“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.”