Artist Nicola Hart decks the halls of her bright Sydney cottage.
Ceramicist and painter Nicola’s bright cottage on Sydney’s lower north shore is a visual treat shared with her husband Grant, sons Luka, Will and Josh, ragdoll cat Chloe and Honey the cavoodle.
MY FAVOURITE THINGS
Paintings Both works of mine: The
Lightness of Spring [on table] and Pink Blooms. China The Wedgwood teapot, milk jug and sugar bowl were special gifts from Grant. I team them with vintage teacups found in antique stores. Table Made by Grant for my studio space. Chairs
From Early Settler. Ceramics Those are my own handmade wares on the shelves. Jugs The blue jug came from a secondhand store; I bought the pink one on a trip to Taupo, New Zealand, as a memento of our time there. Paint brushes Collected from art stores over many years.
MY FAVOURITE HAUNTS
Christmas shopping destination? The Lost and Found Department in Artarmon has a gorgeous selection of homewares and vintage finds, always displayed beautifully. What’s your favourite Christmas
tradition? I always like to make a gingerbread house. My youngest, Josh, now helps me decorate it. What are some other Christmas
activities in your family? One of my favourite parts of the season is decorating the house and the Christmas tree. I purchase new ornaments for it every year.