Syd­ney-side with An Or­gan­ised Life

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De­scribe your house in two sen­tences?

Our lit­tle home is a onebed­room apart­ment five min­utes walk away from Bondi Beach. The apart­ment is tidy and func­tional but has a re­laxed and fresh vibe through the in­tro­duc­tion of green­ery and nu­mer­ous can­dle scents.

De­scribe your style in four words?

Clas­sic, min­i­mal, fresh, monochrome.

Where is your home and who lives there with you?

I live with my long term boyfriend Ja­son. We have lived in this apart­ment for just over a year.

What is your favourite room/area in the house and why?

I love our sun­room. It’s filled with light for the ma­jor­ity of the day and is the room I spend most of my day work­ing in. Hav­ing light in my workspace and home is re­ally im­por­tant. The sun­room was one of the rea­sons we moved to this spe­cific apart­ment.

What is your proud­est DIY mo­ment?

Hmmm, I’m not much of a DIY per­son, how­ever I have def­i­nitely had to get cre­ative with the space in our small apart­ment so that I can fit all my An Or­gan­ised Life bits & pieces in. For ex­am­ple, our pantry cur­rently has my tis­sue pa­per, cal­en­dars and pa­per bags all stacked neatly, and I have moved our pantry items to a smaller cup­board in the kitchen. With just two of us in the house, we ac­tu­ally don’t need a lot of pantry space. The clos­est I have come to ac­tual DIY is build­ing flat pack fur­ni­ture.

What is the best kept se­cret about the area you live in?

BRU - it’s my favourite cafe in Bondi and is hid­den away at the North end of the beach. Ever since I moved to Syd­ney (nearly 5 years ago) I have been to BRU ev­ery morn­ing for a cof­fee be­fore work. I’m also ob­sessed with their Acai Bowls & Por­ridge.

What is your favourite way of en­ter­tain­ing?

I love a re­laxed night with girl­friends in the lounge, catch­ing up over a wine and cheese plat­ter.

What is your favourite piece of fur­ni­ture?

I love our beau­ti­ful con­crete slab din­ing ta­ble and also our ivory couch. Per­fect for en­ter­tain­ing and re­lax­ing.

Workspace wise - I can’t go past my white pin board. I up­date it fre­quently with new ideas, pa­per swatches, mood-boards, etc.

What is your favourite art­work or fam­ily treasure and why you love it?

To be hon­est, I don’t have one piece of art­work in par­tic­u­lar. Be­cause Ja­son and I come from a graphic de­sign and pho­tog­ra­phy back­ground we both love up­dat­ing our art­work fre­quently with new il­lus­tra­tions, pho­tos or graphic pieces we come across. At the mo­ment I’m lov­ing a Paris map I found a few months ago and also a print by Dina Broad­hurst.

What is one thing you would like to change around your house?

I would love wooden floors and a fresh coat of white paint. But sadly we are just rent­ing so hope­fully one day in the fu­ture when we have our own place we can tick those boxes.

What is your favourite/least favourite house­hold chore?

Tak­ing out the rub­bish is def­i­nitely my least favourite. Vac­u­um­ing or re-or­gan­is­ing our cup­boards/wardrobe is my favourite. It’s so sat­is­fy­ing.

What’s one do­mes­tic/ house­work/gar­den­ing trick you’ve learnt over the years?

Get your clean­ing over and done with early in the morn­ing so you can relax for the rest of the day. Also JIF clean­ing prod­uct is the an­swer to so many clean­ing needs.

PHO­TOS: HAN­NAH ROCHE AND BECK WADWORTH

For­mer Marl­burian Beck Wadworth, founder of An Or­gan­ised Life.

One of Wadworth’s favourite pieces of fur­ni­ture is her con­crete slab din­ing ta­ble.

Wadworth’s min­i­mal­is­tic sta­tionery prod­ucts are now stocked in over 70 stores around the world.

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