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ost of you will be familiar with the old saying, but in this issue, it stands true! Each month, we collate great advice from all areas of the building and decorating industry but, on this occasion, we’ve picked out some of the best in the business to give you their tips and tricks. Great renovations are all about making informed decisions! From our usual reno dream team architect Andrew, builder Wayd, decorator Lisa and interior architect Shannon we’ve rounded up the complete brains trust in flooring, joinery, kitchens, bathrooms, garden design and sustainability, so you can rest assured you’re making good decisions for both your future and your kids’! For those of you who can’t commit to holes in walls for art or shelves (or are renting and couldn’t, even if you weren’t a commitment-phobe), turn to page 44 where one of our fave stylists, Vanessa Colyer Tay, shares her decorating tips that let your style shine without leaving any permanent marks. Sometimes, it’s the simple things that have the most impact. At the moment, I’m hankering for a good laundry solution, and top of my list is the ‘hole in the wall’ option. On page 112, you’ll find some of the more spacious options that sadly will not fit in my place! On a final note, I’m so impressed with our ‘Dream It. Design It. Do It’ feature on page 100. This mother and daughter duo have done a beautiful job renovating to sell, and no-one seems to have tried to kill anyone else! My mum and I are close, but I’m not sure even we could get through that. Love you Di!

Trying to liven up your lunch ‘al desko’? Page 134 has all the answers. Just because it’s on the move doesn’t mean your daytime meals should be boring...

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This issue, we’ve turned to our top experts to give you the best renovation advice. Here’s who we’ve chosen and why

architecture

sustainability

flooring

styling

Andrew Benn

Jon Dee

David Hayward

Vanessa Colyer Tay

Andrew is a registered architect and director of Benn + Penna Architecture, an award-winning consultancy specialising in residential projects, small-to-medium scale commercial fit-outs and public spaces. In 2014, Benn + Penna was honoured with the NSW Architecture Award for its Balmain Houses, one of the highest accolades for architecture in the state. Andrew lives in Sydney with his wife, Alice, and baby daughter, Phoebe.

As co-founder of Planet Ark, Jon is one of Australia’s best-known champions of environmental responsibility. He hosts Sky News’s Smart Money and is author of the ‘Energy Cut’ energy saving guidebook (download for free at energycut.info/sme-book). Jon is co-founder and MD of the Australian advocacy organisation DoSomething. He lives in the Blue Mountains with his wife, Leanne, and their two daughters.

David is an engineer who has worked in the timber and timber flooring industries for more than 25 years. As technical manager at the Australian Timber Flooring Association (ATFA), he presents seminars and promotes sound flooring practice. David is frequently called upon to inspect and report on flooring performance issues which has taken him throughout Australia and overseas.

Our former style editor Vanessa is a freelance stylist with her work regularly appearing in editorial shoots for Australia’s highest-selling magazines and in product shoots for nationally recognised brands. A graduate of Enmore Design Centre, Vanessa is best known for creating captivating imagery that highlights the quality of a product, bringing out the potential of a space and creating an aspirational ambience.

joinery

garden

decorating

building

Barry Delahunt

Trystan Graham

Lisa Koehler

Wayd Munro

Barry has been a joiner for 13 years. Originally from Ireland, he learnt his trade working alongside expert tradespeople on heritage sites in the UK. He moved to Sydney in 2008 and founded Bespoke Carpentry & Joinery in 2012. He and his team of craftsmen work on both residential and commercial jobs, providing tailored solutions to homes with high-quality artisan finishes.

Trystan learnt his trade at one of Sydney’s acclaimed landscape design companies before starting Outdoor Establishments, where he is co-director with Matthew Hook. They won a gold medal for construction at the 2015 LNA Master Landscapers Association Awards. Away from work, you can find him at his second home, the SCG, watching the Sydney Swans ‘march onwards to vic-tor-ee’.

With 20 years of experience in interior design, visual merchandising, floristry and interior styling, Lisa is qualified to answer the question: “How can we make this house a home?” Lisa ofers practical advice for turning a wishlist into reality. She lectures at the International School of Colour+Design (ISCD) and also styles intimate events. Lisa credits clever storage as a key element in her multi-tasking success.

Wayd completed his apprenticeship in carpentry and joinery, working for a company that did federation-style renovations and new homes. Since then, he’s worked in the building industry in the USA, Canada, France, England and Germany. On his return to Australia, he established his own building business. Crafting furniture is his hobby, when he’s not travelling or working for Inside Out!

kitchen

design

paint

bathroom

Darren Genner

Shannon Vos

Lucy Sutherland

Simona Castagna

Darren is the co-director of award-winning Sydney-based kitchen and bathroom design company, Minosa. His well-honed craftsmanship and design skills are the culmination of 23 years in trades. His extensive background as a wood machinist is complemented by specialisation in the kitchen industry. Minosa ofers a design service, as well as locally manufactured products.

Shannon has always been fascinated by design, stemming from his early years staring up at buildings in wonder to spending 10 years in the construction industry. Prior to winning Channel 9’s The Block: Glasshouse, he studied interior design. His appreciation of light, texture and shape saw he and his brother excel in the show. Shannon is also the proud new dad of a baby boy.

Lucy Sutherland has colour in her veins. She has worked for paint companies in colour-specialist roles and spent hours developing the gorgeous colour ranges that you drool over at your decorating store and, of course, coming up with some of those paint names. She is a trend forecaster and the general manager at International School of Colour+Design (ISCD).

Simona’s highly attuned knowledge of design draws on experience working with leading global brands, such as Poliform, Verena and Bang & Olufsen. As co-director of leading design company Minosa, she and Darren Genner have established a company that ofers an integrated bathroom solution, from the choice of a washbasin through to the design and installation of a concept.


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inviting and colourful living space in a Melbourne family home INSIDEOUT.COM.AU A taste of what’s on our site this month THINGS WE LOVE Stylist Jason Grant brings his coveted style to a limited-edition lifestyle range, just in time for summer ROOMS WE LOVE Refined furniture pieces combine with warm textures and traditional patterns in this den CULT CLASSIC The story behind a design icon and what’s next 3 OF A KIND A trio of handy shelves take the floor this month BLOG PROFILE Meet Nina Holst of interiors blog, Stylizimo PROFILE You’re invited to Catherine Roberts’s store Showroom ASK AN EXPERT Stylish solutions to all your design dilemmas BEST BUYS Make a style statement on a grand scale with our pick of graphic tiles, or a smaller scale with sophisticated vases KID’S ROOM A gender-neutral dream nursery for your newborn TRENDS Take it down to earth with terracotta tones or square of with our pick of cubic-inspired accessories OFF THE WALL Whether you rent or own your home, let loose and change up your style with these nail-free decorating ideas SMALL SPACES Shannon Vos details the big mistakes he sees with petite layouts and how to stop them from happening JOIN UP We know it’s beautiful but is it worth getting bespoke joinery? Read on to find out what it can ofer you and your home

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Arabella Ramsay made the sea change with her family and found an idyllic rammed-earth home on the Victorian coast FRENCH POLISH The heritage details of this Bordeaux home have been restored and updated by the owners and an interior designer LIFE’S A BREEZE It’s hard to believe that this relaxed beachside home on the Sunshine Coast was once a red-brick eyesore, with its blend of weathered timber teamed with a neutral palette SWISS PRECISION An innovative mix of plywood and concrete gives this hillside Zurich family home its sophisticated feel DREAM IT. DESIGN IT. DO IT. A mother and daughter duo tackle the renovate-to-sell makeover of a tired Melbourne house THE PANEL: SUBURBAN ’50S HOME The Panel ofers advice to a couple wanting to turn their Adelaide house into a family home, ideal for their newborn son SO, WHAT DOES A DRAFTSPERSON DO? Renovating comes with jargon, so find out who can help you turn your vision into reality COMING CLEAN Whether you have the space for a stand-alone room or just a little nook, we’ve got laundry designs for any zone BUYER’S GUIDE Keen entertainers and complete kitchen novices will need pots and pans. Read on to find the right essentials for you KITCHEN, BED & BATH NEWS Hit refresh with the latest products and accessories for these spaces


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how to style a bedside table

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decorating tips for a luxe bedroom We reveal the style secrets behind creating a timeless and elegant look that’s big on layers of texture

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behind the scenes Head to our Facebook page to see the on-set action of the ‘Best Buys: Statement Tiles’ feature. Market editor Joseph Gardner applied all the skills of an Italian mosaic master to perfect the finished story.

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bonus photographs If you’re inspired by our ‘Dream it. Design it. Do it.’ feature on page 100, head to our website to see more shots of this renovation project, styled by Marsha Golemac with photography by Brooke Holm.

pinboard inspiration Find great ideas on our Pinterest boards. We’re loving the smart study nooks from the ‘Home Work’ feature in our March-April 2009 issue, styled by Vanessa Colyer Tay and shot by Sam McAdam-Cooper.

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Stylist Jason Grant has created his own collection of home accessories His work and home have graced these very pages and now Jason Grant has brought his signature relaxed, colourful style to a limited-edition lifestyle collection. You’ll find tableware, storage, textiles, small occasional furniture and our fave – these honeycombesque planters – in the MJG range.

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‘Retro’ mesh planters, $45 each; leather hold-all, $229; ‘Ace’ striped carryall, $79; round utility floor cushion, $185. On cushion: Utility pouch, $79. Launching on February 1, visit mjgstore.com.

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Slabs By Design concrete top side table, $550, The Minimalist, theminimalist. com.au.

‘Clean & Protect’ low sheen interior paints in Grey Fibre, $56.90/4L; and Kara Sea, $60.90/4L, British Paints, 132 525.

Vintage Anatolian cicim wool rug (232cm x 156cm), $1450, Loom Rugs, loomrugs.com.

‘Gera’ nine-light resin antler chandelier, $949, Schots, schots.com.au.

Carl Hansen & Søn ‘Safari’ chair, $3480, Cult, as before.

‘Lil Nomad’ cushion, $119, Pony Rider, ponyrider.com.au.

American oak finished flooring in Japan Black, $137.30/ sqm, Porter’s Paints, porterspaints.com.

‘Atlas’ pouf, $249, West Elm, westelm.com.au. Carl Hansen & Søn ‘Safari’ footrest, $762, Cult, cultdesign.com.au.

‘Hamilton’ sofa, $2999, West Elm, as before.

‘Prince St’ lantern, $1198, Dunlin, dunlin.com.au.

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THE ORIGINAL

Molteni & C ‘D.552.2’ table by Gio Ponti Get your dose of design through David Harrison’s blog at designdaily. com.au.

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This coffee table combines retro curves with a tripod base for timeless appeal WORDS DAVID HARRISON

The form: A triangular-shaped side or cofee table in rosewood, brass and glass. Featuring a soft triangular shape with rounded corners, this table has a solid rosewood base with a graphic interlocking structure that is visible through the transparent glass top. In high 1950s style, the legs are finished of with contrasting brass tips. What makes it special: Gio Ponti was one of the most important figures in 20thcentury Italian design and architecture. Not only was he the editor of the hugely influential Domus magazine from 1928 to 1979, Ponti was a well-respected architect, interior designer and furniture designer to boot. Creator of the iconic ‘Superleggera’ chair for Zanotta and the stunning Villa Planchart in Caracas, Venezuela, his work is well known around the globe. The ‘D.552.2’ table was designed by Ponti in the early 1950s for the American furniture company M Singer & Sons. Such was the success of the company’s Italian collection from this period (which included Ponti’s table) that it was stocked in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Miami and Cleveland a real achievement at the time. Expect to pay: $4095. Buy at: Hub Furniture Lighting Living, hubfurniture.com.au.

THE UP-AND-COMER

Skandiform ‘Conica LB-605’ coffee table by Hanne Kortegaard The form: ‘Conica LB 605’ is a cofee table with an 80cm-diameter circular glass top and a three-pointed star base in walnut, solid oak or black-stained oak. What makes it special: Designed in 2009 by Danish designer Hanne Kortegaard, the table captures a slight retro feel through the use of smoked glass while remaining contemporary with its angular interlocking base. Expect to pay: $1980. Buy at: KFive, kfive.com.au. See more of Hanne Kortegaard’s work at hannekortegaard.dk.

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floating shelves For storage that really stacks up, these innovative designs cut a fine silhouette EDITED BY MATILDA DUFFECY

‘Golden’ shelves DESIGNER: Clark Bardsley

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‘Apex’ shelf DESIGNER: Tim Webber

The Mesh Series ‘Shield’ shelf DESIGNER: Miranda Moreira of Bride & Wolfe Dragon slaying and German art were a couple of Miranda’s influences when she created her piece. “It was inspired by a series of paintings by Sigmar Polke, an artist I loved in art school,” she says. “My two boys had been hankering for their own

Using an apex as inspiration for your design is a smart move. Notions of trendsetting and statement-making spring to mind, but Tim’s design leans towards a more humble appeal. “It came about by pursuing the idea to create clean, simple and elegant items using minimal components,” says Tim, who is also based in Auckland. The streamlined shelf is made of folded alloy sheet metal, which goes through a process of laser cutting, press folding, welding and finishing, with oak plywood attached at each end, after the alloy is powder-coated. It’s about more than refined good looks, though. “Not only does the side profile look striking it supports itself on the wall and creates a strong and stable unit,” says Tim. NZ$150, Tim Webber Design, timwebberdesign.com.

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Has another day passed and you still haven’t used algebra? Well, thankfully, this ancient theorem is put through its paces when Auckland-based Clark creates a set of his ‘Golden’ shelves. “The shelf is a literal representation of the famous Golden Ratio diagram,” he says. “The divisions in the shelf are strictly designed using 13th-century mathematician Fibonacci’s ratio, which has been used by designers to rationalise beauty through proportion for centuries.” The shelves are made of elite-grade birch plywood, hand-assembled to the ratio’s exacting standards, while a brass badge inscribed with the style name is a golden touch in more ways than one. NZ$795, The Clever Design Store, thecleverdesignstore.com. Visit clarkbardsleydesign.com.


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What has recently inspired you? I just went on a design tour of Copenhagen. And my book loves are Monochrome Home by Hilary Robertson and Kitchen Kulture by Michelle Galindo, Robert Klanten and Sven Ehmann.

Does blogging lead to an ever-expanding list of designs that you wish you owned? Yes. Even though my wishlist would’ve been big if I wasn’t blogging, it is bigger now that I live in the world of interior design. I get to see so many great things, many of which I just have to have. I make sure that I buy quality products, and I’m also pretty good at cleaning up and selling items, too.

Have you ever resorted to extreme measures to find the right thing for your home? Well, I have gone to great lengths financially to buy the design classics that I have. Many people would think spending that much money on furniture is crazy, but it’s something that I happily sacrifice holidays for.

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stylizimo Can you talk about what your life is like, outside of work and blogging? I love to be out working in the garden, digging in the dirt. It just clears my head and is a sort of meditation for me. And I have to admit that lying on the couch watching Netflix is also something I enjoy when unwinding, especially with the rain here in Norway at the moment.

Tell us about the work you’ve done on your home. I’m very happy with the new kitchen, and I love all the black in there but I have to admit it comes with a price of easily becoming spotty.

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Tell us about the monochromatic and understated look of your blog and home? I like to keep things clean and tidy, and I find that a black-and-white scheme creates a nice clean canvas to which I can add decorative or natural elements. I think it is a style that has come to me over a period of time. If I look back at photos that are four or five years old, my style was very diferent then. I think I have managed to find my own style that many people like, which is very encouraging.


