IN­SIDE STORY MARNIE & JOHN’S HOME

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Who lives here?

Marnie, a med­i­cal de­vice ter­ri­tory man­ager and maker; John, a trades and ser­vices man­ager; and their chil­dren Char­lie, 13, and Tom, 11. How would you de­scribe your in­te­rior style? Marnie: “It’s a re­laxed con­tem­po­rary home. The black-and-white scheme has a for­mal edge, which cre­ates im­pact, while the tim­ber fea­tures add a ca­sual warmth.” Favourite part of the home?

John: “The cathedral ceil­ings won us over when we first walked in, and now they’re painted white, they re­ally cre­ate a feel­ing of space.” Big­gest splurge?

Marnie: “Our fire­place! Our friends thought we were a lit­tle crazy putting in a wood fire­place on the Gold Coast, but John is orig­i­nally from Eng­land so he wanted that cosy, mes­meris­ing warmth that a fire can bring.”

3 5 6 1 2 41. Marnie, John, Char­lie and Tom en­joy lunch on their back deck.2. An art­work by Tania Blanchard cre­ates a stun­ning fo­cal point.3. Popham De­sign ‘DiamondIn The Rough’ tiles in Kohl and Milk, Di Moda Col­lec­tive.4. Sto­vax ‘Stu­dio 2’ stove, Gold Coast Fire­place & BBQ Su­per Cen­tre.5. A ‘Bang Bang’ peg­board by Ge­orge & Willy keeps beach hats handy.6. Char­lie and Tom in the pool built by Burleigh Pools. A Color­bond fence in Du­lux Domino sur­rounds the yard.

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