EV­ERY­DAY DE­SIGN

Homes+ (Australia) - - READERS’ HOMES -

“While the ren­o­va­tion process was def­i­nitely a team ef­fort, Chris seems more than happy to hand over the reins in the de­sign depart­ment. (Some­thing about, ‘happy wife, happy life’?) We wanted a neu­tral pal­ette that we could grow with and that wouldn’t date.

I love to start with neu­tral back­drops and then to in­ject per­son­al­ity and colour with ac­ces­sories. I don’t ever set out to in­ten­tion­ally fol­low cer­tain trends; I tend to buy things that I love and then find a space for them.

My favourite room would have to be the new open-plan liv­ing area. This is where we grav­i­tate as a fam­ily – we love to re­lax and en­joy the week­ends at home. The kids are con­stantly hooning around on their scoot­ers on the ad­join­ing pa­tio so it’s very easy to keep an eye on ev­ery­one from in­side, even while I’m cook­ing. It’s a very func­tional house that’s so easy to be in and it suits us down to the ground.”

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