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precious about allowing us to express our ideas.” Choosing Jansma led to what has proved to be a successful collaboration. In the house, dark polished concrete floors and limestone walls create a heat bank when the sun is shining. The resulting ambient temperature eliminates the need for a lot of manufactured heating and cooling. Concrete kitchen benchtops, timber furniture and metal lighting are softened with textural natural-fibre floor coverings and woollen throws, creating a harmonious scheme that is inviting and calming. When it came to furnishing the house, Jansma worked with the owners’ existing key pieces and brought in new and old. An old house door from China has been turned into a dining table that stands proud in the open-plan living space beneath a Mance Design Hedgehog pendant light that adds a further textural dimension. Antique benches and upholstered, upcycled timber stools and oversized timber chairs around the table add to the space’s sense of informality and conviviality. While the house is still a work in progress, with two hectares of garden to tackle and some rooms unfinished, the owners are happy to take their time and choose purposefully. They even ate off a picnic rug on the dining room floor for the first month they lived in the house because they were so determined not to move in their existing furniture if it did not work with the new scheme. Outside, the view changes at night. It becomes a twinkling blanket, with the city lights of Geelong shimmering in the distance and stars shining from above. The design brief of creating haven and home has certainly been accomplished here.\ smacpherson@theweeklyreview.com.au

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Kitchen: A concrete island benchtop, metal Tolix stools and bronze metal light fittings add a sense of luxury to an otherwise utilitarian space. Family dining: An old Chinese door has been recycled into a table top and used with a mixed seating configuration for an informal family dining room. Main bedroom: A linen bedhead and metal pendant lights continue the theme of natural materials throughout the home.

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From » P29

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OPEN 7 DAYS

PARKING AT REAR

Ph: (03) 9532 2270

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ONLINE PRICES WITH IN-STORE SERVICE

Positano Travertine 9pce $3999

Space Saver 11pce $1899 (Was $2499)

Corinthian 9pce $1099 (was $1299)

CALIFORNIA 7pce Modular Setting $3199 (was $3899)

Bondi Wicker 9pce $2499

MALIBU 4 pce $2498 (was $2999)

CUBE GRC Stone 7pce Setting $2799

OVER 100 SETTINGS ON DISPLAY Mix & Match in Timber, Aluminium, Stainless Steel, Mosaic, Stone, Cast & Polywicker Accessories: Wall Art, Cushions, Benches, Umbrellas and Sun Loungers.

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Grotto 5pce Daybed $1999 (WAS $2999)


Style setter: Interior designer Rebecca Jansma (far left) helped the owners pull together the look of their new home. Textural tones: A collection of pieces that detail the source of inspiration for the home’s style; timber, natural fibres and concrete (left). Personality plus: A little girl’s bedroom in red and white (right) is decorated using wall decals and trinkets that she loves.

Ever wanted to be a guest at your own dinner party? Order your new kitchen from Let’s Talk Kitchens & Interiors before the end of 2013 and Executive Chef, Richard Wills of Utopia Private Dining (previously Vue De Monde and The Point, Albert Park), will create an unforgettable degustation menu & dining experience for eight people in your own home. On the other hand… If having your own chef doesn’t take your fancy you can choose some help around the home instead. We’ve teamed up with Absolute Domestics, to take care of your cleaning. For more information visit our website or showroom. Terms & Conditions apply.

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