbers: one above a dining table, three above a kitchen island or three in a cluster.

2.

If you want shadow cast through a woven lampshade don’t use a pearlescent bulb: it has to be clear glass.

3.

Try to keep the colours and tones of the weaving consistent with the other finishes in the room. ABOVE: Hanging on a wall in Harriet’s studio is a sculpture by Djilpin Arts’ Betty Ashley hand-woven with pandanus fronds, and a twisted piece of copper pipe found and shaped by Harriet. On the bench is some of her current work: mobiles with faceted timber bases. ABOVE RIGHT: Harriet began to weave when she was pregnant with her first child, Banjo, as she was looking for an affordable, flexible way to express her creativity.

“When my children were babies, weaving was something I could do with a baby monitor beside me. It was also meditative” ~ Harriet Goodall

One of Harriet’s light shades hangs above a table in her studio. On the wall behind is a hand stitched felted Suri alpaca wall hanging also by Harriet.

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For an avid collector, Harriet’s workspace is surprisingly ordered. Pegboard lines the walls and is filled with both inspirational images and shots of her own work.


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{INSPIRE} NEWS:

style file OUR ROUND-UP OF THE LATEST DESIGN NEWS, SHOPPING AND DECORATING TRENDS EDITED BY BETTINA TYRRELL

trending:

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Tipped as a top trend, take a look at these futuristic colour-throwing accessories: 1. ‘Mandarava’ wallpaper in Gold Lustre, $32.58/sqm, wallpaperfromthe70s.com. 2. Tom Dixon ‘Oil’ candle, $250/large, au.amara.com. 3. ‘Acento’ chrome and opal glass pendant lamp, $67.50, thelightchoice.com.au. 4. H Skjalm P flower pot, $39/medium, designstuff.com.au.

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SEVEN AUSTRALIAN DESIGNERS, SUCH AS KIP & CO AND NORSU INTERIORS, HAVE TAKEN ON THE 2016 INTO ONE-OFF PIECES TO FEAST WATSON RE-LOVE PROJECT, TRANSFORMING BE AUCTIONED ON EBAY WITH ALL PROCEEDS DONATED TO THE SALVOS; VISIT FEASTWATSON.COM.AU

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PHOTOGRAPHY (HOUSE BY THEM) A BEAR A DEER AND A FOX

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‘Wander To Winter’ is the new collection from Tasmania-based Cabin Co. Pictured is the pure cotton ‘Harry’ throw ($190) and ‘Merino’ cushions (from $164) made from superfine Tassie wool, with the Wool Wall Hanging (from $265) adding a touch of shearer chic; cabinco.com.au.

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Print Gallery curates a vast selection of breathtaking lifestyle photography from all over the world, including Goat Rocks #2 by Cody Cobb (above), from $390. All works are printed using high-grade inks on archival paper, with size and framing options; theprintgallery.com.au. > JULY 2016

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WALL LAMPS

Handsome and mood-making wall lamps are having a moment. 1. House Doctor ‘Swing’ wall lamp in Brass, $340, royaldesign.com/au. 2. ‘HD3’ wall lamp in Gold, $192, ismobjects.com.au. 3. Lampe Gras ‘No 303’ wall lamp in Black/ Copper, $870/each, curiousgrace.com.au.

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5 minutes with…

We chat to TV personality and interiors guru Tara Dennis about her beautiful new eponymous homewares store in Sydney’s Wahroonga What inspired you to open a shop? “It’s always been a dream. TV has been my career for almost 20 years and, alongside having two children, my time has been totally consumed. This year, the stars aligned and it finally felt right to start something new.” Does it cater to a particular look or style? “The fresh, light and airy style we’ve created is totally me. People ask, ‘Is it Hamptons, is it Scandi?’ It’s hard to put a tag on the look.” What will you add to your home this winter? “I’m layering it up, for sure! I’ve already

ordered an Armadillo & Co rug and beautiful sheepskins. We’re stocking French linen sheets so I’ll be indulging in some in graphite grey, as well as a few Iosis velvet and linen cushions.”

Can you tell us about the workshops you are planning to run. “I took on the Annie Sloan range of Chalk Paints, so I’ll be teaching furniture painting. I’ll also be holding styling and design workshops; watercolour, calligraphy and printmaking; as well as knitting, crochet and macramé.” Visit taradennisstore.com.

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When we first laid eyes on the thick, chunky loops of the ‘Knoll’ rug from Tribe Home, we wanted to kick off our shoes and sink our feet into its cosy woven knots. Made from wool the ‘Knoll’ (from $2322) is the ideal rug for adding warmth to a bedroom, living room or lounge, and in a light, soft colour like Ivory (below), the rug is suitable for the warmer seasons too; tribehome.com.au. >

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dreamy design

Mexsii is an Australian online store that allows you to design your ideal bedhead. Pick your perfect height, colour, fabric and even detailing like buttons and piping, then digitally place your personalised bedhead in a styled space to see how it looks. If you need inspiration, The Real Estate Stylist’s Sara (far left) and Amy Chamberlain have already created gorgeous pieces you can buy, such as this ‘Classic Contemporary’, from $1749; mexsii.com.

Dine in style

Blacklist ‘Minimalist Grunge’ bedhead, from $1429, mexsii.com.

“The way a table is styled can set the tone for the entire evening. So surprise guests with the unexpected and create a stylish statement tablescape.”

HANG IT ALL

We take our hats off to Belgian designer Patrick Séha for creating art out of organising. The ‘Piano’ wall-mounted coat rack features fold-out pegs for capturing doorway detritus. Available in a variety of sizes and finishes, priced from $2310; livingedge.com.au.

Freedom interior decorator, Clare, shares a few simple ways to help you turn your next dinner party into a night to remember. Back to nature Adorn your table with a few stems of green leaves laid out for a rustic feel. Or, add a pop of colour and display flowers in grouped smaller vases or jars along the table. Layer it up Soften your table with linens that compliment your dinnerware, then add depth and layers with natural elements like wooden serving platters or on-trend large charger-style plates.

THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA WILL BE SHOWCASING IN BAMBOO: TRADITION IN JAPANESE CONTEMPORARY FORM, OPENING JULY 7; VISIT, NGV.VIC.GOV.AU

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OPPOSITE, CLOCKWISE FROM BOTTOM LEFT: ‘Moroccan’ stool, $109/set of 2, mango wood plate, $39.95/extra large, both HK Living. ‘Nima’ bowl, $17.50/small, Scandinalia. ‘NM Geo’ thermos, $125, Ecofurn ‘Ecochair’ chair, $331, both Top 3 By Design. ‘Ludde’ sheepskin, $79, Ikea. ‘Fuji Knit’ cushion, $59.95, Country Road. ‘Hurricane’ iron lanterns, $115/small, $155/large, One World Collection. ‘Deep Pile’ woollen cushion, $189, ‘Black & White’ silk cushion, $99, HK Living. Dylan wears: ‘Mid Brim’ fedora, $59.95, ‘Utility’ jacket, $179, both Country Road. Tilly wears: ‘Multi Stripe’ poncho, $99, Country Road; ‘Linnea’ woollen jumper, $285, Funkis; ‘Henbas’ boots, $239, Volange; ‘Two Tone’ ring, $30, and bangle, $35, both Elk. ‘Trim’ latte glasses, $29.95/set of 2, Ecology. ‘Clinton’ fedora, $59.95, ‘Leather Knit’ gloves, $99.95, both Country Road. Society Of Wanderers sheepskin, $480, Luumo Design. Finnish reindeer hide, from $490, Inartisan. Merino wool blanket, $178, Homecamp. ‘Hermine’ throw, $29.99, Ikea. Leather tub, $265, Curious Grace. THIS PAGE, FROM LEFT: ‘The Wood Stacker’ shelf, $2200, Unearthed. ‘Original Tall’ boots, $189, ‘Cable Fleece’ socks, $59, Hunter Boots. For similar box, try Ikea. Hultafors ‘Yankee Felling’ axe, $155, wooden trug, $170/medium, both Homecamp. Reclaimed teak stool, $199, HK Living. Stockists, page 252 >


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OPPOSITE: Tilly wears: ‘Gavroche’ grey jumper, $125, Volange; ‘63 Classic’ clogs in Vegie Natural, $110, Funkis; ‘Borneo’ basket, $77, Lumu Interiors. Dylan holds: Wooden trug, $170/medium, Hultafors ‘Classic Trekking’ axe, $149, both Homecamp. For all other details, see page 39. THIS PAGE, FROM LEFT: ‘Torquay’ lanterns, $79.95/large, $59.95/medium, both Papaya. Sheepskin rug, $115, Curious Grace. ‘63 Classic’ clogs as before. ‘Leather Knit’ gloves, $99.95, Country Road. Ecofurn ‘Ecolilli’ stool, $183, Aveva felt trivet, $48, Tonfisk ‘Warm’ tea set, all Top 3 By Design. ‘Natural’ hammock, $225/large, The Toucan Shop. Faux fur sheepskin throw, $179, West Elm. ‘Super Chunky’ throw in Natural, $399, Orson & Blake. ‘Pilve’ knit cushion, $79.95, Country Road. ‘Montana’ faux fur cushion, $59.95, Adairs. Stockists, page 252 >


ROASTED CAULIFLOWER DIP WITH HOT PAPRIKA & PEPITA OIL See recipe on page 165

LEFT: French breadboard, $395, Quintessential Duckeggblue. The Fortynine Studio ‘Flip Flop Slip’ pasta bowl in Grey, $49, Funkis. Tin bowl, $18/small, Grosgrain Homewares. BOTTOM LEFT: For details, see page 39. BOTTOM RIGHT, FROM TOP: French breadboard, $395, Quintessential Duckeggblue. ‘Luciol’ rock tumblers in Black, $28.95 each, vintage soup spoons, $30/set of 5, all The Bay Tree. St Claire linen napkin, $9.95, Papaya. Côté Table bowls, $24 each, Honeybee Homewares. The Fortynine Studio ‘Flip Flop Slip’ pinch dish in Buff Raku/Grey, $18, Funkis. OPPOSITE, FROM LEFT: Zinc olive buckets, $154 each, Lumu Interiors. ‘Zulu’ rug in Natural & Shale, from $1440, Armadillo & Co. Ercol Originals ‘Quaker’ armchair in Black, $1120, Temperature Design. Hale Mercantile ‘Tutto’ towel (over arm), $32, The Design Hunter. ‘Wooden A-Frame’ dining table, $799, One World Collection. On table, from left: ‘Vardagen’ tablecloth in Beige, $19.99, ‘Mogen’ cutlery, $29.99/set of 24, ‘Ivrig’ glasses, $1.99 each, ‘365+’ carafe, $4.99, all Ikea; mango wood plates, $39.95/extra large, ceramic breadboard, $69, and bowl in White, $59/medium, all HK Living; deer antlers, $280 each, The Design Hunter; slim lantern, $115/small, Scandinalia; ‘Roshi’ vase in Pale Grey, $52.50/small, MRD Home; Normann Copenhagen ‘Craft’ mortar and pestle, $150, House Doctor saucepan, $99.95, and skillet, $69.95, all Luumo Design; Aveva felt trivet, $48, Top 3 By Design. Finnish reindeer hide, from $490, Inartisan. Tom Kelley For TON ‘Ironica’ dining chairs in White and Black, $219 each, Huset. ‘Oobi’ stool in Black, $440, Lumu Interiors. ‘Ludde’ sheepskin, $79, Ikea. Stockists, page 252 >

GREEN LENTIL, SMOKED BACON & CELERIAC SOUP See recipe on page 165


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ROASTED QUAILS STUFFED WITH CHICKEN, SAGE & FIG See recipe on page 167

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BLUEBERRY CRUMBLE CAKE See recipe on page 167

OPPOSITE: ‘MWT’ leather apron in Brown, $395, Top 3 By Design. For similar tray, try The Bay Tree. THIS PAGE, FROM LEFT: ‘Vardagen’ tablecloth in Beige, $19.99, Ikea. Heirloom fibrecraft scarf (used as runner), $269, Road Less Taken. ‘Trattoria’ side plates, $17.95 each, ‘Teku’ cheese board, $39.95/small, ‘Tiro’ jug, $9.95, St Claire linen napkins, $9.95 each, all Papaya. Vintage fork, $95/set of 5, The Bay Tree. Côté Table glasses, $15 each, Honeybee Homewares. Bottle with leather, $26, Grosgrain Homewares. Stoneware bottle, $45, Seasonal Concepts. Nicola Hart porcelain bowl, $65, The Lost And Found Department. For similar wood rounds and vintage plates, try Etsy. Tom Kelley For TON ‘Ironica’ dining chairs in White and Black, $219 each, Huset. Stockists, page 252 >


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CHUNKY KNITS AND LUSCIOUS LAYERS USHER IN A RELAXING MOOD

FROM LEFT: ‘Super Chunky’ throw in Charcoal, $399, Orson & Blake. ‘Linen Stonewashed’ rug, $1995/large, ‘Rustic’ basket, $229/set of 2, both HK Living. This… Design & Living ‘Bamboo’ lounge, $1375, Scandinalia. On lounge, from left: Alpaca wool blanket, $699, The Minimalist; ‘George’ cushion, $88, MRD Home; ‘Empire’ cushion, from $112, Linen & Moore; ‘Mongolian Lamb’ cushion cover, $99, West Elm; Finnish reindeer hide, from $490, Inartisan; ‘Aura’ felt cushion, $59.95, Curious Grace; ‘Leather Patch’ cushion, $235, Orson & Blake; ‘Mid Brim’ fedora, $59.95, Country Road. ‘Decorative Cuttlefish’ necklace (used as wall hanging), $795, Lumu Interiors. A.M. Homewares ‘Turing’ stool, $290, Ivy Lane Traders. Books, Oscar & Friends. ‘K1S1 Extreme’ cushion in Silver, $350, Little Dandelion. ‘Tripod’ coffee table, $1030/small, Globe West. ‘Market Black’ marble paddle board, $44.95/medium, Ecology. ‘Ivrig’ glasses, $1.99 each, Ikea. ‘Roshi’ vase in Pale Grey, $52.50/small, MRD Home. Wooden bowl, $79, HK Living. ‘Lantliv’ plant stand, $49.99, ‘Storsele’ armchair, $249, ‘Ludde’ sheepskin, $79, all Ikea. Plant, $45, Garlands. ‘Alex’ cushion in Mustard, $59.95, Kas Australia. Stockists, page 252 >

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CLOCKWISE FROM BOTTOM LEFT: A.M. Homewares ‘Churchill’ stool, $205, Ivy Lane Traders. Books, Oscar & Friends. Thorbergs ‘Kajsa’ glasses in Black, $49, Funkis. ‘C317 Indoor’ chair, $750, sheepskin in Ivory, $115, La Lampe Gras ‘No.411’ floor lamp, $1120, all Curious Grace. ‘Aren’ leather cushion, $219, MRD Home. ‘Aria’ Berber rug, $2400, Hali Rugs. ‘Arik’ sofa in Khaki, $4999, ‘Richmond’ coffee table in Black, $934.50, both MRD Home. On sofa, from left: ‘Black & White’ silk cushion, $99, HK Living; ‘Norse’ velvet round cushion, $88, ‘Aren’ leather pillow, $219, both MRD Home; Lux De Lin cotton throw, $239.65, Country Culture; ‘Heathered Boucle’ cushion cover, $49, West Elm; ‘Anya’ cushion, $155, Curious Grace. On coffee table, from left: ‘Trim’ latte glasses, $29.95/set of 2, Ecology; JIA tealight holder in Brown, $55.90, ‘Nordic Light 4-arm’ candelabra, $159, both Top 3 By Design; ‘Roshi’ vase in Pale Grey, $52.50/small, MRD Home. ‘Rustic’ bench, $2250, Ondene. Large glass bottle, $350, Garlands. ‘Nagoya Low’ vase, $54.90, MRD Home. Miniature ‘Stone Sumba’ statue, $66, Little Dandelion ‘Plumber’s Hemp’ vessel, $450, succulent, $18.50, all Lumu Interiors. ‘Warmest Yarn-Dyed’ throw, $59, West Elm. Menu container (used as plant holder), $99/small, Luumo Design. ‘Cloud’ cushion in Grey, $260, Jardan. ‘Tetrus’ pot and stand, $99/large, MRD Home. Plant, $45, Garlands. ‘Torquay’ lantern, $79.95/large, Papaya. Atelier CPH ‘No.7’ poster, $120, Luumo Design. Stockists, page 252 >

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{BY THE FIRE } LAYERS OF CALMING COLOURS AND NATURAL ELEMENTS CREATE THE IDEAL SPOT TO REST AND PUT YOUR FEET UP


{IS IT BEDTIME YET? } INFUSE A GREY PALETTE WITH WARMING TIMBERS AND WOVEN TEXTURES INTO YOUR PRIVATE HAVEN


OPPOSITE, FROM LEFT: Chinese workers stools (used as side tables), $320 each, succulent, $18.50, all Lumu Interiors. Menu container (used as plant holder), $99/small, Luumo Design. On floor: Moroccan babouche slippers in Pale Tan, $25, The Design Hunter; ‘Savannah’ rug in Natural, from $1440, Armadillo & Co. On bed, from back: ‘Flocca’ pillowcases in Nox Melange, $85 each, The Design Hunter; ‘Manhattan’ cushion in Mink, from $77, ‘Mondo Stripe’ duvet cover, from $462/set, both Linen & Moore; ‘Flocca’ flat sheet in Nox Melange, $395/queen, ‘Basix’ fitted sheet, $385/queen, and bed skirt in Sable, $339/queen, all Hale Mercantile Co; ‘K1S1 Extreme’ throw in Silver, from $995, Little Dandelion; ‘Floating’ mug, $29.90, Top 3 By Design; Thorbergs ‘Kajsa’ glasses in Black, $49, Funkis; Mango wood plate (used as tray), $39.95/extra large, HK Living; By Nord ‘Sleipner’ blanket, $250, Luumo Design. Rattan bench, $449, HK Living. On bench, from left: Menu felt baskets, $99/set of 3, Aveva ‘Wow Jewel’ necklace in Grey, $65, Top 3 By Design. ‘Two Tone’ ring, $30, ‘Felted Stripe’ sweater, $169, both Elk. ‘Serge’ lamp, $209, MRD Home. JIA tealight holder in Brown, $55.90, Top 3 By Design. Books, Oscar & Friends. TOP LEFT, FROM LEFT: Dan Isaax Wallin ‘Haväng’ print, $90, Luumo Design. ‘Aria’ Berber rug, $2400, Hali Rugs. Finnish reindeer hide, from $490, Inartisan. ‘63 Classic’ clogs in Vegie Natural, $110, Funkis. ‘Sweeney’ armchair, $3956, Jardan. A.M. Homewares ‘Churchill’ stool, $205, Ivy Lane Traders. Menu container (used as plant holder) as before. Succulent as before. TOP RIGHT, FROM LEFT: ‘Braid Weave’ rug in Chalk, $770, Armadillo & Co. Felt basket, $59.95/small, Country Road. Cushion in Black & White, $165, The Design Hunter. Ikon ‘Felt Ring’ cushion, $92, ‘Tetrus’ hanging planter, $125.95/medium, both MRD Home. Plant, $45, Garlands. On bench, from back: ‘Cloud’ cushion in Cream, $260, Jardan. Finnish reindeer hide, from $490, Inartisan. Round cushion, $130, Curious Grace. Terraluca ‘Earth And Light’ mug and saucer, $60/set, Country Culture. RIGHT, FROM LEFT: ‘Reika’ tote, $215, ‘Felted Stripe’ scarf, $130, both Elk. ‘Mid Brim’ fedora, $59.95, Country Road. ‘Moroccan’ stool, $109/set of 2, HK Living. ‘964 High’ clogs in Stone Suede, $189, Funkis. ‘Henbas’ boots, $239, Volange. ‘Talvi Classic’ tall boots, $360, Elk. ‘Theoule’ blouse in Ivory, $139, ‘Romy’ top in Navy Blue, ‘Gavroche’ cardigan in Grey, $125, all Volange. ‘Stretch Skin’ tops in Grey Marle and White, $69 each, ‘Stripe’ long sleeve tee, $75, ‘Black Fine’ leather jacket, $310, all Elk. ‘Savannah’ rug in Natural, from $1440, Armadillo & Co. Stockists, page 252

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Designed in Australia, Fourtwo’s latest collection is inspired by the simplicity of Japanese design, timeless pieces and a love of dark and moody hues. Each piece exudes luxury and high quality, from hand-blown smoky glass and coloured stone to modern yet classic furniture that’s built to last. The collection is opulent in materials, however, unfussy in form.

FROM LEFT: ‘Koi’ brushed black oak armchair with woven rope seat, $1060/650mm, ‘Koza’ goat-hair cushions in Silver, $65, and Olive, $75, ‘Shiitake’ marble side table with powder-coated steel base, $1065/650mm, hand-blown smoky glass ridge vase, $255, hand-blown topaz glass gem vase, $650, ‘Disc’ concrete platter in Black, $35, ‘Phial’ concrete vase in Black, $25, all Fourtwo, fourtwo.com.au. Stockists, page 252


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THE QUIET, LEAFY suburb of Coorparoo is only four kilometres from Brisbane’s CBD, but underneath its unassuming, residential exterior lies a thriving community of shopkeepers presenting a must-visit experience for discerning shoppers. With cobblestoned streets to flower-boxed windows and a plethora of bespoke products on offer, Coorparoo is a well-kept shopping secret just waiting to be discovered.

STOP 1 | Amble & Adore Marianna Miranda had just closed one chapter of her life and was looking to start a new one with her daughter, Adrianna. The pair took on the lease of a 90-year-old Queenslander with a vine-encased verandah to create Amble & Adore, and set about stocking it with as many locally made and fair-trade products as possible. “It’s not just a shop to us – it’s a space where people can embrace creativity, start conversations and stop for a coffee,” says Marianna. Must-haves: Creatively Active Minds mesh purse, $98.95; Theatre Imports marble tray, $79.95; Madras Link screen-printed cushion, $59.95; Losari pendants, from $155 (top left); Jackson wall decor, $89.95 (top left). Open: Mon-Fri, 7am-3pm; Sat, 7am-2pm; Sun, 8am-1pm. Visit: 1 Kelsey Street, (07) 3398 9729. Bookmark: ambleandadore. com.au.

STOP 2 | Picnic Picnic cafe’s philosophy is to stay true to its suburban roots. The result is an inviting eatery with a relaxed vibe and an amazing array of quality meals on offer, including a large selection of vegan and gluten-free dishes. Huge windows open the inside (above right) up to the usually sunny elements, and house window boxes are planted with herbs and edible flowers that are used to garnish their dishes. Must-haves: Buckwheat pancakes with chocolate-coconut ice-cream, banana and maple syrup, $16.90; Smashed avocado with basil pesto and Barambah feta, $14.90. Open: Mon-Sun, 7am-3pm. Visit: 12 Martha Street, (07) 3398 6600. Bookmark: venzingroup.com.au.

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STOP 4 | Oliveaux Interior designer Amanda Harris has a knack for blending old with new and creating interiors that are inspired by a home’s character. “I would best describe my style as classic Queenslander-meetsBritish Colonial plantation,” she says. Her showroom was formerly a corner store but has been made over beautifully in her signature style (above centre & opposite). Oliveaux is open by appointment only, but is a treasure-trove of hard-to-find designer and bespoke pieces, so it’s well worth a visit if a new build, renovation – or even new upholstery or curtains – is on your to-do list. Must-haves: Brass palm tree candelabra, $250; Bone inlay box, $160 (above centre). Open: By appointment only. Visit: 252 Cavendish Road, (07) 3394 2477. Bookmark: oliveaux.com.au.

