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.
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