our ex­perts

This is­sue, we’ve turned to the pros to give you the best ren­o­va­tion ad­vice. Here’s a lit­tle info on who we’ve cho­sen

Inside Out (Australia) - - Editor’s Letter -

ar­chi­tec­ture An­drew Benn

An­drew is a reg­is­tered ar­chi­tect and di­rec­tor of Benn + Penna Ar­chi­tec­ture, an award-win­ning con­sul­tancy spe­cial­is­ing in res­i­den­tial projects, small-to-medium scale com­mer­cial fit-outs and pub­lic spa­ces. In 2014, Benn + Penna was honoured with the NSW Ar­chi­tec­ture Award for its Bal­main Houses, one of the high­est ac­co­lades for ar­chi­tec­ture in the state. An­drew lives in Syd­ney with his wife, Alice, and young daugh­ter, Phoebe.

ap­pli­ances Ta­nia Garonzi

Ta­nia is the gen­eral man­ager for elec­tron­ics and ap­pli­ances com­pany Hisense Aus­tralia, which launched in Aus­tralia ten years ago. She has a pas­sion for cut­ting- edge tech­nol­ogy and de­sign, and has been re­spon­si­ble for in­tro­duc­ing Hisense’s award-win­ning pre­mium home ap­pli­ances and 4K ULED TVs to the Aus­tralian mar­ket. She lives in Mel­bourne with her fam­ily.

or­gan­i­sa­tion Peter Walsh

Peter is a pro­fes­sional or­gan­iser, with 15 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in help­ing peo­ple climb out from un­der their clut­ter, both phys­i­cally and emo­tion­ally. He’s a firm be­liever in iden­ti­fy­ing the psy­cho­log­i­cal roots of a need to hold on to ‘stuffff’ to as­sist the process of let­ting go and al­low­ing peo­ple to live their lives in a pos­i­tive and healthy way. He lives in Cal­i­for­nia with his part­ner Ken.

kitchen Travis Dean

With a back­ground as an ex­pe­ri­enced cab­i­net­maker, Travis co-founded Can­tilever In­te­ri­ors in 2006 and has spent 10 years pro­duc­ing cus­tom-made kitchens and join­ery for some of Aus­tralia’s most re­spected ar­chi­tects and de­vel­op­ers. In 2010, the com­pany launched a range of chic pre- de­signed kitchens, made by hand in Mel­bourne and shipped around Aus­tralia.

gar­den Peter Fudge

Cre­ative di­rec­tor Peter has been de­sign­ing beau­ti­ful gar­dens for more than 20 years, and is the au­thor of two books. Known for his clas­sic yet con­tem­po­rary style, Peter is pas­sion­ate about cre­at­ing live­able out­door spa­ces us­ing sim­ple lines, with a fo­cus on time­less nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als – such as stone and tim­ber – and the or­ganic beauty of form and fo­liage.

art So­phie Gan­non

So­phie is a Mel­bourne-based gallery di­rec­tor. Re­cently cel­e­brat­ing its 10th an­niver­sary, So­phie Gan­non Gallery rep­re­sents more than 25 of the best emerg­ing and es­tab­lished artists from across Aus­tralia and New Zealand. In 2014, she and Bris­bane gallery di­rec­tor Jan Mur­phy launched Con­tem­po­rary Edi­tions, which pro­duces lim­ited- edi­tion prints by lead­ing Aus­tralian artists.

floor­ing Shel­ley Craft

Car­pet Court am­bas­sador Shel­ley Craft is well-known as a pop­u­lar tele­vi­sion pre­sen­ter and is cur­rently the co-host of Chan­nel 9’s The Block. Last year, Shel­ley launched her own ‘Real Liv­ing’ floor­ing range with Car­pet Court, and is a se­rial ren­o­va­tor in her own right, hav­ing worked on five of her own homes. She lives in By­ron Bay with her hus­band Chris­tian and their two daugh­ters Milla and Eadie.

dec­o­rat­ing Lisa Koehler

Our Panel ex­pert on in­te­rior de­sign, Lisa has 20 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in the in­dus­try, in­clud­ing in­te­rior styling, vis­ual mer­chan­dis­ing and floristry and event styling. She is also an ed­u­ca­tor at ISCD, the In­ter­na­tional School of Colour + De­sign in Syd­ney. Lisa al­ways of­fers prac­ti­cal ad­vice for turn­ing a wish­list into re­al­ity and is a strong be­liever in clever stor­age so­lu­tions.

paint Jes­sica Pla­teo

Prod­uct man­ager at paint com­pany Bri­tish Paints, Jes­sica is the brand’s res­i­dent ex­pert on all things paint and colour. She loves dec­o­rat­ing and style, and has a par­tic­u­lar pas­sion for mak­ing the process of choos­ing colour and com­plet­ing DIY paint­ing projects as sim­ple as pos­si­ble for ev­ery­one from first-time painters to ex­pert ren­o­va­tors.

de­sign Shan­non Vos

Shan­non has al­ways been fas­ci­nated by de­sign, and spent 10 years in the con­struc­tion in­dus­try and study­ing in­te­rior de­sign be­fore win­ning Nine’s The Block: Glasshouse in 2014 with his brother Si­mon. Shan­non is our reg­u­lar con­trib­u­tor on all things de­sign, and also dishes the dirt on The Block on in­sid­e­out.com.au. He lives in Syd­ney with his wife, Lisa and their young son, Dusty.

build­ing Wayd Munro

The ex­pert builder on our Panel, Wayd com­pleted his ap­pren­tice­ship in car­pen­try and join­ery, and has worked in the build­ing in­dus­try in the USA, Canada, France, Eng­land and Ger­many. On his re­turn to Aus­tralia, he es­tab­lished his own build­ing busi­ness, Fo­cus Build. Craft­ing furniture is his hobby, when he’s not trav­el­ling or work­ing for Inside Out!

bath­room Dar­ren Gen­ner

Dar­ren is the co- di­rec­tor of award-win­ning Syd­ney-based kitchen and bath­room de­sign com­pany, Mi­nosa. His well-honed crafts­man­ship and de­sign skills are the cul­mi­na­tion of 23 years in trades. His ex­ten­sive back­ground as a wood ma­chin­ist is com­ple­mented by spe­cial­i­sa­tion in the kitchen in­dus­try. Mi­nosa of­fers a de­sign ser­vice, as well as lo­cally man­u­fac­tured prod­ucts.

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