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Catherine Roberts (inset) has curated a beautiful collection of artisanal pieces (above) in her Brisbane store, Showroom (below). Antler & Moss spoons and bowls (right) can be found next to Once Was Lost scarves and Fog Linen tote bags (top right).

Initially, Showroom was to be a collective of local artisan pop-ups housed in a beautiful, permanent location. The model has evolved significantly over the past 16 months. I realised it was important for the shop to have a singular, distinctive point of view. I’ve been able to realise my vision for the space more fully since moving last August to an incredible 1880s building on Edward Street in Brisbane’s CBD. Heritage retail space isn’t easy to come by in the heart of Brisbane, and I love the high ceilings, white brick walls and wooden floorboards. It’s a real oasis of serenity in one of the busiest parts of town. Of all the artists and designers you’ve featured, what have been the highlights? I loved the event we held in 2014 showcasing Milly Dent’s work. We were able to get a huge collection of pieces together for the celebration and so many people came out to meet her. It was the busiest the shop had ever been! Her pieces feature geometric shapes and inky swirls. One critic described her cups as something that might be found at the bottom of a rock pool. You have a wide range of wares from body products to ceramics; how does curation come into play when you’re choosing brands to feature? To be honest, I make most decisions about Showroom on the basis of what stories I personally like. The brands are carefully chosen. Rather than being a venue for any online brand to pop up in the real world, I invite particular brands whose stories, aesthetics, and ethics all fit the Showroom narrative. You are exceptionally busy – how do you juggle your time? Probably not all that well although I’m building an incredible team around me and they’ve helped me let go of certain areas that others can manage better. I wish I had a more optimised routine for taking care of myself but I don’t know anyone passionately building something significant who feels their life is balanced. So, if being slightly manic is the price of getting to do really creative, fun, challenging work, then I’m OK with that. For more details, visit show-room.com.au.

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ask an expert Each issue, we’ll find stylish solutions to all your decorating and design dilemmas from those in the know I want to do the right thing in my renovation. What sorts of things can I incorporate that won’t eat into the budget? Ann, via email “When you’re doing a renovation, these sorts of environmentally conscious improvements will save you money,” says Jon Dee, social entrepreneur and host of Sky News’s Smart Money. “Replacing halogen downlights with LED downlights can cut your lighting energy use by up to 83 per cent (plus the lights can last up to 25 times longer). Insulating and draught-proofing your home can reduce heating and cooling bills by up to 40 per cent. Upgrading to solar hot water can reduce hot water bills by up to 75 per cent, whilst heat-pump hot water systems use 60 per cent to 70 per cent less electricity than conventional electric water heaters. Replacing your old showerhead with a high-quality eficient one will cut shower-related hot-water costs by up to 47 per cent. Solar panels are also a great way to future-proof your home against rising energy prices.”

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I love the clean, dark lines of black steel windows, as well as the wood panelling I see a lot of at the moment. But is it a bad idea to choose details that are so in fashion that I won’t like them in a year or two? Should I stick to more traditional designs?

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My partner and I are in dispute over our new kitchen loor. I’m keen on timber but he says tiles are more practical. How do we resolve this? Jasmine Dunn, via email “When it comes to the floor surface in a kitchen, there are a number of aspects to consider,” says David Hayward, technical manager at the Australian Timber Flooring Association (ATFA). “Ceramic tiles are practical as they can withstand spills but that’s not the full story. If something falls on a tile floor, it may break and can chip the tile. With time, grout becomes discoloured and a tiled floor can look its age. Timber provides a softer feel underfoot, is individual to your home and coatings provide a stain-resistant surface. A timber floor can usually be refurbished to look like new. I suggest making the decision regarding the broader aspects, rather than just practicality.”

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1. ‘Karo 32’ tile, $220/sqm, Bourkeshire Interiors. 2. 3. & 4. Popham Design ‘Polka Dot’ tile; Popham Design ‘Cheeky Hex’ tile; and Popham Design ‘Honeycomb Hex’ tile, $341/sqm, all Onsite Supply + Design. 5. ‘U–colour 45’ tile, $220/sqm, Di Lorenzo Tiles. 6. Popham Design ‘Long Demi Hex’ tile, $374/sqm, Onsite Supply + Design. 7. ‘Mate Marmo Cubo’ tile, $26/sqm, Di Lorenzo Tiles. 8. Ornamenta ‘Mix Match Decori Lipstick’ tile, $733.59/sqm, Skheme. 9. ‘Geomatt Triangle’ tiles, $170/sqm, Academy Tiles. 10. ‘Cube 3D Hex’ tile, $189/sqm, Teranova Ceramics. 11. Mutina ‘Tierras Artisanal L-shape’ tile, $11.90, Academy Tiles. 12. Popham Design ‘Cheeky Hex’ tile, $341/sqm, Onsite Supply + Design. 13. Mutina ‘Tierras Industrial’ tile, $315.70/sqm, Academy Tiles. 14. Italian statuario marble tile, $59.29/sheet, Skheme. 15. Popham Design ‘Backgammon’ tile, $374/sqm, Onsite Supply + Design. 16. I Gattipardi ‘Carolina’ tile, $185/sqm, Di Lorenzo Tiles. 17. Popham Design ‘Hex Target’ tile, $341/sqm, Onsite Supply + Design. 18. & 19. ‘Santiago’ tile and ‘Oxford’ tile, $129/sqm, Teranova Ceramics. 20. ‘Viola’ calacatta marble, $1012/sqm, Artedomus. 21. Popham Design ‘Hex Knot’ tile, $341/sqm, Onsite Supply + Design. ADDRESS BOOK page 141

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Vases, from left: Pols Potten glass vase, $249, Exhibit Interiors. Serax ‘Solifleur’ ceramic vase, $212.50/pair, Beautiful Spaces Inside & Out. Porcelain Bear porcelain vase in Mid Blue, $337, Jardan. BD Barcelona Design ‘Gardenias No.1’ terracotta vase by Jaime Hayón, $867, Ke-Zu. AYTM ‘Global Round’ glass and brass vase in Forest Green, $129, Urban Couture Design + Homewares. Glass vase, $297, Dinosaur Designs. ‘Alfredo’ glass vase, $215, Georg Jensen. &Tradition ‘True Colour LP5’ brass vase, $375, Great Dane. YPLFL ‘Cantine – Modele 16’ glass and cork vase, $80.50, Beautiful Spaces Inside & Out. Amanda Dziedzic ‘Yumemiru’ glass sculpture, $330, Koskela. ‘Resin Stone’ vase, $80, Dinosaur Designs. Lindform ‘Bari’ ceramic vase, $115.50, Funkis. Bitossi Rimini ‘Fungo’ ceramic vase (in sideboard), $444, Hub Furniture Lighting Living. ‘Drop’ brass incense holder, $30, Dinosaur Designs. La Chance ‘Lalou’ mirror, $715, Living Edge. ‘Iluka’ sideboard, $5311, Jardan. Background in ‘Clean & Protect’ low sheen interior paint in Delicious Mint, $56.90/4L, British Paints. Flowers, stylist’s own. ADDRESS BOOK page 141

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Create a soft, cosy spot for your bub’s tummy time that complements the feel of the nursery, too. Grey is a chic unisex tone choice. ‘Silver Linings Cloud’ rug in Cloudy, $595, Little P, little-p.com.

A classic cot endures with its traditional turned timber details. Freshen it up with a modern colour for a fun element. Green is a great tone to try, a step up from a neutral shade. ‘Georgia’ cot in Fizz, $1499, Incy Interiors, incyinteriors.com.au.

Mon Amour print, from $14.95, Olive Et Oriel, oliveetoriel.com.

‘Bunny’ wall hook, $16, Knobbly, knobbly.com.au.

THE STORAGE Small baskets ofer relaxed appeal and are great for storing spare swaddles or go-to toys. ‘Netted’ basket in White, $109.80/assorted pair, Citta Design, cittadesign.com.

‘The Oscar’ baby blanket, $109, Kate & Kate, kateandkate.com.au.

AND THE REST... On cot: Cam Cam Copenhagen baby quilts in Nude and Grey, $109.95 each, This Little Love, thislittlelove.com.au. Wood locker, $999, Incy Interiors, incyinteriors.com.au. On locker: Eclectic Critters ‘Cloud’ cushion, $100, and Heico ‘Toadstool’ lamp, $129.95, My Messy Room, mymessyroom.com.au. Bloomingville knitted flags on string bunting, $49, Designstuf, designstuf.com.au. Down To The Woods ‘Cloud’ hanger, $9.95, and Mini Munster ‘First Words’ T-shirt, $34.95, My Messy Room. Child stool, $89, The Family Love Tree, thefamilylovetree.com.au. Fabric crown, $22, Monty Tribe, montytribe.com.au. ‘Lacey’ light shade, $189, The Family Love Tree, as before. Large ‘N’ letter, $20, Original Finish, originalfinish.com.au. Oyoy ‘Whale Moby’ cushion (on floor), $79, Designstuf, as before.

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1. Wrong For Hay ‘Revolver’ stool, from $440, Cult, cultdesign.com.au. 2. BD Barcelona Design ‘Gardenias No.4’ vase by Jaime Hayón, $600, Living Edge, livingedge.com.au. 3. & 4. ‘Clean & Protect’ low sheen interior paints in Exotic Terracotta, $60.90/4L, and Plastic Fantastic, $56.90/4L, British Paints, britishpaints.com.au. 5. Hay ‘Dot’ cushion in Hero Powder, $211, Cult, as before. 6. Design House Stockholm ‘Pleece’ throw in Rust, $349, Top3 By Design, top3.com.au. 7. Ferm Living plant box in Ochre, $429, Designstuf, designstuf.com.au. 8. Mutina ‘Tierras’ tile in Sand & Blush, $271/sqm, Academy Tiles, academytiles.com.au. 9. Hay ‘Lens’ box in Red, $195, Cult, as before. 10. Gubi ‘Gräshoppa’ floor lamp in Vintage Red, $1149, Urban Couture Design + Homewares, urbancouture.com.au. 11. Muuto ‘Fibre’ chair in Kvadrat ‘Remix 2 Colour 643’ fabric, $486, Living Edge, as before. 12. ‘Rolling’ flowerpot, from $48, BoConcept, boconcept.com.au.

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personal touch Use side tables as a spot for curated vignettes you can change and update.

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stick-on style Fun wall decals and stencils bring an extra style touch with ease and minimal fuss.

exhibition space Consider ledges, hooks and nooks, such as deep windowsills or an in-built shelf, as areas for display.

chic objet d’art Keep it of the walls and pick striking sculptures that cut a fine silhouette in a limited space.


A mounted pegboard wall is a versatile backdrop for an ever-changing personal display of beautiful art and accessories

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pegboard perfection Create a customised and portable backing board to hang pieces. Mount pegboards onto a made-to-measure piece of plywood and add some hangers.

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A freestanding bookcase serves as the perfect platform for curated collections, treasured mementos and favourite books

dual-purpose look A bookcase can act as a great room divider. Take it a step further by hanging an artwork for a dramatic look.

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‘Baker’ chair, $2580, Arthur G, arthurg. com.au. ‘Oliver’ bench, $649, Hunting For George, huntingforgeorge.com. On bench: Bloomingville concrete candlesticks $71.95/assorted set of 3, French Bazaar, frenchbazaar.com.au. Kate Elton ‘Character’ vases, $90/ assorted set of 3, Workshopped, workshopped.com.au. Middle Of Nowhere Infinity Blush print, $319, Life Interiors, lifeinteriors.com.au. ‘Elton’ settee, $999, West Elm, westelm.com.au. Muskhane ‘Smartie’ cushions, from $59 each, Nomades, nomadeshome.com. ‘Plateau’ side table, $799, Blu Dot, bludot.com.au. Wrong For Hay ‘Tree Trunk’ vases, from $117 each, Cult, cultdesign.com.au. ‘Jesse’ console, $1685, Arthur G, as before. On console: Dry artwork by Chris Warnes, $2990, Otomys, otomys.com. Abstract construct traced mild steel and enamel sculpture, from $880, Morgan Shimeld, morganshimeld.com. Takeawei ‘Check’ tumblers, $62 each, Jardan, jardan.com.au. Through The Square Window artwork by Kate Banazi, $750, Local Design, localdesign.com.au. Playtype cinematic lightbox, $440, Page Thirty Three, pagethirtythree.com. ‘Diamonds’ adhesive wallpaper, $79/sqm, Pickawall, pickawall.com.au. &Tradition ‘Copenhagen’ pendant light, $725, Great Dane, greatdane furniture.com. Muskhane rugs, POA, Nomades, as before. Eames: Beautiful Details book, $100, Living Edge, livingedge.com.au. Books, Ariel Booksellers, arielbooks.com.au.

‘Stash’ desk, $699, Blu Dot, bludot. com.au. On desk: Hay ‘Bits & Bobs’ glass vessel, $33, and Wrong For Hay ‘Lens’ box, $194, Cult, cultdesign. com.au. Jieldé ‘Loft’ table lamp, $1385, Euroluce, euroluce.com.au. Lexon ‘Mini Dolmen’ radio, $149.95, Hunting For George, huntingforgeorge.com. ‘Clutch’ chair, $599, Blu Dot, as before. Block Design pegboards, $139 each, Ipso MoFo, ipsomofo.com.au. On pegboards: Via Martine Model – Backside poster, $45 (unframed), Norsu Interiors, norsu.com.au. Frame, stylist’s own. ‘SW’ banner, $89; ‘The Art Hanger’ hanger, $45; and Alpha print, $49 (unframed), all One Two Tree, onetwotree.com.au. Frame and coathanger, stylist’s own. Hay scissors, $33 each, Cult, as before. Muuto ‘Restore’ storage basket, $135, Living Edge, livingedge.com.au. Books, Ariel Booksellers, arielbooks. com.au. ‘Endure’ low sheen interior paint in Rose Queen, $67.95/4L, Taubmans, taubmans.com.au.

wall detail ‘Baker’ chair, $2580, Arthur G, arthurg. com.au. Book, Ariel Booksellers, arielbooks.com.au. ‘Flow’ side table by Justin Hutchinson, $495, Dessein Furniture, desseinfurniture.com. On table: Tree sculpture by Dion Horstmans, $589, Space Furniture, spacefurniture.com.au. Hay ‘Organiser’ tray, $78/assorted pair, Cult, cultdesign. com.au. Via Martine card, $29/ assorted set of 9, Norsu Interiors, norsu.com.au. Giant wooden peg, $24.95, Paper2, paper2.com.au. On wall ledge, from left: Hay spinning top, $39, and Hay ‘Ad Manum’ hand, $66, Cult, as before. Bloomingville ‘Beautiful Things’ frame, $92.95, French Bazaar, frenchbazaar.com.au. ‘Good Times’ wall dot, $79, Pony Rider, ponyrider. com.au. ‘Diamonds’ adhesive wallpaper, $79/sqm, Pickawall, pickawall.com.au.

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mirror & tables ‘Spool’ stool by Jon Goulder, $250, Dessein Furniture, desseinfurniture. com. Vitra wooden cat by Alexander Girard, $240, Living Edge, livingedge. com.au. Porcelain vessel, $140, Tara Burke, taraburkeceramics.com. Skeehan ‘Ki’ mirror, $1550, Catapult Design, catapultdesign.net.au.

