WE LOVE... statement art
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
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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
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.