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A stun­ning work of art will al­ways be a con­ver­sa­tion starter, so it makes sense to go big in an en­ter­tain­ing zone such as the din­ing room. The cho­sen piece here is a land­scape by Vic­to­rian artist Clare O’Donoghue. “This is her mod­ern in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the Av­enue of Hon­our with the elm trees in Bac­chus Marsh,” ex­plains Vic­to­ria. “We think it’s just bril­liant.” Visit clare­odonoghueart.com.

“I LOVE THE SPA­CES THAT AL­LOW US TO BE TO­GETHER as a fam­ily. NOW WE’RE SO CON­TENT TO STAY HOME AND JUST EN­JOY THE HOUSE”~ SHANE

KITCHEN

Light fills the invit­ing cook zone, with a crowd-pleas­ing is­land bench in Cae­sar­stone’s creamy ‘Nougat’ pro­vid­ing a crisp con­trast to the over­head cup­boards, in moody Du­lux Raku, and dark Globe

West bar stools (top). Vic­to­ria (pic­tured above, with Ava, Elise and Wil­liam) is a baker and in her el­e­ment in the kitchen, which fea­tures chic Miele ap­pli­ances and plen­ti­ful stor­age. The strik­ing 3form ‘Ting Ting’ panel splash­back is also a win­ner. “It ties in so well with the nat­u­ral el­e­ments of the home,” says Vic­to­ria.

DIN­ING

“When we worked on the de­sign for the din­ing area, we said that we wanted to fit a ta­ble long enough to seat both sets of our par­ents, as well as all of us,” ex­plains Shane. This cus­tom-made 4.5-me­tre timber piece (op­po­site & right) from Livingetc, ranged with chairs from Globe West, is just what’s needed. A cus­tom-made rug on the spot­ted-gum floor an­chors the zone, while the ta­ble is lit by a pair of large-scale, cus­tom-de­signed black and brass pen­dants from Rich­mond Light­ing.

WORK ZONE

Dis­creetly tucked away be­hind a cup­board in a cor­ner of the chil­dren’s rum­pus room is a built-in home­work sta­tion (above cen­tre). “It’s great to be able to close this off when the kids aren’t us­ing it,” says Vic­to­ria.

BATH­ROOM

A strik­ing David Trubridge ply­wood pen­dant takes its nat­u­ral cues from the home’s sur­round­ings (left), while a sculp­tural free­stand­ing ‘Kaldewei Vaio’ Duo Oval bath from Reece beck­ons. Tow­els from Home Repub­lic bring a stripy dose of mono­chrome to the wet zone, while a timber stool, found at Globe West, adds a tex­tu­ral touch. The cute drop-shaped wall hooks come from Huset.

AVA’S ROOM

Youngest daugh­ter Ava’s light and sunny room fea­tures many of her favourite things (above right), from the pink flamingo cush­ion (for sim­i­lar, try Zanui) to the whim­si­cal ‘Peace Sign’ neon light by Elec­tric Con­fetti, and gor­geous but­ter­fly pa­per chan­de­lier, which was picked up by Vic­to­ria many years ago at Adairs.

“ONCE THE BUILD GOT UN­DER WAY, IT re­ally was AN AMAZ­ING PROCESS TO KEEP TRACK OF ev­ery sin­gle DAY” ~ VIC­TO­RIA

WIL­LIAM’S ROOM

With its un­der­stated tones and stand-out pieces, 13-yearold Wil­liam’s room has a cool teenage vibe (be­low). A Pony Rider ‘Yay’ flag from Goose sets the mood, while a blue vel­vet ‘Pea’ cush­ion and a ‘Tarzan’ throw – both by Kip & Co

– liven up the Do­mayne bed.

MAIN BED­ROOM Decked out in pas­tel tones, Vic­to­ria and Shane’s bed­room projects a soft, rest­ful vibe (be­low). A pow­der-blue replica Grant Feather­ston chair beck­ons in a cor­ner, pro­vid­ing a tonal match to the ‘Pine Vel­vet’ Euro cush­ions and ‘Deep Teal’ sheets by Kip & Co. The ‘Lit­tle Tarts’ quilt cover and pil­low­cases, also by Kip & Co, in­tro­duce graphic pat­tern. The replica

Tom Dixon pen­dants were found at Matt Blatt.

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