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Milk & Sugar ‘Piper’ clock, $74, Life Interiors, lifeinteriors.com.au. ‘Oliver’ bench, $649, Hunting For George, huntingforgeorge.com. On bench: Trio bronze and enamel sculpture, from $880, Morgan Shimeld, morganshimeld.com. Books, Ariel Booksellers, arielbooks.com.au. Bloomingville ‘Carina’ bowl, $49.95, French Bazaar, frenchbazaar.com.au. Anaesthetic cement and wooden candleholders, $195/assorted set of 3, Workshopped, workshopped.com.au. Wire mesh panel (spray-painted white), $15.48, Bunnings Warehouse, bunnings.com.au. On panel: Via Martine cards, $29/assorted set of 9, Norsu Interiors, norsu.com.au. Hay ‘Clip Clip’ clip, $17, Cult, cultdesign. com.au. Bulldog clip, stylist’s own. Bloomingville storage boxes, $158.95/assorted set of 4, French Bazaar, as before. ‘Diamonds’ adhesive wallpaper, $79/sqm, Pickawall, pickawall.com.au. ‘Endure’ low sheen interior paint in Rose Queen, $67.95/4L, Taubmans, taubmans.com.au.

She print, $950, The Artwork Stylist, theartworkstylist.com.au. Whitewashed wood & metal shelves, $1199, West Elm, westelm.com.au. On shelves, from top: Michelle Pitton ‘Reflection’ pourers, POA, and Eco Wood Design ‘Kurv’ bowl, $189, Workshopped, workshopped.com.au. Double-handled vases, from $80 each, Tara Burke, taraburkeceramics.com. Hay ‘Organiser’ tray, $78/assorted pair, Cult, cultdesign.com.au. Books, Ariel Booksellers, arielbooks.com.au. Claesson Koivisto Rune ‘Baklava’ table lamp, $1195, Great Dane, greatdanefurniture.com. ‘Phoenix’ butler table, $867, Jardan, jardan. com.au. Brumby print, $600, Kara Rosenlund, kararosenlund.com. Print mounted onto print board, $194, Blue Dog Posters, bluedogposters. com.au. ‘Endure’ low sheen interior paint in Rose Queen, $67.95/4L, Taubmans, taubmans.com.au.


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small spaces The Block: Glasshouse co-winner and interior architect, Shannon Vos. voscreative. com.au

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, big is not always

better.And with housing options shrinking by the second, that’s a good thing. But this means we need to be clever with our design choices. Here, I expose the five faux pas of, let’s call it,‘cosier’ living.

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‘meh’ lighting

Angling a light towards a wall creates a focal point for artwork and a gallery-like feel.

Small is one thing, but small and dark is another thing altogether.Almost nothing has the power to transform a room like good lighting can, but all too often I see people disregarding one of the most important elements of design.A single lighting option just won’t cut it for me anymore; every room needs to tell a lighting story. Light can give the illusion of space, and the way to do this is with multiple sources. Please, steer clear of a square of downlights. Referring the light is a great solution to softly create a glow across a ceiling or a wall, then mix it up with a floor lamp and a pendant light to create a bit of drama. Subtly creating multiple lighting zones shows that a room has different functions, and make it seem larger than it actually is.Work with the natural sunlight available to you by keeping any furniture relatively low (and therefore out of the lit path) and using window treatments that let in as much sunshine as possible.

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rude walls

The biggest surface area in any room (especially small ones) are the walls, and far too many of us leave them naked. I get it – you might be afraid that filling the walls with anything will automatically make the room feel tinier. A smart solution is to hang art but make sure it’s ‘visually light’. Don’t choose art that will impede on your space – go for monochromatic or text-based pieces as they don’t have the ‘heaviness’ that a bold and colourful artwork does.Also, use your walls to your advantage with storage options; shelves, cabinets and even simple pegboard racks will keep all that paperwork organised without taking up limited floor or bench space.

Text-based prints and art with plenty of white space are great for small zones.

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doll-house furniture

We often make the mistake of creating miniature versions of the bigger rooms we really want. Stop it! Know your space. Own it. Create it. A small room with a tiny rug and a teeny-tiny sofa is a terrible combination.You’ll create a space that feels cramped, and I’ll bet you don’t really need everything that a larger room has in any case. Pick the statement piece you love, make sure it’s big and bold, and create your room around that. A giant, sexy sofa can be enough if there isn’t much else fighting for attention, and using an oversized piece of furniture can actually make the space feel larger, as long as it’s a considered choice. Also, don’t push all your furniture against the walls; doing this can make an already cosy room feel more confined. Even a few inches of space between a sofa and a wall can give the illusion that the room has the luxury of excess space.


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No-one wants to see your snow dome collection from that trip to South America in 2003 (yes, this is a self confession) and, if they do, stop being friends with them immediately. Seriously though, you don’t need to display everything you’ve ever been proud of. Especially in small spaces, clutter can easily take over and make your home feel even smaller than it already is. Get it under control and take back your space, no excuses. Or maybe just a few…

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the ‘white’ myth

Sure, painting a room white is safe but it’s also boring.While the general rule is that lighter walls and floors give the illusion of more space, our aim is to create depth and to do this we need to layer tones and textures. Creating a subtle disparity between surfaces will do just that – think white-washed timber with grey walls, a white ceiling and pale fabrics, where all the tones are generally light as opposed to being all white. It might seem contradictory, but a warmer, darker shade can improve a room that doesn’t get much light as white can create a dated look – this is even more reason to be bold and take risks. It’s easier and less expensive to be dramatic in a small space – just don’t go overboard. Have fun with a feature wall, wallpaper or a timber-panelled wall (just not all together).Take a leap!

Curating your displays means more space for beloved pieces to shine.

Creating a subtle disparity between surfaces gives a sense of depth. Think white-washed timber, with grey walls a white ceiling and pale fabrics, where all the tones are generally light as opposed to being all white Choose a feature piece and focus on that element to tie the room’s look together.

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Bespoke joinery is often seen as costly but thinking of it as an investment could mean huge gains for your lifestyle. Find the best option for you WORDS KATHERINE CHATFIELD


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Joiners are expensive! Why can’t I use a carpenter? Would you ask a decorator to paint you a masterpiece? “Carpenters build structural pieces but joiners create pieces that are on show,” explains Barry Delahunt of Bespoke Carpentry & Joinery in Sydney. “For example, if a carpenter built a roof, it would be covered with plasterboard Joinery expert Barry Delahunt, on the inside. If a joiner built a roof, you could look joiner and founder, at it from the inside and it would be beautiful. Joinery Bespoke is about detailed, aesthetically pleasing work.” Carpentry & Joinery, bespoke Is it worth it? If you have a tricky space or carpentryand want something distinctive, joinery is the joinery.com.au way to go, even if it can be expensive. “A flat-pack kitchen is great if the units fit exactly into your space,” says Barry. “But if that doesn’t work for you, a joiner can create something to maximise the space and that makes sense for how you live.” Adding storage to your home is one of the things that scores big when it comes to resale. And other useful elements that a joiner can craft such as a fold-down desk to create on ofice nook or shelving unit that divides a room into two distinct spaces can also add value, so the initial cash outlay can be written of against potential future profit. Convinced? Read on.

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the process Ask a joiner (your builder will be able to recommend one) to look at the area you’d like to add to. They’ll be able to tell you whether your idea is feasible and if not, make alternative suggestions. “Find pictures of things you like so the joiner knows what you 2 want,” advises Barry. If you don’t know where to start, it can be worth asking an interior designer for help with a 3D sketch. Don’t worry about having technical plans drawn up. “The joiner 3 can measure everything up and work of his own plans,” says Barry. “It’s a personal service so that’s all part of it.”

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guest room If you have the space, a daybed with storage is handy. “Do the same with outdoor benches, so you can put garden equipment away,” says Barry Delahunt.

“Joinery is about detailed, aesthetically pleasing work. A joiner can create something that makes sense for how you live”

walls Empty walls can be dead space. “Floor-to-ceiling bookshelves provide a lot of storage,” says Barry. Use diferent colours or patterns of shelving to make it into a feature.

TV unit

“Building a unit around your television allows you to recess the television so cables are hidden away,” says Barry. Beware though. “TVs won’t last as long as the unit, so build a structure that will allow you to replace your TV with one that’s a diferent size.”

attic Empty attic spaces are ripe for joinery work. Floor-to-ceiling storage – such as this project by Barbara Genda Bespoke Furniture (barbara-genda.com) – built-in desks and fold-down beds all do the job in these odd-shaped zones.

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wardrobe kitchen

Joinery in a nook means no wasted space. Create a pantry or a wine bar, like this one by Bloom Interior Design & Decoration (bloominterior design.com.au), behind doors.

A joiner can maximise the use of a built-in wardrobe. “I’ve built wardrobes with shelves on one side and a desk on the other,” says Barry. “When the doors are closed it looks like a wardrobe – but with the doors open, it’s a workspace that doesn’t take up any extra space.” This design by Decus (decus.com.au) is another take.

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solid timber

aluminium

cost savers

“If the budget is no issue, solid timber is great,” says Barry Delahunt of Bespoke Carpentry & Joinery. “It looks beautiful and as it doesn’t come in standard-sized boards, you can choose units or shelves of any size.” Budget: High

“This gives a modern look with straight lines, plus it’s lightweight and strong. It comes in standard aluminium or powder-coated white, but gets more expensive if you want it painted in a diferent colour.” Budget: Mid-range

If you can’t use standard shelves (either 300mm or 450mm deep), try measurements easily divided from a 1200mm x 2400mm board. “Four shelves that are 300mm in depth can come from one piece of board,” says Barry. Budget: Low

reconstituted timber

polyurethane

steel

“When it’s painted with a gloss, polyurethane can give a high-end look for a reasonable price. Another advantage is that it can be painted in any colour you like.” Budget: Mid-range

“Steel ofers a ‘New York apartment’ look. It needs cutting to size, which is labour-intensive and expensive. Brass and copper can also be used, although these can cost even more.” Budget: High

“This man-made timber is good if you don’t like flaws in wood, as it’s 99 per cent consistent. It’s best in small doses, as it looks too ‘flat’ in a big section.” Budget: Mid-range

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branching out Barn doors are a favourite and it’s easy to see why

This design-savvy entry option is great for a large opening, as seen with this example. Sliding from a wall bracket above, it’s also space smart. Style-wise, this barn door (constructed by Williams & Campion, williamsandcampion. com.au) also suits this rammedearth and timber home, offering a rustic way to close off the room beyond.And to tie it even further to the house, the handle is a branch found by the owners at the local beach. For more of this one-of-akind home, turn the page.


CHEAT SHEET Who lives here: Fashion designer, Arabella Ramsay, 37; her husband, Chris Wilson, 36, a yoga teacher; daughters Marlowe, 4, and Lottie, 3; and Wally, the white wolfhound. Style of house: A unique fourbedroom rammed-earth and timber home on the Victorian coastline. The revamp of the kitchen, living area and new study and toy room took three months. This renovation cost around $$$$ $200k, including furniture.

CREATIVE SOUL A fashion designer calls this colourful abode on the Victorian coast home

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OUTDOORS (opposite) Fashion designer Arabella Ramsay shares this idyllic home with her family, including daughter Marlowe. The striped cushion is from her new lifestyle brand, Dougal. KITCHEN & DINING AREA Pendant lamps from Safari Living reflect the relaxed feel of this open-plan zone.

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BRIGHT IDEA

Let the tones of an artwork inform your decorative choices. Here, a Michael Muir painting is matched by a geometric rug from Loom Rugs and throw from Marmoset Found.

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any dream of making a sea change or

a tree change; Arabella Ramsay and her young family did both. Drawn to the coast of her youth with a yearning for more space for her daughters, Arabella and husband Chris set their sights and compass on Victoria’s rugged western coastline, where a lazy Sunday drive resulted in a surprise discovery… and the purchase of their fairytale home. “Spotting the roadside ‘for sale’ sign was a stroke of luck,” says Arabella. “I organised an inspection right there and then. As soon as we walked in, I knew this was the one.” Nestled within a generous allotment of typically Australian bushland, the home’s natural yet whimsical elements were the standout features that grabbed the couple’s attention. Made from timber and rammed earth, with existing twisted tree trunks embedded into the build, alongside an abundance of floor-to-ceiling glass, this four-bedroom home ticked all of the boxes and then some. Arabella and Chris swiftly purchased the property and, a short time later, the family swapped their Melbourne home for a laidback lifestyle by the beach. With a baby daughter and another on the way, it wasn’t exactly a walk in the park. “When we moved in we had no power, which was a disaster with a baby,” remembers Arabella. “The solar would shut down at about 5pm in winter so there were times when we had to use candlelight. Then the generator blew up! I remember cooking eggs on a frying pan over the fireplace.” That aside, the actual renovation itself was reasonably straightforward. “The floorplan was good but we had strong ideas on how we wanted to stamp the home as our own,” Arabella says. The first task the couple tackled was to paint out the ochre coloured walls to a fresh white.

LIVING AREA Arabella curls up with daughter Marlowe in a love seat armchair from MCM House in this inviting open space; the other seating options are also from MCM House. “We put timber down during the renovation as the original concrete flooring was hard on your feet and cold,” says Arabella. She and Chris opted for larch flooring from Mafi, which sits in beautiful contrast to the home’s rough-hewn timber poles. Blooms are from She’s A Wildflower.


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to cook, so being in a well appointed kitchen was a must,” says Arabella.What was once a small triangular-shaped galley kitchen was opened up and transformed, with pale blue joinery and the installation of an AGA oven. While they initially liked the original conversation-pit sunken lounge,Arabella and Chris soon found it to be a hindrance in reality.“We couldn’t converse properly with our guests!” says Arabella. It was levelled out to form a seamless open-plan living space, allowing free-flowing conversation. Finally, a strange room they jokingly referred to as the ‘Darth Vader rock-climbing room’ was updated.“The previous owners had painted it black so, when you stepped inside, with all these angles and shapes jutting out, it reminded us of Darth Vader’s mask,” says Arabella.The zone was repurposed into a TV room/library, which felt far more in keeping with the remainder of the house.

KITCHEN (opposite) To match the home’s rustic feel, Arabella had the cabinetry hand-painted in a striking pale blue. “I hate the look of 2-pac polyurethane – it reminds me of display homes,” she says. The island bench is topped with untreated marble while the surround and other benchtops are made from American oak. HALLWAY (above left) The staircase leads to this upper sitting area (above) where illustrations by Arabella’s father, artist Dougal Ramsay, are on show.

life with beautiful pieces.“The PET pendant lights strung over our dining table are among my favourite in the fit-out, but I also have a deep love for luxurious rugs and eclectic art,” she says.“My collections have been a lifetime in the making.” It would seem that life by the sea is suiting this family to a T. Dinner on the beach has become a regular ritual, as have horse rides, surfing, and lazy weekends spent in the hammock with the paper.With Chris about to open a yoga studio in nearby Torquay, and Arabella launching her lifestyle apparel and homeware brand, Dougal, there are no plans to return to city life.“Our house reminds us of a cross-between Robinson Crusoe’s beach shack and a Moroccan riad,” says Arabella. “And we love that crazy mix.” For details on Dougal, look out for the website at wearedougal.com.au.

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STAR PERFORMER

This home’s design takes into account the locale, and all the additions Arabella and Chris have made are considered and respectful. Here, the placement of the windows allows breezes and snapshots of bushland.

