NICOLE & GRANT’S HOME
Who lives here?
Nicole (pictured), a stay-at-home mum; Grant, a media executive; their daughters, Emily, 20, and Olivia, 18 (pictured); and Charlie the cocker spaniel.
How did this reno differ from previous ones? Grant: “This project was completely different, as we were building a house that we could live in well beyond the girls moving out at some point in the near future.”
Any advice for would-be renovators? “Ensure you allocate more funds than you expect to any major reno, as there will always be building over-runs. And make sure the building works, with functionality and new furnishings that can last the next chapter of your life.” What is your favourite part of the home? Nicole: “I love my kitchen, as everyone gravitates to the kitchen bench to eat, drink and share stories.”
1. Artwork by Hong Zhu An.
2. Sukabumi stone pool tiles from Exclusive Tiles.
3. Solid blackbutt floorboards with a custom stain from
Preferred Interior Solutions.
4. Antique chandelier, try
Miguel Meirelles Antiques.
5. ‘Hendrix’ bar stool from Jardan. 6. Bedhead in ‘Slade’ linen in Tasman from Unique Fabrics.
7. Concrete pendant from