Brass clove box, $110, Oliveaux.

STOP 5 | Vanilla House Ruth Raison opened Vanilla House 10 years ago with an aim to create a sense of community and inclusion. “I’m happy to say I think we’ve done that, and do so daily,” she says. “Our customers really matter and we’ve built up great relationships with so many.” Good product selection is, of course, key, and Ruth’s buying philosophy is simple. “I buy only what I love and I’m not easily persuaded,” she says. “If I don’t like a product, I won’t order it!” Recently, Ruth added inspirational bespoke candles in her favourite scents to her range, and this month celebrates a decade in business. Must-haves: Blue coral, $149.95; nickel base with palm leaf, $289 (including shade, top right); Vanilla House inspirational candle, $39.95; La Grolla Coastal print, $399 (top right). Open: Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 10am-2pm. Visit: Shop 2/380 Cavendish Road, (07) 3324 2136. Bookmark: @vanillahouse_ on Instagram.

WHILE YOU’RE THERE… Coorparoo is a residential suburb best known for its easy proximity to the Brisbane CBD, lovely homes and plethora of parks – when the array of jacaranda trees are in flower, Majestic Park is stunning. For some, however, a stroll around the streets is what piques the most interest. With much of the suburb’s settlement taking place in the 1950s and 1960s, this south-eastern suburb is unusual in Brisbane for its architecture and abundance of Californian bungalows, Spanish Mission and Art Deco properties – as well as some truly spectacular older masonry dwellings. The most well-known of these includes Langlands House, which was built in 1883 and is now located in the grounds of Villanova College. Buena Vista Avenue – located just off the south-east corner of our map (top left) – is our pick for an architectural feast of beautiful homes, along with standout city views.

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‘Bahama botanical’ porcelain plates, $60/set of 4, Adorn Homewares.

‘Design 485’ Scandinavian rattan chair, $890, Lincoln Brooks.

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‘Mapa’ glass bowl in Gold, $2230/50cm, Natuzzi Italia.

SOFA

‘Mimmi’ 2-seater sofa in Porcelain Blue, $3499/170cm x 90cm x 70cm, Brosa.

“Decorating with leafy greens and varying textures offers a number of ways to add personality to your home” ~ Rachel Peters, HB senior stylist

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‘Buffalo’ leather wall dot, from $27, Indigo Love. BAG

‘Field’ natural canvas bag, $155, Hunting For George.

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Petrina Turner ‘High Tea’ wool rug, $4350/200cm x 300cm, Designer Rugs.

VASE

‘Rocher’ vase in Black, Taupe and Grey, $23.96/set of 3, Oz Design Furniture. Stockists, page 252 JULY 2016

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‘Top Handle’ tote bag, $129, Country Road.

‘Freja’ denim placemat, $25/each, Abode Living.

Mercer & Reid ‘Fluted’ pot in Denim, $29.95/21cm, Adairs.

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‘Rufus’ 3.5-seater sofa in Denim, $7129, Jardan.

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Lazy Bag ‘Serge’ ottoman in Dark Denim, $179, Zizo Home.

“Denim is so versatile and hard-wearing– it’s the perfect fabric to use in the home” ~ Rachel Peters, HB senior stylist

RUG

‘Logan’ upcycled denim patchwork rug, $99, Down That Little Lane. CHAIR COVER

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Crossover denim apron $55, Lost and Found Dept. Stockists, page 252 LINEN

French linen sheet set in Denim, $645/queen, Andrea & Joen.

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‘Corzetti’ acrylic magazine rack, $59, Nick Scali Online.

Ferm Living metal square magazine holder in Dusty Green, $79, Design Stuff.

‘Hunter’ metal magazine basket, $109.95, Amalfi.

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‘Handle’ steel magazine rack in Grey, $139, Arko Furniture.

‘Poppi’ golden cypress magazine stand, $160, Harry & Jane.

‘Alfred’ aluminium magazine rack in Blue, $175, DesignByThem.

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$490 Copper side table + magazine rack, $199, The Minimalist.

‘Kanaya’ leather and brass magazine rack in Black, $838* (USD$625), Promote Modern Design.

European beech magazine rack, $490, Workshopped. Stockists, page 252 >

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by the sea USING A PALETTE INSPIRED BY THE FOREST AND THE OCEAN, HENRIETTA AND CHRISTIAN TRANSFORMED A TIRED COTTAGE INTO A GRACEFUL FAMILY HOME STORY & STYLING LOTTE MOLIIN PHOTOGRAPHY LINE T. KLEIN

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NORDIC DELIGHT Lusciously light Scandinavian timber floorboards that showcase the knots and grains of the wood are the star of Henrietta (opposite, top right) and Christina’s open-plan living area in their Danish home. Nature inspired the home’s colour mix, which includes browns, greys and black, as well as furniture made from natural materials, including Poul Kjærholm ‘PK22’ wicker lounge chairs (see page 79) and a leather Arne Jacobsen ‘Egg’ chair, both available from Cult. Antique timber pieces add character, while a woollen shagpile rug helps define the living area. The framed Picasso print adds a graphic touch. Homeowner Henrietta loves the home’s beachside location, with its coastal grasses and views of the sea (opposite, top left), from this timber Adirondack chair (opposite, top right). >


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Suspended above the dining table, a Moooi ‘Non Random’ pendant, available from Space, is a fun and functional feature light. To echo the light’s woven texture, Henrietta chose Gervasoni ‘Allu’ dining chairs – find them at fesal.com.au. The table was custom-made by the crafty Henrietta: “I just ordered two three-metre long floorboards similar to our floors and attached them to black trestle legs by a Danish designer.” The home also features Scandinavian design classics, such as the By Lassen ‘Kubus’ candleholder by the window, try urbancouture.com.au.

FLOORBOARDS Get the look with Danish White 260mm x 2200mm floorboards, $142/sqm, Royal Oak Floors.

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hen Henrietta and Christian stumbled upon a timeworn timber cottage for sale while on a family trip to the beach, it was a case of love at first ‘site’. Sandwiched between the forest and the sea, the location was picture perfect, with the home looking over both ocean and treetops. “I loved that we could walk directly into the forest from our backyard,” says Henrietta, a dentist. The home’s outlook was ideal, but the interiors were another story. Built around 1905 on the coast of North Zealand, Denmark, the seaside cottage with its maze of dark rooms, dated kitchen and tired brown carpet, was ripe for an overhaul. The layout was impractical for the couple’s growing family, which consisted of daughter Nicoline and son Thorbjørn. “The kitchen was tiny and dark, with a low ceiling,” explains Henrietta. “The bathroom was old-fashioned – after an update during the ’60s – and throughout the home you could only open the top half of the windows.” First, the couple tackled the home’s poky layout, transforming the ground floor into an open-plan living and dining area. “When we bought the house, we had to be creative and think about new solutions,” says Henrietta, “which is why we decided to merge five rooms into one large open space.” The cottage went instantly from dated and dark to light and bright from the ground up thanks to whitewashed Scandinavian timber floorboards. “We laid new floors, installed a new kitchen and had all the windows changed – now we can open them all the way down,” Henrietta says. A stunning feature of the renovation is the loft-style master bedroom, which allows a surplus of light into the room. “For me, light is important,” says Henrietta, who attributes the idea to Christian. The decoration style is truly Nordic, with classic Scandinavian design mixed with carefully considered vignettes. “I constantly rearrange my still-life displays according to season,” says Henrietta. “During autumn, it is typically branches and cones I find in the woods, but in summer I fill my vases with colourful summer flowers or twigs.” A home truly in touch with nature’s whims.

“IF I HAVE TO PICK A f avo urite s po t , I WOULD SAY THE DINING ROOM, WHERE I CAN SIT BY THE TABLE AND LOOK AT THE FIREPLACE OR TOWARDS THE SEA” ~ HENRIETTA LIVING ROOM

“As we live right next to the forest, the trees can take some of the light in the early evening,” explains Henrietta. “To maximise light into the house, we added a skylight, and a high ceiling with windows all the way up.” Once evening comes, soft lighting comes into play, thanks to a Santa & Cole ‘Tripode’ floor lamp (previous page), available from ECC Lighting & Living and a group of white ‘Rolf’ candlesticks by Swedish brand Freemover (above & previous page). Henrietta loves to decorate with sculptural branches found in the backyard and nearby forest. Above the vintage piano sits a Louis Poulsen ‘PH’ table lamp (far left), available from Living Edge, while the family pets, Chilli and Picasso, enjoy snoozing on a leather beanbag – try Zanui for similar. >


“USE QUALITY MATERIALS, SUCH AS TIMBER FLOORBOARDS, custo m-made w indo ws AND TOP-QUALITY FITTINGS FOR THE KITCHEN” ~ HENRIETTA

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Italian lavastone tiles embossed with a metallic gold pattern create a standout splashback (above left & opposite). To deliver a similar striking look, try the ‘Setenta’ ceramic tiles in Nero from Perini Tiles. Henrietta and Christian customised their kitchen by incorporating an open shelf into their under-bench cabinetry (above left) – this ensures pots and pans are readily available while cooking. Meanwhile, appliances and accessories are within easy reach, thanks to an industrial style ‘Flytta’ stainless steel trolley from Ikea (above right). “We needed extra storage,” says Henrietta. “I thought it fitted well in our kitchen.” A chalkboard wall creates a handy zone for shopping

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lists and reminders. Food prepping is a cinch thanks to the stainless-steel benchtop’s built-in teak chopping board. “It adds some warmth to the kitchen and is very practical,” says Henrietta. Just like the table in the dining room, the home cook made the kitchen table herself by attaching floorboards to two black trestle legs. She teamed it with classic timber bar stools (right) – for similar try the ‘Fred’ bar stool from Living Styles. As a contrast to some of the reasonably priced elements in the home, the couple opted for designer lighting throughout; in the kitchen the Bestlite ‘BL 7’ lamp in Black is mounted on the wall; find it at Cult. A framed Alberto Giacometti poster adds interest. >


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Bringing in natural light was the main goal of the renovation, so Henrietta and Christian created a loft-style master bedroom that overlooks the living room. This open design and void allows a surplus of light into the room and creates a feeling of spaciousness in what would have been a small bedroom. “It is now one of my favourite rooms in the house,” says Henrietta.

THROW Get the look with a ‘Nordic Pelt’ throw in Charcoal, $235/60cm x 90cm, Abode Living.

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“THE BIG WINDOWS lead TO THE FOREST AND THE SEA, WHICH MAKES THE HOUSE BLEND INTO nature ” ~ HENRIETTA MAIN BEDROOM

To warm up the cool white tones of the master bedroom (opposite), Henrietta added touch-me textiles, such as this sumptuous throw, Louise Roe cushions – try culow.com.au – and a cowhide rug. An eye-catching painting by Trine Skovmand, an old school friend of Henrietta’s, acts as a focal point above the bed, while the Louis Poulsen table lamp, available from Living Edge, brings a designer touch.

BATHROOM

Petite but practical, the bathroom features space-saving fittings, such as a slimline basin – to get the look, try the ‘Roca Diverta 750’ basin from Reece – and minimalist towel hooks. Wicker baskets add stylish storage. DISPLAY

During winter, the family forages through the forest to find natural elements like pine cones (right) to create interesting vignettes. >


EXTERIOR PAINT Get the look with Endure Exterior low-sheen paint in Black Fox, $83.95/4L, Taubmans.


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Who lives here? Henrietta and her husband, Christian, both dentists; their children Nicoline, 16, and Thorbjørn, 19, plus dogs Chilli and Picasso. Have you renovated before? Henrietta: “No, this is our first time. But, I’ve always had a big interest in interiors.” Did you and Christian agree on all parts of the renovation? “We agreed on most parts, but what makes our home special is that we’ve mixed our ideas and styles.” What would you say was the hardest part of transforming the house? “The challenge was finding the right style that fitted into the surroundings. And the process of making an old, ugly house beautiful.”

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Painting the storybook cottage charcoal with white trims instantly refreshed the exterior of Henrietta and Christian’s home. The surrounding garden is simple and streamlined to survive the Scandinavian winter, with topiary trees and lavender in

terracotta pots to add charm. Try Ascot Teak for outdoor furniture that will weather over time to a soft grey. The couple preserved the property’s old garden shed (above), overgrown with leaves from surrounding bushes, as they loved the rustic feel it brings to the backyard.

To achieve Scandinavian style at home, try original designer pieces from Cult (cultdesign.com.au) and Living Edge (livingedge.com.au).

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OPEN SPACES AND A WELCOMING TIGHT-KNIT COMMUNITY DREW THIS COUPLE AWAY FROM THE CITY LIGHTS STORY & STYLING TAHN SCOON PHOTOGRAPHY JOHN DOWNS

BREATH OF FRESH AIR Jenny (pictured above) and her husband, Crombie, are contently embracing their tree change. With undulating rural views of the ranges north-west of Brisbane, the couple’s veranda is a popular spot to sit and read. The relaxing corner (opposite) is simply furnished with a table setting from Bunnings and a treasured old chest of drawers found at the local markets, while the intricate timber facade of their newly built home painted in Dulux Royal Beige and teamed with a Colorbond roof in Wallaby, is a nod to timeless heritage style. The colours were chosen by the couple to complement not compete with the verdant surroundings. “We wanted a neutral colour scheme that would sit nicely in the environment,” says Jenny. >

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here’s a particular charm about a home surrounded by vast open space, where the pace is slower and city sprawl is a distant memory. For Queenslanders Jenny and Crombie, the temptations of peaceful village life were too strong to resist – after three houses, two grown-up children and two small grandchildren, the couple were ready for a change. “Our last house was on the outskirts of Brisbane and was originally surrounded by greenery, but had slowly been built out,” recalls Jenny. The couple longed to live in the country, yet still needed to commute into Brisbane, so began researching communities just outside the city. This is how they discovered a tiny village, just 50 minutes north-west of the CBD. The town’s hilly vistas, crafty community and pretty little buildings won them over. Although initially intending to buy an established home, the couple’s plans changed when they spotted a block of land with magnificent views of the nearby mountains. Jenny and Crombie snapped up the property, but not without some trepidation. “We’d never built before and it was quite a difficult process, especially as we knew things don’t always go smoothly,” says Jenny. “Thankfully, we had good friends who had built before and they supported us through the entire process.” Building for the first time also allowed Jenny and Crombie to create a space that truly reflects their lifestyle. “We wanted a warm, inviting yet sophisticated ‘grown-up’ home,” Jenny says. To reflect this refined aesthetic, the couple decided upon a classically designed four-bedroom home that pays homage to traditional Queensland architecture with its timber construction, generous veranda and interior details, such as VJ panelling and ornate breezeways. “Details and finishes were important as we wanted a polished, beautiful home,” says Jenny. “However, it was just as important to stay on budget, so some changes were made along the way.” For this reason, the couple ended up with a slightly smaller – but equally charming – living room and chose Caesarstone benchtops over marble options. “The main thing though, was that it needed to feel like home,” Jenny explains. The interiors are cosy and welcoming, thanks to a layered, neutral base built up with carefully curated vintage vignettes that imbue character and reflect Jenny’s cultivated taste. While she admits it wasn’t the easiest of builds, the couple are more than pleased with the results and have settled happily into the community. “Everyone here is so welcoming, inviting us into their homes and hearts,” she says. “And the house is exactly what we envisioned.”

“WE WAKE UP FEELING LIKE WE’RE ON a co unt ry escape , BUT WE HAVE MADE THIS OUR HOME” ~ JENNY KITCHEN

The star feature of the kitchen (opposite & right) is the alcove that houses Jenny’s prized Falcon ‘Classic 110’ dual-fuel oven and also features stunning tiles and ornate corbels. The waterfall island bench in Caesarstone ‘Frosty Carrina’ is generous in size to allow visitors to sit and chat with Jenny as she cooks. Cabinets finished in Dulux Casper White are a cool backdrop to the stand-out tiles and are an additional foil to the Mercator ‘Lyon’ pendants sourced at Cetnaj. The breezeway above the doorway leading into the butler’s pantry is

just one of the details in the home that pay homage to traditional Queenslander style. Windows wrap around the pantry to take advantage of the garden views and allow light to steal through to the kitchen. DINING ROOM

With limited room for the dining area (top) in the open-plan design, Jenny chose a space-saving round setting (for similar, try Oz Design Furniture) and defined the area with a small rug from Temple & Webster. The large mirror also helps create a greater sense of space, as does the simple colour palette. >

TILES ‘Oxford Artisan’ 200mm x 200mm rectified tiles, $209/sqm, Beaumont Tiles.


WALLPAPER Nina Campbell ‘Perroquet NCW3830-04’ wallpaper, $210/10m roll, The Elephant Room.

“A LOT OF MY furniture HAS BEEN PICKED UP AT FLEA MARKETS AND collect able FAIRS” ~ JENNY BACK DECK

“With our warm climate, we use this area all the time,” says Jenny of the generously sized back deck (above) that boasts sun-dappled spaces and an outdoor kitchen. “Crombie cooks on the barbecue three to four times a week and there’s a nice cool breeze in the afternoons,” Jenny says. Wicker furniture with a throw and indigo cushion, both from Blake & Taylor, create a gorgeous spot to take in the expansive views. Plantation shutters protect the spot from the worst of the western sun and a fire pit sits ready for cooler nights. LIVING ROOM

Jenny and Crombie wanted the living area (top right) to feel as large as possible, opting for glazed stacker doors so the room could be opened up onto the spacious deck.

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The fireplace remains to be the focal point in the room with Jenny adding a striking Nina Campbell wallpaper to further accentuate the feature. The dark colourway contrasts sharply with the light walls, adding a sense of drama. The mantle itself (right) is prettily adorned with more of Jenny’s vintage and market finds, including a string of doily bunting from a Brisbane handmade market and old trophies found at The Junk Company. The leather sofa from Nick Scali sits atop a hand-knotted ‘Opulence’ rug from Bayliss Rugs and is softened with a mix of cushions, including a custom blue design from Blake & Taylor and a cotton ‘Elsa’ throw from Bianca Lorenne. Practical shutters from Cosmopolitan Shutters & Blinds easily allow the whole space to be flooded with light.


OFFICE An antique glass-topped table (given to Jenny by a friend) took on new life with a collection of family photos slipped under the glass, adding a personal touch to the piece. The vintage cane chair was a lucky find at the Ferny Grove markets. “Scouting markets is a passion of ours,” says Jenny. “Since moving though, I’ve had to curtail my love of collecting old chairs and Crombie’s love of beer glasses.” The spotted gum floors throughout most of the home were cleverly laid in a mix of widths (both 130mm and 180mm) to make them look more natural and less manufactured. “It prevents them from looking like laminate,” explains Jenny. >

FLOORBOARDS Rustic-grade Queensland spotted gum, from $175/sqm, NS Timber Flooring.


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Who lives here? Jenny, a legal secretary; her husband, Crombie, a program analyst; and their Persian cat, Bergstrom. How do you create a welcoming interior? Jenny: “Don’t be minimalist and don’t be afraid to collect pieces from markets and fairs. You’ll find more interesting pieces and create a story.” What is your best vintage find? “The old set of drawers on the front verandah. It’s beautifully worn and weathered with drink ring marks and initials carved into it. I couldn’t bear to repaint it and erase the history.” Is there anything left to do? “There’s still a lot of work to be done outside. We’re planning on installing a sandstone wall in the front, planting a rose garden and adding feature trees – we’re looking forward to that.”

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“THE ENSUITE design ALLOWS PRIVACY BUT KEEPS A sense o f o penness AS WE DIDN’T WANT TO CLOSE OFF THE SPACE” ~ JENNY

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A mix of old and new, the main bedroom’s hotel luxe ambience (opposite) is due to its generous proportions and open-plan design. The space is softened by charming bedlinen from Laura Ashley and a crochet rug from Side Street Vintage. French doors open out onto the front veranda and the breathtaking views.

ENSUITE

The open ensuite (above & opposite) adds to the grown-up aesthetic of the main suite with fresh white cabinetry sitting against moody ‘Alpine Grigio Lappato’ tiles from Beaumont Tiles. The white timber mirror found at Reflect Mirrors is a nod to tradition while a ‘Cordet Spiral’ pendant from Cetnaj fits with the overall contemporary vibe.

CONTACTS Builder Kelvin Woodrow, Kelrow Constructions, kelrow.com.au.

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EASY DOES IT Light, space and functionality are the winning ingredients in Maxine and Joel’s sparkling new two-toned kitchen. “The kids all love cooking and helping to make their own creations,” says Maxine, who with husband Joel (pictured) has three children. An accent tower, clad in matt subway-style tiles laid in a herringbone pattern with slate-grey grouting, cleverly houses the ovens and cupboards, while providing a focal point in the room. The gleaming marble-look Silestone in ‘Ariel’ for the benchtops is a family-friendly choice, while ‘Aria’ oak bar stools by Sasson Home add to the casual modern vibe. A trio of white and beaten-silver pendants from Interiors Online offer ample lighting overhead. >


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or minimalist-at-heart Maxine and her husband Joel, who share a love of cool, clean lines and contemporary interiors, a stylish home should also be a warm and inviting magnet for family and friends. So while the couple decided their impending renovation provided the perfect opportunity to declutter, there was one rather sizeable item that simply had to be accommodated for in the revamped floor plan: a dining table fit for a crowd. “We previously had space for a six-seater dining setting, so top of our wishlist was to make room for the biggest table we could fit,” says Maxine, a keen entertainer who is passionate about organic wholefoods. Safe to say, the 16-seater American oak table, which expands to a 20-seater show stopper, is just what’s needed for the couple and their extended clan. “We can now have the big dinners here that we’d always wanted,” says Maxine with a smile. Form follows function in the renovated two-storey Californian bungalow in inner Melbourne that Maxine and Joel share with their young family – which includes Zach, nine, Asher, eight, Jayde, five, and Oscar the toy poodle. While the light-drenched home is beautifully decorated with a place for everything, it is above all welcoming and homely. Just as Maxine and Joel believe it should be. “Before the renovation – which was a major one – there was lots of blue carpet, and everything in the house was beige,” recalls Maxine. “Yet, we could see the potential. When we moved in, it was just the two of us, but by the time we wanted to renovate we had three kids, so we were able to look at the home with different eyes.”

However, with their three children arriving in the space of just three-and-a-half years, the project had to wait a little longer than they had originally anticipated. “Once things had settled down a bit, we started really thinking about what we would do to the home,” she says. “We could finally focus on the renovation.” Which, for Maxine, meant it was time to declutter, a process she thoroughly enjoyed. “Before we packed up to move out for the renovation we did a big clean-out,” she says. “At the time, the house felt claustrophobic – it wasn’t calm. You’d walk in the door and there would be mess and papers everywhere. But I’d take bag after bag of things to the local op shop – I was a regular!” The transformation was immense. “I now believe in minimal lines and living, and I think that is reflected around the home,” remarks Maxine. “We’re so lucky with first-world living, but we all tend to accumulate so much stuff that we don’t need.” After the couple had enlisted builder and longtime friend Rami Grinblat of Adept Construction, as well as architect Roger Brayshaw, Maxine decided she also needed the trusted advice of an interiors expert to bring their vision to life. Who better, she resolved, than another close friend – interior decorator Nina Hendler of NY Design Australia. “Nina and I have known each other since our boys were in kindergarten together,” Maxine says. “People said it can be hard working with a friend, but we had a ball doing this house together.” And Maxine and Joel couldn’t be more thrilled with the result. “The home is now like a story that unfolds as you go into each room,” says Maxine. “There’s a fluidity to it and everything makes sense. We just love being here.”