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“WEEKENDS ARE SPENT IN OUR VEGIE GARDEN. WE EAT WHAT WE GROW AND CRANK UP THE PIZZA OVEN”

ARABELLA RAMSAY, OWNER


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TIMELINE 2011 December Arabella and Chris purchase the property and move in with their eight-monthold daughter, Marlowe.

2014 May-July The kitchen and living area renovation takes place, which includes levelling out the original sunken lounge to create an open-plan zone. Work on the addition of a toy room/

study occurs alongside this makeover. The family relocates to live with Arabella’s parents during the work. August The family moves back into a completed home.


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Family hammock, from $225, The Toucan Shop, thetoucanshop.com.

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Pampa ‘Monte Neutral #32’ wool rug (192cm x 145cm), $1250, The Design Hunter, thedesignhuntershop.com.

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Indigo Love ‘Bazzar’ cushion, $135, Few And Far, fewandfar.com.au.

TOY ROOM/STUDY (opposite) The spirit of the wild is present in this space with an artwork by Arabella’s brother, photographer Tom Ramsay, and a curvy bench seat covered in Mexican fabric. “I saw it on all the daybeds at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs years ago,” says Arabella. BATHROOM (above) Aboriginal artworks are scattered throughout the home. The freestanding bath is original to the house.

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‘Big Log’ cofee table, $3950, Mark Tuckey, marktuckey.com.au.

Serax ‘Fluo Paper’ basket, $109.95, Beautiful Spaces Inside & Out, beautiful-spaces.com.au.

HOW TO ADD COLOUR AND PERSONALITY TO A KITCHEN ADDITIONAL PRODUCT SOURCING: DANIELLE SELIG

The kitchen is the hub of the home, so its palette

Kitchen expert should reflect your personality. Bright tones for Darren Genner, designer and outgoing types, dark colours if you tinker on that co-director, Minosa, minosadesign.com

with small appliances, lighting, paint or furniture. These items can easily be updated in time. If you’re not keen on colour on the kitchen’s door fronts, try using it within the carcass. We love to incorporate client’s favourite colours, say, in the cutlery drawer or in the overhead joinery. It’s a little bit of colour magic to bring a smile.

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cheat sheet Who lives here: Amelie and Jeremy, both doctors, and their two young daughters Simone and Eugenie. Style of house: A three-storey late 19th-century classical bourgeois house in Bordeaux, France. The renovation of two floors took three months. Amelie and Jeremy are currently working with interior designer Ninou Etienne on the last floor.

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This house had quintessential Gallic charm but needed a fresh update. Enter one clever interior designer

WORDS AMANDINE BERTHON PHOTOGRAPHY JULIEN FERNANDEZ


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Owners Amelie and Jeremy entrusted this charming home to interior designer Ninou Etienne of FusionD to maintain the building’s heritage features while also giving it a modern update. This kitchen and dining area was installed where a bedroom and bathroom once stood. Open and closed storage from IKEA brings in hints of colour and pattern. “We spend more time in the kitchen with our friends and family than in the living room,” says Amelie. “It’s a joyful area the kitchen and dining area is our living space.” Tip: Give plain box shelves interest with a graphic configuration and a strip of bold colour.

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The entrance hall features charming details, which are celebrated by diferent tones. The white upper half, drawing the eye up to the ceiling, forms the perfect backdrop to the grey wall mouldings and the chequered flooring, which is typical of 19th century bourgeois houses. The skirting boards in a bright turquoise create a visual pause between the mouldings and the floor. Above a vintage sideboard are Mathieu Matégot coat racks. Tip: Don’t be afraid to use paint to highlight heritage details – it updates the look, as well as personalising it.


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Consider an enamel paint for your trim – it provides a smooth and tough finish, so it’s great for a busy zone. Try ‘Ultratrim’ enamel paint in Dream Dust, $79.95/4L, Haymes Paint, haymespaint. com.au.


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“The house’s separate areas appealed to us,” says Amelie. “We were against the idea of opening out the smaller rooms.” A pair of grand doors open into the living room. A moulded armchair by Charles and Ray Eames complements the tones and retro curves of a 1950s-style cofee table by Red Edition. A cowhide rug on top of the original timber floorboards ups the cosy factor in the welcoming living space. Tip: Don’t forget to consider the scale of your space when it comes to your furniture choices.

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Relaxed mid-century appeal is at its best in this living room. A 1970s lamp, sourced from a garage sale, sits in front of a feature wall in ’50s-inspired Sanderson ‘Wrappings’ wallpaper. The room’s friendly feel is enhanced by sunshine yellow open shelves and multiple seating options, making it ideal for chilling out. Amelie and Jeremy enjoy reading or listening to music in the space. Tip: Allow original features to inspire your style choices. Here, the fireplace’s gold detail is echoed with the clean lines of the bright yellow shelves.


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“We gave Ninou free rein,” says Amelie of her interior designer. “We knew we could trust her to rejuvenate the home and, at the same time, preserve its original feeling.” Ninou converted a storage space into a small shower room for the couple’s daughters, Simone and Eugenie. A made-tomeasure glass panel separates the shower from the sink while mosaic tiles cover both walls and floor. An Alape ‘AG’ bucket sink was chosen for its utilitarian look. Tip: Using a small-format tile on the floors and walls creates the illusion of higher ceilings.

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All of the chimney surrounds in the home have had a colourful makeover. In both Eugenie and Simone’s rooms, limited-edition wallpaper from a collaboration between IKEA and Art Rebels has been used to freshen up the look. Oriented strand board (OSB) panels cloudshaped for Eugenie and house-shaped for Simone (opposite) feature painted borders echoing the fireplace surrounds’ colours and allow bits and bobs to be easily put on and taken of. Tip: Different colours can work harmoniously side by side, so long as they’re from a similar tonal palette. Here, pastels of varying shades create a graphic yet cohesive look.

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Painted in grey and yellow, baby Simone’s bedroom is neither too girly nor too juvenile, with the scheme setting it apart. The room’s original bookcase was salvaged and is now used as a wardrobe, which has been repainted slate grey. Both the cot and rocking chair are second-hand finds. A rug from IKEA adds a tactile touch, perfect for playtime. Tip: It’s worth investing in custom-made storage to make the most of a small space. Go the extra mile by getting a piece made up to suit your home’s heritage.

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‘Clean & Protect Kitchen & Bathroom’ low sheen paint in Blue Passion, $60.90/4L, British Paints, britishpaints.com.au.

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The tones used in the bathroom bring a playful feel the colourful band of paint continuing up to the ceiling is a cosy touch. Adding further personality to this functional room is the backgammon-board-like ‘Bråkig’ limited-edition wallpaper, from the collaboration between IKEA and Art Rebels, used on the existing cupboard. The copper-toned wall lamps and hanging mirrors are from House Doctor. Tip: You don’t have to match your bathrooms. Give each space a personal touch with a different look and feel.

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‘Clean & Protect Kitchen & Bathroom’ low sheen paint in Pick Me Up, $60.90/4L, British Paints, britishpaints.com.au.


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In Amelie and Jeremy’s bedroom, white washes over from floor to ceiling, and on the fireplace, too. “We wanted a very calm and zen atmosphere, without it being too minimalist,” says interior designer Ninou. The trio went with second-hand furniture to add warmth. Tip: Choose striking furniture pieces and soft tones to save an all-white space from being too clinical. For more on Ninou’s work, visit fusiond.fr.

expert advice Flooring expert David Hayward, national technical manager with the Australian Timber Flooring Association (ATFA), afta.com.au

“This type of look can be achieved with any timber when using a white paint, but if the paintwork becomes scratched, a lighter coloured timber means the damage will be less obvious. And remember, once you have painted a wooden floor, it will be dificult to revert to the natural timber if you don’t like it as the paint would show in any open board joints.”

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A far cry from its dated red-brick origins, this bungalow on the Sunshine Coast shows why a neutral palette with timber details works WORDS KATE JOHNS STYLING SIMONE BARTER PHOTOGRAPHY ANASTASIA KARIOFYLLIDIS

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CUSHIONS, BONNIE AND NEIL, BONNIEANDNEIL.COM.AU. BENCH SEAT, GREEN CATHEDRAL, GREENCATHEDRAL.COM.AU

ENTRY (opposite) Balinese doors are a taste of the relaxed vibe of Deena and Adam’s home. “Adam found the doors on a job,” says Deena. “He exchanged his work for the doors.” LIVING AREA “We spent a rainy morning at the salvage yard scrounging through second-hand weatherboards,” says Deena of the wall panelling. “Each piece was left just how we found it.”

cheat sheet Who lives here: Owner and designer of jewellery brand PFYT Collective, Deena Theslow; her husband, Adam, a leak detector, and their children Sari, 9, and Ryder, 6. Style of house: A three-bedroom white-washed coastal abode filled with heirlooms and op-shop treasures. The majority of the reno was finished in the first year. The completed project cost $$$$ around $100k.


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Adam and Deena Theslow camped – with no electricity – on the floor with their toddler daughter, Sari, and 12-month-old son Ryder. The young family had decided to return to Adam’s hometown of Yaroomba, a tiny coastal village that sits cheek-to-cheek with Coolum on the Sunshine Coast.Their new home was a 1980s red-brick house that had been disembowelled by the previous owners and left unfinished. “They had started to gut it, then they separated,” says Deena. “It was a horrible red brick house. Everything was red: the roof was red, the walls were red.” Fortunately, the couple had a posse of crafty tradesman friends and renovating began immediately.“I would put Ryder in the Portacot and paint,” says Deena. Four years later and the red-brick monstrosity has been transformed into a bright and breezy three-bedroom home,

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brimming with vintage pieces, family mementos and roadside treasures, thanks to Deena’s fossicking nature. Now, there’s a constant stream of sandy feet through the entry of the seaside bungalow.“Everyone loves it,” says Deena. “People feel so comfortable – nothing is precious.” Deena, what was the original condition of the house? No-one wanted to touch it as it seemed like a nightmare project: a 1980s red brick three-bedroom home with no flooring, raw Gyprock ceilings and weird extensions to the side.The biggest challenge was the eyesore square facade that had been added at the front of the house.This is now my favourite element of the entire project, after we clad it in silver spotted gum. Where does your passion for preloved pieces come from? I grew up op-shopping. My brothers, sisters and I used to go to a big annual jumble sale as kids – Mum would put me in an old cardboard box and drag me around. It was the biggest and best day of the year. I don’t like buying new stuff; it doesn’t have soul.


OPPOSITE: DEENA’S JEWELLERY, PFYT COLLECTIVE, PFYT.COM.AU

DINING ROOM (opposite) A painting by Deena (pictured with son Ryder) hangs above an op-shop-sourced table, which Deena white-washed herself. The driftwood pendant light is from Eclectic Style in Noosa. KITCHEN The functional kitchen was inherited from the previous owners and flows into the living area.


paint match There’s nothing like a classic white for a beach home. Try ‘4 Seasons’ low sheen exterior paint in Infinity White, $55.50/4L, British Paints, 132 525.

DECK The couple used Balinese hardwood for the deck. The surfboard is part of Adam’s 50-strong collection of vintage boards. KIDS’ ROOM (opposite, left) Ryder and Sari sit on the wrought-iron bunk bed, found at a salvage yard. The cladded pine wall adds texture. MASTER BEDROOM (opposite, right) The suitcases were found at Moreton Island tip and the striped rug is from Spotlight.


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How much did you spend furnishing the house? It would’ve

cost around $5000 – the lounge was the most expensive buy. Some things I like to spend money on, like good linen. What were the most valuable lessons you learnt? If you love it then get it.This is a must when buying second-hand pieces. If you procrastinate and miss out, you’ll always remember that one thing that got away. I always say don’t follow anyone else’s style; just buy what you love and put it in your surroundings. And it will work because you love it. How did you use colour in your home? I kept the base palette neutral and added colour with accessories, collectables and my artworks. I’m a big believer in natural textures and fibres rather than colour, as they seem to add a different dimension and tone to the home. What was the biggest challenge in turning this house into a home? Putting a soul into it – putting character back into

a bland house. It was an ugly duckling, a red ugly duckling that has turned into a seaside swan. How do you spend your time here as a family? It’s a pretty indestructible house and it’s great because our neighbours on both sides have small kids as well – we put up old ladders and the kids all jump each other’s fences. Even though we’re on a main road, it feels as if we’re living in a cul-de-sac. For more on Deena’s jewellery, visit pfyt.com.au.

lessons learnt “I would love an extra bathroom, so adding this on initially would’ve been wise” DEENA THESLOW, HOMEOWNER

“But, overall, I don’t really think there has been one huge mistake. I love this house.” Biggest cost: “Adding the Tasmanian oak flooring. I didn’t want to put fake flooring in. The house needed proper, living timber.” Best surprise: “The final result. I did have faith in my ability to give it my signature look, but I never imagined how much of a transformation would actually take place. Also, it was nice that the people who worked on the house were our friends, so they put their love into it as well.”

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bright idea Deena has used the tricks of the trade to make this space seem bigger with a cluster of vintage mirrors, uniform white tiling and shutters for a dose of sunlight.

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Rattan screen, $595, The Family Love Tree, thefamilylovetree.com.au.

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Hanging basket chair, $399, Naturally Cane, naturallycane.com.au.

element of interest to your walls but still keep the whole relaxed, beach vibe. Using bright tropical colours is not always the best solution. By all means introduce these via fabric and accessories, but remember that your walls are often the biggest area of colour in your room and it can be more efective to keep them neutral. If you do want to add a hint of colour, introduce shades, such as a pale taupe or grey, into a small area such as pieces of furniture, bedheads, softly limed timber feature areas or walls.

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‘Elongated’ chandelier, from $2998, Klaylife, klaylife.com.

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Paint expert Lucy Sutherland, general manager at ISCD, iscd.com.au


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BATHROOM (opposite) “It’s tiny but really functional,” says Deena of the bathroom. “We each have a drawer.” GUEST BEDROOM This room is filled with some of Deena’s most beloved pieces. “The chair is from our first rental house,” she says. The Solomon Islands tortoise shell was a childhood gift from Adam’s aunt.

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SWISS PRECISION THE SIDE OF A HILL PROVED A TRICKY BUILDING SITE BUT METICULOUS PLANNING LED TO A HOME NEAR ZURICH THAT IS AT ONE WITH ITS SURROUNDINGS WORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHY CATHERINE GAILLOUD/LIVING INSIDE


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LIVING ROOM (these pages) Plywood panels on the walls and ceiling of the home Cécile shares with her family suggest a warm Swiss Alps cabin feel, while the polished concrete floor and rugged concrete fireplace deliver a more practical edge. Graphic designer and artist Cécile is responsible for all the artworks in her home.

CHEAT SHEET Who lives here: Cécile Graf, a graphic designer; her husband Walty, a civil engineer; their children Ian Loïc, 16, and Mia Aimée, 12; and Aila the labrador. Style of house: A four-bedroom, light-filled hillside family home.

