CONTEMPORARY HOME ALISON
Five years ago we purchased our ‘forever’ home with a huge yard in a lovely neighbourhood. It was a little dated, but with paint and a freshen-up we moved in and enjoyed it. Then, while we were away, the flexi-hose in the ensuite bathroom burst and water gushed out for 10 days, flooding upstairs which then collapsed onto downstairs. The entire house needed to be gutted internally and rebuilt, so it was a great opportunity to update the whole house. It was one steep learning curve but we had excellent builders and tradies.
ALISON’S PICK “The copper and timber in this Kmart lamp adds warmth and an industrial feel. Kmart has great on-trend pieces that don’t cost the earth.”