DINING ROOM With its pale solid timber floor, white and timber ‘Ara’ chairs from Relax House and, of course, that fabulous 3.6-metre long American oak table from Toffi Furnishings, the dining room is a quiet celebration of pared-back Nordic beauty. “It’s so nice for all of the family to get together here around the table,” says Maxine. Picture windows offer a leafy glimpse of the garden, while a focal splash of the prettiest pastel tones comes via a framed Shaynna Blaze Papillon ‘Living Palette’ canvas from Urban Road. “The neutral base in this room meant that we could add this very colourful artwork,” says Maxine.

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ARTWORKS (CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT) ‘MOLIN’ HOUSE OF BEATNIKS, ‘DRIP’ SILKE BLONDE, ‘WATER’, SILKE BLONDE ‘LONDON UNDERGROUND’ KREATIVITUM, ‘MONSTERA DELICIOSA’ BYGARMI ALL FROM NORSU INTERIORS.

PAINT Wash & Wear Barrier Technology in Natural White, $71.90/4L, Dulux.


FAMILY ROOM

A sophisticated palette of greys and whites is a match made in decor heaven in the family room. “We wanted a very light and natural home, so my brief to Nina was modern with clean lines – a home that made for very calm living,” says Maxine. “I just love the feel of this room. It’s so cosy.” The star of this chill-out zone is the Papillion Furniture sofa in easy-to-wipe charcoal leather, with a wool check throw by HK Living from House Of Orange and a black-and-white plaid cushion by The Family Love Tree adding further layers of comfort. On the wall above, a grouping of simply framed monochrome prints from Norsu Interiors forms a harmonious art arrangement. A Kmart pot plant stand holds a pot from Arc & Family. >

RUG Armadillo & Co ‘Pumice Sierra’ weave rug, $2270/2.5m x 3.5m, Kira & Kira.


MAIN BEDROOM

The magic of monochrome is alive and well in the serene downstairs main bedroom, with only a Louise Rose ‘Architect’ rectangular cushion from Norsu Interiors and a luscious caramel ‘Cloud’ blanket from Jardan bringing the most gentle input of colour. On a floating shelf above the bed from Freedom, a collection of framed family photos forms a much-treasured display. A striking black metal ‘Sormus’ pendant from Satelight hangs from the ceiling above a side table from Globe West.

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“THESE PHOTOS ALL CAPTURE VERY IN OUR LIVES – OUR WEDDING DAY, JAYDE’S BALLET CONCERT AND THE BOYS HAVING FUN ON THE BEACH” ~ MAXINE

CARPET Quest Carpets ‘Evoke Twist’ in Beacon, $46.20/sqm, Fowles.


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Swathed in moody charcoal hues, Maxine and Joel’s bathroom is the perfect pamper zone for the busy parents. Here a sumptuous freestanding Kado ‘Arc’ bath from Reece, softly illuminated by a trio of concrete and glass ‘Ando 1’ pendants from Beacon Lighting, cleverly suspended at various heights, beckons after a long day. “It’s such a beautiful and quiet place to unwind and relax in,” says Maxine. Glazed porcelain R.A.K ‘Surface Cool Grey’ tiles from Moorabbin Tiles line the floor and walls, while graphic towels from Fenton & Fenton inject a bright burst of blue into the space. A timber stool from House Of Orange makes an ideal spot to display greenery. >

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UPSTAIRS PLAYROOM

Zach and Asher (pictured above left) can often be found hanging out upstairs in their dedicated playroom. Here, a hardy ‘Signature’ modular sofa in Jake Grey from Freedom receives notes of cheery colour from a collection of bright ‘Confetti’ round cushions from Olli Ella, a Warranbrooke ‘Bermuda’ cushion and a quirky ‘Cakebread’ cushion from Fenton & Fenton. STUDY NOOK

One corner of the upstairs rumpus room has been cleverly transformed into a functional study nook (above right) featuring a white ‘Micke’ desk from Ikea paired with floating, bang-on-trend leather-strap shelves from H&G Designs. The replica Eames DKR black wire chair was found at Interior Secrets, while the desk lamp came from Milk & Sugar.

ZACH’S BEDROOM

Charcoal ‘Chevrons’ stickers from Vivid Wall Decals elevate nine-year-old Zach’s room (left) to top of the class, with black-andwhite bedlinen from Ikea together with a ‘Lucky Boy Sunday’ cushion from The Family Love Tree adding a further element of fun. “It’s nice that each of the children’s rooms is different,” says Maxine. JAYDE’S ROOM

Jayde’s pretty-as-a-picture bedroom (opposite) features a ‘Willow’ bed from Fantastic Furniture, dressed in a dusty pink ‘Antalya’ throw from Adairs. The pink ‘Pin Tuck’ velvet cushion is from The Family Love Tree, the jade ‘Wentworth’ cushion is a Freedom find and the pink velvet ‘Penny Round’ cushion is by Castle. A ‘Maya’ table with drawers from Mocka keeps clutter at bay, while the blush table lamp from Milk & Sugar is in-keeping with the standout hue.


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Styling a bedroom really is child’s play with wall decals. Easy to remove and apply, it’s simply a case of peeling and sticking with no damage to the walls when the time comes for an update. Designer Nina Hendler found the fruity decals at Jimmy Cricket and teamed them with black polka dot stickers from Vivid Wall Decals. ‘Fruity’ wallstickers, $29.95/pack of 25, jimmycricket.com.au and ‘Polka Dots’ wallstickers, $35/pack of 96, vividwalldecals.com.au. >

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SITTING ROOM

It’s hard to believe that, in its former life, this serene sun-bathed sitting room overlooking the back garden was a rather cluttered children’s toy zone. “This room has been completely transformed into such a beautiful space,” says Maxine, who loves curling up here with a good book. A comfy ‘George’ armchair in Slate Blue linen from MRD Home invites repose, next to an American oak side table from Kira & Kira and an Armadillo & Co round ‘Dandelion’ rug.

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Who lives here? Maxine, an office manager, her husband Joel, an accountant, sons Zach, nine, and Asher, eight, and daughter Jayde, five, plus Oscar the toy poodle. What’s a big no-no for you in a home? Maxine: “Clutter and noise. It was important for me to make the home more noise-proof, so we have a big sliding door to the kids’ area upstairs as well as one downstairs.” Favourite way to spend a Sunday morning? “Cooking in my kitchen. I love making sure my kids have delicious food made from all-natural ingredients, without preservatives or additives." Is there anything left on the wish-list now the renovation is complete? “No, I’m very happy with the home, and it’s my forever home.”

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CONTACTS Interior decorator Nina Hendler, NY Design Australia, nydesign.com.au. Architect Roger Brayshaw, Brayshaw Architects, brayshawarchitects.com.au. FRONT HALLWAY

A glorious burst of colour, courtesy of a stunning abstract painting by Joel’s talented mother, welcomes visitors to the home. “It’s so special and very personal knowing that she came up with this

fabulous piece especially for us,” says Maxine. “It brings us so much joy.” A ‘Q-Bee’ black steel pendant from About Space complements the leadlight windows, as does the oversized black pot and plant from Gills Nursery in Melbourne.

Builder Rami Grinblat, Adept Construction, adeptconstruction.com.au.


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HAPPILY EVER AFTER High school sweethearts Glenn and Rachel (opposite, with their children Jonathan, one, and Olivia, three, as well as Holly,

their Maltese shih tzu) have created a loving family home full of character – with colourful The Brown Trading Co ‘Summer Hibiscus’ cushions on the charcoal sofa (opposite, top left) and the personal in the gallery of family portraits lining the hallway (opposite, bottom right). Bespoke pieces are also scattered throughout their house, such as this hands-on focal piece (above) that has turned into a favourite of Olivia’s (pictured) – and Holly’s. Rachel bought two sheets of chalkboard from Bunnings and had a carpenter attach the frame, which was made from floorboards of the house that previously stood on the block in Brisbane’s south-east. “Whenever the carpenter came on-site, I always had a list of extra projects for him to do,” laughs Rachel. > JULY 2016

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KITCHEN The functional family hub blends classic style with clever

organisation. Rachel decanted dry goods into custom labelled jars to keep the pantry (opposite, top) neat as a pin while open oak timber veneer shelves display colourful treasures. White is the main player here, from the subway tiles to the beautiful Carrara marble benchtops, and timber touches, such as Freedom stools and engineered ‘Regal Oak’ floors in Astor, sourced from Godfrey Hirst, add warmth. Glass pendants from Schots Home Emporium are a chic addition.

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lenn and Rachel’s sweet abode in Brisbane’s south-east truly shows that it’s the little touches that make a house a home. From colour-dipped dining chairs surrounding a crowd-pleasing table, to a beautiful gallery-like display of black-and-white family photographs, this home tells the story of the couple’s life together. And life has been busy. At just 14, the then high schoolers began dating; they attended university together in Brisbane; a stint in Sydney followed as they pursued their respective career paths; and finally, the pull of family brought them back home. “We wanted to have children and raise them near family,” says Rachel. “We bought a little investment property while searching for a permanent home.” Now, Glenn and Rachel have two gorgeous children, Olivia, three, and Jonathan, one. But even before the kids were born, the keen entertainers knew exactly what they wanted for their forever home, and the wishlist was long: open-plan living areas with easy access to the backyard, four bedrooms, a separate sewing room for Rachel, and a playroom – for those future kids! “We were looking for our dream house, and of course we couldn’t find it. We realised we’d have to renovate or build,” explains Rachel. Soon, they found a property in a lovely leafy suburb, but as the home was full of asbestos, a complete rebuild was necessary. The couple had always admired a chic classic style and they found a design match in Rachael Turner of Front Porch Properties. “We’d seen pictures of Rachael’s work,” recalls Rachel. “Her homes are a fresh take on the Hamptons style and have a lot of character, which we love.” Designer Rachael had Storybook draft up a design, then consulted on the interior design and also took on building duties. By the time the build was underway, Rachel was very busy with then two-year-old Olivia, but took a hands-on approach. “In one way it was hard, as I was heavily pregnant and had a toddler,” says Rachel. “On the other had, I was on maternity leave, so I could be on-site to oversee trades or dash to the shops to select furniture and furnishings.” With the build complete, Rachel and designer Rachael teamed up on the interiors. Throughout, a vibrant mix of colours and textures grabs the attention, while inexpensive furniture pieces are a clever blend with a few special ones. And when she couldn’t find what she’d imagined, crafty Rachel would sew it herself, or call upon designer Rachael’s husband, Simon, to get building: his handiwork includes the striking internal barn doors, the dining table and most of the side tables in the house. The home is also filled with pieces made many years ago by homeowner Rachel’s grandparents. “I love being surrounded by homemade pieces,” says Rachel. “It makes the interiors more unique.”

“I have to pinch myself all the time because the house is exactly how we imagined it – we couldn’t be happier” ~ Rachel

DINING ROOM

To compliment the industrial-style dining room table (right) – which was made by designer Rachael’s husband, Simon – homeowner Rachel revamped an assorted mix of black vintage bentwood chairs by painting the tops in a pale blue. “I couldn’t find the

colour I wanted so took my blue water jug into the paint shop and had them colour-match it,” she says. ‘Thomas’ pendants from Schots Home Emporium and a black and taupe jute rug (for similar, try Faded Empire) help further define the dining area within the open-plan space. >


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“We wanted our own take on Hamptons style, so included beach and industrial pieces, and lots of personal bits from our travels” ~ Rachel

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Rachel and Glenn’s bedroom is a lesson in affordable five-star luxury – and how to optimise space. A chic, extra-wide barn door opens into a serene sleeping area, which centres around an upholstered bed from Aldi that is dressed in linen bedding from Adairs and blue-hued cushions from West Elm and Adairs, plus an Armadillo & Co ‘Geranium’ hemp rug. Handmade Roman blinds made by Rachel using a kit purchased from Spotlight – “it was very easy… if you can sew a straight line, you can make a Roman,” she laughs – allow sunlight to wash in while an ottoman at bed’s end received a makeover from Rachel thanks to Spotlight fabric. “I love a staple gun!” she says. The serene ‘Break 8’ print is by Brisbane photographer Clare Sophia.


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PEGBOARD Get the look with ‘Masonite Diagonal Pegboard’, $55/1830mm x 1220mm x 4.8mm, Bunnings.

The slope of the block determined the unusual – yet highly effective – split-level bedroom and open-plan ensuite design, which Rachel says turned out to be a blessing in disguise. “It means we get a view of the city while we’re in the bath,” she says. Clean lines and luxe finishes allow the on-display area to be a resort-style feature. Try Reece for a similar centrepiece freestanding bath; reece.com.au.

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The star of the main bedroom is the step-up ensuite (above) that also leads to separate his-and-hers walk-in wardrobes. A luxurious stone bath and floor-standing mixer (for similar, try Reece) bring a luxe hotel vibe to the space. CRAFT ROOM

A keen sewer, scrapbooker and cardmaker, Rachel is thrilled to have a craft room (left). “It’s great to be able to leave a project going, especially larger sewing jobs, and not have to pack up after every session,” she says. “It also means everything is accessible so I can

whip up a card in minutes.” Before buying any cabinetry, Rachel took stock of what she needed to store, and designed the space around her needs. After careful measuring, separate Ikea tabletops, legs and shelving were selected and then built-in with the help of a carpenter. A generous pegboard, as well as a handful of hooks, allows regularly used items to be easily available. The room receives plenty of natural light and city views thanks to a large window, with task and ambient lighting provided by an Ikea ‘Ranarp’ lamp and industrial pendant from Beacon Lighting. The desk chair was found at West Elm. >


PAINT ‘Eggshell Acrylic’ in White Rhino half-strength, $97/4L, Porter’s Paints.


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Rachel designed the delightful mountain wall mural in the children’s playroom (opposite) by marking up the shapes with masking tape and then had the painters fill in with half-strength Porter’s Paints White Rhino. The forward-facing bookshelves mean the titles are easily accessible for tiny hands and the covers create a colourful gallery display. The very sweet toy ironing board was made by Rachel’s grandad for her when she was a child. OLIVIA’S ROOM

Rachel took a contemporary approach to Olivia’s room (top left), painting the walls in a soft grey to provide a chic backdrop to pretty hints of feminine colour. Playful pink touches appear in Adairs bed linen and a Kmart wall shelf unit backed with lolly pink paper.

JONATHAN’S ROOM

Rachel first found this vintage rocking chair (top right) on Ebay and recovered it for Olivia’s nursery, then revamped it again for when Jonathan arrived. The boxes here were leftover from the kitchen cabinetry but cleverly repurposed as shelving. “We wanted to go with dark carpet for the kids’ rooms,” says Rachel of the ‘ST Helia’ carpet in Gothic from Sovereignty Carpet & Flooring. The darker floors are matched here with walls painted in quarter-strength Porter’s Paints White Rhino, which presents the perfect backdrop to allow a mix of lovely decor items to shine, including ‘Safari’ animal prints by Modern Mix Designs on Etsy (right). The treasured elephant rocker was made by Rachel’s grandad. >

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LAUNDRY

Rachel’s stunning and spacious laundry mirrors the classic style of her kitchen with Carrara marble benchtops, floor-to-ceiling subway tiles, shaker-style cabinetry and wooden shelves. Charcoal floor tiles provide a contrasting flourish, while framed prints lend a personal touch.


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Who lives here? Rachel, a mathematician; Glenn, an IT sales executive; their children Olivia, three, and Jonathan, one; plus the family’s Maltese shih tzu, Holly. What is your favourite room in the house? Rachel: “The playroom makes my life so much easier, so for that reason I love it. But, on Saturday nights, after the kids are asleep, we’ve started having date nights on the upstairs deck, so that’s become a favourite spot, too.” Your tips on adding character to a home? “Include homemade, bespoke and second-hand pieces. Most of our regular internal doors are second-hand, while the barn doors were made by our designer Rachael’s husband, Simon.”

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Subway tiles were again used in the family bathroom but laid in a playful herringbone pattern. For further continuity, the same oak veneer used in the kitchen cabinetry

was used here while the copper pendant from Beacon Lighting is the smaller version of one used in the main bedroom’s walk-in-robe. The geometric towels were a colourful and cheerful Target find.

Builder and interior designer Rachael Turner, Front Porch Properties, 0432 937 499, frontporchproperties.com.au.

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A HISTORIC HOME IN LAUNCESTON, FILLED WITH LOVE AND LOVELINESS, IS A HAVEN FOR THIS FAMILY OF FOUR STYLING & STORY NATALIE WALTON PHOTOGRAPHY CHRIS WARNES

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STORY COURTESY OF WARNES & WALTON. ARTWORK (THIS PAGE, BOTTOM RIGHT) WOLFGANG GLOWACKI PHOTOGRAPHY

HILLSIDE SPLENDOUR When it came to renovating their gorgeous heritage home overlooking Launceston’s Tamar Valley, Simone and David

(pictured top right, with their children, Josie and Roy) approached every aspect with careful consideration. “It took me months to decide on the pavers,” says Simone, who opted for a locally made brick, laid in a herringbone pattern on its lighter side to give a time-worn appeal. “We wanted them to look as though they always existed with the house.” Similarly, the home’s interior is a thought-out balance of old-world charm and family-friendly functionality. Upholstered cushions (opposite) in chambray denim from Spotlight – “perfect for kids and dogs!” – give the sun-drenched bay window seat, a favourite spot for Buddy the toy poodle, a modern twist. >


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t’s a renovating dilemma that’s faced by every homeowner as the first day of the builder’s arrival quickly approaches: ‘Should we stay or should we go?’ For Tasmanians Simone and David, whose heritage home in Launceston was due a makeover to make it more functional for them and their children, Josie, 13, and Roy, 11, the answer was ‘stay’. “Living in the house during the renos caused us, the architect and the builder huge headaches – why oh why did we make that choice?” recalls Simone, an interior designer who now runs a small, local business Velvet Sledge, selling upcycled second-hand furniture via Instagram. “The builders sectioned off part of the house with panels, boarding and black plastic, however, when the openings were made for the new doors, the only thing between us and a Tasmanian winter was a flapping piece of black plastic – for weeks!” Renovation done, and it’s easy to see why this home would be difficult to leave, even when in the midst of mess and mayhem. Located on top of a hill overlooking the city, the home built in 1873 was officially named Hiawatha. Visitors descend the outdoor stairs to enter on the lower level where the welcoming living, kitchen and dining areas, filled with a warm mix of modern and vintage, boast a contemporary functionality that is a result of a slowly-does-it renovation. “It took me a year to develop an image board we were happy with, and then another year of plans with the architect,” says Simone. On the upper level, a sunlit sitting room, Simone and David’s room and the kids’ rooms – decorated by the children – are located. “I help them set them up, but then it’s their space to maintain,” says Simone.

The couple quickly fell for the four-bedroom home – a grand house with high ceilings and vast room proportions – in 2009. “You know if you love a place the minute you walk through the gate,” Simone says. “David and I are aware of how spaces affect your mood and your personal energy. We’re very tuned into the ‘feel’ of a home.” The couple eventually engaged architect Jack Birrell to help rework some of the spaces. The kitchen was moved from the south-west to the north corner of the house, windows, doors and skylights were added upstairs to increase natural light and a laundry was dug into the hill. Thoughtful finishes – recycled and eco-friendly where possible – were used throughout. “I have multiple chemical sensitivities, so another focus was creating a low-VOC [Volatile Organic Compound] home,” says Simone, who suffers from an auto-immune illness. Using materials that didn’t require constant management was also key. “Life is too short to care if the splashback is showing a smear,” says Simone. Simone, who studied interior design at the University of South Australia, tackled the interiors with a sense of respect and repurpose. Timbers were upcycled, old arched door jambs became garden mirrors and curtain rod ends were reused as door stops. Charming market finds abound and Simone’s own artworks grace the walls. “I think function creates beauty,” says Simone. “I love to see the workings of a home. No home should be created as a showpiece; it should be created to house a family, and be beautiful as a result.” And beguiling this home is. “We adore it,” she says. “Its vibe, its energy, its ‘us-ness’. I love walking up from town and closing the front gate behind me.”

KITCHEN Simone and David’s cooking zone was designed with all the family’s needs in mind. The large island bench topped with black granite and plywood cupboard fronts below, houses a drinking tap – out of the way of the chef – while a full sink and tap is on the bench opposite. The striking green pendant above is from Ecoco. Raw steel shelving – sprayed with vinegar to give a rusted look, then treated with an eco-friendly Murobond varnish – runs along the length of the kitchen. Building the shelving in front of the windows (above right) takes the visual focus off a boundary fence. “This house was begging to be painted in white, so I wanted some depth in the window treatments. The black allows you more visual clarity of the view beyond,” says Simone of the black blinds from Ecoco. >

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PAINT ‘Eggshell Acrylic’ in Snow White, $97/4L, Porter’s Paints.


UPSTAIRS SITTING ROOM “This is possibly the most beautiful room in the house, with the view and the windows, but it’s quite separated from the other living spaces so we don’t use it often,” says Simone. “David sits at his desk once a week. I paint in here as often as I can. It’s a brilliant, lazy weekend space to bring a tea and just breathe.” The sofa is one of many pieces Simone has had upholstered by Ian Rawlings at Cover Up Furniture And Upholstery in Cashmere Dove by Wortley Group. The Pony Rider throw and basket pendant is from Ecoco, while the patterned artwork is another one of Simone’s works.

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ARTWORK (OPPOSITE) BOTH HOMEOWNER’S OWN. (THIS PAGE, TOP RIGHT), PHOTO COLLAGE, DAVID PENN, ‘RUBBISH’ I WAYAN GAMA. (THIS PAGE, BOTTOM RIGHT) ‘KIKU’, JOHN KILROY.

“I‘VE DEVELOPED A relaxed , eclectic , FAMILY AND DOG-FRIENDLY STYLE” ~ SIMONE

ENTRYWAY

A lovely restored doorway (above) beckons visitors inside. The door and surrounding panels were stripped to expose Baltic pine, then finished in Murobond ‘Murothane’ clear finish. “There is nothing nicer than a warm, welcoming entry,” says Simone. An antique rug found at an auction house (for similar, try the ‘Persisk Hamadan’ rug from Ikea) directs traffic to either the dining room or the sitting room. Blissed out Louie sleeps on a beanbag and opposite the cosy pooch, a woven basket from Ecoco acts as a great storage device. DINING

The American oak dining table (right), was designed by Simone

and custom-made by Designs In Timber, has sat up to 20 people. A light lime wash on top contrasts with a darker base. The rustic Asian bench seat is from a shop in Port Elliott, South Australia called Dog Dragon. Framed pieces with personal meaning (above right) make for a wall with impact. “We have quite sentimental artwork,” Simone says. The two red framed photographs are from the family’s travels to Florence, Italy and Quebec, Canada where David, an orthopaedic surgeon, did part of his fellowship training and the Geisha, top centre, is one of Simone’s artworks. The stool, which Simone painted black, was one of her many auction finds. >


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Originally a verandah, the bathroom was converted a long time ago. During the renovations, the size of the room was increased by stealing space from the adjacent room to add a full-sized shower and skylight above. The sculptural ‘Augustine’ copper vessel from Old World Tiles sits atop an 1873 cupboard door repurposed from the old storeroom downstairs. Contemporary black tapware is from E&S Trading and the walls and floor are clad in tiles from Dezine Van Dieman Ceramics. ROY’S ROOM

To make Roy’s room lighter, skylights were added. His second-hand desk was sanded

and finished with paw paw oil while the Tretford goat hair rug was cut to shape as it doesn’t require edging. LIVING ROOM Roy and Josie (pictured above) play cards in the family’s living room – a lesson in easy living with a woven bamboo sorting tray from a local Sunday market taking centre stage above a Cheminees Phillippe fireplace by Glasgow Engineering. The box framed windows were another addition to allow more light into the space and help catch the sunsets. The comfortable love seat from Ecoco is a favourite for the family. The timber stool is from Dog Dragon and the old chesterfield sofa is from Provincial Interiors.