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“ WE WERE INTERESTED IN HAVING SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL AND LIGHT”

CÉCILE GRAF, OWNER


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home of Cécile Graf and her family in Rüti, a town of 12,000 located a 25-minute train ride south-east of Zurich in Switzerland. Built into the side of a steep hill, it seems to cling to a slope once used to cultivate vines. “It was a very challenging task,” says graphic designer Cécile, who lives here with her husband Walty, son Ian Loïc, daughter Mia Aimée and Aila the labrador.“But when we visited the site for the first time, we fell in love with it. It was the view, and the silence right in the middle of large old trees.” After the immediate surroundings were terraced, construction on the four-level house began.A collaboration with Zurich architects Fuhrimann Hächler (afgh.ch), it sees a concrete foundation anchored to the slope with a ventilated, fibre-reinforced cement facade. What’s unusual is that the material is used upside down and the corrugated side, usually invisible, shows off its structures and veins. “We were interested in having something very special and light, built just for us,” says Cécile, who works mainly in books but is also a painter and responsible for the artworks on display in her house. “The interplay between purity, contemporary comfort and architectural sophistication has lent the house a specific character.” Inside, the concrete theme continues with polished floors, while most of the ceilings and walls are lined with plywood.A stairway core occupies the centre, spread over three levels.At the entry level are Mia Aimée and Ian Loïc’s bedrooms and bathroom.Above, at different heights, are the kitchen and dining room, then the living room, from which you can reach the master bedroom or go up one more set of stairs to Cécile’s studio.“We like how the doorways on the intermediate level allow a free, circular movement,” she says. The overall feeling of her family’s retreat is zen and calm, with the neutral tones and sparse decor bringing a sense of serenity. For more on Cécile’s graphic design work, visit graf-ik.ch.

STAIRCASE (opposite) Holes in the stair treads leading to Cécile’s studio create an interesting play of light during the day. LIVING ROOM (above & right) Cécile with her children Ian Loïc and Mia Aimée sit on a table set by the fireplace for dining and homework. This area also features a B&B Italia sofa, Mint ‘Comfy’ armchairs and ‘Ghost’ dining chairs, a Noguchi table for Vitra and a USM ‘Haller’ storage unit.

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“ THIS HOUSE WAS DEVELOPED ALONG THE LINES OF THE EXISTING TOPOGRAPHY”

CÉCILE GRAF, OWNER


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KITCHEN (opposite) The plywood and concrete are linked by green– grey cabinetry in an eat-in kitchen, highlighted by a Saarinen dining table for KnollStudio, moulded Eames chairs for Herman Miller and a 1970s-style ceiling lamp. TERRACE Leading of the kitchen, this lush natural backdrop is ideal for summer entertaining and features Ron Arad’s ‘Tom Vac’ plastic chairs for Vitra.

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TERRACE At the top of the home’s four levels, Cécile’s studio opens out to a private terrace where she can relax on classic 1950s Acapulco chairs. MASTER BEDROOM (opposite, top) Cécile and Walty’s Japanese-style bedroom has its own terrace and runs of the living room (opposite, bottom).


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ADDITIONAL PRODUCT SOURCING: DANIELLE SELIG. PAINT COLOUR MAY VARY ON APPLICATION

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From top: Structural CD plywood, $46/2400mm x 1200mm x 12mm sheet, Bunnings Warehouse, bunnings. com.au. Boralstone polished concrete in Snowdrift, $410/cubic metre, Boral, boral.com.au. ‘Clean & Protect’ low sheen interior paint in Norway Spruce, $56.90/4L, British Paints, britishpaints.com.au.

HOW TO BUY ECOFRIENDLY TIMBER Sustainability expert Jon Dee, host of Sky News’s Smart Money and social entrepreneur, jondee.com

“When buying new timber for flooring or panelling, make sure it carries the Forest Stewardship Council label. Another option is to buy recycled timber from reputable suppliers that have been around for some time. Bamboo can look really nice, but make sure you look for products that have used low-emission glues rated E0 or E1 under the Australian Standard.”

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and artist Georgie Marks, 26; and her mother, Lu Marks, a former designer. Both lived on-site during the transformation of a down-atheel home into a bells-and-whistles home. A young family of three recently purchased the property. Style of house: A four-bedroom home in Melbourne’s Richmond boasting natural light, custom joinery and modern finishes. The project was in town planning for seven months and took six months to build, with three months spent on the front of the house, prior to the extension. “Our budget grew with the $$$$ process,” says Georgie. The total spend came close to $400k. The house was purchased for $660k and sold for $1.45m.

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designer genes Design skills run in the family with a mother and daughter’s house-flipping project WORDS CLARE PATIENCE STYLING MARSHA GOLEMAC PHOTOGRAPHY BROOKE HOLM


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LIVING AREA (opposite) Dulux Ghosting was used for the walls. FACADE The original facade belies the modern appeal of the home’s rear extension.

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TREE TRUNK VASE, CULT, CULTDESIGN.COM.AU

PORTRAIT Interior designer Georgie (sitting with dog Mack) worked with her mum Lu on this project to update a period house into a contemporary family home.

uses dramatic black as a chic and family-friendly finish. “We spent a lot on the joinery and storage because that’s what makes a home easy to live in,” says Georgie. A mirror feature lightens up the dark expanse.

BEST ADVICE It’s one thing to inherit your mother’s sense of design and passion for architecture, but it’s quite another to embark on a punishing brought us closer,” says interior designer and artist Georgie Marks. “My mother worked as an interior designer I grew up watching her hand-draft plans and designs. We knew we could do an incredible renovation together.” Once Georgie and her mother, Lu, agreed on a 50/50 split of cost, the pair began looking online for a property.

DREAM IT. It was a classic Melbourne wet-weather day when Georgie and Lu inspected the two-bedroom Victorian terrace in the Melbourne inner-city suburb of Richmond. “There was water running down the inside walls and it was a bit of a disaster everyone was laughing at the condition of the place,” says Georgie. “But we just saw the potential, so that Monday after we spoke to our builder we bought the place complete with its holes, cracks, watermarks the lot!” For the mother-and-daughter team’s dream to become a reality, the home needed some extreme TLC. “We needed to retain the historic Victorian terrace, keeping the facade and the first two rooms with adjoining hallway,” says Georgie. “There were so many issues that needed addressing, such as rebuilding the bullnose verandah, restumping, replastering, reguttering and painting.”

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DESIGN IT. This was a first-time project for the duo but Georgie and Lu were confident that their shared aesthetic vision would be the guiding light. “Surprisingly, Mum and I agreed on all design elements: the relationship of scale, finish and, most importantly, a layered and highly textured finished product,” says Georgie. Knowing they’d eventually sell the house, the most important part of Lu and Georgie’s brief was to articulate who they could see living in the property. The pair agreed the newly transformed abode would serve a young growing family who still wanted to enjoy a home with slick, contemporary styling. The real design dilemma was to solve the need for more space in a way that didn’t detract from the home’s heritage, but also added a more modern and open sense of living. The solution was to keep the front of the home – with the two bedrooms and charming facade – then add a contemporary living area at the back of the block that extended into an outdoor entertaining space. Georgie and Lu focused on powerful textural contrast for their interior design scheme. Concrete tiles, besser blocks, brick and cladding – the gentle layering efect formed the backdrop for the home’s elegant styling. “We didn’t compromise on any of our original plans, architectural detailing, internal specifications, appliances, fixtures or fittings,” says Georgie. The pair was completely committed to following through with their vision for the home.

the moodboard The connection between the rear extension and the living area is matched by cohesive styling. The cofee table is from eBay while the outdoor table and chairs were found at IKEA.

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DO IT. “Facing the huge job ahead of us every evening definitely caused me to second guess the project a few times,” say Georgie. “But Mum was inspirational she worked harder than I did and was strong-willed enough to get us through challenges.” And there were certainly plenty of those for the pair, who lived on-site during most of the six-month build. “It was our way of saving money that was better injected into the house, despite our wellbeing being prodded and spent daily,” says Georgie. The pair sandwiched themselves between the front rooms and used the original kitchen and bathroom until they were removed. “For three months we had no internal tap, and our bathroom was a shared Portaloo and portable shower that sat one metre from the footpath,” says Georgie. But there were rewards for living on-site. The pair was able to make decisions on the spot with help from Trent Hessell and Sam Jenkinson of Black Fox Builders (“they were fantastic”). Georgie and Lu were also able to adjust plans when the house revealed its own details. “In the hallway, we were chipping of the old plaster to expose the brick, but the patina was too beautiful to get rid of,” says Georgie. “So, we kept the wall and it ended up informing a lot of the home’s colour palette.” For more of Georgie’s work, visit georgemarks.com.au. To contact Black Fox Builders, call 0424 136 199.

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the best bits + the sliding glass doors “These doors frame the living space, garden and entertainment area. They’re 2700mm high to allow light into a south-facing zone,” says Georgie. + textured and multi-layered bathrooms “We chose a monochromatic palette of grey hues and mirror.” + luxe joinery “The joinery in the bedrooms, living area and kitchen all have a custom uniform look.”

LEFT: OIL BURNER, GEORG JENSEN, GEORGJENSEN.COM/AU. PLATE, RESIDENT GP, RESIDENTGP.COM.AU. RIGHT: BATH SHEET, KATE & KATE, KATEANDKATE.COM.AU. OPPOSITE: SIDE TABLE, CULT, CULTDESIGN.COM.AU

subtle changes in height to help emphasise the move from the Victorian terrace into the new build at the back. The brick wall with plaster remnants celebrates the home’s heritage.


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BATHROOM (opposite) This wet area draws on the dramatic black of the kitchen with ‘Cementum Grey’ tiles from Beaumont Tiles and a benchtop made from exfoliated ‘Raven’ granite from Eco Outdoor. MASTER BEDROOM This calm space features a soft tonal scheme, grounded by Godfrey Hirst ‘Tiburon’ carpet in Gunmetal. The major detail is an artwork by Georgie, which brings in relaxed colour.

“Surprisingly, Mum and I agreed on all design elements. We made a great team” GEORGIE MARKS, INTERIOR DESIGNER


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suburban ’50s home After welcoming their first child, Todd and Kate want to create the ideal family home. Our Panel of experts offers their advice

The backyard is big enough for the rear of the house to be extended and the interior opened up.

WORDS GENEVIEVE MEEGAN PHOTOGRAPHY SIMON CASSON

WHAT NEEDS TO GO Here’s what Todd and Kate don’t like about their home at the moment the small rooms at the back of the house their good-sized backyard isn’t being properly utilised the layout of the house just doesn’t work for them and their plans for the future

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INSIDE renovation Opening up the rear of the house would bring the family area alive.

The master bedroom could be better served with an ensuite added to the gigantic walk-in.

Who lives here: Kate Boughen, 29, a brand manager at TAFE SA; her husband, Todd, 30, a cabinetmaker, and their baby son, Oliver. Style of house: Located in the south-western suburbs of Adelaide, this 1951 three-bedroom home and is in a conventional style of the era, with a built-on family room and brick garage. Until Todd and Kate bought it a year ago, it had been owned by the one family since it was built.

ADVICE PROVIDED IS OF A GENERAL NATURE AND SHOULD BE TREATED AS A STARTING POINT. LOOK INTO YOUR LOCAL COUNCIL REQUIREMENTS AND REGULATIONS BEFORE STARTING ANY RENOVATION WORK

the story so far “There was so much we wanted to do to it after moving in but we’ve had a bit of a scatter-gun approach,” admits Kate. “We did the nursery and are currently doing a quick update on our bathroom.” She and Todd love the house’s high ceilings, large bedrooms and big backyard. A reserve behind their property makes it feel even more spacious.

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Robert Beagley Senior property consultant, Phil McMahon Real Estate, philmcmahon.com.au

the area This is a good area for young families, who like older-style houses with large backyards. Properties are reasonably priced and as the family grows, alterations and renovations can be made as needed.

the checklist

The house has potential but is let down by a cramped rear layout due to separate small rooms. Todd and Kate would like to push out the back and create a kitchen/dining/living space looking out, which would allow the existing kitchen to become the main bathroom or an extra bedroom. Also, two sheds take up too much room in the backyard.

Young families want good schools plus great colleges, and there are waiting lists for the local primary school. There are also no high-rises in this area, no air trafic or road noise, and it is a 10-minute walk to Glenelg’s popular shopping precinct. It’s also a two-minute walk to the tram, which is a big selling point, and five minutes to the beach. Many of the houses, including this one, back onto parkland, which makes them very much in demand. There were 10 registered bidders for this house on the day of the auction and bidding was fierce.

what do they need?

the opportunity

Advice on the ideal layout for a growing family (and more kids in the future). Natural light inside is vital, and some hints on how to spruce up the older features of the house would be appreciated.

If Kate and Todd are prepared to hold onto the property for five-plus years, it’s highly unlikely they would overcapitalise. However, I stress that they need to hang onto the property for five to 10 years, as all you need is a dip in the market and they could struggle to recoup the cost. An open-plan renovation plus the ensuite would make this appeal to a larger market, and many families in the $800k price bracket are keen to get into this market. The median house price now is $642k.

what’s not working?

what would be a nice bonus? The front exterior could do with an update and a big walk-in wardrobe in the master bedroom could be redesigned to incorporate an ensuite.

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$200k

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THE STYLIST

Lisa Koehler ISCD educator, stylist and interior decorator

disconnected design

the details matter

The living spaces in Todd and Kate’s house are bitsy. The lounge room feels like an afterthought, a mid-’80s tacked-on room. There is no dining space – just a table in the middle of the kitchen – and the kitchen is disconnected and not really looking onto anything particularly nice. Also, the bathroom is in the wrong spot. You currently see it as soon as you walk in the front door at the end of the hallway. If it wasn’t there, you could look from the front door straight down into the living space. This happens in a lot of houses. You come in the front and don’t know which way to go. To get out to the backyard, Kate and Todd have to wind through the building, which is not ideal.

reconfiguring the layout I would shufle the bathroom over to where the kitchen is, so that whole area becomes a bathroom/laundry over to one side of the house. This means the new kitchen moves to the back of the house, which means you get kitchen/dining/living you want to create a big rectangular space across the back of the house. Todd and Kate could even step down into this new area, just to define it, and have a lovely polished concrete floor. When it comes to sun protection, they do need to manage that. This whole back facade faces west and that means they will bake in summer. So, the roof line could run past the building edge, and they could also do adjustable external screens. The other key to keeping a house cool is cross-ventilation. If Todd and Kate had a new roof and high-level windows that open, they would get a great breeze right through the living space. If the bathroom was also moved, that will help the cross-ventilation dramatically through the entire house, from front to back.

outdoor changes I would recommend big sliding doors to connect the inside and out. Bi-folds become tricky if you have too much space; so many vertical panels can look almost cage-like. I would also think about double glazing it’s not considerably more expensive and makes a big diference to the thermal qualities of the house. The inside will be so open that Todd and Kate will feel as if they’re outside anyway, so I don’t think they necessarily need to do a deck. I think it can look really nice with the grass coming right to the door. When it comes to the backyard and the shed, for re-sale the main garage could easily be converted into a self-contained studio and a nice courtyard area created in the backyard. The studio could be used as a home ofice, a teenager’s retreat or a guest room, and you suddenly have a four-bedder. If they chose a polished concrete floor, it could still function as a garage. This little area is very versatile. As for converting the master bedroom’s walk-in robe into a wardrobe and ensuite, that can be part of Todd and Kate’s master plan but they don’t have to do everything at once.

