Black magic In a stun­ning space, the star is a bril­liant bath

A DIY AP­PROACH, GREAT IDEAS AND AN EYE FOR DE­TAIL MAKE THIS CHIC SPACE A WIN­NER FOR THE EN­TIRE FAM­ILY

Home Beautiful - - {EDITOR’S LETTER} - WORDS HOLLY BYRNE STYLING AIMEE JONES PHO­TOG­RA­PHY CATH MUSCAT

The orig­i­nal bath­room in this ’70s home on the NSW south coast never stood a chance. In fact, home­own­ers Shauna and Chayne ad­mit that when they pur­chased the house, they were re­ally just look­ing for a way to break into the real es­tate mar­ket. “It was an older house and we’d been look­ing for ages, so when we had a look through it we knew we could do what we wanted and cre­ate our own open-plan liv­ing,” says Shauna. Within a month, the pair had com­pletely re­mod­elled the home’s in­te­rior and re­built both their bath­room and their kitchen them­selves. Chayne, a sign-writer by trade, en­listed the help of his trades­men friends to get the job done, while the de­sign and style de­ci­sions were left in the ca­pa­ble hands of Shauna, a hair­dresser. “We wanted a mod­ern and beachy feel, and it fell into place and came out ex­actly how we’d hoped,” says Chayne. The one strict re­quire­ment was the bath­room had to be fit for the whole fam­ily, which in­cludes Axel, three, and baby Jai. “We had to make sure we had a dou­ble sink, a nice big bath and a spa­cious shower,” says Shauna. “We were lucky that it was a big space to work with.”

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