The striking floral Designers Guild wallpaper feature in the master bedroom was a gamble on Katie’s part – the first time the Houlihans saw it was after it had been installed. Thankfully it turned out to be Lisa’s favourite part of the house. Katie strategically bought the wallpaper at the start of the project to ensure she had her show-stopper sorted no matter what happened with the reno (and the budget). She also had the velvet headboard and some scatter cushions custom-made to match the tones in the wallpaper. Having turned the fourth bedroom into a crisp white ensuite and slick black walk-in wardrobe, Katie hid both behind a custom-made, full-height sliding door.
Eden describes the original house as being run-down but classic, with good bones. “It was the little things we liked; the little bits of character and the corner section.”