When renovating your home, consider the little things in the big picture – always make decisions with the end goal in mind. We often leave purchasing our styling details until the end of a big renovation, but why not enjoy curtains, artwork, plants, lighting, accessories and other small-ticket items from the start? Just work out a colour scheme and keep the end result in mind.

working out your window treatment One element that is often overlooked are window treatments we add flooring and a coat of paint but forget about window treatments. They make a big impact, and are a great styling layer to complete the concept/mood of a room. For your window treatments, firstly consider how they will look from the outside. You don’t want white shutters with a red brick facade, as it creates too much of a contrast. Think about the function you need from the window treatments then make your selection. A great way to achieve function and aesthetic is to mix up your treatments. To add texture to a room, I often use a roller blind for privacy with an S-track curtain as a styling layer. For Todd and Kate, I would suggest white shutters at the front and sides. The key to making the shutters tie in with any touch-up to the facade is to add white detail to the front gate or plant a row of foliage with white flowers. Out the back for the new renovation, I think a simple S-track sheer curtain to work back with the glass sliding doors would go very well. There is also the opportunity to recess the track into the ceiling so it’s completely hidden.

storage for little hands Think about how children will be a part of your living space. You don’t want the house to look overrun and messy with kids’ stuf. Select storage baskets that are deep or with lids where you can store toys and play rugs that work into your colour scheme.

“We often leave purchasing our styling details until the end of a big renovation – but why not enjoy them rom the start?”

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THE ARCHITECT

Andrew Benn Director, Benn + Penna Architecture, bennandpenna.com


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1. Dezion Studio ‘Kav’ pendant light, $1200, Urban Couture Homewares + Design, urbancouture.com.au. 2. Cuero ‘Pampa Mariposa’ chair, $1695, Crate Expectations, crateexpectations.com.au. 3. ‘Soho Cirque’ cofee table, $795, GlobeWest, globewest. com.au. 4. Oeuf ‘Rabbit’ birch kids’ play chair, $369/pair, Kido Store, kidostore.com. 5. American ash sideboard, $2780, Douglas And Bec, douglasandbec.com. 6. ‘Pom Pom’ basket, $55, Olli Ella, olliella.com.au.

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water works At the moment, Todd and Kate can see the water tank from the living areas. The first thing they should do is move it where they don’t see it. They should also relocate the hot water unit they’re not on gas so they can have instantaneous hot water to reduce the size of the unit or solar hot water with tank back-up. As regards moving the kitchen and bathroom, they have underfloor access so that would be fairly easy to do. The bathroom would be where the kitchen is now, which is ideal for the plumbing. Running services to the redesigned house would also be quite easy. My biggest issue here is getting the ceiling height right because you have to work with the old part of the house. You could install a box gutter to work with the existing roofline, which in these old places is cost-efective. This connects the old and the new but still gives you the ability to get some more height in the living area and really bring that light in.

internal solutions They should do the walls in the back area in lightweight materials a steel frame, post-and-beam style, with cladding on the sides. The biggest consideration when you move a bathroom and kitchen and take out internal walls is structural issues, but structural beams can be used to take the load that the old walls once did. It’s a level site with good access, making heavy work much easier. Andrew’s ideas involve a fairly simple design so that will keep Todd and Kate’s costs down. If they plan to be here for the next five to 10 years, they’ll need to be smart about this reno. And they have a good base to start with it’s established and the garden is lovely.

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I agree with Andrew that it wouldn’t be a massive job to convert the old shed into a studio. It would need to be lined and insulated some windows and a door installed as well but the structure is sound. It would definitely add value to the property. I also agree on sliding doors out the back. People are steering away from bi-folds these days as you can’t put flyscreens on them and they require more maintenance. All up, we’re looking at a budget of around $250k.

THE TIMEFRAME This is a six-month job. I would also recommend Todd and Kate move out while work proceeds, due to the dificulties of renovating all the wet areas, especially with a newborn to consider.

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So, what does a draftsperson do? Hiring an expert to translate the renovation in your head can be a minefield, so here are some tips on how to get that vision down on paper

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enos often start with the nugget of an idea scribbled onto a bit of paper. You’d like a wall taken out there, maybe more space by the laundry and would French doors out to the backyard work? You know your space and how you’d like it to function, and these notes are how the dream takes shape. However, most of us aren’t trained to draw technical plans. And you wouldn’t want to try; a centimetre here or there can mean expensive mistakes that will eat into your budget. So, what do you do? Hire a draftsperson to draw up plans a builder can follow? Go for broke with an architect who can suggest ideas you’d never have thought of? And just what is a building designer? Here’s how to figure out the best option for your project:

who’s who in home reno design Dip a toe into the wonderful world of home renovation and you can easily become bamboozled by choices. Let’s wind it back a bit. Your design expertise boils down to three main options: + A draftsperson has most likely studied for two to four years (although some may simply have learned on the job) and can create technical drawings based on a client’s ideas. They’re fast and cheap, enabling you to direct your dollars into the build and get cracking on the project as soon as you have the plans in hand. “If you know what you want, and it’s possible to do what you want, the draftsperson can do the drawings for you and save you a lot of money,” says freelance draftsperson Scott Crawford. + A building designer may be someone who has completed a specific drawing and design course or a draftsperson who has gone through

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the licensing process (licensing requirements vary from state to state). As such, skill sets vary on the spectrum from draftsperson to architect. “Many building designers now ofer the same services as architects, and I believe there’s room for both disciplines to co-exist,” says building designer Alastair McDonald from the Building Designers Association of Victoria (bdav.org.au). In larger firms, a building designer may work alongside the architect on a project. + An architect completes a five-year university degree, two years on-the-job training, a registration exam and further ongoing training in order to practice. “Architects tend to have a broader education about everything from building types to urban design issues to sustainability, environmental impacts on a building, and so on,” says architect Kathy Trelease, director at Eeles Trelease in Sydney (eelestrelease.com). “An architect will usually be able to solve a problem that no-one else can see.”

could a draftsperson work for your project? If your reno is a straightforward job and doesn’t require high-end design (simply because your home or the area it’s in wouldn’t give you a return, for example), a good draftsperson may be all you need. By straightforward, we mean projects such as creating an attic room with a staircase, extending a room or adding an extra room to a house that already has a functional floorplan. You’ll save money with a draftsperson but don’t expect a lot of advice or hand-holding. “If you’re not clear about what you’re after,

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A draftsperson can help you with technical drawings for less-complicated renos such as creating an attic room.

“ Our draftsperson did a fantastic job ” Journalist Katherine Chatfield hired a draftsperson for her recent reno and couldn’t be happier with the result

or know there’ll be a lot of back-and-forth with the plans, you don’t need a draftsperson,” says Scott. “You need an architect.” You also need to consider the site’s challenges when renovating and who will problem-solve them for you. “If you’re facing a dificult council, if you have light issues or it’s a tiny site, or a house with a weird layout, you need an architect,” says Kathy. “Very steep blocks, heritage-listed homes, challenging terrains (such as a clif) or complicated jobs also require an architect to guide you through the process.”

costs: what’s the difference? Never has the saying ‘You get what you pay for’ been bandied about more than in the home renovation game. Here’s what to expect when it comes to experts’ fees: + A draftsperson usually charges an hourly rate between $50 85/hour, or a flat fee for services, such as pushing a development approval through council. + A building designer has fees that are typically lower than those of an architect. Costs depend on the level of service and are usually structured as a percentage of the entire project. + An architect may charge a fixed fee, an hourly rate or even a percentage of the entire project (as a rough guide, this is generally between eight and 15 per cent).

“We converted a two-bed semi with an odd layout into a functional three-bedder with the kitchen/diner opening onto the garden. It was a fairly straightforward job and the build took 12 weeks. We opted for a draftsperson due to the cost. The quotes from architects were $10,000-plus, which would’ve eaten into our reno budget. And we knew exactly what we wanted to do; we just needed someone to draw up plans and help with the technical side. The draftsperson we hired made good suggestions we hadn’t thought of, like built-in cupboards in the hallway, which have been brilliant. It cost $1500 for the plans and the builder started as soon as the plans were approved. To use a draftsperson, you must know what you want to do with the reno. It won’t work if you need a lot of guidance they can only draw up plans as you suggest and maybe make tweaks along the way. He also assisted us with the private building certifier, which helped us understand some of the jargon. We’re really happy with how it worked out.”

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Word of mouth is the best way to find a great draftsperson or another reno expert, but these sites may also help you out: MyDesigner.net.au Search this national register of building designers and draftspeople for a short-list of design experts in your area. FindAnArchitect.com.au This online directory of Australian architects linked to the Australian Institute of Architects is searchable by firm name, or by your state and local region.


COMING CLEAN YOUR LAUNDRY NEEDS MORE THOUGHT THAN “IT’LL COME OUT IN THE WASH”. HERE ARE THE COMMON LAYOUTS AND THEIR PROS AND CONS WORDS FIONA JOY


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IN THE KITCHEN Yes, it’s true. Integrating laundry appliances into the kitchen has long been a common solution in many parts of Europe. Although it’s not as popular in Australia, putting your washer and dryer here as in this example by Provincial Kitchens (provincial kitchens.com.au) makes sense for many of the same reasons as having a laundry in the bathroom (plumbing and ventilation). As well, your kitchen will almost certainly already have task lighting, “which makes spotting stains and sorting socks that much easier”, says Christine Gough, interior design leader at IKEA (ikea.com.au). You can choose to have them on display or fully integrated behind cabinetry for a seamless look, and there’s also plenty of built-in cupboard space to store the soapy necessities. “But don’t be afraid of open shelving,“ says Christine. “By swapping detergent boxes for glass jars, you’ll create a stylish look and know exactly what you have in stock before you head out to the shops.”

“LARGER-CAPACITY MACHINES ARE MORE EFFICIENT”

GARY BROWN, HARVEY NORMAN

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STAND-ALONE ZONE Ah, the laundry. The luxury of a whole room dedicated to washing is something about which many of us can but dream. So what do you need? Gary Brown, senior brand manager of home appliances at Harvey Norman (harveynorman.com.au), suggests a washing machine with a minimum load of 10 kilograms. “The larger-capacity machines are a bit taller and deeper and way more eficient, as they can halve the number of loads to do,” he says. “I’d go for a matching heat-pump dryer to sit side by side. It can take double the load of a regular tumble dryer and won’t fill the room with condensation.” To complete your room, whether it’s a functional fit (such as this A CH project, opposite, a-ch.com.au) or a luxe space (this zone by Bloom Interior Design & Decoration, right, bloominteriordesign. com.au), consider a steam station. “Because the iron is attached to a water tank, you get a better result in half the time,” explains Gary.

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HIDDEN NOOK This option is popular in smaller houses and apartments and can be as easy as fitting in a washer, hidden by a curtain. A real space-saver, this is a great idea if you don’t have the room to spare your machine is tucked away in an otherwise dead space but you still have a dedicated place for the washing. Generally situated in a hallway or an ‘in-between’ area, bi-fold doors, pocket doors or a curtain can be pulled across to hide the overflowing ironing basket when guests drop by, as seen in this Lena Bruno & Co laundry (lenabrunoandco.com). When space is at a premium, it pays to be clever about your storage. “Think vertically and use a combination of rails, shelves and baskets to store everything from detergents to clothes and your iron,” says Christine Gough of IKEA. “By using the full height of the wall, you maximise storage potential and reduce clutter from the limited number of surfaces, which you can then use for other tasks such as sorting and folding.”

“BY USING THE FULL HEIGHT OF THE WALL, YOU CAN MAXIMISE STORAGE POTENTIAL”

IN THE BATHROOM Having the laundry share a space with your home’s hygiene headquarters is the way to go on more than one level. The bathroom is a traditional spot for a washing machine, as this space by Alvhem Mäkleri & Interiör (alvhemmakleri.se) shows. It makes sense from a logistical point of view as, if it’s upstairs, it’s close to where dirty clothes are typically dropped. Also, the plumbing is there, the room is designed for wet work and someone (you) has already given some thought to the ventilation. “The great thing about having it as part of the existing bathroom is that the pipework is already there,” says Inside Out Panel builder Wayd Munro. That’s not to say you can’t have it elsewhere, but it will cost a lot more if plumbing, waterproofing and tiling need to be installed.” Rather than have a poky bathroom and even pokier laundry, knocking the two areas through is a popular choice as it results in a more spacious bathroom. Just be sure not to confuse your bath soak crystals with the washing powder…

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HOW TO ADD A LAUNDRY TO A BATHROOM Bathroom expert Simona Castagna, designer and co-director, Minosa, minosadesign.com

BY THE BACK DOOR Historically, the washing machine belonged out there with life’s other luxuries such as the Hills Hoist and the dunny. The trek across the yard in the rain was once something every domestic goddess took for granted. Then came the ‘internal laundry’. But having a laundry in a shed or garage, or in an area close to the back door, does have its advantages. “Planning a laundry with direct access to the garden works as this is where the clothesline is, meaning you’re less likely to use the dryer,” says Inside Out Panel architect Andrew Benn. “Also, having the laundry away from the main living area is good as washing machines are noisy!” As an added bonus, you can open the back door to create a breeze and allow for excess moisture to be drawn outside.

If you need to incorporate a laundry into a bathroom, for building purposes, access to the area and its surround must be good with adequate floor space for baskets and storage. Minimum space requirements width-wise would be 1200mm this allows for a washing machine, a compact sink and some broom storage. Laundries always work best when hidden behind doors. That way, the bathroom area doesn’t look overcrowded with fixtures, and the general mess can be hidden. Doors can be painted the same colour as the room to make them blend within the space.


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Are you looking for the right cookware or cookware for right now? Here’s what you need to know about these kitchen essentials WORDS FIONA JOY PRODUCT SOURCING CARLIE OATES

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nce upon a time, pots and pans vied with cutlery for the top spot on wedding registry lists. Not so much these days, as most people can’t wait until they get hitched to bag a decent set of pans. So, assuming you’re doing your own cookware shopping, here’s what you need to know before you go.

material world Pans can be made of many things and your choice of material depends largely on how you like to cook and how often. Stainless steel is the most common material. It’s afordable, durable and rust resistant, and modern designs can be easy on the eye, too. “There are two key forms of stainless steel in cookware,” says Myer category buyer cookware, Stephen Rajasingham. “These are tri-ply and copper. Tri-ply has two layers of stainless steel and one layer of aluminium in between, which ofers a consistency and allows your food to be cooked evenly.” Copper-based products “allow you to cook at much higher temperatures and have a great design aesthetic”, says Stephen. Copper pans are generally lined with stainless steel to stop food reacting with the copper, which (happily) also makes them easier to clean. Cast-iron cookware is also popular. “Every household should have at least one piece,” says Stephen. “The base and walls are the same thickness to ensure even cooking over long periods of time, which makes it the perfect choice for stews and baking. And you can find many striking colours to match your kitchen.” Hard anodised aluminium cookware is extremely hard-wearing and “good for everyday cooking”, says Stephen, “because the non-stick surface is easy to cook with”. Pans tend to be lightweight to handle and, unlike Teflon coating, they can take a bashing from metal utensils.

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The choice of many a professional cook, copper can be heated to very high – yet precise – temperatures. It’s expensive but, let’s face it, it looks great.

1. & 2. A solid bronze handle makes these pans ideal for both stovetop and oven cooking. Rufoni 26cm copper fry pan, $329.95, and Rufoni 26cm copper sauté pan with lid, $499.95, David Jones, davidjones.com.au. 3. & 4. Boast a brushed solid copper exterior for great conductivity. Falk ‘Classic’ 28cm round gratin pan, $349, and Falk ‘Classic’ 28cm copper high casserole, $539, Copper Kitchen, copperkitchen.com.au.