ARTWORK (THIS PAGE, TOP RIGHT) WOLFGANG GLOWACKI PHOTOGRAPHY, (OPPOSITE) ARTIST UNKNOWN

RUG Get the look with a Rug Culture ‘Tortuga’ round jute rug in Yellow, $139.95/150cm, Zanui.


HALLWAY An old meat chest (below) was bought at an auction to use as a linen cupboard because its mesh lining allows fabric to breathe. “My aim is to try to live with a small ecological footprint,” Simone says. “Reusing second-hand furniture is a way to reduce our footprint. Our aim is to furnish this house as much as possible with auction or market finds and locally made or sourced.” The floor was sanded and then oiled with Livos Oil by Porter’s Paints. >

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MAIN BEDROOM Sunlight spills through the bay window (opposite) in Simone and David’s room. “I love laying in sunlight,” Simone says. “There’s also something magic about turning your back on the household when it’s time to sleep. Maybe it’s a mum thing?” The grey side table is from Living Interiors while the structural reading lamp is Tolomeo. Simone created the artwork that sits atop the mantelpiece in their bedroom (below) as a gift for David. It’s made from craft letters from Spotlight and stuck on a plywood panel. “It took my poor arthritic fingers hours to line them all up, and the painting was a killer,” she says. “I did it at night when the kids were in bed and David was at work.” The vintage leather chair is a family heirloom and the rug was an auction find.

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Bold moments of black, in unpredictable places, create striking features throughout Simone and David’s home. For the wall of robes in their bedroom, the couple engaged Dickens Constructions to create tall wardrobes from 18mm thick plywood stained in Murobond’s ‘Woodwash Interior’ in Black, $116/4L, murobond.com.au. >

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Who lives here? Simone, an interior designer and owner of Velvet Sledge, David, an orthopaedic surgeon, Josie, 13, and Roy, 11, Buddy, a toy poodle and Louie, a Maltese shih tzu. Which item has travelled the farthest? Simone: “My treasured ivory Buddha figure from my Dutch nanna, which was wrapped up in my smalls in my suitcase.” What are your favourite shopping haunts? “We have two fabulous auction houses in Launceston – Tullochs Auctions and Armitage Auctions. Our local Sunday market in Evandale is also good. Josie and I sometimes have a stall of our own at the Sunday market, selling off things we no longer need. We can’t stand waste.” Best storage item? “An Asian trunk with 16 drawers. It holds everything – from keys to sunscreen to stationery supplies to massage balls.”

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The patio was extended to create more usable space outside and enhance indoor-outdoor living. Simone enjoys

eating her lunch outside and Roy likes to kick a ball around. “I love the stillness and calmness of a predominately green garden,” she says.

Builder R&S Rossier Constructions, (03) 6339 1088, rosierconstructions.com.au.

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CLEAN & CALM EVEN THE TOUGHEST CLEAN WILL SEEM EASY WITH THE NEW DYSON CINETIC BIG BALL CARBON FIBRE SOFT DUSTING BRUSH

Captures fne dust on delicate surfaces around the home.

TANGLE-FREE TURBINE TOOL

Counter-rotating heads with brushes help remove hair from carpets and upholstery.

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Soft nylon bristles gently help to remove dust. Ultra-slim profle reaches into awkward gaps.

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SELF RIGHTS WHEN TOPPLED If it gets knocked over, the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball is designed to pick itself back up.

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The longer wand lets you reach up high, and the articulated handle gives you greater control.

HYGIENICALLY EJECTS THE DIRT A new bin emptying mechanism lets you remove dust and debris with the push of a button.

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Extends, bends and twists to help remove dust and allergens from awkward spaces.

DYSON CINETIC SCIENCE Exciting technology makes it the only vacuum with no loss of suction, no flters to wash or replace and no bags to buy.

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Carbon fbre flaments pick up fne dust from hard foors. Stif nylon bristles help remove ground-in dirt from carpets. Product pictured is the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Pro, and tools featured come with this particular model.

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ould-be renovators could take a lesson from Erin Cayless, Bonnie Hindmarsh and Lana Taylor – aka Three Birds Renovations. These Sydneysiders, with nary a building qualification or decorating degree between them, completed their latest whole home makeover in just six weeks – and that’s par for the course. This light-filled, two-storey, four-bedroom brick-and-weatherboard home with a Hamptons vibe is their fourth project in the last two years. It is also completely unrecognisable from its dark and dingy former self. True, for the women, the renovating process is now a tried-and-tested one, and they have gathered around them a trusted team of builders and tradies. But for their first project, they found the right people the way anyone would – through word-of-mouth, local advertising, Yellow Pages – and if there’s a ‘formula’, it has been learned along the way. Of the three, only Bonnie had renovating experience, and that was largely by osmosis. “Her parents were always renovating,” says Lana. “She never lived in a home with a beautiful kitchen. Once the kitchen was beautiful, they’d sell it and move on!” Bonnie and Erin have been friends since they were teenagers and Lana met them in 2002 through their now-husbands. Fast-forward 14 years, three weddings and nine children. “Bonnie rang me one day and said, ‘Do you want to style houses with Erin and I?’ ” recalls Lana. The trio got together and, after much discussion, decided to try and buy a home, completely do it up and sell it on. They have had strict demarcation lines from the get-go, with each of the women playing to their strengths. “Erin runs the reno and gets the tradies here on time – she’s the one who gets it done in six weeks,” explains Lana. “I’m the business, marketing, sponsorship and media side. Bonnie is our creative director, and we’ve fallen in love with the style she has brought to the company – that fresh, modern, coastal look.” Since their first renovation, picking up a paintbrush themselves – or drafting in their husbands to help – is not their preferred option. That was a business decision. “We realised it’s sometimes more effective to get in a professional,” says Lana. “It might cost a bit more, but it’s done in a day and that’s more important for us than dragging it on for months.” The trio’s approach is slick, professional and successful, yet their focus isn’t just the bottom line. They appreciate what they do, what they achieve, and are happy to share it. “When we did our first house, we had no idea how beautiful it would turn out,” says Lana. “We decided then that we weren’t prepared to sacrifice beauty for profit, so our focus is making savvy design choices that can deliver beauty on a budget. And like all dedicated renovators, there is always another project looming. “I can’t wait to do the next one!” says Bonnie. “You do one, then you get over it and are like, ‘When can I move onto the next one?’” Visit threebirdsrenovations.com.

“THE KEY IS IN THE planning . WE USE EVERY DAY OF OUR SETTLEMENT PHASE BY enlisting t radies , DOING PLANS AND ORGANISING” ~ ERIN GOOD ADVICE Erin, Bonnie and Lana (above left, from left) made relatively straightforward building changes to give this house in Sydney’s north-west a new lease of life, all within the original footprint, in just six weeks. “It was mostly about bringing the house back to life and creating some really nice open spaces,” says Bonnie. FRONT VERANDAH A mess of overgrown shrubs was cleared away to make room for a not-quite-picket fence that makes a super-neat entry via French doors to this revitalised two-storey home (above right). Reefstone 800mm x 400mm concrete stepping stones from Amber Tiles were laid into the lawn and, along with simple plantings and tidily mulched beds, give the entry definition. The freestanding hanging chair (for similar, try Domayne’s ‘Rope’ egg chair) and Hamptons At Home bench seat add coastal flair. SITTING ROOM This neat living space (opposite) overlooks the front verandah and hosts an Ikea sofa (for similar, try their ‘Karlstad’ sofa), rugs from Hamptons At Home, and armchairs and side tables from Oz Design Furniture – their ‘Ivy’ chair is similar and their ‘Flamingo’ side table also has a marble top. The White Spirit print from Olive Et Oriel adds interest. >

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“All the hard work should be done before the reno, so then you can supervise and watch people do their work,” she says. “A strict budget is really important, you need to be realistic about what you can afford to spend. If you have grand plans and visions, and you’ve got $50,000 to spend and all your quotes come in at $100,000, you need to adjust your vision, prioritise the changes and reduce your scope of work.”

LIVING ROOM Painted in Taubmans’ Snow Drop, the living room (above left) is designed to be a grown-up space. There’s a bar area at one end and double French doors can close off the room from the adjacent open-plan dining and sitting areas. “We made a conscious choice with this house to have two separate living areas,” explains Bonnie. “You can close the French doors, but because of the glass you still feel very connected.” Bonnie has decorated the room with a light touch to enhance the sense of space. Furniture sourced from Oz Design Furniture – a ‘Felix’ 3-seater sofa with timber legs, ‘Bramble’ chairs with open armrests and ‘Bagru’ perforated timber coffee and side tables – all contribute to the room’s ethereal aesthetic. “We have a very fresh, airy feel in our homes, and that’s just what I love in a house,” Bonnie says. A rug from Lived In Coogee gives shape to the seating area, while a selection of cushions and a Cactus View print, all from Oz Design Furniture, add subtle colour.

“I’VE NEVER MET ANYONE AS o bsessed WITH WHITE AS BONNIE, BUT SHE WAS excited TO BRING A FEW SHADES OF GREY INTO THIS HOUSE!” ~ LANA DINING ROOM “It was your traditional ‘tiny kitchen, separate dining and lounge’ layout,” recalls Erin, “and it was carpet in the lounge and lino in the other spaces.” What a difference a trip to Bunnings has made. Throughout the airy ground floor, which includes the dining area (right), pale flooring in the shape of Formica 12mm laminate in Whitewash Oak unifies the space and amps up the light factor. The pair of stylish French doors – also sourced from Bunnings – that open out onto the newly extended deck, do the same. “We use these a lot,” says Erin. “They’re the cheapest way to open up a house and still look beautiful.” A timber-topped table and bench, found at Hamptons At Home, is centred beneath Home Design ‘Marmo’ marble pendants from Bunnings and add warmth and depth.

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ENSUITE The toilet here is screened behind the wall to the left and an open shower is fitted opposite. “An open ensuite is not everyone’s cup of tea, but it opened up the space a lot,” says Bonnie. “If you’re really averse to having an open ensuite, you can obviously put doors in here to cover it up.”

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“Renovating is an exciting challenge but don’t go into it thinking it will be easy,” she says. “If you are the homeowner and plan to live in the house during a renovation, be prepared for some extra stress. Lana will be renovating soon, and she’s moving out!”

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MAIN BATHROOM A small upstairs ensuite was ripped out and the room extended by pinching space from an adjacent bedroom, creating a spacious main bathroom (right). The monochrome scheme is repeated, with ‘Terra Nero’ 250mm x 216mm hexagonal floor tiles and ‘Statuario Venato’ 300mm x 75mm feature wall tiles, both from Amber Tiles, complementing the same square tiles used in the kitchen splashback. They are a restrained backdrop to the wall-hung ‘Monaco’ vanity from Renovation D and large freestanding Kado ‘Lure’ bath and black tapware, both from Reece.

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MAIN BEDROOM & ENSUITE The space where the master suite is now (above) was a featureless void until Bonnie got her hands on it. She put up a dwarf wall to both frame the bed and screen the walk-in wardrobe behind. “We clad the wall with Scyon ‘Stria’ to add a bit of texture to it,” she says. Painted in Taubmans’ Snow Drop, with a pair of copper sconces from About Space doing duty as bedside lights, the wall – which also showcases Danielle Cross’s print We Are Sole – is as much of a feature as the open ensuite (opposite). In the spotlight is another ‘Monaco’ vanity from Renovation D – it is teamed with a matt black mixer from Reece and a metal-framed West Elm circular mirror, and set against a feature panel of Spanish handmade ‘Menta’ 150mm x 75mm tiles from Amber Tiles. These tiles ensure a rare hit of colour in the palette, which comprises Durastone 50mm x 25mm herringbone floor tiles and ‘Statuario’ 600mm x 600mm wall tiles, both from Amber Tiles.

“IT’S A MIXTURE OF s pending MONEY WHEN WE NEED TO, AND SAVING WHERE WE DON’T. IT’S ALL ABOUT THE balance ” ~ BONNIE NURSERY Sweet sentiments in an Adventure print from Blacklist Studio and a Julie Nicholson wall hanging from Table Tonic, together with a faux fur rug (try Adairs), ensure the nursery (right) has a distinct character. The ‘Sniglar’ cot is from Ikea. For a similar Moroccan pouffe, try Cush & Co. >

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IF SHOPPING FOR an oven or cooktop isn’t exactly an idea that thrills, it might be time to hang on to your hat. A seductive combination of bells and whistles and hands-on practicality means new-generation cooking appliances are thrilling enough to induce swoons in everyone from keen cooks to techno-geeks. As David Woollcott, CEO of Winning Appliances, explains: “In any of our stores, there are more than 450 trademarked or patented innovations that are revolutionising the capability of appliances and how we use them. It’s technology with a purpose.” >

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Home chefs now commonly dabble in exotic cuisines and favour fresh and fast Asian flavours, and clever manufacturers are responding to the different ways people cook. For example, all of Ilve’s freestanding cookers can now be fitted with a teppanyaki plate, while the Asko Duo Fusion combines an induction cooktop with a gas wok burner. “It’s the only cooktop on the market specifically designed for wok cooking,” says Winning Appliances’s David Woollcott. It directs a huge amount of heat directly at the base of the pan, instead of around the sides, making it ideal for high-speed cooking. Induction cooktops have also advanced to new heights. Models such as De Dietrich’s Le Piano cooktop and Smeg’s SmartSense Plus allow you to place a pan anywhere on the surface, making the most of every centimetre of space. The appliance will sense the pot and a corresponding control will instantly light up. Miele’s PowerFlex induction cooktops have also expanded the technology in ingenious ways. The rings can be seamlessly combined to cater for oversized pots and pans – plus certain models also come with a Con@ctivity function. This allows the induction cooktop to ‘talk’ to the rangehood overhead, with the latter adjusting its function to suit the conditions on the hob.

now you’re cooking The insatiable appetite of Australian cooks for trying new cuisine has led major manufacturers to tailor cooking solutions to suit.

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Asko ‘HIG1995AD’ Duo Fusion induction cooktop, $4999/90cm, Winning Appliances.

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Le Piano ‘DTIM1000C’ induction cooktop, $11,999/90cm, De Dietrich.

SmartSense Plus ‘SAI90MW’ induction cooktop, $4390/90cm, Smeg. Stockists, page 252


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Classic Compact ‘SFA4395MCX’ speed oven, $2990/45cm, Smeg.

Series 8 ‘HRG6767S2A’ built-in pyrolytic oven, $3499/60cm, Bosch Home Appliances.

‘DGC 6800 XL’ Clean Steel steam combination oven, $7199/45cm, Miele. Stockists, page 252

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Many of us might enjoy channelling our inner Manu Feildel – but for fuss-free, time-efficient weekday dinners, convenience is always king. That makes two-in-one appliances such as Smeg’s Classic Compact speed oven a winner for busy families. It combines a convection oven and a microwave that can be used as a standard oven or microwave – or the two cooking methods can be combined to roast a whole chicken, perfectly, in just 30 minutes. Automated functions are a boon to the less-than-confident cook. For example, while they can’t mix the ingredients for you, Bosch’s Series 8 ovens do almost everything else. Their PerfectRoast function measures the temperature of your meat, to banish dry lamb from your dinner table, while the PerfectBake function taps into the moisture content of your dish and adjusts the temperature, time and heating mode to suit. Just press ‘Cake in Tin’, for instance, and let the oven do the work! The Series 8 ovens also have a HotAir Eco function for cooking on a single tray. It distributes less

heat into the oven and uses residual heat to maintain the temperature, which means increased energy efficiency. Miele’s Generation 6000 ovens (as seen in the kitchen pictured left) also have smart functions to guard against a ruined Sunday lunch. Their Moisture Plus function ensures tender meat and crusty bread, while the MultiSteam function in the Generation 6000 steam ovens basically lets you prepare a full meal in one cooking process. The flip side of all that cooking is the dire task of cleaning. For this, pyrolytic cleaning – where the oven heats to a massively high temperature and turns the entire food residue to ash – is without any doubt one of the best things to happen in ovens in recent years. The newest improvement to this technology – seen in Bosch’s Series 8 ovens and some of Miele’s Generation 6000 range – allows you to keep the racks and trays in the oven as it works. The Bosch Series 8 even gives you a nudge when it’s time to clean it. It’s almost enough to make you enjoy cleaning! >

“A steam oven truly is a kitchen necessity, delivering delicious cooking results that are very flavoursome and healthy” ~ Debra Barrow, category marketing manager-kitchen, Miele


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“Combining fridges and fridge drawers is nothing new – now it’s cooking appliances,” says David Woollcott of Winning Appliances. One of the most striking examples of this development is the Pitt by Reginox ‘Danau’ gas hob ($3999, Winning Appliances), which is set directly into the benchtop and looks très chic. While stainless steel is the most popular finish, enamel is gaining in popularity. Lovely in retro-chic and modern kitchens alike, the best examples boast a high-quality finish that lends the appliance a robust appeal. Colours are available for the bold, but black and cream have classic appeal, as Smeg appliances prove in this kitchen (left). Smeg’s new, vintage-style Victoria built-in oven range offers both hues as well as white and stainless steel. Ilve is also getting creative, launching custom-coloured versions of its freestanding cookers. With almost 2000 colours on offer, you can choose an oven suited to your kitchen.

good old days A retro-look oven with an enamel finish encourages a welcoming kitchen atmosphere.

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AEG ‘VS92903M’ PrecisionVac SousVide vacuum sealer drawer, $5999 (pictured, bottom, with AEG MaxiKlasse ProCombiPlus steam oven, $5999), both Winning Appliances.

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Prime-time cooking shows such as My Kitchen Rules are inspiring a fresh inventiveness at home, with new cooking techniques and the tools of commercial kitchens becoming available for us, the non-professionals. Sous-vide is one such technique, delivering moist and evenly cooked food that is worthy of a restaurant table – but who needs another benchtop appliance, right? AEG has solved the problem for budding masterchefs with its integrated PrecisionVac SousVide vacuum sealer drawer. This nifty contraption allows you to seal ingredients inside a bag before cooking them in a steam oven, locking in the moisture and flavours.

Meanwhile, anyone who’s been seduced by the idea of a pressure cooker will be impressed by Miele’s ‘DGD 4635’ steam pressure oven. This super-powerful beauty does everything a normal steam oven can do, but faster – and it provides the function of a pressure cooker. Plus, with a door like a pressure cooker lid (below right), it looks amazingly space-age. Serious home cooks might consider the addition of Miele’s gourmet warming drawers to their arsenal of cooking contraptions. They still keep cups and plates toasty but can also be used as a low-temperature cooking tool for slow-cooking meat and fish, cooking rice, melting chocolate, making yoghurt and proving yeast dough. Yes, please!

“Australians are looking to integrate their cooking appliances as well as fridges” ~ David Woollcott, Winning Appliances

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Nostalgie ‘PN90FMP’ freestanding cooker in Turquoise (can be customised), from $9499/90cm, Ilve.

‘DGD 4635’ steam pressure oven, $7999/40cm, Miele. Stockists, page 252


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WHO DOESN’T LOVE the ambience delivered by a roaring fire and a warm hearth? But sometimes an open fire or wood-burning stove is not practical. That’s when integrated heating systems come into their own, delivering warmth with almost no noise, fuss or mess. Set an even temp with hydronic heat panels, stay snug with underfloor heating, or nail heating and cooling in one move with ducted air. With so many forms of heating available, we round-up the best options to heat your home. >

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The equipment for ducted heating systems is hidden in either insulated ceiling or floor areas, which helps reduce the noise.

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This whole-house option is powered by either a central airconditioning system or gas, and pushes warm – and cold – air through vents in the floor or ceiling.

pros • Ducted aircon is a year-round temperature solution that you can set and forget. • You can set a constant temp throughout or zone different areas, plus it’s not too noisy.

cons • Aimed at whole-house use, ducted aircon usually means higher energy consumption. • It requires professional maintenance and can cost more to fix than individual units.

energy lowdown Ducted aircon uses electricity while ducted gas relies on LPG. Floor outlets are better than ceiling, as hot air rises.

installation cost Around $5000 for ducted reverse-cycle airconditioning and $3500 for ducted gas, depending on your system’s size and type.

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“Some hydronic gas boilers can give you up to 98 per cent efficiency” ~ Callan Pels, Commercial Project Estimator, Hunt Heating

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This relies on hot water being circulated through pipes to radiator panels.

pros • It’s ideal for allergy and asthma sufferers, as it doesn’t blow around air.

cons • It’s more expensive to fit than ducted air or airconditioning, and is slower to warm up a room than airconditioning.

energy lowdown Most hydronic systems are powered by LPG gas, with electric boilers cheaper but less energy-efficient. Solar is in demand but the initial cost is still quite high.

installation cost Around $1200-$1400 per radiator.


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Hydronic underfloor heating works best with concrete or tiles – it takes a while to warm up but holds heat better.

reverse-cycle airconditioning For fast heating and cooling in one high-tech unit, reverse-cycle airconditioners are the way to go. A split-system places the bulky cooling equipment and compressor in an outside unit, allowing for a more streamlined unit with the heating coil and fan on the inside, whereas a multi-system links units together as a more budget-friendly alternative to ducted air.

pros • These units heat and cool quickly, and provide a year-round solution. • They’re ideal for temperate climates where focused, sporadic heating is required. This room-based approach can make for a more energy-efficient use overall, saving you money. • They’re also easy to zone, with wi-fi options on some models and apps that track consumption. • Overall, reverse-cycle units are increasingly tech-smart and eco-friendly – buy above a four-star rating (Fujitsu’s ‘Lifestyle’ range has models up to five stars). Clean air technology, with dust filters, plasma ion filtrations (check out LG) and self-cleaning models are also big news.

cons • Air doesn’t retain its heat like hydronic options. • Positioning is restricted, which can affect style and create cold or hot spots in an open-plan area. • The new systems are quiet… but not silent. • They’re not a great option for colder climates.

energy lowdown Units are powered by electricity, so get the right one for your space or it will cost you. Look for energy-capping or eco-mode features. New tech emerges constantly – Mitsubishi has developed a hybrid Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) two-way system that uses improved refrigerant in one direction and water in the other, to create more stable temps and energy efficiency.

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Hydronic underfloor heating circulates hot water through pipes laid into the concrete slab or screed. The heat is then retained and slowly released through the floor.

pros • It’s completely invisible. “This is beneficial in architectural homes with more glazing and a lot less wall space to hang radiators,” says Callan Pels, Hunt Heating’s commercial project estimator. “Once the water is heated, the thermal mass of the floor holds the heat for a long time, making it highly efficient.” • It’s easy to utilise at building stage and good for allergy sufferers.

cons • Underfloor heating is a tough retro-fit for an existing home. “It means raising the

floor levels – if you’re on stumps with a timber floor, you can put it underneath but it is a bit harder to do so,” says Callan.

energy lowdown Hydronic heat, powered mainly by gas, is a clear leader. Electric forms of underfloor heating are costly to run and are usually reserved for small spaces like bathrooms.

installation cost Similar to hydronic panels as they share the same supply cost – about $60/sqm for underfloor hydronic heating.

