In­te­rior stylist Maria An­gus shares her pas­sion for dec­o­rat­ing chil­dren’s rooms

The in­te­rior stylist of My Mini Abode shows us some of her home favourites

Sunday Mail - home - - DESIGN - Pic­tures NICK CLAYTON mymini­a­bode.com In­sta­gram: @mymini­a­bode

AGE 40 WORK LIFE

In­te­rior stylist spe­cial­is­ing in chil­dren’s spa­ces at My Mini Abode, and pro­mo­tions man­ager at Breast­Screen SA.

CA­REER HIGH­LIGHT/BEST KNOWN FOR

Work­ing with em­i­nent stylist Me­gan Mor­ton on a kids’ fea­ture pub­lished in a spe­cial Fete Kids mag­a­zine is­sue.

I’VE LIVED IN MY HOME FOR ... 10 years. MY HOME IS ...

A 1920s semi-de­tached bun­ga­low a short walk from the city.

I LIVE WITH ...

My hus­band Lachy, my son Max, 6, my daugh­ter Lola, 2, and our kelpie cross, Lizzy.

I LOVE MY HOME BE­CAUSE ...

It’s a re­flec­tion of who I am and what I love.

BUT I STILL NEED TO ...

Travel, and when­ever I come home I ap­pre­ci­ate it even more. I love trav­el­ling but I’m be­com­ing more of a home­body the older I get.

MY DEC­O­RAT­ING STYLE

Oh, I love so many styles, it’s hard to pin one down. If I love some­thing I will make it work in my home.

RE­CENT PUR­CHASE

A Free­dom Fur­ni­ture mug. I posted a photo of it to my In­sta­gram and Free­dom Fur­ni­ture fea­tured it on their feed. And Adairs Kids quilt cov­ers.

I COL­LECT ...

Cush­ions and bas­kets but not in­ten­tion­ally; it just hap­pens.

FAVOURITE ROOMS

It would have to be my kids’ bed­rooms. I de­signed them my­self and they were a labour of love. Now Max is older, he is part of the de­ci­sion-mak­ing process when we make de­sign up­dates, so his room re­ally re­flects his per­son­al­ity and the things he loves.

HOME FAVOURITES

My new Olym­pus cam­era: I’m still very much learn­ing how to use it but I love hav­ing a go. Max’s bed and our kitchen is­land bench: My hus­band de­signed and lov­ingly made them him­self so it makes them so much more spe­cial. Our orig­i­nal 1950s Ade­laide tram scroll: My hus­band in­her­ited this spe­cial piece from his fa­ther and it holds pride of place in our liv­ing area.

I COULDN’T LIVE WITH­OUT ...

My phone! And, of course, my fam­ily.

WHEN I GET HOME AT NIGHT, I ...

Try to jug­gle the din­ner/ bath/bed rou­tine with my san­ity in­tact, then de­com­press from the day with a glass of wine and couch time.

AT WEEK­ENDS I LIKE TO ...

Catch up with fam­ily and friends over good food and wine.

CLEAN FREAK OR MESSY BESSIE?

Clean freak, with­out doubt.

WHEN I’M HOME, I LIKE TO COOK ...

Lots of sal­ads in sum­mer, com­fort food in win­ter and a roast will usu­ally fea­ture on week­ends.

FAVE CAFE/RESTAU­RANT/BAR

Peel St restau­rant and Clever Lit­tle Tai­lor.

IN MY GAR­DEN, I HAVE ...

Lots of na­tive va­ri­eties out the front, Sir Wal­ter (buf­falo) lawn, a vegie patch out the back and a mid­dle-aged dog that still likes to dig holes.

WHEN I WAS A CHILD, I WANTED TO BE ...

A dancer … I idolised Madonna and thought I could get to her by be­ing her back-up dancer.

SOME­THING YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS?

I would love to be de­sign­ing and styling chil­dren’s spa­ces full time.

DREAM HOL­I­DAY DES­TI­NA­TION

New York or any­where warm with a pool and a swim-up bar.

MY NEIGH­BOURS ARE ...

Lovely and friendly.

IF I COULD AF­FORD IT, I WOULD LIVE ...

Near the beach.

HOME MEANS ...

Fam­ily, and where I can be my­self sur­rounded by all the things that make me happy.

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