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on the surface “Most modern cookware can be used on the various cookware tops, but if you have an induction cooktop, ensure that the cookware is compatible,” says Stephen. Because induction cooking works by creating a magnetic field, you have to make sure your pans have some iron content. Basically if a magnet sticks to the bottom of your pan, you’re good to go. If not, you’ll need to a) replace your cookware or b) invest in a set of ‘induction disks’ that sit under your pans. They’re not as eficient as the real thing but, if you can’t let go of your copper cookware, it’s the only option.

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kit & caboodle Chef Hulya Suleyman creates recipes and hosts classes at the Williams-Sonoma Cooking School (williams-sonoma.com.au) in Sydney. Here are her tips on what you need – and what should be on your wishlist. NEED “Cookware essentials are the workhorses of the kitchen that will get just about any job done. They’re the things every kitchen should have, no matter how basic your cooking needs. They include a great non-stick frying pan; a medium-sized saucepan (about three-litre capacity is ideal); a large ovenproof sauté pan without a non-stick interior to achieve the best browning and caramelisation; a multi-pot with a perforated insert for boiling pasta or steaming vegetables; a Dutch oven for long, slow cooking; and a grill pan to produce perfectly charred steaks and vegetables.” WANT “If you have the space and love to cook regularly, then there are a few other pieces that will take your cooking to the next level. Many of these are related to the ‘essentials’ but feature slight variations, which make them a better fit for certain

1. Made out of steel, the set includes 26cm and 30cm frypans, 16cm and 20cm saucepans, a 4.7L stock pot and steamer. Curtis Stone 6-piece hard anodised cookset, $179, Target, target.com.au. 2. Oven safe to 180°C, dishwasher safe and suitable for all stovetops. Raco Cast Al+ 28cm Square Grill Pan, $69.95, Zanui, zanui.com.au.

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frying pan but its gently curved base and higher sides allows for easy tossing and flipping – opt for an alternate size to your frying pan to avoid too much double up.” COVET “Specialised cookware pieces are for kitchens that mean business. They’re designed to do one task really well, so they’re a luxury to own. Examples include a frittata pan, an asparagus pot, an egg poacher, a crepe pan, a double boiler for chocolate and custards, and a tagine. Ideal for regular entertainers and keen cooks, these mark the final frontier in fine cookware.”

is incredibly hard-wearing and available bare or enamelled with a thin layer of durable coloured glass coating. This means it comes in a range of colours that can be used as a signature pop on your stovetop.

1. & 2. This duo is oven-, freezer- and dishwashersafe, and versatile, making them must-haves. Le Creuset 26cm cast iron round casserole, $519, Myer, myer.com.au, and 26cm cast iron frying pan, $299, Le Crueset, lecreuset.com.au.

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non-stick pans have come under fire in recent years over concerns of toxic emissions when heated over 260°C. As long as you take care not to excessively heat these pans, they’re a versatile option able to handle stir-frys and steaks.

“Handles on your cookware basically comes down to personal preference,” says Stephen Rajasingham of Myer. “Stainless-steel handles do get slightly warm to the touch, but ofer a superior design. Most stainless-steel handles can also take higher temperatures when placed in the oven. Some cookware uses silicone on the handle, which allows ease of use and ofers additional comfort.” Wooden handles look nice and are super comfy to hold, but because they can’t be placed in the oven, they aren’t overly practical.

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stainless-steel care Can I soak pans straight after cooking? Do not plunge hot pans into cold water as this could cause them to warp slightly and they won’t sit nicely on your cooktop. “For more stubborn residues, fill the pan with warm water and leave to soak for 10 to 15 minutes,� says Le Creuset senior brand manager, Kiara dela Merced. Should I put them in the dishwasher? “Most stainless-steel pans can be placed in the dishwasher,� says Kiara. “However, it’s always best to check with the supplier.� How do I clean stains from the outside of my cookware? Most stains are caused by grease being cooked on each time the pan is used, so clean thoroughly after each use with hot soapy water. “For stubborn stains, Le Creuset has a stainless-steel cookware cleaner that safely removes heat stains, discolouration, grit and grime from three-ply stainless steel, while preserving and enhancing the reflective shine and polish of the cookware,� says Kiara.

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Cast iron, steel, some enamelled steel, and stainless-steel pans with an iron element are suitable. Look for the induction-compatible symbol or try the magnet test.

1. Has a bakelite handle. GreenPan ‘Wood Be’ 28cm sautĂŠ pan with lid, $169, David Jones, davidjones.com.au. 2. A versatile option. Tefal ‘Heritage’ 30cm non-stick frypan, $179.95, Myer, myer.com.au. 3. Oven-safe to 200°C. Anolon ‘Endurance’ 7.6L stockpot, $219.95, Matchbox, matchbox.com.au.

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non-stick dos and don’ts Tefal brand ambassador, chef Guillaume Brahimi’s tips

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stainless steel High-quality stainless-steel cookware is made from 18 parts chromium to 10 parts nickel. And because they don’t dent, are easy to clean and hold a mirror-like polish, these pots and pans are an attractive choice.

DO + Pre-season your cookware by washing it in warm, soapy water then rinsing and drying thoroughly before use. + Place paper towels between pans if stacking. + Use wood or nylon utensils. It is safe to use metal utensils on some non-stick coatings but check the packaging before you scrape.

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2. Copper across the base. Essteele ‘Per Vita’ 30cm copper sautĂŠ pan, $289.95, Myer, myer. com.au. 3. Insulated lid. ‘Thermo-Clad’ 1.8L saucepan, $250, Williams-Sonoma, williamssonoma.com.au.

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DON’T + Cook over high heat. + Use spraying oils as an ultra-thin layer of oil will burn of at low temperatures and can reduce the non-stick properties of cookware. + Expect cookware to last forever. Over time, the surface will deteriorate and one day your omelette just won’t want to leave the pan.


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It’s all about the details in this elegant cooking zone by Arent & Pyke with curved benchtop edges, pale green cabinet fronts and warm timber accents. For a further look at this refined home, visit arentpyke.com.

My bathroom is a place of… Utility. Whether it’s getting ready for work in the morning, or washing away tension, the bathroom is a place where I prepare for the next chapter in the day. What aspect of bathroom design do people too often overlook? Great design is often described as that perfect balance of substance and utility. These spaces need to rejuvenate, but often lack functionality, or versatility in function. There are a lot of beautiful products out there, however, aspects like storage, durability or material, cleaning, and ease of use for everyone living in that home is often not given the level of consideration it should. In my dream bathroom, I would have…The complete Caroma Marc Newson range. I might have some bias as I was involved in the project, but there are few complete bathroom ranges available anywhere in the world today that are the vision of one designer, especially one of the greatest design minds of our generation.

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all the right angles We’re loving this luxe take on a herringbone floor. This area is decked in ‘Marmi Classico Bianco Covelano’ marble tile ($89/sqm) from Tile Mega Mart. Visit tilemegamart.com.au for details.

TOWEL OFF Country Road’s latest accessories offering brings elegance to everyday tasks. ‘Comme’ teatowel, $12.95, countryroad.com.au.

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The Biggest Challenge Yet!


out the centrepiece Make your plantings the highlight of a relaxed sitting area

PHOTOGRAPHY: NATALIE HUNFALVAY. DESIGN: OUTDOOR ESTABLISHMENTS, OUTDOORESTABLISHMENTS.COM

Keeping a garden in top shape also applies to potted plants. Creating a focal point with feature planting further defines a seating zone. In this case, a Crassula ‘Blue Bird’ succulent (silver dollar jade) is the main attraction, showcased on a unique platform.“The planter is from Parterre,” says landscape designer Matthew Hook of Outdoor Establishments.“The hole was intended to be used as an ice bucket, but we drilled drainage holes and converted it into a planter.” Turn the page for a detailed look at this designer garden on Sydney’s lower North Shore.


room to breathe Let nature lead you on a tour through this spectacular, soiree-ready garden on Sydney’s lower North Shore WORDS FIONA JOY PHOTOGRAPHY NATALIE HUNFALVAY


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dining area The view from this generous entertaining area is constantly changing, surrounded by striking seasonal plants

Large floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors open up from the kitchen and living area onto a rear courtyard, where brick paving has been replaced by a lovely entertaining area to enjoy with family and friends. The trees cut into the sandstone paving are 25-year-old Olea europaea (olive trees), sourced from Queensland and craned into position. “The trees were hard pruned prior to installation, to encourage new growth,” says the garden’s designer, Matthew Hook of Outdoor Establishments. “The result is an almost lollipop form. The juvenile new growth provides an eye-catching contrast against the gnarly old trunks.” The trees are underplanted with a thriving lawn of Ophiopogon japonicus ‘Nanus’ (dwarf mondo).

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sitting area This private courtyard makes the most of its elevated position on the block, with a prized view over nearby Manly and North Head


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A side passage from the dining zone leads to a sitting area looking out over the front garden and pool. With the custom-built gas fire in place, this space is used day and night throughout the year. “Garden lighting is great but it is hard to beat the flicker of a flame burning at night,” says Matthew. Crackenback cladding was used on all the walls in the sitting and dining areas. “The attention to detail that went into these walls was second to none,” says Matthew. “All the corner pieces were cut from sandstone blocks.” The Acmena smithii (lilly pilly) hedge on the boundary is an original planting. This hedge was almost pleached (where the lower branches on the trunk are cleared to a certain height), creating privacy issues with the neighbouring property. The stone walls were installed for this reason and, to create a cohesive look, extra sections of the same hedging were added to the dining area.

“The attention to detail that went into these walls was second to none”

MATTHEW HOOK, LANDSCAPE DESIGNER

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pool area A picturesque jacaranda tree was trucked to the site and craned into position, providing welcoming dappled shade


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The front lawn area and pool are sunken into the block, thanks to a towering sandstone retaining wall supporting the driveway, house and upper gardens. “This is not cladding,” points out Matthew. “We constructed this enormous wall, using a mix of recycled demolition stone from all around Sydney. It reaches almost five metres high and creates the external facade to the pool cabana and home gym.”

“We extended the retaining wall to maintain a one-metre-high balustrade to the driveway behind the wall” MATTHEW HOOK, LANDSCAPE DESIGNER

key plants

Acer palmatum ‘Atropurpureum’ (Japanese maple) delivers great year-round colour.

Buxus microphylla ‘Japonica’ (Japanese box) is hardy and ideal for formal gardens or in large pots.

Trachelospermum jasminoides (star jasmine) shines as a spreading bush, groundcover or climber.

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The custom cubbyhouse was designed and built around the existing jacaranda tree for the family’s children to enjoy. It sits in the rear dining area near the barbecue zone, allowing for easy supervision of the kids from the house and main dining area. “The brushwood fencing was already in place further down the boundary, so we decided to extend it all the way to the rear boundary past the cubbyhouse,” says Matthew.

play area This garden isn’t just heaven for the grown-ups. The kids have their own corner of paradise, with a tree to climb and a designer cubby to play in


how to create the perfect barbecue area Garden expert Trystan Graham, landscape designer and director, Outdoor Establishments, outdoor establishments. com

The position of your outdoor cooking zone in the garden and proximity to the house will ultimately determine how complex the barbecue area needs to be. If you’re far away from the kitchen, be sure to incorporate power points, refrigeration and running hot and cold water into the design. It’ll mean avoiding having to run back and forth from the kitchen when entertaining. Also consider how you entertain – a dual benchtop layout with bar seating creates a hub for guests to gather.

barbecue area The shaded outlook ensures working the barbie stays a pleasure, not a chore, and makes dining on balmy summer evenings a delight

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Q+A WITH…

Nathan Burkett Landscape architect, Nathan Burkett Design A garden should be… plant-focused and have an appeal of comfort. It should have elements that draw you into it to interact with the surroundings and in-built seating can be a great feature to achieve this. Lighting is also important as it encourages use of the garden in the evenings it also means that you can enjoy its beauty from inside the house as well. What are three things to consider when planning a small-space garden? You need to

outdoors in Bring modern angles to your deck with the Kristalia ‘Compas’ chairs and ‘Thin-K’ table. Both chair and table are available in white, black, beige or grey. From $890 each, Fanuli, fanuli.com.

accessories EDITED BY DANIELLE SELIG AND BELINDA KEMP BY THE POOL Stretch out and enjoy the sunshine in this Roda ‘Spool’ seat for one. It’s $4995, Domo, domo.com.au.

‘Bermuda’ planter box, $299, Adam Raiola Design, adamraiola.com.

‘Harlequin’ plant stand in Sage, $190, Ivy Muse, ivymuse.com.au.

Bernabei Freeman ‘Terrace’ planter, $460, Tait, madebytait.com.au.

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WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? WHETHER YOU’RE HAVING A BITE AT HOME OR PACKING FOR WORK, THERE’S SOMETHING HERE TO KEEP YOU FUELLED UP STYLING JOSEPH GARDNER FOOD STYLING JUSTINE POOLE PHOTOGRAPHY JEREMY SIMONS


Speedy miso rice bowl

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notebook, $21, Cult, 1300 768 626. ‘Pois’ lunch paper napkin, $6.90/ pack of 20, Citta Design, as before. Wrong For Hay ‘Lens’ box, $135, Cult, as before. Chabatree glass jar (bottom left corner), $24, Ten Things, as before. This page: ‘Sittning’ glass, $4.99/pair; ‘Avskild’ coaster, 99c/ pack of 4; and ‘Fånigt’ paper napkin, $1.99/pack of 30, all IKEA, ikea.com.au. Kaico enamel canister, $70, Ginkgo Leaf, as before. Hay wooden ruler, $21, and ‘Bullet’ pen, $17, Cult, as before. Pencils, stylist’s own.

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Steak sandwich salad


THIS NUTRITIOUS SALAD IS A GREAT SIDE TO MAKE UP AT WORK – JUST POP ALL THE PREPPED INGREDIENTS INTO A BOWL AND TOSS

Brown lentil salad

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speedy miso rice bowl

2. Place mushroom and garlic on second lined tray. Spray well with oil. Season. Cook for 10 12 minutes or until tender. Squeeze garlic flesh into a small bowl. Mash with a fork. Set aside. 3. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Spray with oil. Cook leek, turning, for 5 minutes or until golden. Combine vinegar, brown sugar and water in a small bowl. Pour over leek. Cook, turning, for 3 minutes or until caramelised. Remove leeks then toss tomatoes in the pan for 2 3 minutes. 4. Heat a barbecue or a chargrill pan over medium-high heat. Spray steak with oil. Season. Cook, turning, for 4 5 minutes for medium or until cooked to your liking. Rest for 2 minutes. Thinly slice. 5. Whisk together garlic, sour cream, lemon juice and mustard in a jug. Season. Arrange salad mix, croutons, tomatoes, mushrooms and leek on a serving plate. Top with steak and baby cress. Serve with dressing.