Expect to pay from $2000 for a highly efficient five-kilowatt unit. Multi-systems cost around the same as individual units.

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Don’t laugh – it’s true. How? Tap into natural heating principles. If building, energy-proof your pad first by considering orientation and where the winter sun will fall. In a cooler climate, opt for materials with a high thermal mass, such as tiles, concrete and bricks, which store heat. Seal the warmth with insulation and window glazing, and ensure there are no gaps for warmth to escape. By taking these steps, you can reduce the size of the system or capacity of your boiler.


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WITH THE END of the financial year comes a pressing need to organise. Whether you run a home-based business or just a busy household, creating a dedicated work space keeps paperwork pristine and clutter controlled, however, a home office doesn’t need to look utilitarian. Decorate it with as much detail as you would any other space and you’ll make it a place you love to be. >

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Installing wallpaper instantly prevents a room from looking too ‘office-y’. Select a bold print to make a grand statement – or a softly toned seagrass for a subtle impact. The new non-woven wallpapers are much easier to hang and remove, so don’t worry too much about either the workload or commitment, as they can be removed or updated easily.

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Add plants, advises Druce Davey of Greener. “I have a lot of plants in my office – on the desk, on the floor, perched on the windowsill and hanging from the ceiling,” he says. “They bring a sense of tranquillity, reduce noise and filter the air. I also really like the daily routine of watering them.”

Create a striking retreat on a budget with second-hand buys and a paint sprayer. If you need an oversized desk, source an affordable pre-owned table and revamp it with high gloss paint, and give your trusty old filing cabinet the same treatment, too.


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Can you ‘borrow’ unused space from a landing, hallway or under the stairs? As long as you have a laptop and wireless connection, the fit-out can be as simple as a desk, chair and overhead shelf. For a more fixed solution, look to build in. Companies such as Table And Desk create ergonomic bespoke pieces that can be ordered online for a fraction of the usual custom cost.

ergonomic ease

When seated, your feet should rest flat on the floor with your thighs parallel to it. Choose a chair that offers ample back support, supporting the natural curve of your spine. Sort your chair out first, and then adjust your desk to around elbow height, which will allow your forearms to rest parallel to the floor.

2. LIGHTING Plenty of natural light is essential for comfort and mood – position your desk near a window and keep heavy window treatments to a minimum; light sheers or a diaphanous blind are as dense as you want to go.

3. THINK ECO

Simple ways to green up your office include refilling your ink cartridges, setting your printer to double-sided and buying rechargeable batteries for your wireless devices. You can also recycle many of your office products, including computers, mobile phones and printer cartridges. To find out where to recycle, visit recyclingnearyou.com.au.

4. TIDY UP

Cables and wires that run rampant are not visually appealing. Try Officeworks for an off-the-shelf cable tidy, or even a reusable Velcro wrap, which can be strapped up under your desk. Visit 4cabling.com.au.

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Labelling your filing and storage boxes helps to keep your office organised, and looks pretty to boot. “With so many labels available, it’s an easy DIY if you have a penchant for typography,” says interior decorator Jodie Ghiloni.

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Bold and metallic colours will add instant glamour, such as this chair (left), or if ‘industrial chic’ is more your thing, try instantly ageing pieces with Murobond Rust Paint; murobond.com.au. >

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“Re-purposed items can spark special memories,” says interior decorator Jodie. “I use one of my father’s silver baby cups to hold push pins on my desk, and another holds a candle; I love the metal’s patina that has built up over time. Any vessel that can store items – an old box, basket, vase, or bottle – can be used in a new way.”

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Jodie also suggests using fabric to personalise your office space. “Cover a pin board, add a custom cushion to your chair, or line a metal wastepaper basket. I’ve even framed a small piece of lace brought back from a client’s travels.”

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Position your computer screen directly in front of you, with the keyboard 6-7cm from the edge of the desk and the mouse in easy reach. “Instead of one big screen, use two smaller screens angled slightly towards each other,” says ergonomic expert Robert Archibald of Chairco. “It’s better for your neck and dramatically increases productivity.”

To make a small office look more spacious, consider floating cabinetry, concealed storage, glass or Perspex furniture and a white-on-white palette. Cooler shades of light green or blue recede gently into the background, allowing for a greater sense of space.

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You’ll need a desk lamp, so make it a statement. Select a patterned fabric shade for a feminine touch, something bright and bold for a more contemporary feel or a brass banker’s light for a vintage look.


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“Add a picture ledge to the wall above your desk and layer multiple items on it,” suggests interior decorator Jodie. “Framed travel photographs and printed quotes that resonate are easily rotated when you need a fresh look.”

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“Healthier joinery choices have an EO or Super EO rating, denoting they are low-emission products that won’t be off-gassing nasties into your environment,” says green designer Druce Davey of Greener. “Healthy indoor air improves productivity as well as health and wellbeing.”


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open office FOUR CREATIVES REVEAL THEIR WORKSPACES AND SHARE THEIR MUST-HAVES

WORDS TAHN SCOON PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY JOHN DOWNS


ILLUSTRATOR KERRIE HESS

picture perfect A move back to her home town of Brisbane hasn’t slowed down illustrator Kerrie Hess (opposite) – her client list includes Christian Louboutin and Kate Spade New York. Kerrie works from home in a Queenslander decorated in her signature French-inspired style. What are your office must-haves? “I love flowers and quite a bit of  colour. Being an artist [right], it’s nice for me to be surrounded by art. You’re more excited to get to work if you love your office.” On your wishlist? “I’m obsessed with gold so I have my eye on a few accent pieces from West Elm, as well as vintage grey Louis-style chairs.” Any tips for creating a gallery wall like yours (opposite)? “I sourced the frames first, printed the images to size and spray-painted the frames gold – I couldn’t find gold ones in the size that I wanted. A gallery wall can be created with 12 frames (as in my space), nine, six or even just three.”

“THE INSPIRATION FOR MY OFFICE PALETTE WAS THE OF FLAGSHIP DIOR BOUTIQUE IN PARIS, AND I ADDED THE GOLD ACCENTS FOR A SPRINKLE OF WHIMSY” ~ KERRIE HESS, ILLUSTRATOR

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BUILDER RACHAEL TURNER

build it higher A former director of a classical music school, Rachael Turner (left) is a builder with Front Porch Properties – one of her projects is featured on page 104. The former music room in her home has been converted into an industrial-style home office extolling raw materials. What are your office must-haves? “A good, solid desk. I designed mine and my husband built it with materials left over from a building project. The desk is made from hardwood floors, the legs from scaffolding and the shelves are held up with plumber’s pipe. I think my rescue dog, Benji [left], is a must-have, too. He’s good company!” On your wishlist? “Definitely a drafting table. At the moment, when I’m working on floor plans, I have to use my island bench.” Any tips for designing your own desk? “Measure the space well, have a desk top cut to size and then simply place it on either two trestle legs or two filing cabinets. All of the this can be bought from  Ikea or your local hardware store.” >

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“REUSING LEFTOVER MATERIALS IS AND IT’S SOMETHING I TRY TO DO ON ALL MY PROJECTS” ~ RACHAEL TURNER, BUILDER

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STYLIST AND AUTHOR TAHN SCOON

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HB contributor, interior decorator and author of The Thoughtful Home, Tahn Scoon (right) juggles magazine and client work with writing and styling her next book, Luxe Vintage. A lover of all things vintage, her office is furnished with upcycled op-shop pieces. What are your office must-haves? “Inspiration boards. I’m quite messy so I try to create some order by ‘going up’. I have a huge inspiration board for tear sheets – and a smaller corkboard for flower receipts and other bits of paper I’d be otherwise sure to lose!” On your wishlist? “I would love a separate store room for props and products. They end up all over the floor. I’ve broken my little toe on the way to my desk before!” Any tips on creating an inspirational board? “Framing boards will help contain the visual ‘mess’. As large frames are expensive, you can save money by attaching tear sheets directly to the wall and then just buy DIY framing from your local hardware store. Cut it to size, paint it and install it around your pictures.”

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“USING IS AN INEXPENSIVE AND ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND WAY TO FIT OUT AN ” ~ TAHN SCOON, STYLIST OFFICE THAT ALSO HELPS YOU TO CREATE A MORE

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INTERIOR DESIGNER DRUCE DAVEY

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Druce Davey (left) is founder of Greener, a design studio that creates environmentally responsible and long-lasting interior spaces. The Greener office is located beneath Druce’s century-old worker’s cottage in inner Brisbane and is a study of calm. What are your office must-haves? “A good office needs good joinery, well-considered pieces to put things away to maintain order and a clutter-free working space and mind are also a must. I love drawers over cupboards for the extra storage capacity and access they create.” On your wishlist? “A hammock has been on my wishlist for ages, somewhere to hang out (literally!) as a welcome little escape from the work table. A place to daydream or do some meditating to get through the day and foster creative thought.” Any tips for running a greener office? “I made the transition to a paperless office a couple of years back, retiring the copier and scanner and making everything digital. It removed a lot of ‘stuff’ and means I can work from anywhere, including the park or the beach.”

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“DRAWERS WORK BEST TO AND SAMPLES AND ALL THE OTHER BITS AND BOBS COLLECTED ALONG THE WAY”

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GREEN LENTIL, SMOKED BACON & CELERIAC SOUP

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ROASTED CAULIFLOWER DIP WITH HOT PAPRIKA & PEPITA OIL Serves 6-8 600g cauliflower, trimmed, cut into large florettes 2 tbsp olive oil 1 garlic clove, skin on ½ cup Greek yoghurt 100g cream cheese, chopped ⅓ cup toasted pine nuts Salt & cracked black pepper, for seasoning

1 loaf sourdough bread Olive oil cooking spray ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp peptitas ¼ tsp hot paprika 2 tsp chopped flat-leaf parsley 1 lemon

1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Spread cauliflower on an oven tray and toss with olive oil. Wrap garlic in a small piece of foil and place on tray with cauliflower. Roast for 20-25 minutes or until light golden. Allow to cool slightly. Peel garlic. 2. Put cauliflower and garlic in the bowl of a food processor. Add yoghurt, cream cheese and pine nuts. Process until smooth. Season. 3. Cut sourdough into 3cm squares. Thread onto long wooden or metal skewers with 4 pieces per skewer. Place skewers onto a large oven tray. Spray all sides with olive oil. Char-grill over a medium-high heat until lightly charred all over (see tip, below). 4. Spread dip onto 2 serving plates. Heat extra virgin olive oil in a small saucepan over a medium heat. Add pepitas and cook for 30 seconds until toasted. Add paprika and stir until combined. Drizzle oil mixture evenly over dips. Sprinkle with parsley. Using a microplane, grate lemon zest over top. Serve with toasted bread.

ROASTED CAULIFLOWER DIP WITH HOT PAPRIKA & PEPITA OIL

Tip: For additional flavour when char-grilling, poke tips of rosemary sprigs next to bread cubes when threading onto skewers. Bread can also be toasted over an open fire if using long metal skewers. GREEN LENTIL, SMOKED BACON & CELERIAC SOUP Serves 4 1 tbsp olive oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 stick celery, finely chopped 1L chicken stock 2 cups water 500g bacon bones 1 cup dried green lentils, rinsed 1 medium bulb (600g) celeriac, peeled, cut into 1cm cubes Salt & cracked black pepper, for seasoning 1 cup firmly packed sliced silverbeet Chopped crispy fried bacon, to serve

1. Heat oil in a large stockpot over a medium heat. Add onion, garlic and celery. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until soft. Add stock, water and bacon bones. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and gently boil for 15 minutes. 2. Stir in lentils and celeriac. Bring back to a gentle boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover, with lid slightly ajar, and cook for 25-30 minutes or until lentils are tender. Remove bacon bones and discard. Season. 3. Remove 1½ cups of soup and transfer to the jug of a blender. Blend until smooth. Return to pot and stir through. Add silverbeet and stir to combine until silverbeet begins to wilt. Ladle soup into bowls and sprinkle with crispy bacon to serve. >

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ROASTED QUAILS STUFFED WITH CHICKEN, SAGE & FIG


ROASTED QUAILS STUFFED WITH CHICKEN, SAGE & FIG Serves 4 75g dried figs, finely chopped 1½ tbsp vincotto (see note, below) ¼ cup fresh orange juice 8 whole quails (about 180g each) 350g chicken thigh mince 1 eschalot, finely chopped ⅓ cup dried breadcrumbs 1 tbsp finely chopped sage Salt & cracked black pepper, for seasoning

Olive oil, for drizzling 500g Brussels sprouts, trimmed, halved 10 whole sage leaves 1 tbsp plain flour 1 cup chicken stock 3 tsp soy sauce Mashed potato, to serve

1. Put figs in a small bowl with vincotto and juice, then allow to soak while preparing quails. To partially debone quails, using kitchen shears, cut along both sides of backbone and neck. Discard. Lay quails flat, skin side down. Pull away ribs, then scrape and pull flesh away from breastbone with the tip of a small knife until bone comes away without piercing skin. Using your fingers, massage around wishbone at thick end to remove it. Leave drumsticks and wings attached. 2. Preheat oven to 220°C. Strain figs, reserving liquid. Combine figs, mince, eschalot, breadcrumbs and chopped sage in a medium bowl. Season. Place about 2 heaped tablespoons of stuffing in centre of each quail. Fold breasts over stuffing to enclose, then thread a strong toothpick through skin at join to seal. Fold skin over filling at the wing end and pierce underneath with a toothpick to secure. 3. Using kitchen string, truss legs together and bring enough string around sides of quail to tuck wing tips against body, then tie in a knot to bring quails back into their neat shape. 4. Drizzle a little of the oil in a large roasting pan. Add quails. Drizzle with oil and rub all over until coated. Season. Roast for 15 minutes. Put sprouts in a small roasting pan and drizzle with oil. Baste quails with pan juices. Sprinkle over whole sage leaves and return to oven for a further 10-15 minutes or until golden. Also add sprouts to oven and roast for 15-20 minutes or until tender and charred. Remove quails from oven, cover pan with foil and rest for 5 minutes. 5. Meanwhile, whisk together reserved vincotto liquid and flour until smooth. Put in a small saucepan over a medium heat with stock and soy. Bring to a gentle boil, then whisk for 5-7 minutes or until thickened slightly. Serve quails and sprouts on a bed of mashed potato drizzled with vincotto sauce. Note: Vincotto is an Italian sweet and sour condiment made from the reduction of red wine grapes – find it at gourmet grocers and online. BLUEBERRY CRUMBLE CAKE Serves 10 250g unsalted butter, room temperature, chopped ½ cup brown sugar ½ cup caster sugar 2 tsp vanilla extract 3 eggs 2 cups self-raising flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp cinnamon 1 cup milk 1½ cups frozen blueberries, defrosted

Extra ½ cup frozen blueberries ⅓ cup blueberry jam, soft Fresh blueberries, to serve Pouring cream, to serve Crumble ½ cup walnuts, chopped 2 tbsp raw or brown sugar ¼ cup plain flour 1 tsp cinnamon 30g butter, soft

1. Grease and line the base and side of a 24cm (top measurement) round springform tin with baking paper. Preheat oven to 180°C.

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2. Put butter, sugars and vanilla in the small bowl of an electric mixer and beat until pale and creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating between each addition. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. 3. Sift flour, baking powder and cinnamon together. Add flour mixture and milk to butter mixture, in 2 batches, stirring between each addition, until smooth. Spread batter into prepared tin. Drain any liquid from defrosted blueberries. Using a fork, roughly mash 1 cup of the defrosted blueberries and dollop over cake batter. Using a teaspoon, drag lightly through batter. Top with remaining defrosted blueberries. Bake for 30 minutes or until top of cake forms a crust. 4. Meanwhile, to make crumble, combine walnuts, sugar, flour and cinnamon in a small bowl. Using your fingertips, rub butter into mixture until a crumble forms. Sprinkle over top of cake. Top with extra frozen blueberries and drizzle over jam. Bake for a further 40-45 minutes or until a skewer inserted in centre comes out clean. 5. Stand on a wire rack in tin for 20 minutes. Remove from tin and allow cake to cool completely on a wire rack. Serve cake with fresh blueberries either cold or warm drizzled with pouring cream. OPPOSITE, FROM TOP: Heirloom fibrecraft scarf (used as runner), $269, Road Less Taken. Stoneware bottle, $45, Seasonal Concepts. Salt shaker, $40/set of 2, linen napkin, $29, Honeybee Homewares. Nicola Hart porcelain bowl, $65, The Lost And Found Department. Iittala ‘Lempi’ glasses, $109/ set of 2, Funkis. Phendei ‘Classic’ ceramic plate in Black, $32, The Design Hunter. Vintage fork, $95/set of 5, vintage table knife, $99.95/set of 6, both The Bay Tree. ABOVE: For all details, see page 45. Stockists, page 252 JULY 2016

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OUR GUIDE TO PLANNING FENCES, HEDGES, GREEN SCREENS AND CREEPERS WILL CREATE THE PERFECT FRAME FOR YOUR HOUSE AND GARDEN

PHOTOGRAPHY BRIGID ARNOTT

WORDS ROSANNE PEACH

ESTABLISHING A FENCE or green border can finish your home and outdoor space like a frame completes an artwork. Yet it’s often well down the ‘to-do’ list and even gets nudged off that ever-narrowing budget. Well, it’s time to bump it back to the top. A good fence or green screen adds instant value to your home, creates privacy and soundproofing, and gives your family a sense of security. Read on for our experts’ guide to setting the boundaries. >

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Put your best foot forward when planning your front fence and gate. “The front introduces the home to the street and welcomes anybody who comes into the home,” says Jim Stewart of Boss Gardenscapes. “A combination of foliage, interesting planting and structural elements will make the journey a lot more interesting.” Weigh up privacy and soundproofing with street appeal, so it doesn’t ruin your home’s character. Slatted fences or laser-cut screens offer a privacy mid-point. Side fences can be treated differently because they are boundaries, adds Jim. “View them as a backdrop to your horticulture,” he says. Also check with your council for any height restrictions. You may crave privacy but your neighbour could object to the restricted light.


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is a classic, inexpensive option that works with any style of house or garden. It’s not all picket fences, either, as contemporary palings are often used horizontally, with clean lines and square edges. You will find timber weathers over time because it is exposed to the elements, so it will need to be resealed.

timber

offer blockout privacy and noise reduction, and can be used to frame cut-outs for slats, timber or laser-cut screens. If rendered, they’ll need regular repainting. Stone cladding such as Boral’s cultured stone can be laid over blockwork to add textural contrast, too. However, with double the labour and materials, it’s costly.

blockwork rendered walls

are big news in the fence aluminium slats world at the moment and doing their best

are tough as nails and or gabion walls (a retaining colorbond steel fences chainwire fences there is no maintenance. A new contemporary wall made from wire ‘baskets’ filled with rocks)

to replace timber as a no-maintenance option. Slats can be prefabricated to fit into blockwork cut-outs or come as DIY sets, as prefabricated screens or in gates. Aluminium slats can be powder-coated to virtually any colour and also come in a range of wood effects if you prefer a natural look.

colour range has revived this option and allows you to match roofing and guttering. To break up panels, try Colorbond with slats, as in this example by Scenic Scapes Landscaping. “It’s more decorative and allows a bit of breeze through,” says Luke Sullivan, marketing manager of Oxworks fence supply company.

laser-cut steel

and aluminium screens add interest, deliver privacy and maintain airflow. They can form a full fence but are often used for gates, small cut-outs within a blockwork boundary or as privacy screens. The screens can be powder-coated aluminium, steel or Corten steel, which has a rusted patina, so beware of rusted run-off and avoid light paving.

don’t look the best, but pair them with the right creeper and in 18 months or so your ‘living’ fence can be the envy of the street. Black powder-coated chainwire aids the disappearing act. If you’re filling the gabion’s baskets, pick rocks with a flattish surface to face outwards as the lining, so sharp edges don’t protrude. > JULY 2016

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Hedge-shaping can be done for practical purposes as a windbreak or to enliven your outdoor space. Just remember that formal hedges require more clipping – and if hot weather is on the way, don’t clip a hedge as its new growth will be burnt off.

Whether building from scratch or trying to work around the fence you’re stuck with, it pays to green up your borders. Look first to space, then maintenance. “Hedges are wonderful screeners, but be prepared to maintain those hedges to keep them in good condition,” says Micki Stewart of Boss Gardenscapes. If you’re handy with a hedge trimmer, go for it! Try murraya, a lush evergreen that grows about three metres tall, with flowers in spring and summer that smell of orange blossom. For narrow, contemporary gardens, mass plantings of Gracilis bamboo work well – with a bit more space, layer palms and gingers for a tropical garden. “In tight urban blocks, I always select trees such as Blueberry ash (Elaeocarpus reticulatus) that give you that soft look but can be contained,” says Micki. To break up the monotony of rendered walls, try creeping fig (Ficus pumila), a tiny, ivy-like creeper. “You get lovely fingers going up a wall which looks fabulous,” says Micki. “You have to be definite about it, because when you pull it off, you’re left with a threadwork of roots.” In urban blocks where you have narrow gardens and need to screen up to three storeys, bamboo is the ultimate go-to. “I use Bambusa textilis ‘Gracilis’,” says Micki. “It stays green and because the culms (stems) aren’t that big, you can pull them over and trim the top. Gracilis also has a softness to it. While you have privacy, you still have filtered light.” >

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Dense and bushy, non-invasive clumping bamboo is a fantastic choice, as its roots won’t spread underground.

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suit your climate, fast-growing tropicals provide privacy and need no shaping.

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Spread the word. Creepers can green up any fence and turn the worst of borders into a masterpiece. Most thrive in sun and shade.

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If you have a fence, you invariably need a gate. Automated versions are a win for busy families on the go. For a sliding gate, you’ll need double the width, space-wise, for it to operate – but if room is an issue, a double gate comes into play. These must open inwards, so factor in how everything will work at planning stages – with all trades, not just the builder – and avoid costly surprises, advises Luke Sullivan of Oxworks. A gate provides a chance to introduce your style. Elevate the look with a metal or laser-cut steel design or, if security is an issue, fit it with intercom and automate it. Consider lockable latches that can fit to both sides to make a side gate convenient and select self-closing hinges. “It’s not just security,” says Luke. “It’s also a way of keeping young kids safe and off the roads.”

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“You can have a completely green fence in about 18 months with star jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides),” says Micki. “Even when it’s not in flower, it’s a beautiful dark green.”

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“This has magnificent perfume, which is why it’s used in bridal bouquets,” says Micki. “Madagascar jasmine (Stephanotis floribunda) takes a bit longer to cover than jasmine but has a beautiful waxy leaf.”

mandevilla

“Mandevilla ‘White Fantasy’ has a big white flower and great coverage,” says Micki of this beauty, which prefers a mild to warm climate. “I love white for the fact that it’s luminous at night.”

