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For Jes­sica, head of styling at Tem­ple & Webster, a beau­ti­ful room is one that re­flects the story of the peo­ple within – and this invit­ing space full of per­sonal col­lecta­bles does ex­actly that. “It’s a room that’s re­flec­tive of the home­owner’s in­ter­ests and her fam­ily’s life, which makes the space in­stantly feel cosy and ap­proach­able,” she says of the fi­nal­ist. The ab­sence of a TV also scored points. “It’s ac­tu­ally a space for con­ver­sa­tion,” re­marks HB edi­tor Sarah.

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A largely monochro­matic pal­ette lends im­pact to this win­ter-mag­net lounge in the home Amanda shares with her hus­band, Grant, and their three sons. The dive-into sofa from X-TRA De­signs in Sin­ga­pore (the cou­ple lived there for 16 years) is a mod­ern con­trast to the iconic Eames chair. A black ‘Ba­gru’ Oz De­sign Fur­ni­ture cof­fee ta­ble and ‘Kenza’ Free­dom rug con­tinue the scheme, while a long man­tel hosts me­men­toes from Thai­land and Africa. A cher­ished New York paint­ing by Aus­tralian artist David Hinch­liffe bursts with drama. >

“WE SPEND A LOT OF TIME HERE dur­ing win­ter SO WANTED TO MAKE A SPACE WE’D RE­ALLY EN­JOY re­lax­ing in ” ~ AMANDA, HOME­OWNER

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