Danielle’s reno di­ary…

Real Living (Australia) - - HOMES -

Be­fore “When we bought them, both build­ings had very lit­tle rem­nants of their for­mer lives, which gave us more per­mis­sion to ex­plore var­i­ous de­sign ideas.” Dur­ing “We made sure we kept the in­tegrity of the orig­i­nal build­ings and hunted down re­cy­cled ma­te­ri­als that were sen­si­tive to their her­itage. I think we bought every last teak floor­board and in­te­rior lin­ing board in the area! I have al­ways lived by the prin­ci­ple that the build­ing guides the de­sign.”

Af­ter “Over­all, the ren­o­va­tion process has been very easy and fluid. When­ever we felt over­whelmed, we just broke the job down and did what we could when time and money were on our side. It’s been a won­der­ful jour­ney and we’re ex­cited and ready to get to the next fi­nal step of join­ing the two build­ings.”

Gar­den goals A raf­fia ham­mock from Tigmi Trad­ing hangs from a 100-year-old pine tree – it’s a great spot for the kids to hang out in the gar­den. The ex­te­rior walls are painted in a tim­ber stain called “Palm Beach Black” by Porter’s Paints. French doors al­low ac­cess to the gar­den from Danielle’s stu­dio.

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