PHOTOGRAPHY (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT) NATALIE HUNFALVAY, GAP INTERIORS/BIEKE CLAESSENS, GETTY IMAGES

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Rather than retreating indoors this winter, turn your outdoor space into an oasis with Warwick Fabrics new ‘Tulum’ collection. Boasting transeasonal hues (below) of Palm Green, Lobster Orange and Neutral Pumice, the design features a reversible palm leaf pattern. Pair with classic cabana stripes or block colours. From $56/m, visit; warwick.com.au.

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Landscape architect Natasha Morgan has cultivated a creative retreat, Oak & Monkey Puzzle, located just outside of Daylesford in Victoria’s Central Highlands. The ‘productive focused garden’ offers workshops such as preserving, foraging and garden design, from $375 for a full day, which includes morning tea and a two-course lunch made using produce from the property. Visit natashamorgan.com.au.

What inspired you to create the foundation? “I wanted to test my belief that if primary school students could create and care for an edible garden, then cook with the produce they had grown and enjoy it with their friends, it would result in students developing skills and making better food choices. The Kitchen Garden Program operates in more than 800 Australian schools and is growing.” Describe your kitchen garden… “My garden is very small these days as I’ve downsized to an apartment. I still have a one-metre square bed with rainbow chard, rhubarb, salad greens, and beans. Elsewhere, I have thriving bushes of rosemary, sage and lemon-scented verbena, and I have a small vertical wall garden with culinary herbs, such as parsley, thyme, oregano and mint.” What will you be planting this winter? “It’s brassica planting time. Bok choy and broccoli are my favourites. The chard, rhubarb and hardy herbs keep on keeping on!”

PHOTOGRAPHY (TOP LEFT) WARWICK FABRICS, (TOP RIGHT) SIMON GRIFFITHS

We chat with the founder of The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation; an organisation providing resources to educate children and school communities to form positive food habits.


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palette Homeowners Andrew and Jackie asked interior designer Serena Elise of White Chalk Design for a white bathroom, softened by neutral tones and natural textures. The ‘Trea Wind Natural’ floor tiles from Southern Tile were chosen for their colour variation. “It adds interest at ground level,” explains Serena. Quantum Quartz ‘Carrara Quartz’, part of Southern Tile's Classic Whites collection, tops the floating vanity. >

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s a builder, homeowner Andrew sees a lot of renovations, and wanted to avoid anything too trend-based when it came to the design of his own bathroom. Along with wife Jackie, a stay-at-home mum, he wanted something fresh, light and white – somewhere the whole family, which includes Finn, six, and Beau, two, could enjoy for years to come. “It’s a long bathroom and we wanted to work with that by keeping things linear and streamlined,” explains interior designer Serena Elise of White Chalk Design, who chose an elongated bath, frameless shower screen and floating cabinetry. For an individual touch, Serena suggested using two different sizes of large white tiles. “It adds interest without dominating the design,” she explains. The home’s sunny, beachside Melbourne location is referenced in bleached oak veneer for the cabinetry, which Andrew says is great for storage, quipping; “I’ve got one drawer and Jackie’s got eight!” However, he couldn’t be happier with the end result. “I love the bathroom – it’s exactly how I pictured it,” he says. “There are so many bathrooms out there that are very modern and look great, but they’ll date. I think this one will survive the times.”

tiles One of Serena’s favourite ways to introduce variety to a white

or neutral bathroom is to lay simple tiles in unexpected ways. Here, she’s taken ‘White Matt Rectified’ tiles from Southern Tile in two sizes – 600mm x 300mm and 600mm x 100mm – and tweaked the usual formation (above). “We used a pattern repeat of three 600s and one 100 matt white tiles,” explains Serena.

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– hence the under counter basins requested by Andrew – and they wanted to incorporate a freestanding bath. “The bathroom is large, long and narrow, so we had to put the bath towards the shower,” says Serena. “We found a bath that’s open to the room, but sits flush against the wall [the ‘Florida Freestanding Bath’ by Luxe Bathware, above & previous page]. The shape of the bath works perfectly, as there aren’t any problems like getting around the back to clean it. Also, it gives the illusion that it’s a beautiful, freestanding bath.”

tapware All the chrome tapware (above & opposite), including the

ceiling-mounted shower heads and sliding rail hand shower (top), is from Luxe Bathroom’s ‘Matrix’ range, chosen for the collection’s simple, uncluttered lines, something Andrew particularly appreciates. “The tapware selected is just perfect: square but a little rounded,” he says.

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“This is a very user-friendly bathroom,” says Serena Elise of White Chalk Design. “With two basins and thoroughfare to the shower and bath, the area has plenty of room for a couple to share, which feels luxurious and opulent in a bathroom.”

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INTERIOR DESIGNER: Serena Elise, 0414 956 591, whitechalkdesign.com.au. BUILDER: Award Property Group, awardpropertygroup.com.au. Stockists, page 252


vanity More than five metres in

length with a large, slimline window above the vanity, the bathroom’s long, lean lines are accentuated by floating cabinetry in ‘Light Oak’ veneer by Polytec. “We added black pull handles to reference the black window frames,” says Serena. “We could have used black taps, but the Matrix basin mixers [from Luxe Bathware] are classic and work well with the bleached oak of the cabinetry.”


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elbourne homeowner Kerry admits she’s very much a ‘bath person’. So when it came to the makeover of the ensuite she shares with her husband, Alan, in their bayside home, one thing was non-negotiable: a sumptuous, sculptural freestanding tub. “I had to have a standalone bath and the beautiful one we ended up choosing is both modern and extremely comfortable,” says Kerry of the Kado ‘Arc’ bath from Reece. It is just one of the glamorous features in the couple’s made-for-pampering zone – a serene and light-filled sanctuary that truly highlights the room’s stunning arched window. The white and bright bathroom has five-star style stamped all over it, but that wasn’t always the case. When Kerry and Alan moved into their Edwardian home a couple of years ago, they were greeted by a room with lots of beige and laminate, as well as a large spa bath in a square hob. GIA Bathrooms & Kitchens were drafted in, gutting the fittings and reconfiguring the floor plan, with a new shower and toilet tucked away behind a screen of frosted glass. Large-format porcelain floor and wall tiles, classic chrome fittings and bespoke cabinetry with a Carrara marble benchtop have also transformed the space into the most elegant of wash zones. “The whole project went so smoothly, and I absolutely love our new ensuite,” enthuses Kerry.

shower Kerry’s shower and toilet are hidden behind a frosted-glass

frameless door and screen. Dual fittings in the shape of a Grohe showerhead and a Nikles ‘Stahl’ wall-mounted hand-shower from Reece grace the enclosure (above). “The home is located quite close to the beach, so it’s nice to have a hand-shower to wash sandy feet,” explains designer Carmel Wylie of GIA Bathrooms & Kitchens.

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porcelain tiles from GIA Bathrooms & Kitchens and white-grey marble benchtops (above & opposite) sets a stylish, luxurious scene. “The house has a Hamptons style to it – and now our bathroom does, too,” says Kerry. “This style suits us, as it’s not starkly modern but a combination of contemporary and more antique, which is a really nice compromise.”

tiles Natural stone, such as polished Carrara marble, can be more

difficult to maintain than its reconstituted stone peers, but Kerry hasn’t had a problem with it. “Marble also gives such a lovely, soft feel, particularly when you use hard surfaces on the floor and walls,” she adds.

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palette A timeless mix of white cabinetry, the palest of grey ‘One Gesso’

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A recessed tiled shower shelf is a carefully considered addition to the wet zone (above). “This is a perfect way to incorporate storage space, as it can be waterproofed and always looks neat and tidy,” says designer Carmel Wylie.

4.1m DESIGNER: Carmel Wylie, GIA Bathrooms & Renovations, 1300 442 736, giarenovations.com.au. Stockists, page 252


heated towel rail

The Hydrotherm ‘Milan’ floor-to-ceiling heated towel rail from Reece looks anything but clinical, and results in toasty towels time after time. “It has a sculptural element to it, and also gives really good towel storage,” says designer Carmel.

pendants This delicate

trio of grey concrete ‘Earth’ pendants from About Space is one of homeowner Kerry’s favourite features. “They give the room such a beautiful soft glow at night,” she says.

vanity Custom-made Shaker-style cabinetry paired with dome-shaped ‘D369’ polished

chrome handles from Kethy ensure ample storage in the vanity unit. “The doors and handles work really well with the Hamptons feel of the ensuite,” says Carmel. Kerry is also delighted with the mirrored shaving cabinets above the basins. “They hide recessed power points and give us lots of room to store everyday bathroom items,” she explains. Carmel opted for roomy Caroma ‘Pearl’ semi-inset basins, teamed with Sussex ‘Scala’ wall-mounted mixers, both from Reece. “If you have the space, and you and your partner share a similar daily routine, two basins are a good idea,” she advises.


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Mark Tuckey ‘Tassel’ bath mat in Neutral, $39.95, Cotton On.

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Home Design ‘Mesen’ timber pendant, $149, Bunnings.

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‘Norm’ towel ladder in White and Light Oak, $449.95, Candana. DIFFUSER

Wild Fig diffuser, $49.95, Sheridan.

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‘Stockholm’ mirror in Walnut Veneer, $79, Ikea.

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‘ISSY Z1 Ballerina’ vanity in American Oak, $3836.80, Reece. SHOWER

Axor ‘Uriquola’ shower system, $8000, Hansgrohe.

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1. ‘Diamond White’ tiles, $129/sqm, Earp Bros. 2. El Palo ‘Sand’ porcelain tiles, $91/sqm, Surface Gallery. 3. Calacatta brick mosaic tile, $27.95/400mm x 200mm, Beaumont Tiles.

TAPWARE

Vivid ‘Pin Lever’ basin set, $262.90, Phoenix Tapware.

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‘Sunstone’ freestanding bath, $4145, Caroma. Stockists, page 252


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FROM LEFT: LAUFEN Cityplus Zero Extended Basin Mixer, Chrome, Milli Pure Basin Set, Chrome, Milli Glance Basin Mixer, Black

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finishes Interior designer Sarah Nolen of Birdblack Design says mixing metals with

matt black and chrome – as demonstrated in homeowners Gavin and Brian’s Southern Highlands bathroom – can succeed if it is balanced. “The black in the floor tiles works with the bath mixer, vanity and mirror,” says Sarah of the ‘Belgique’ floor tiles in Dark from Di Lorenzo and the Sussex ‘Scala’ floor-mount square bath mixer from Reece. “We chose chrome for the ‘Goccia’ ceiling basin spout and the towel rail to contrast against the black.” The copper of the bath and basin, both from The Copper Sink Company, is echoed in the mosaics (‘Vetro’ glass mosaics in Spring 03B from Di Lorenzo) and the pendant lights. For similar, try Zaffero’s ‘Essen’ copper pendants. The custom 80cm mirror was made by Marlix Bespoke Furniture & Joinery. >

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aving recently moved from Sydney to an extensively renovated cottage in the Southern Highlands, homeowners Gavin and Brian often have friends stay for the weekend. So when it was time to renovate the only room that remained untouched – the guest bathroom – they asked interior designer Sarah Nolen of Birdblack Design to create ‘something special’ for their guests to enjoy. Out went the dated pink and grey features, and in came a dazzling wall of glass mosaics from Di Lorenzo. A copper bath and basin followed – and the rich, treacle tones of the palette were set in place. “The basin is quite spectacular and we love the spout that comes down from the ceiling,” says Gavin, an IT consultant. “The whole thing looks like it belongs in a high-end spa, which is exactly the feel we were looking for – it's beyond our expectations.” The only issue that concerned Gavin, who works from home, and Brian was the mess that all renovations entail, but it was no problem. “A tunnel using scaffolding and plastic sheeting was built from the front door straight to the bathroom,” recalls Gavin. “It looked like we were in an Ebola zone – tradesmen on one side, us on the other – but it worked.” Gavin and Brian are delighted with the bathroom and how Sarah’s design process worked. Starting with the couple’s request for a dark and opulent look, she was able to give some general ideas and hone the vision from there. Part of that undertaking involved a shopping trip to Sydney and a visit to suppliers, so Gavin and Brian could see actual fixtures and fittings. “I already had products in mind and showed them three in each category, from which they would pick the one they liked best,” explains Sarah. “The shopping was a really good experience,” adds Gavin, “as we could picture what it would all look like together.”

bath & basin Regular maintenance is required for the polished copper

bath (above) and antique copper basin (left), both from The Copper Sink Company. However, Sarah had the basin coated in polyurethane to keep it looking pristine. “Copper ages over time – some people like that look but I didn’t want the basin to tarnish and stain,” she says. “I chose to coat it in a clear, matt polyurethane so it keeps its lustre. The bath is polished copper, which means it won’t tarnish nearly as quickly as antique copper. It just needs to be cleaned with a special polish every three months.”

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page) can leave guests intrigued as to where the tap is located. “The water comes out in an elegant stream,” says Gavin of the spout, which is turned on via a mixer. “It doesn’t hit the basin and splash out, as some might think. The basin and spout are probably my favourite things.”

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tapware The ‘Goccia’ ceiling mounted spout from Abey (above & previous

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“Make sure you have a good builder,” advises designer Sarah Nolen of Birdblack Design. “This is very important when dealing with the level of detail in this job. There’s no point splurging on beautiful products if you don’t have trades who can install them properly and execute the finishes. If we hadn’t had a great tiler, this bathroom would have been ruined.”

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THE SCENE FOR A BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL ENSUITE IS SET BY A DRAMATIC CHARCOAL BACKDROP WORDS KYLIE JACKES STYLING WENDY BANNISTER PHOTOGRAPHY SHANIA SHEGEDYN

layout When designing the bathroom

of Melbourne homeowners Kristyn and Bryce, architect Briony Darcy of DE Atelier Architects’s central idea was to create a spacious area while providing some privacy to the primary functions. “At first glance the ensuite appears as a bath with a view,” says Briony, “yet as you enter the room, the vanity functions as a divider, concealing the shower and toilet.” The oversized mirror helps bounce natural light around the room.

vanity Clad in Victorian ash veneer,

the custom vanity by Ascot Building floats above the floor. Topped with a Caesarstone benchtop in Frosty Carrina, a square-profile Milli ‘Edge’ basin outlet is balanced by the curves of an AXA ‘Uno 700’ basin, both from Reece. “We chose a longer single sink as it suits the proportions of the vanity, and is big enough to share if we’re both using the bathroom,” says Kristyn.


tiles The bath’s organic curves are

beautifully offset by floor-to-ceiling charcoal tiles from Signorino (for similar, try their ‘FV Black Nero’ matt 300mm x 300mm tiles). “When I was creating the moodboard for the finishes, I wanted a contrasting tile that would make the white bath pop,” says Kristyn. “The dark charcoal was perfect – and it is also incredibly restful.”

bath A Kado ‘Cirque’ 1690mm freestanding bath from Reece amplifies this bathroom’s high-end and effortless look. “Less clutter makes it feel more relaxing – and it’s far easier to choose your fittings when you keep it to just the essentials,” says Kristyn. Positioned alongside the corner window, and below a skylight from Atlite Skylights, the bath receives an abundance of natural light. A Kado ‘Quad’ heated towel rail, also from Reece, is another focal point, with geometric towels providing texture and depth. Mark Tuckey’s ‘Eggcup’ timber stool brings lovely warmth to the natural palette. >

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easoned renovators Kristyn and her husband, Bryce, know it’s hard to beat a beautiful bathroom. Enlisting Briony Darcy and Leon Eyck of DE Atelier Architects to design their contemporary split-level home in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, they asked for special attention to be paid to the ensuite. “We wanted a really generous space that flowed seamlessly from the main bedroom and felt like a serene retreat where you could unwind and enjoy a long bath,” says Kristyn. The couple embraced the ‘less is more’ ethos, with clean lines and a minimalist palette vital in creating a modern zone with a wet area and sculptural freestanding bath that basks in natural light. “The skylight above the bath (previous page) is one of my favourite features,” says Kristyn. “It feels incredibly decadent to lie back and look up at the night sky, and the corner window there provides a view of the city lights.” Another savvy aspect of this simple, open-plan design is that it’s a breeze to maintain. “Because we opted for a wet area, there’s no shower screen,” says Kristyn, “and the charcoal tiles that run from the floor to the ceiling are incredibly easy to clean, which is a luxury in itself.”

entry A hinged door could have encroached on precious space, but this

frameless sliding door retracts into the wall (above) to enhance the openplan feel. Complementary floor finishes ensure an elegant flow between the main bedroom and ensuite, says Kristyn, who selected the palette.

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(above) becoming a clever storage spot. “I don’t like clutter at all, so this simple inset ledge is ideal for keeping products handy as it blends in with the wall,” explains Kristyn. Alongside it, a chrome wall mixer echoes the sleek, angular lines. For similar, try the Milli ‘Edge MK2’ shower/bath mixer from Reece.

palette Keen to keep the scheme timeless and sophisticated, Kristyn

selected natural tone resin pebbles and glass mix mosaics from National Tiles for the splashback (top & previous page). “White paired with timber and muted tones is so easy to live with, and you can add accents and fresh towels whenever you want to inject a little colour,” she remarks.

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shower Square profiles dominate the wet area, with a subtle recess

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“One of the best ways to lift a space and balance darker tiles is to draw in as much natural light as possible,” says architect Leon Eyck from DE Atelier Architects of the dramatic corner window (previous page). “Paired with louvres, it provides views, breeze and natural ventilation, and the skylight further boosts the amount of sunlight.”

3.7m ARCHITECTS: Briony Darcy and Leon Eyck, DE Atelier Architects, (03) 5255 3378, deatelier.com.au. Stockists, page 252


get the look

dark tones

PENDANT

HAND SHOWER

‘Vivid’ hand shower on rail in Onix, $378.40, Phoenix Tapware.

S H O P P I NG

‘Husk’ pendant in Matt Black, $99.95, Beacon Lighting.

COMPILED BY OLIVIA CLARKE

SHOWERHEAD

Liano Nexus ‘Overhead Rain’ showerhead, $367, Caroma.

HEATED TOWEL RAIL

Kado bar heated towel rails, $360.99 each, Reece.

TOWEL

‘Mentelle’ bath towel in Midnight, $59.95, Sheridan. TOWEL

‘Parquet’ bath towel in Charcoal, $49.95, Aura by Tracie Ellis.

BASIN

Matteo Thun ‘Water Jewels’ copper round basin, $795, Rogerseller.

BASIN MIXER

Dorf ‘Epic Bloc’ metallic basin mixer with Rose Gold handle, $579, Tradelink.

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Body cleanser, $24.95, Grown Alchemist. TILES

CANDLE

Persian Rose candle, $59, Lumira.

1. ‘Cubica Negro’ tiles, $129/sqm, Earp Bros. 2. ‘Nero Marquina’ marble heringbone mosaic tiles, $21/280mm x 248mm, Surface Gallery. 3. ‘Assisi Bleu’ ceramic tiles, $44.95/sqm, Beaumont Tiles.

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Lucini ‘Nero’ freestanding bath, from $1099, Highgrove Bathrooms. Stockists, page 252

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MODERN VINTAGE THIS CLASSIC BATHROOM HAS BEEN GIVEN A FRESH TWIST WITH SOME HANDMADE ELEMENTS AND BARGAIN FINDS WORDS ANNETTE DASEY STYLING BECKIE LITTLER PHOTOGRAPHY ANNETTE O’BRIEN

window Homeowner James wanted a handmade, steelframed window – so he crafted it himself. “I wasn’t going to put an aluminium window in there!” says James, a welder. “It’s a textured glass, and the window opens from the bottom outwards and lets enough light in.”


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hen renovating their Victorian-era weatherboard in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, James and his partner, Rochelle, began with a unique feature – a handcrafted window that he made himself. “I replicated an old warehouse-style window and the rest of the bathroom followed suit,” says James, a welder who works on shop, cafe and warehouse fit-outs, often using repurposed materials. “We wanted an old-school vibe but slightly modern, so added the industrial window to make it different.” For the bathroom design, James and Rochelle, who is studying nutrition at university, settled on a utilitarian style. “We decided to keep to the character of the original house and got the old-style basin and clawfoot bath,” says James. “This is a very ‘Melbourne’ look at the moment. Every cafe looks like our bathroom!” Top of the couple's list of wants was more space and better access, so they made the room larger and added a second entrance. “It’s a good, well-proportioned bathroom now, and it’s got a door that goes into our walk-in robe and another to the hallway,” explains James. The canny pair combined low-priced features including a Bunnings mirror cabinet and replica Victorian bath – a bargain they found on Gumtree – with pricier ones such as the handmade wall tiles. James is happy with the result, especially the dark bluestone-honed floor tiles he tracked down at nearby De Lucia Tile Gallery. “The natural stone is really nice underfoot,” he says.

tiles The walls of James and Rochelle’s bathroom (above) are tiled in beautifully textured Spanish handmade tiles from De Lucia Tile Gallery. “We wanted that subway look but without the black grout and flat tiles,” says James. “They’re gloss and every single tile is handmade and totally uneven. It’s a tiler’s dream!” An Award ‘Supreme’ two-door shaving wall cabinet from Bunnings (opposite) was an inexpensive find and hangs above an ‘Astoria’ pedestal and basin set from Schots Home Emporium.

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bath The former bathroom of this circa 1890 home was beyond salvaging.

fixtures An eye-catching bath mixer and telephone showerhead (above)

and a three-hole basin set (top) have a traditional shape but have a contemporary black, oil-rubbed brass finish that matches the charcoal window frame. “The tapware is a bit different but has a really nice, copper look,” says James, who ordered them from a defunct online store. For similar, try Perrin & Rowe’s bath filler and three-hole basin set in English Bronze, a special finish to order from The English Tapware Company.

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“There were mushrooms popping out of the tiles and you didn’t want to be in there,” recalls James. He and Rochelle designed the new bathroom from scratch, combining contemporary additions with a classic look. “I found the replica clawfoot bath from a guy who bought it new to do his bathroom and didn’t want it,” he says. “I paid about $400.” For similar, try Schots Home Emporium’s single end bath with feet.

B AT H R O O M L AY O U T

Second-hand finds and one-off buys, such as the replica Victorian clawfoot bath homeowner James found on Gumtree, can save money and give a unique quality to your home’s bathroom.

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DESIGNER: James Feros, Feztech Design and Construct, fez_tech@outlook.com. Stockists, page 252

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AU NATUREL A CLEVER TAKE ON SUBWAY TILES AND GROWN-UP ACCENTS CREATE A CHIC BATHROOM FOR TWO LUCKY SISTERS WORDS VERA KLEIN STYLING EMMA O’MEARA PHOTOGRAPHY NIKOLE RAMSAY

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hen homeowners Catherine, a teacher, and Geoff, a GP, asked interior designer Serena Elise of White Chalk Design to create “a bathroom that was a little girly and magical” for their two oldest children, Alexandra, 13, and Charlotte, 10, the result was a little more than they imagined. “It’s now better than our own bathroom!” says homeowner Catherine. Inspired by Hamptons style, the couple briefed in a classic look. “I suggested doing a dark, bold colour to make it a little more interesting,” says Serena, of the small bathroom in the family’s bayside Melbourne abode, which is also home to son William, five. Jet black cabinetry with moulding detail, crystal knobs and a marble benchtop was glamorously paired with marble floor tiles and recessed LED feature lighting under the cabinet to create a stylish, upmarket feel that both daughters adore. “They love it,” says Catherine. “No-one else in the family uses it, it’s just for them as our son uses ours. They feel quite special.”

shower Serena chose ‘Loft’ Blanco Silk tiles from Southern Tile for the

walls, which she says, “are more elongated than regular subway tiles, so help lengthen the bathroom visually”. To add contrasting detail, Serena used the same tiles in the shower but laid them in a herringbone pattern (above). The family is delighted with how the shower now looks – and performs. “It’s about 20cm bigger, which isn’t much, but makes a difference as before you’d elbow yourself when washing your hair,” says Catherine.

