Home Beautiful - - HOMES -

Who lives here?

Kirsty, a prop­erty in­vestor; Pete, owner of build­ing com­pany Abri Projects; and their three chil­dren, Hugo, eight,

Kai, seven, and Ivy, al­most one.

Where is your chill-out zone?

Kirsty: “The liv­ing room. I can get some mu­sic play­ing on the in­built sound sys­tem to set the mood, then re­lax on the couch with a cup of tea and a good book.”

Best tip for cre­at­ing a calm home? “We’ve got so much stor­age and it’s all within easy reach for us and the kids, which means we don’t have to have clut­ter around the house. And that def­i­nitely cre­ates calm.” Favourite home­wares store?

“I love St Barts in James Street be­cause it’s like walk­ing into a beach­side villa in France. I also can’t go past Mag­no­lia In­te­ri­ors.”

1. Glam­orous fin­ish: a fea­ture wall in Talo­stone Stat­u­ario.

2. Kirsty and Pete at their kitchen is­land, topped with a broad sweep of Talo­stone Cala­catta Gold.

3. Towel lad­der in Matt Black from As­tra Walker.

4. Shiplap spot­ted gum pan­elling from Bo­ral Tim­ber.

5. An ‘Iko’ cof­fee ta­ble from Jar­dan makes a match with a much-loved Nick Scali sofa.

6. Pot from The Bal­cony Gar­den.

7. A cus­tom chess ta­ble and chair set by Pop Con­crete. 1 4 2 3 5 67

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