SERVES 4 PREPARATION TIME 5 minutes COOKING TIME 15 minutes

2 bunches broccolini, trimmed 1 tbsp coconut oil 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced ¼ tsp dried chilli flakes 2 green shallots, thinly sliced 150g oyster mushrooms 1 tsp soy sauce 4 eggs 450g packet microwave brown rice, cooked Sesame seeds, to serve

brown lentil salad

Miso dressing 1 tbsp white miso paste 2 tbsp mirin seasoning 1½ tsp fresh ginger, finely grated 1 tsp soy sauce 1 tsp sesame oil

SERVES 4 (as a side salad) PREPARATION TIME 10 minutes

steak sandwich salad SERVES 4 PREPARATION TIME 40 minutes

Place lentils, red onion, tomato, green onion, capsicum, chilli, lime juice and fish sauce in a large bowl. Season with pepper. Toss to combine. Sprinkle with coriander. Serve with lime wedges.

rice, leek and prosciutto frittata SERVES 4 PREPARATION TIME 15 minutes COOKING TIME 30 minutes

⅓ cup medium grain rice 1 tbsp olive oil 2 medium leeks, halved, washed, thinly sliced 6 slices prosciutto, chopped 8 eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup finely grated parmesan 100g mixed salad leaves

100g sourdough bread, torn into 3cm pieces Olive oil spray 120g Swiss brown mushrooms, halved 1 garlic clove, unpeeled 1 leek, cut into 1cm-thick rounds 250g tomato medley mix, halved 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp brown sugar 1 tbsp water 500g beef Scotch fillet steak, trimmed 1 tbsp sour cream 3 tsp lemon juice 1 tsp wholegrain mustard 100g baby spinach and rocket mix Baby cress, to serve 1. Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan forced. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Place bread on 1 prepared tray. Spray with olive oil. Season. Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden and crisp. Cool completely.

1. Cook rice in a large saucepan of boiling water, following packet directions until tender. Drain. Allow to cool. 2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease a 6cm-deep, 19cm (base) square cake pan. Line base and sides with baking paper, allowing paper to extend 2cm above edge. 3. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add leek and prosciutto. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until leek has softened. Place leek mixture in a large heatproof bowl. Add eggs, rice and half the cheese. Stir to combine. 4. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake for 20 25 minutes or until golden and set. Serve with salad leaves. Tip: Allow frittata to cool to room temperature and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.

For more recipes, visit taste.com.au.

TASTE.COM.AU RECIPES: (SPEEDY MISO RICE BOWL AND STEAK SANDWICH SALAD) KATRINA WOODMAN, (BROWN LENTIL SALAD) KIM MEREDITH, (RICE, LEEK AND PROSCIUTTO FRITTATA) LIZ MACRI

1. For the dressing, whisk ingredients together in a bowl. Set aside. 2. Place broccolini in a heatproof bowl and cover. Microwave on high for 2 minutes or until just tender. Heat 3 teaspoons of the coconut oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add garlic, chilli and white part of shallot. Cook, stirring, for 30 seconds or until aromatic. Add the mushrooms. Cook for 1 minute or until just tender. Add the broccolini and soy sauce. Cook for 1 minute or until tender. Transfer to a bowl. Keep warm. 3. Heat remaining oil in pan over medium heat. Crack eggs into pan. Cook for 3 minutes for soft yolks. Carefully turn. Remove from heat. 4. Divide rice among serving bowls. Top with vegetable mixture and eggs. Drizzle with miso dressing. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and remaining green shallot.

400g can lentils, drained, rinsed ½ small red onion, thinly sliced 1 medium tomato, chopped 1 green onion, thinly sliced ½ small red capsicum, chopped 1 birds eye chilli, deseeded, finely chopped 1 tbsp lime juice 2 tsp fish sauce ⅓ cup fresh coriander leaves Lime wedges, to serve (optional)


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RICE MAKES THIS TASTY FRITTATA A MORE FILLING LUNCH OPTION, WHICH IS ALSO EASY TO PACK AWAY AND REHEAT Rice, leek and proscuitto frittata

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How did your career begin? I started out as an intern at The French Laundry, a Michelin-starred restaurant in California. I remember carefully cracking open eggs and peeling the inside membrane from them. It was for its famous dish the custard served in the egg with the potato and chive chip. I think I went through hundreds of eggs just to get 12 perfect each day. Where are your favourite places to eat in Sydney? 10 William St, Sagra and Mr. Wong. What are local ingredients you’ve enjoyed discovering? Muntries: the little native apple berries. I made an upside down cake with them that was incredible. Fred’s opens at 380 Oxford St, Paddington, NSW in February. Visit merivale.com.au.

luxe stay Sydney’s Della Hyde may be inspired by grand yesteryear hotel lobbies, but you don’t need to check in with luggage to enjoy the cocktail list. Visit dellahyde.com.au for details.

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A choc terrarium that you can joyfully destroy with a fork is one of the delights at Sydney’s Petal Met Sugar, run by patissier Elsa Li and florist Angela Wong; petalmetsugar.com.au.

Find a botanical wall at Tasmanian bar, Robbie Browns: instagram.com/robbiebrowns 140 / Inside Out

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Our Agony Aunt Meg Mason dishes out somewhat questionable style and decorating advice to would-be DIY renovators

My husband and I are about to buy a New York-style loft of the plan, but some friends have told us open-plan living is impractical and we’ll regret it. Should we go ahead? Erin, Elwood, Vic

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our clue here, Erin, is the ‘New York-style’, a phrase no

your single living space the acoustic quality of the Puerto Rican Day Parade coming down Fifth Avenue and meeting Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations coming the other way. So, as you’d say to one of the more aggressively flea-bitten Times Square Elmos, don’t even think about it. Unless, of course, it’s too late and the sale’s gone through. In which case, congratulations! Because you know what they say – if you can make it there… I’ve just purchased a top-of-the-line cofee machine and now I feel bad every time I end up buying a takeaway. Any suggestions? Laura, Manly, NSW

There’s a particular sort of guilt we all feel when paying for something we have an adequate free version of already - drinking water, cut flowers or a good cleavage. But sometimes, a home brew simply doesn’t compare to the experience of paying hand over fist for a thimble-sized piccolo wazzed up by a surly barista and enjoyed with a four-day-old copy of the weekend lift-out. Fortunately, at other times, being able to access caffeine without having to worry about hipster-beard poisoning is utterly priceless, and it all balances out in the end.

revive the… corn holders A forgotten objet ripe for resurgence Only one vegetable comes with its own utensils shaped to look like itself. So, why do we forget about the as-new corn-holders until we’re halfway down the cob, or we’re foraging through the drawer and feel a vintage pricker lodge itself in our forearm?

Stay tuned for more of Meg’s invaluable renovating tips in our next issue. 146 / Inside Out

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less potent for its flagrant overuse by real-estate agents who, I suspect, have it set up as a keyboard shortcut alongside ‘level stroll to’ and ‘whisper quiet, but with easy airport access’. Especially when paired with an artist’s impression of a couple reclining on a space-defining sofa drinking negronis against a backdrop of exposed beam work, those three little words instantly conjure all the charm and sophistication we associate with that glittering metropolis. But as any veteran of the Sex and the City bus tour will tell you, NewYork is actually a dirty, noisy crush of roiling humanity.Where one’s safety and sanity are under constant assault.A place where the most unsavoury aspects of human behaviour are played out in public, and there’s no escape from the filth, the jostle, the grit and the unrelenting soundtrack of other people’s doings. Exactly like open-plan living. Life without walls is definitely ‘New York-style’ in the worst ways. I hate to dash your hopes but, like a Kentucky farm girl stepping off a Greyhound bus at Grand Central with nothing but big dreams and $20 in her pocket, reality’s going to come at you faster than an unscrupulous model scout offering to do a series of tasteful 8 x 10s behind a dumpster. Only in this case, reality means coming home to those lovely unfettered square feet, and catching sight of your husband trying to tell if his “skin thing” has “gone funny” behind the gauze curtain, which is the only demarcation of the ‘bathroom area’. Oh, how you’ll wish for a proper door then, Erin. Or a few sheets of plasterboard forming an actual barrier when your family visits the big smoke, and you’re kept awake each night by your father watching true crime procedurals a few uninterrupted yards from your sleeping platform. Picture as well a rush-hour L train and ask yourself, could I do a spontaneous set of burpees in my nightie or a quicky brow wax there? No. But privacy-wise, a loft is roughly the same.And know, too, that once children come along, that first battery toy will lend


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look & learn There are some great video tutorials that show painting tips and techniques for the best results. From how to paint a ceiling to getting paint splatters of your clothes, have a look at britishpaints.com.au/inspiration-tips.

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f all the jobs you might need to do around your home, painting is considered one that’s most suited to DIY. But there are reasons why professional decorators exist; the finish you achieve will make or break a project and 90 per cent of that lies within the preparation. So, before you shake of the paintbrush, read on.

do your research

A great place to start your painting journey is online. Online tools will help you with everything from inspirational ideas to detailed product information. British Paints has all the helpful information you will need to take on your own custom job. At britishpaints.com.au, there’s a section dedicated to inspiration and tips, with easy to follow how-to videos and a helpful project planner to set you up. “At British Paints, we’re all about making it easy to achieve amazing results,” says Garth McKinley, senior brand manager. “So we’re providing the online tools to help coach you through any home project.”

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Think about what surface you’re applying the paint to and what finish you’re after. Once that decision is made you can start thinking about colour. It’s a big decision (thankfully not an irreversible one) so British Paints ofers colour inspiration through a new visual colour tool, British Paints Colouriser™. It helps you to choose colours within settings and ofers recommendations and suggestions to get the right look. And if you’re still not sure they also ofer a colour consultancy service. “Our dedicated consultants are trained interior designers and have the expertise to help you achieve the perfect result the first time,” says Garth.

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One key thing is to make sure the colour you choose works with your flooring and large furniture pieces. Get a sample pot – that’s what they’re there for – and paint a small section to see how it works at diferent times of the day. And use the online paint calculator at british paints.com.au to take the guesswork out of how much you need.

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buy the kit

Make sure you have all the supplies you need! Stirrer All paint needs stirring so have one at the ready. Brushes Avoid cheap ones – quality bristles will give an even spread to the paint and won’t splatter or moult. Roller Choose one with a short ‘nap’ for the smoothest finish. Roller tray Make sure it’s wide enough for your roller. Roller extender Reach high without overstretching. Step ladder To get to the top corners when cutting in. Paint Buy your paint and choose the right colour and product.

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get the walls ready

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prep the room

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it’s time to paint!

No matter how houseproud you are, there’ll be a combination of dirt, dust and grease on your walls and you need to remove this with soap and water. Scrape of any peeling or cracking paint, then remove nails and picture hooks. Fill in holes (and cracks) with filler then smooth out the surface with a fine grit sandpaper.

Painting is easier if you have elbow room, so empty out as much as you can. Move large pieces to the centre of the room and cover them with a sheet. Apply painter’s tape along skirtings and around doors, windows and sockets (be sure to press down the edge firmly to stop seepage). If you’re going right down to a bare floor, use painter’s tape to apply a paper ‘border’ and if you have fitted carpet, lift and bind the edges. Cover the floor with drop sheets – canvas works better than plastic as it won’t become slippery when splattered.

Now for the fun part. First, work out if you need a primer or look for a paint and primer in one. “At British Paints, we’ve designed our signature TimeSaver series,” says Garth. “This means you can paint most bare surfaces without the need for an undercoat, so you can get a beautiful finish faster.” Use a brush to paint corners and ‘cut in’ around doors, windows and light fittings. Then use the roller to paint the remaining areas, applied in W shapes. Always finish one wall before you go on to the next. Allow to dry overnight before assessing whether you need a second coat. British Paints Rosanna Gold


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Give your home a hit of personality with these easy painting ideas

painted skirting A lick of paint around a room’s border is a sweet way to add a hint of colour

You will need + Ruler + Pencil + Painter’s tape + 25mm wall paintbrush + Large wall paintbrush + British Paints ‘Prep 4 In 1’ Water Based preparation coat

+ British Paints ‘Clean & Protect’ Low Sheen interior paints in Sweetest and Fool’s Crown

This project will add another dimension to your rooms with a unique and fun detail.

1. Measure 25mm above the top of your skirting and, using a pencil, mark a line along the length of your wall. 2. Measure 25mm above that line and lightly mark another line along the length of your wall. 3. Secure painter’s tape along both edges, leaving an area in between to be painted. 4. Use the small paintbrush to paint this area with the prep coat. Allow to dry. 5. Apply two coats of paint, allowing time for the paint to dry between coats. Carefully remove the tape while the paint is still wet. 6. If your skirting is pre-painted, sand skirting to matte finish before painting. Tape outside the top and bottom edges of your skirting. 7. Using the large paintbrush to apply undercoat and paint, repeat steps 4 to 5.

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painted bedhead

Take it to the wall with this relaxed motif, which takes up a lot less space than a traditional piece

You will need + Measuring tape + Ruler + Pencil + Painter’s tape + British Paints ‘Clean & Protect’ Semi

Break free of the classic bedhead and try a freeform design for a creative look.

Gloss interior paint in Kara Sea

+ 13cm paint roller + 13cm paint tray + 25mm wall paintbrush 1. Measure across the width of the bed and lightly mark a line in pencil on the wall behind. 2. Remove bed and measure up the wall, 140cm from the floor. Lightly mark a line in pencil. 3. Using these measurements as a guide, draw the bedhead design lightly in pencil on the wall. 4. Secure painter’s tape for sharp lines where necessary. 5. Use the roller to paint the design and use the paintbrush to create the curved edges. 6. Allow to dry before giving your bedhead a second coat of paint. 7. Carefully remove tape while paint is still wet.

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#4 painted storage cubes

Give plain timber boxes a colour makeover for customised storage to suit your room’s look British Paints Kara Sea

You will need + Raw plywood storage cubes (we used ply milk crates from Like Butter, likebutter.com.au)

+ Drop sheet + 25mm wall paintbrush + 25cm paint roller + 25cm paint tray + British Paints ‘Prep 4 In 1’

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#3 painted pots

These storage cubes are great for displaying curated style vignettes.

1. Sit cubes on the drop sheet and ensure they are free from dust. 2. Using your paintbrush, cut-in with the preparation coat around door edges, joins and corners. 3. Fill in the rest of the cube with the undercoat using the paint roller. 4. Allow to dry before repeating the above steps with your top coat.

Enhance your creative side by giving your planters a painterly treatment

You will need + Various terracotta pots (we bought ours from Anchor Ceramics, anchorceramics.com)

+ 25mm wall paintbrush + British Paints 500ml sample pots in Sweetest, Fool’s Crown, Brown Master, Love Note, Reckless Green, Tornado and Kara Sea 1. Starting with the lightest colour, paint whatever pattern you like onto the pot – we went with relaxed stripes of colour of diferent lengths. 2. Allow the stripe of colour to dry before applying a second coat of paint. 3. Repeat this process for the other paint colours.

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This project is great for a kid’s room. Get them involved in the colour choice as well.

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#5 painted door

The back of a door is an opportunity to make a graphic feature with a bold collage of tones and shapes

You will need + British Paints ‘Prep 4 In 1’ Water Based preparation coat

+ 25cm paint roller + 25cm paint tray + Measuring tape + Ruler + Pencil + Painter’s tape + 13cm paint roller + 13cm paint tray + British Paints ‘H2O Enamel’ Semi Gloss interior paints in Sweetest, Rosanna Gold, Reckless Green, Love Note and Kara Sea 1. Apply the undercoat to the door front with the 25cm paint roller. Allow to dry. 2. Lightly mark out this design onto the door using the measuring tape, ruler and pencil. 3. Starting with the top right section, secure painter’s tape onto the door for sharp lines where necessary. 4. Paint each section using the smaller roller. Allow to dry before giving each section a second coat of paint. 5. Once painted, carefully remove tape.

Tip: Express your style – pick a mix of colours and shapes for your own take on this project.

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