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bench space was more important than having double basins. Serena chose a generous Studio Bagno ‘Light 60’ under-counter basin, accompanied by an Abey ‘Bella Verona’ mixer, both from Centre Plumbing Plus (above & opposite). “Two children can stand over one basin to brush their teeth, and the extra bench space gives them more room to spread out,” she explains. The benchtop is Carrara marble from CDK Stone (above & opposite), and the floor tiles are honed Carrara natural marble from Southern Tile (opposite).

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benchtop & basin With two girls sharing the bathroom, maximising

B AT H R O O M L AY O U T

“Introducing interesting materials, strong colourways and good tile formations into a tight area can help disguise space constrictions,” says interior designer Serena Elise of White Chalk Design.

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INTERIOR DESIGNER: Serena Elise, 0414 956 591, whitechalkdesign.com.au. Stockists, page 252


finishes The luxe 2-pac polyurethane

satin-finish cabinetry in Dulux Black is the stand-out feature of the bathroom, so designer Serena Elise decided to keep everything else understated. “We wanted it to look classic, monochromatic and striking in its simplicity,” says Serena. “I added subtle details like the crystal knobs and subway tiles with light grey grout.” The pretty crystal knobs were supplied by White Chalk Design.

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EXPERIENCE LUXURY reece.com.au/bathrooms


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PERFECT HARMONY AN OLD-TIME FEEL IS REINSTATED, AND CONTEMPORARY FUNCTIONALITY ADDED, WITH A SYMPATHETIC RENOVATION WORDS KYLIE JACKES PHOTOGRAPHY JASON BUSCH

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hen Shaye snapped up her 1900s home in NSW’s Hunter Valley, she was six months pregnant and keen for an overhaul before moving in. Engaging Stewart Horton of Horton & Co Design to devise an extension and a raft of cosmetic improvements, Shaye’s brief revolved around embracing the heritage of the house. “I wanted the functionality and spaciousness of a contemporary home,” she says, “but rather than an ultra-modern look, I was after a timeless, classic interior which referenced the era the home was built.” At the top of her wishlist was a revamp of the existing cramped bathroom – and the removal of a lean-to at the back, so the house could be extended to accommodate a new second bathroom and laundry. “It was a poky space with a shower over the bath,” says homeowner Shaye. The solution was to pinch a few square metres from the adjacent bedroom so the bathroom could be enlarged, with the extra floor space allowing a new freestanding bath, shower, toilet and large basin. The choice of fittings was also key in creating an old-fashioned look with a contemporary edge. “We kept the shower screen simple with just a pane of glass, for an open, wet-area look,” explains designer Stewart. “Together with the clawfoot bath and open vanity [below], this maximises the visual space by exposing more floor area.” Baby daughter Camille arrived just before the four-month project was complete and Shaye is thrilled with the transformation. “Both this bathroom and the second bathroom are lovely, and it’s now a really practical home that we’ll enjoy for years to come,” she says.

window The clear window above the bath was replaced by fixed frosted glass. This obscures the view but still admits plenty of natural light.

tiles This bathroom’s floor tiles are reminiscent of those in the original home. “Stewart showed me photos of homes from the same era that had similar tiles… and I loved them,” says Shaye of the ‘Hexagonal’ 23mm unglazed hex mosaics in Matt Black and White from Di Lorenzo (above). “They give the space character and are easy to clean.” washstand Soft curves were introduced (left) with a bevelled mirror

“In rooms with high ceilings, it can be cost-prohibitive to tile all the way up the wall,” says designer Stewart Horton. “Opt for a half-tiled wall [see previous page]. Stop the tiles so they line up either with the window or door height.” palette Shaye’s house has a charcoal-and-cream palette, and that has been

carried through into her bathroom. Walls in Dulux Grand Piano (previous page) present a neutral canvas, offset by Earp Bros’ white subway tiles.

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B AT H R O O M L AY O U T

cabinet, ‘Harmony’ lever hob sink set and ‘Old English’ shower set (previous page), all from Bathroomware House. They have been paired with a French porcelain washstand and ‘Duker’ 1540mm roll-top cast iron bath, both from Malcolm St James. “We tried to reference the original features, to evoke a sense of nostalgia,” says Stewart.

2.4m DESIGNER: Stewart Horton, Horton & Co Design, (02) 4957 1672, hortonandco.com.au. Stockists, page 252


get the look

traditional S H O P P I NG

SHOWER SET

Bastow ‘Georgian’ bath and shower set, $1470.99, Reece.

COMPILED BY OLIVIA CLARKE

PENDANT

Brilliant ‘Clear Paige’ pendant, $52.17, Bunnings.

BASIN

‘Botticelli’ carrara marble basin, $3500, Kohler. MIXER

‘Phoenician’ one-hole sink mixer, $775, The English Tapware Company.

HANDWASH

Tasmania Pepper & Lavender hand wash, $35, Bondi Wash.

HOOK

‘Harmony’ robe hook in Chrome, $90.20, Phoenix Tapware.

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‘Check’ bath towel in Créme, $49.95, Aura by Tracie Ellis.

BATH

‘Single End’ freestanding bath with chrome feet in Black, $2795, Schots Home Emporium.

2 TILES

1. ‘Palladio’ tiles, $329/sqm, Greg Natale. 2. ‘Zoe Blanco’ tiles, $129/sqm, Earp Bros. 3. ‘Rhodes Carrara Grey Satin’ tiles, from $44.95/sqm, Beaumont Tiles. Stockists, page 252

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HERITAGE HAVEN TIME-HONOURED FINISHES ENSURE A NEWLY BUILT ENSUITE HAS COOL COUNTRY STYLE WITH NO LACK OF COMFORT WORDS ANNETTE DASEY STYLING WENDY BANNISTER PHOTOGRAPHY SHANIA SHEGEDYN

bath When it came to picking out a suitable bath for homeowners Jo and Jack, Melbourne interior architect Anne-Marie Rush drew on her experience, opting for a Kaldewei ‘Vaio Duo’ 1800mm oval bath from Reece. “I’ve used Kaldewei baths before, because of their quality and aesthetic,” she says. “It also sat well with the vanity basin.” This house was a new build so there were no restrictions on the location of the bath and plumbing, which allowed Anne-Marie to set the bath out from the perimeter wall, to aid with cleaning. A Hydrotherm ‘Milan’ electric heated towel ladder from Reece adds extra luxury, while a custom stool with a stainless steel frame by Markforce Australia provides a resting spot for bath-time essentials.


vanity Created by Kent Joinery, the four-drawer vanity is made of spotted gum. It hosts a Catalano basin (for similar, try their ‘C3 CX55’ basin) and a Myhill wall-mounted hard-wired magnifying mirror, both from Rogerseller. “I love this timber,” says homeowner Jo. “It’s mellow and has been oiled throughout the bathroom, so it has a depth of colour that sits beautifully against the wall tiles.” Jo and Jack wanted a natural touch, so opted for honed Calacatta marble on the benchtop – supplied by CDK Stone and made by Creative Stone. >

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igh on the list of priorities for Melbourne couple Jo and Jack while building their Mornington Peninsula holiday home was an ensuite in which to unwind. “The ensuite is meant to feel like being in a cocoon,” says interior architect Anne-Marie Rush, who chose three Patricia Urquiola vitrified ceramic tiles from Academy Tiles – a plain tile for the upper wall and two patterned tiles for a dado and its border – to help fulfil the brief. “The room is darker and moodier than the rest of the house, which is very light, and the tiles’ patterns make it more intimate.” The homeowners wanted their holiday home to have a lived-in look, so Anne-Marie also suggested non-uniform porcelain floor tiles. “They had just been to Italy and were inspired by the use of natural finishes,” she explains. “Because of the change in colour throughout the floor tiles, they look like they’ve been there forever, even though it’s a new build.” Jo intends the house to be the couple’s full-time home when their three children fly the nest, but for the moment, the ensuite satisfies their current desire for a haven. “It’s really peaceful to sit in the bath and look over the treetops in the distance,” she says.

shower The Perrin & Rowe fittings from The English Tapware Company

used in this bathroom are a nod to the past. “We were looking at tapware that was classical in inspiration but had a modern twist,” says Anne-Marie. There is a functional handheld spray for easy cleaning along with a fixed rose, and in the rest of this space, the floor tiles are Mirage ‘Heritage Ardenne’ 600mm x 600mm porcelain in Natural from Classic Ceramics.

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vanity station Jo and Jack are able to get ready each morning without

tiles Wall-cladding boards to dado height, common in country cottages,

deliver traditional style elsewhere in this holiday home. Interior architect Anne-Marie Rush carried this theme into the ensuite with three tiles from Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola’s collaboration with Mutina, available at Academy Tiles (above & top). One design from the ‘Azulej’ range, in Estrella Nero, swathes the lower wall. A second design in complementary Flores Nero forms the dado border, and the upper half has been left plain with a Nero tile. “The designs are based on historical patterns but have a contemporary twist,” says Anne-Marie. Jo gave the trio an immediate tick of approval. “I especially love the border of tiles in the centre,” she says. “It offers a different textural element.”

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disturbing each other, as a vanity station (above & top), also created in spotted gum by Kent Joinery, is opposite the main vanity. “It’s fantastic,” says Jo. “All my make-up goes in the drawer and is out of the way next to the shower so I’m not competing with the person at the sink.”

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If there isn’t space in your bathroom for tandem basins – or if they don’t work visually – installing a vanity station elsewhere in the room is a good option. This can be as simple as a mirror and shelves (although a drawer, like in Jo and Jack’s ensuite, left, is a brilliant idea), making it easier for two people to use the room at the same time.

3.4m INTERIOR ARCHITECT: Anne-Marie Rush, (03) 9537 2717, 0438 534 305, amrush.com.au. Stockists, page 252


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WONDER WALL THIS REVAMPED BATHROOM IS LIGHT AND LUMINOUS WITH ENTICING TINGES OF TEAL WORDS JACKIE BRYGEL PHOTOGRAPHY & STYLING PAUL CARLAND

palette While the wall of homeowner

Sacha’s bathroom is swathed in Jatana Interiors’ dramatic ‘Teal Blue Circle’ patterned tiles, the palette is otherwise subdued. “We kept the rest of the room fairly neutral to provide a contrast to the blue,” says Sacha. On the floor are ‘Cemento’ 600mm x 600mm porcelain tiles from GIA Bathrooms & Kitchens, which “have a concrete look and are very durable and practical,” remarks Sacha. The Home Republic eucalyptus side table is from Adairs.


shower The walk-in shower teams

a Nikles ‘Techno’ showerhead with a Milli ‘Edge’ hand-shower with wall bracket, both from Reece. This gives the advantage of both overhead and handheld showers. >

vanity A floating vanity finished in

Laminex Impressions ‘Sublime Teak’ in Riven is topped with Caesarstone ‘Alpine Mist’ and coupled with a Kartell by Laufen ‘Round Washbasin’ and Milli ‘Glance’ wall basin mixer, both from Reece. “Beneath the vanity, we added a built-in LED sensor light, which is practical and convenient,” says designer Carmel Wylie of GIA Bathrooms & Kitchens.

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cientists Sacha and Warwick happily spend their days immersed in the world of medical research. That’s not to say, though, that the Melbourne couple don’t relish the tranquillity of their inner-city home at the end of the day – in particular, this gorgeous new pamper zone. “We wanted to turn the bathroom into a sanctuary – a place to really relax and have a lovely bath,” says Sacha. Aided by the expertise of designer Carmel Wylie of GIA Bathrooms & Kitchens, the couple decided to partly demolish a wall between the existing dark and dated 1970s bathroom and their bedroom’s original walk-in wardrobe, making way for a luxuriously large retreat. “Taking out the wall made the space so much bigger, and also brought in more light to the wardrobe from the bathroom window,” explains Sacha. The ensuite is now a sunny haven with hotel-worthy detailing, including a sumptuous freestanding bath and a bold feature wall of teal-patterned tiling that elevates the room to a style show stopper. Sacha, who loves blue, adores the Jatana Interiors tiles Carmel suggested for the feature wall. “Warwick and I really wanted some colour in the room, to lift the space,” she says. “Now, the first thing you see when you walk in is the striking wall of these eye-catching tiles.” Another plus is the abundance of concealed and open storage. “There’s a place for everything!” says Sacha, who is delighted with the revamped retreat. “It’s just a lovely space to spend time in.”

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“When you choose a highlight colour as strong as teal blue, it’s important to balance it with texture and warmth, such as from this timber joinery and cement-style floor tiles,” says designer Carmel Wylie of GIA Bathrooms & Kitchens.

as a design feature than a structural challenge. “It was a difficult space beforehand, but we couldn’t change the roof line without major construction work,” says Sacha. “Now the space is utilised very well.” The same Laminex used for the vanity is employed for the vast storage section.

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ceiling The room’s original angled ceiling (above) now appears more

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bath Enjoying prime position under a newly installed Velux roof window (previous page), the Infinite ‘Jordy’ freestanding bath from First Choice Warehouse (above), with high-gloss finish for easy cleaning, amps up the luxe factor. “It’s lovely to sit in the bath and look up at the sky,” says Sacha. A wall-mounted Milli ‘Glance’ bath mixer from Reece blends seamlessly into the space, while a recessed shelf can hold everything from fragrant bath gel and shampoo to candles.

5.9m DESIGNER: Carmel Wylie, GIA Bathrooms & Renovations, 1300 442 736, giarenovations.com.au. Stockists, page 252


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BENDING SPACE A TINY ENSUITE PACKS A VISUAL PUNCH, THANKS TO A CLEVER LAYOUT AND SPECTACULAR FLOOR TILES WORDS ANNA McCOOE STYLING WENDY BANNISTER PHOTOGRAPHY SHANIA SHEGEDYN


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s she set about overhauling this cramped Melbourne bathroom, designer Petrina Turner knew it would be a test of her talent. At just 2100mm x 1800mm, the space needed every millimetre utilised and magnified to make it comfortable, attractive and functional. For more than a decade, the owners, who both work in education, had lived with this claustrophobic, dated part of their 1940s bungalow. However, enough was enough, and they wanted to swap the boxed-in room for one that declared jaw-dropping style. Extending wasn’t an option, so to achieve a greater feeling of space, the whole room was stripped out and a spacious walk-in shower and patterned floor tiles installed. The new toilet, wet-room-style shower and basin were all kept in similar positions to their original locations, in order to make use of the existing plumbing. “Patterned tiles can make a small area feel larger,” says Petrina. “They create movement that opens up the space, because the eye travels.”

shower This spacious wet room (above), dressed in straight-stacked

matt white tiles from National Tiles, is an enormous improvement on the confined, framed shower that once stood in its place. Petrina tweaked the original toilet placement to create enough space to open up the shower, using a frameless screen just on one side. “It feels like one big, open room,” she says. The ‘Mero System 1’ dual shower from Rogerseller suits both of the owners, who are different heights.

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Put existing plumbing to work. “We didn’t have to move fixtures to the opposite side of the room to create a better flow,” says designer Petrina Turner. “It was just a little shift here and there, so we re-used much of the existing plumbing, which really helped with the budget.”

tiles Petrina wanted to give her clients the element of surprise, and the

Mutina ‘Tex’ tiles in Black, White and Grey from Urban Edge Ceramics (opposite) certainly do that. She chose a grey grout to emphasise the pattern and reports that the tiles’ geometric quality sat well with her clients. “The mathematic nature is quite reassuring but still interesting,” adds Petrina.

heated towel rail A ‘Fold’ heated towel rail (above & opposite) from Rogerseller has been used by Petrina as a floating sculptural piece. “One unit appears as four single bars, minimising extra elements,” she says. Bemboka towels and hand towels from Southwood fill the 75cm rails.

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of lightness and makes the room look as palatial as possible. “When you’re standing in the doorway, your eye can travel all the way to the back of the bathroom,” says designer Petrina. “You get a visual of the entire floor space.” Her pared-back design, with shadow lines in place of handles and soft-opening drawers, adds to the floating effect. The 2-pac finish in Dulux Powdered Rock ties in with the tiled floor, and the 25mm Corian Glacier White benchtop works seamlessly with an elegant Catalano ‘C3 CX’ basin from Rogerseller, simplifying the space.

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vanity Lifting the vanity off the floor (opposite) promotes a sense

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BASIN

Mizu ‘Bloc 520’ vessel basin, $339.99, Reece.

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‘Harvey 1’ pendant in Concrete, $169, Beacon Lighting. CANDLE

‘Stardust’ citrus and kaffir lime candle, $49.95, Talulah.

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TOWELS

‘Wire’ hand towel, $24; bath mat, $38; bath towel, $57, in Moonbeam, Cool Galah.

TILES

1. ‘Parasols’ tiles in Navy and White, $160/sqm, Tim Neve. 2. ‘Light Grey & White Star’ tiles, $165/sqm, Jatana Interiors. 3. ‘Artisian Oxford’ tiles, $209/sqm, Beaumont Tiles.

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BATH

‘Cube 1600’ freestanding bath, $2117, Caroma. Stockists, page 252

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{ 224 blokes’ retreat }

ROSE & ROB

NANCY & DANIEL

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FIL & JOE

BROOKE & MICHELLE

LUKE & CODY

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uptown OUTBACK A SHACK IN RURAL QUEENSLAND IS GIVEN THE HOUSE RULES TREATMENT, TRANSFORMING IT INTO A COUNTRY GEM WITH A DASH OF CITY SHINE WORDS ANNA McCOOE PHOTOGRAPHY JOHN DOWNS


LIVING ROOM Highlighting the importance of planning your furniture

placement, Melbourne team Fil and Joe filled Luke and Cody’s living room (this page & opposite) with beautiful pieces that actually block the flow through to the back deck. An easy fix says judge Wendy Moore, editor of HB, would be to move the occasional chair into the corner and lose the side tables. A custom wall niche by JH Wagner & Sons gives the television a feeling of belonging, while the ‘Sunraysia’ pendants and ‘Archer 1’ floor lamp, both from Beacon Lighting, introduce city swagger. Fil and Joe offset the country wall panelling with a refined collection of pieces, including a ‘Venturi’ chaise sofa bed and ‘Stockholm Jakob’ oak coffee table, both from Matt Blatt, and a coat of Valspar’s Escala paint from Masters. The artwork, which is made of magazine spines, comes from The Cumquat Tree. >

QUEENSLAND house rules LUKE & CODY, BOTH 23, WANTED A TRUE-BLUE MAN’S HOME

1. Add city shine to our country gem 2. Give Luke a classic gentleman’s master suite 3. Channel George Clooney in Cody’s room 4. Bloke it up with blue and put stone in every zone 5. Throw in a porch to yarn on JULY 2016

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eep in the heart of Queensland’s Darling Downs, fun-loving twin brothers Luke and Cody share a humble 1940s shack that has been on the brink of falling down. Despite that, life is good as long as they can still enjoy downing a beer in the backyard. “Even though the house isn’t much, it means the world to me,” says Luke, an electrician. “I’ve formed great memories in my home so I take pride in it.” Since he bought the house, in the town of Dalby, two years ago, it has been a lightning rod for family and friends to share a drink and a yarn. Cody recently moved in after finishing his diesel fitter apprenticeship. The low-maintenance pair didn’t want much. “All we needed was a kitchen that could be used to prep food, and a deck where all of our family and friends could sit and enjoy,” says Cody. Oh, and a little George Clooney refinement in his bedroom wouldn’t go astray, either!

“IT’S A c racke r OF A HOUSE THAT I NEVER WANT TO LEAVE. I REALLY lov e IT” ~ LUKE, TEAM QUEENSLAND BATHROOM “It was elegant and rich, and it captivated as soon as you

walked in,” says House Rules judge and architect Joe Snell, of the bathroom (below). Western Australian team Rose and Rob impressed with a custom timber vanity by Golden West Joinery and a marble above-bench vanity basin from JH Wagner & Sons. A custom mirror by Civic Showerscreens & Wardrobes visually expands the space, while sturdy 400mm x 400mm ‘Highway’ porcelain floor tiles from Beaumont Tiles get the job done. Black tones in the Phoenix ‘Vivid’ slimline basin mixer and Phoenix ‘Radii’ towel rail from Masters, and a long, narrow ‘LEDlux Saba’ dimmable above-mirror light from Beacon Lighting, complete a very masculine palette.

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The kitchen’s hero is undoubtedly this chandelier, made by Victorian team Claire and Hagan from wagon wheels found in the backyard and Beacon Lighting light fittings. “I love this room,” says Luke.

KITCHEN

There’s just something so country about a kitchen table. The inspired choice of a timber slab table from Toowoomba Recycled Timber & Furniture by Victorian team Claire and Hagan, instead of more bench-height cabinetry, opens up the L-shaped kitchen, to provide extra workspace when required it’s also a comfortable place to sit and chat on the ‘Bella’ cross-back dining chairs from Matt Blatt. Judge Joe Snell was impressed by the navy-and-white joinery and grey benchtops by Golden West Joinery. “And it’s always nice to have a sink with a view,” he adds of the aptly positioned Oliveri ‘Sonetto’ sink from Winning Appliances. >


WARDROBE

Formed around the window, the walk-in robe off Luke’s bedroom by Melbourne team Fil and Joe brings custom Polytec joinery in Cavia Lini by Civic Showerscreens & Wardrobes to life. HB editor Wendy Moore adds, “The natural light is a huge asset.” The robe is amplified by a mirrored back wall, also by Civic Showerscreens & Wardrobes. “This is a functional space and the mirror makes it feel bigger,” says fellow judge Joe Snell. The calfskin rug is from Matt Blatt and the ‘Lunar 1’ glass pendants are from Beacon Lighting.

how to: MAKE walk-in robes sing

Fil and Joe managed to create a well-thought-out walk-in robe in Luke’s bedroom. Here, architect and judge Joe Snell reveals how to turn functional zones into the star of the show.

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“Use contrast in the space. Look to dark, plush carpet and rich joinery, and add punchy pops of silver, sparkle and even colour.”

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“In functional spaces, you often have a lot of handles and pulls. Make these utilitarian pieces glamorous – choose ones in a polished bronze or in a bright yellow.”

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“Install a beautiful pendant, such as a sparkling chandelier.”


CODY’S BEDROOM Chanelling the style of actor George Clooney,

ARTWORK (THIS PAGE) ARTIST UNKNOWN

NSW team Nancy and Daniel brought swagger to Cody’s bedroom with a DG37 ‘Venice’ quilt set from Forty Winks, dark walls painted in Valspar’s In the Navy from Masters and a custom bedhead by Golden West Joinery. An eclectic mix of accessories includes Adairs cushions and a wall clock from Harolds Finishing Touches. >

things that didn’t work

Judge Joe Snell believes Nancy and Daniel let Cody down by giving him a double bed, instead of a Clooney-esque king-sized sleeping spot.

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“I CAN’T BELIEVE HOW MUCH e ffo rt THE TEAMS PUT INTO MAKING SURE LUKE AND I lov e THE HOUSE” ~ CODY, TEAM QUEENSLAND

the v e rdict

“I was blown away!” exclaims Luke. “I kept thinking, ‘You sneaky little buggers – you nailed it!’ Nothing needs changing. I love the entire house. Seeing it for the first time was the best birthday present Cody and I have ever had.”

w hat the judges said

While judge Wendy Moore thought WA’s Rose and Rob created an “incredibly beautiful bathroom”, she was disappointed they didn’t choose an in-wall cistern and wall-hung toilet, which would have been a much better choice for the bathroom.

BATHROOM The original bath, restored by Resurfacing Australia, makes

a splash – but the judges were concerned about the water that is likely to form, thanks to a shower curtain that doesn’t go all the way around. Judge Wendy Moore says the oversight leaves Luke and Cody with a floor that will be almost constantly wet. Luckily, this problem can be easily fixed with an oval curtain rail rod and a wider curtain. Stockists, page 252

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land MAGICAL

THIS TINY ‘SHOEBOX’ BECOMES A WHIMSICAL TWO-STOREY LOFT-STYLE HOME, THANKS TO THE HOUSE RULES TEAMS WORDS ANNA McCOOE PHOTOGRAPHY ANNA ROBINSON

VICTORIA house rules

CLAIRE, 28, & HAGAN, 27, WANTED A ‘REAL’ HOME FOR THE KIDS

1. Stamp it warehouse raw 2. Choose an industrial palette 3. Break it up with bold graphics and bites of colour 4. Upcycle materials from the peninsular 5. Squeeze in a play space


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urrounded by the divine beaches and bushland of Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, Claire and Hagan’s tiny and humble house is shared with their two daughters, Matilda, four, and Darcy, two, as well as Cleo the Great Dane. In the style of Lewis Carroll’s Alice In Wonderland, the story of their home plays on scale – plans being grand, and actual space, miniature. The couple bought their old shop – known as ‘the shoebox’ – two years ago, transforming the front into a salon for hairdresser Claire and leaving just one bedroom and a combined lounge, dining, kitchen and laundry for the family to live in. “We were happy making sacrifices just to have a home we could call ours,” Claire says. The couple embarked on their House Rules adventure with the dream of a young and creative, warehouse-inspired space, with Hagan, a plumber, hoping for a little extra room to move. “It would be nice for the girls to have their own bedroom,” he says.

“OUR HOUSE WAS pretty SPECIAL. IT WAS THE START TO A FUTURE FULL OF possibilities FOR THE FAMILY” ~ HAGAN, TEAM VICTORIA

KITCHEN Capturing a warehouse mood, Melbourne’s Fil and Joe brought

timber into the kitchen (right & below) with a breakfast bench around the island and an exposed beam up top. Caesarstone benchtops in Raw Concrete from De Wacht Cabinets & Design, ‘Harvest 1’ pendants from Beacon Lighting and replica ‘US Navy’ chairs from Matt Blatt add to the industrial palette. Judge Wendy Moore says the overhead beam from Nullarbor Sustainable Timber and sliding barn door from Ausales feels like part of the original structure. “That’s the trick to making industrial feel right – authenticity,” she says. The mirrored splashback and gloss black cabinetry, also from De Wacht, may appear too glossy, but the contrast brings out the rugged elements’ beauty. The Quick-Step ‘Palazzo’ timber flooring in Mocca Oak is from Carpet Court. >

DINING ROOM Stumbling across an old bicycle at The Vintage Shed on the Mornington Peninsula, Queensland team Luke and Cody upcycled it into an

industrial chandelier for the dining room, using Beacon Lighting light fittings (opposite). The judges, architect Joe Snell and HB editor Wendy Moore, felt the risky installation fills the void in a fun, creative way. The corrugated iron wall stamps the space with an industrial feel while a ‘Trestle’ table from Matt  Blatt and the dining chairs are ideal. “It’s a great design,” says Joe. NSW team member Daniel painted the background artwork. “It’s stunning,” says Wendy. JULY 2016

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MAIN BEDROOM As the family of four previously spent their nights crammed into a single bedroom, Luke and Cody wanted to create a special space just for Claire and Hagan. Choosing a king-sized mattress from Forty Winks for the couple’s bedroom meant there was little room for bedside tables, so the Queensland brothers decided to integrate shelving into their handmade timber feature wall, using offcuts from Nullarbor Sustainable Timber. The judges loved the resulting feeling of space and the brilliant punches of colour delivered by the ‘Hexx’ quilt cover set from Adairs and graphic (from left) Zebra Love and Oh Deer prints from Urban Road. “This room is the best example of bringing the house rules together to create a design that makes perfect sense,” says judge Wendy Moore. >

how to:

activate all the available space In light of Luke and Cody’s clever timber feature, interior designer Carolyn Burns-McCrave reveals how to put every centimetre to good use when space is tight.

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“Think outside the box and look for useable space – to the side, above and below main furniture pieces.”

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“Use one furniture piece horizontally, to break up any ‘train carriage’ feel.”

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“Creating focal points on side walls will visually widen the room.”

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Judge Wendy was blown away by Fil and Joe’s Alice In Wonderland bedroom for young Matilda. Wendy felt that as well as designing a beautiful space, the Melbourne team had given the family a beautiful gift.

MATILDA’S BEDROOM

“My girls would love this room!” says judge Wendy of Fil and Joe’s inspired creation for Claire and Hagan’s daughter, Matilda (this page & opposite). The ‘Noah’ bed and trundle from Forty Winks, ‘Scenic Walk’ carpet in Husk from Carpet Court and Valspar’s Powder Hound paint from Masters provide a fresh framework for the closet – a gateway to the secret tunnel to Darcy’s room (opposite, bottom) – and children’s table, both from The Vintage Shed. Replica junior ‘Louis Ghost’ chairs from Matt Blatt and oversized flowers are another nod to Alice In Wonderland.


“WE NOW HAVE A beautiful ho me AND THE KIDS HAVE THEIR OWN BEDROOMS” ~ HAGAN, TEAM VICTORIA

DARCY’S BEDROOM Inspired by the girls’ love of Alice In Wonderland, South Australian team Brooke and Michelle re-created the Mad Hatter’s tea party in Darcy’s room (above right & below). A ‘Casey’ bed and ‘Noah’ bedside table, both from Forty Winks, and a ‘Cloud’ quilt cover from Adairs Kids, provide her with a lovely first bedroom. The room is tea party-ready with a ‘Freckle’ rug, ‘Poppy’ table and ‘Fiesta’ chairs, all from Adairs Kids. >

things that worked

“My favourite way to inject character is through a story that informs materials, texture and colour,” says judge Joe Snell. And, there is no doubt that Matilda and Darcy’s rooms are triumphs of individuality.

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Hagan, Claire, Matilda & Darcy

“OUR LITTLE HOUSE IS OUR FIRST FAMILY HOME AND IT means the wo rld TO US” ~ CLAIRE, TEAM VICTORIA

the v e rdict

“A big hit,” says Claire. “Our house has been transformed and we love it. We can finally live comfortably in our forever home. I can’t believe what the teams achieved in such a short time.”

w hat the judges said Judge Joe Snell admires the multitasking elements of the home’s design, especially the island bench in the kitchen, which also houses the family room’s television. “You take a risk when you put an island bench in a kitchen and give it lots of jobs,” he says, adding that the configuration makes this jack-of-all-trades design “a master of everything”.

BATHROOM By enclosing a ‘Delta’ bath and ‘Matrix’ shower from Luxe Bathware behind a Stegbar shower screen, NSW team Nancy and Daniel came up with a practical wet room – one that judge Joe believes will be easy to live with. “Especially with young kids splashing about,” he says. The gloss subway tiles and ‘Arkitek’ graphite floor tiles are very industrial, while ‘Oxide’ mosaics in red gloss draw eyes to the bath. All the tiles are from Beaumont Tiles. Stockists, page 252

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IN JUST SEVEN DAYS, THIS SYDNEY HOME IS TRANSFORMED FROM THE WORST HOUSE IN THE STREET TO AN ENTERTAINER WITH AN OPEN-DOOR POLICY STORY ANNA McCOOE PHOTOGRAPHY SUE STUBBS

NEW SOUTH WALES house rules

NANCY, 36, & DANIEL, 35, WANTED TO LIVE IN ‘PARTY CENTRAL’

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t heart, Nancy and Daniel are vivacious hosts. However, throughout their nine-year marriage, they have waited for a house where they could throw open the doors. “It’s hard when the walls and roof don’t match how you feel inside,” says Nancy, who works in human resources. Three years ago, following months of searching, the couple found their foothold in the Sydney property market, buying a fixer-upper with a dysfunctional layout. Their children Jonathan, six, and three-year-old Sophia grew up in the house – but despite those fond memories, Nancy and Daniel, an IT professional, were more than a little embarrassed by how their cramped quarters looked to the outside world. “We struggled to be house proud with our friends and family,” recalls Nancy. Reluctant to spend any time renovating when they could spend it with the kids, they waited – and waited – until the House Rules teams turned up to transform their home. But before any of that could happen, Grace Removals removed any unwanted furniture so that the teams had a blank canvas to create the A-list entertaining space with coastal chic Nancy and Daniel were after.

“OUR HOUSE WAS A mixed bag . A LOT HAD TO BE DONE FOR IT TO BE OUR dream ho me ” ~ NANCY, TEAM NSW KITCHEN Simple but effective, the kitchen (right & opposite page) was

a triumph for Western Australian renovators Rose and Rob. The House Rules judges, architect Joe Snell and HB editor Wendy Moore, loved the storage in the Profile ‘Whitehaven’ cabinets from Masters, as well as  the ‘Devonshire’ splashback tiles in White and Sky from Beaumont Tiles.

DINING ROOM “Styling and accessories set a first and last impression,”

says judge Wendy, who would have liked Queensland team Luke and Cody to include an extra layer of warmth in the dining room (below right). She suggests adding a rug and swapping the Pickawall printed wallpaper with real wood panelling, making more of the ‘Chelsea’ mirror from Orson & Blake. The ‘Coventry’ table and ‘Cameo’ chairs from 1825 Interiors are more country than coastal, but Wendy says accessories could change the feel.

ENTRY The design by Melbourne team Fil and Joe (below) focused on

warm wooden tones to complement spotted gum flooring, and includes a circular wood-framed mirror from Masters. For a similar wood-base table lamp, try the Dar Lighting ‘Bobble’ lamp, also from Masters. >

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how to:

make your house flow Fil and Joe packed plenty of seating into their living room design. Doing so could mean a cramped result, so interior designer Carolyn Burns-McCrave talks us through the steps to creating a fluid layout.

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“Grab some old newspapers and use the pages to make templates of your furniture.”

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“Act out moving around the templates.”

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“Try every conceivable layout option. Your first choice might not be the best.”

LIVING ROOM A lesson in cohesive style, the living room design by Melbourne’s Fil and Joe was praised as a room that really came together. The wall panelling and a wash of Resene Duck Egg Blue nailed the desired coastal mood. With plenty of seating, including a ‘Crosby’ light blue sofa and ‘Eden’ chairs from Matt Blatt, the room also works as an inviting crowd-pleaser. However, the judges suggested rearranging the furniture plan for better flow to the deck. Judge Joe Snell was also excited by Fil’s “eclectic” use of cushions from Masters and Zanui. The attention grabbing 360mm and 580mm ‘Kiel’ wooden pendants are from Beacon Lighting. >

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BARBECUE & DECK

Taking the A-list entertaining rule outdoors, Victorian team Claire and Hagan created a spotted gum deck complete with a full-scale outdoor kitchen (left & far left). The handmade spotted gum privacy screen turns a practical requirement into a design delight. “The raw timber adds warmth and texture,” says judge Wendy Moore. The 180cm ‘Pembroke’ teak dining table and backless teak ‘Lincoln’ benches from Cotswold Furniture are beautiful additions that the judges would love to see more of. “Six seats are not enough for a family of four for entertaining,” explains Wendy. However, the setting does fit the bill for Daniel’s poker nights! An attempt to fix the seating shortfall has been made with replica ‘Tolix’ stools with a teak seat (for similar, try Sokol Design Furniture). This welcoming setting is completed by table settings from Adairs.

“I LOVE THE DECK’S BARBECUE. I CAN imagine HAVING SOME MATES OVER FOR A po ke r night AND COOKING UP A STORM” ~ DANIEL, TEAM NSW things that worked

The blue outdoor stools on the deck give a welcome touch of colour, but judge Joe Snell advises to not forget the practical aspect. “Measure the height of your bench and measure your stools,” he says. “If there is not at least 20cm between them, you have a problem.”

BATHROOM Mosaic glass tiles in a sky blue mix from Beaumont Tiles are the hero of the family bathroom. South Australian team Brooke and Michelle’s wave of colour is a lovely backdrop for the Kaldewei ‘Classic Duo’ 1700mm bath from Bathe. The functional aspect is also well served by a Hansgrohe ‘Focus’ bath mixer and Hansgrohe ‘Raindance’ shower pipe set, also from Bathe.

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JONATHAN’S BEDROOM

This fun and imaginative bedroom is what six-year-old boys dream of. A ‘Night Racer’ car bed from Forty Winks and racing track wall bring the Formula 1 fantasy to life, while Brooke and Michelle added more playfulness with Resene’s Sea World and Blackboard paint colours. A red replica ‘Componibili’ side table from Matt Blatt delivers further colour.

SOPHIA’S BEDROOM

Three-year-old Sophia loves her new bedroom, transformed by Western Australians Rose and Rob. She is especially thrilled by the ‘Noah’ bed and trundle from Forty Winks.


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“IT’S bette r THAN WE EXPECTED. OUR KIDS ARE thrilled WITH THE CHANGE” ~ DANIEL, TEAM NSW

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“Our wonderful new home represents a really exciting future where we can spend time making and creating memories with our kids, family and friends, rather than weekends tirelessly working away to renovate,” says Nancy.

w hat the judges said Even though judge Wendy Moore liked the kitchen Rob and Rose created, from an aesthetics point of view she felt the room was missing contrast and texture. “Everything was so white, it just needed a bit of personality,” Wendy says.

STUDY Leading off the entry, the family’s fondness for vivid colour is catered for by the deep Resene Avalanche tone on the feature wall. Queensland team Luke and Cody have also created a clever space for homeowners Nancy and Daniel to deal with paperwork – and for their children to use for future homework – selecting a replica ‘Klaus’ oak veneer and MDF desk and replica Featherstone dining chair, both from Matt Blatt. This minimalist approach is carried through with a teak ‘Norway’ floor lamp from Beacon Lighting. Stockists, page 252


KITCHEN

NSW pair Nancy and Daniel made a big statement in the kitchen of Rose and Rob’s home. Starting with Profile ‘Whitehaven’ cabinetry and Caesarstone benchtops, all from Masters, they splurged on colour. A retro Smeg ‘FAB32’ fridge is tied in with ‘Lunar 1’ pendants from Beacon Lighting, painted in Valspar’s Accelerator from Masters, and replica ‘Trio’ stools from Design Direct. “Balancing an energetic colour scheme is not an easy feat, but it all works together,” says House Rules judge and HB editor Wendy Moore.

retro REDUX

THE HOUSE RULES TEAMS HEAD WESTWARDS TO TURN A 1970S BRICK HOME INTO A FUNCTIONAL FAMILY HQ WITH MID-CENTURY MODERN APPEAL WORDS ANNA McCOOE PHOTOGRAPHY JODY D’ARCY


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arents to three boys – David, seven, Sampson, six, and three-year-old Teddy – Rose and Rob relish the reality of family life in all its messy, noisy glory. “The kids get the ‘mess’ from me and the ‘loud’ is from Rob!” says Rose. After renting 11 houses in eight years all over Australia, their little brick house in Western Australia’s Rockingham represents a chance at domestic bliss. “It was ‘the one’,” says Australian Navy logistics officer Rob. “It had grass on all sides and the cul-de-sac made the road safe for the kids to play on.” Rose, who has a weakness for retro treasures, loved the home’s 1970s soul and the high sloping ceilings, but she harboured dreams of an open-plan living and kitchen area and a connection from the living room to the backyard. “I was so excited to see the House Rules teams standing there in my front yard,” she explains. “And I couldn’t wait to see what they would all come up with.”

“OUR HOUSE WAS cosy BUT WASN’T WORKING. IT HAD po tential WAITING TO BE FULFILLED” ~ ROSE, TEAM WA DINING ROOM Bursting with natural light, the dining room design

by South Australians Brooke and Michelle (below) is so retro, yet still relevant. House Rules judge and architect Joe Snell says the ‘La Quinta’ rug from Urban Road is perfect under the ‘Jorge’ dining table from Design Direct, while fellow judge and HB editor Wendy Moore loves the trio of artworks – two paintings by unknown artists and a framed piece of fabric (below). Brooke and Michelle also revived two dining chairs with the same fabric used for the framed artwork. More ‘Lunar 1’ pendants from Beacon Lighting bring the teal wall, painted in Valspar’s I Am Sailing from Masters, to life. The other teal and timber dining chairs came from Post Irving and the beige wall is painted in Valspar’s Sun Bleached. >

WESTERN AUSTRALIA house rules

ROSE, 29, & ROB, 41, WANTED A HAVEN FOR REST AND PLAY

1. Style our home retro revival 2. Splash around paprika, teal and mustard 3. Show off our art in the living room 4. Go ‘shagadelic’ in the bathroom 5. No white walls or wallpaper JULY 2016

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STUDY NOOK

Victorians Claire and Hagan used fabric Rose left to upholster the replica ‘Tulip’ chair from Design Direct (below). The vintage desk is from Post Irving, while the walls are painted in Valspar’s Intense Mustard.

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Handmade by Brooke to separate the dining zone and the hall, the room divider is, in judge Wendy Moore’s words, “a great revival of a retro look – simple, but an iconic element of mid-century style.”

BATHROOM Claire and Hagan transformed a ‘Retro’ buffet from Fantastic

Furniture into a bathroom vanity using a basin from Bathroom Decor & Tiles – for similar, try their ‘Fiore’ basin. This provides plenty of storage, although judge Wendy noted that, for a family of five, two basins are better than one. Luxury tiles from Myaree Ceramics add pattern and gloss and are “a really liveable interpretation of the shagadelic style,” says judge Joe Snell. Claire and Hagan painted the dome-shaped pendants – for similar, try Beacon Lighting’s ‘Kooper’ style. >

OTHER ARTWORKS (TOP LEFT, TOP RIGHT & BOTTOM LEFT), ARTISTS UNKNOWN

Taking their cue from the 1970s soul of the house, Queensland team Luke and Cody went to Design Direct for the ‘Jorge’ coffee table and ‘Sienna’ sofa. Rose and Rob’s art collection is given pride of place and includes Del Kathryn Barton’s The Last Night of My Life with Cat (left) and John Olsen’s Tropical Pond (top right).


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DAVID & SAMPSON’S BEDROOM Tapping into the pride that Rose and Rob’s young sons David and Sampson have in the navy, Melbourne team Fil and Joe modified a ‘Mercury’ bunk bed from Forty Winks into a nautical playground, complete with a periscope from Cubby House Kingdom and handmade net ladder. For the oversized battleships board game, Fil fitted magnets to toys and had Signarama print the game board on metal. The boys can now play from their beds, calling out coordinates via walkie-talkies. Bedlinen by Linen House and Aura by Tracie Ellis, both from Forty Winks, calls on the boys’ favourite colours of green and blue. The ‘Samantha Space Dye’ rug came from Spotlight and the table and chair set from Kmart.

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Judge Joe Snell was impressed that Melbourne team Fil and Joe made the effort to connect with their little clients for the boys’ bedroom. “Good design tells stories and that is an art in itself,” he says.

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“We now have a great layout,” says Rose. “I’m so pleased with my open-plan living area and all the clever storage spaces.” Rob adds, “We would never have been able to afford the new layout, let alone the appliances. Every single room makes our life better.”

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The House Rules judges, architect Joe Snell and HB editor Wendy Moore, agreed the shade of yellow on the study nook’s walls needs reviving. Wendy also noticed that, in the living room, one artwork was squashed behind the sofa. The artworks’ composition could easily be reworked by using paper cut-outs and Blu-Tack to get the spacing right.

ENSUITE South Australian team Brooke and Michelle kept to the retro theme with ‘Nomad’ mosaics in Oro in the wall niche, ‘Feza’ tiles in Petrol Blue behind the basin and patterned ‘Harmony’ tiles in Black for the shower, all from Myaree Ceramics. “When I walked in, it was an assault on the senses,” admits judge Wendy. “But the longer I was there, the better it got.” Stockists, page 252


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COMEDIAN DAVID SMIEDT TAKES AN IRREVERENT, BUT APPRECIATIVE, LOOK AT THE CLASSIC THINGS THAT DEFINE YOU-BEAUT AUSSIE LIFE ILLUSTRATION MATT COSGROVE

FRIDGES ARE THE Madonnas of the kitchen – constantly reinventing themselves in anticipation of our tastes. Given that there are many Australian grandparents who remember the last days of the ice chest (no, that’s not the name of the Material Girl’s latest album), the fast evolution of the fridge is nothing short of staggering. Today, they come complete with French doors, glass windows, saturated carnival hues, in-built computers that tell you if you’re running low on milk, and are commonly finished in more brushed stainless-steel than a racing car. They are now a design objet or, to put it in decorator speak, “refined accents in a coherent kitchen statement”. Here at HB, however, we fondly recall the days when they came in two colours: white and white. These humming monoliths were the ideal backdrops for the mini art collections that were fridge magnets. Long before check-ins on social media, you could tell where a person had been simply by looking at their Kelvinator. Most Australian hotspots boasted their own souvenir magnets, yours for a couple of dollars. Some were aesthetically driven, bearing just a palm tree and the legend ‘Cairns’ emblazoned below it in a suitably balmy font; others simply bore the name of the city in letters that aspired to the Hollywood sign; a few even strove to miniaturise and magnetise the intricate detail once reserved for tea towels. Fridge magnets also reflected the yearnings that Australians had for that most mysterious of destinations: overseas. As we increasingly became global travellers, miniature replicas of the Prague churches, Parisian towers and Big Apples nudged their way onto the fridgescape – as did an increasing amount of slogans. Those in charge of marketing destinations seem to have collectively decided somewhere around 1982 that a name and image was no longer enough to make a place memorable – it needed a catchphrase. And one that would fit on

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a magnet, mind you, so four or five words maximum. As in Cessnock’s “Mines, Wines & People”, “Dunedin, it’s alright here” and the rather unfortunate “Right Up My Hutt Valley”. The permanent visibility of fridge magnets was not lost on local tradies. Who wouldn’t want a 24/7 advertisement in the home of potential customers? Especially when it reminded you of the proximity of suburban sparkies, neighbourhood painters or nearby plumbers with bonus points for a snappy slogan: ‘Clem’s – “We’ll unclog ya!” ’

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LONG BEFORE ON SOCIAL MEDIA, YOU COULD TELL WHERE A PERSON HAD BEEN AT THEIR KELVINATOR SIMPLY BY Then, there were the word magnets. Dozens of thumbnail-sized tiles came in a box, and both visitors and family alike were free to whip up a haiku or limerick on the way to get a glass of Fruity Lexia. Puerile adolescents were known to place some fairly salacious prose in situ and see how long it took Mum to notice: approximately six hours is the answer. A variant was to be found in the fridge magnets made up of individual letters in a fruit salad of colours – and every day was a battle of good and evil, between the words you wanted to make and those you were allowed to. But fridge magnets also provided anchor points for the mosaics that make up family life: children’s artwork, letters from their schools, birthday invitations, reminder notes that your lunch was in the fridge or that you were simply loved. And in the monochrome, stainless-steel era of today, that’s literally saying something.


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