This stylist’s light and bright Sydney home has plenty of global inspiration
Travel to Mykonos via this light and bright Sydney home.
FROM INSIDE THE WALLS of stylist and designer Romi Weinberg’s white-on-white home, you could easily forget that there’s a bustling Sydney, and a twinkling harbour, right outside. The crisp colour palette combined with raw, natural elements gives this family home a distinctly Mediterranean flavour – the kind that would not be out of place on the Greek Island of Mykonos. Meanwhile, the giant green palm fronds that fill the window frames as you gaze outside may make you think you’re in sunsoaked California. It’s an international aesthetic that’s influenced by Weinberg’s own wanderlust. “My favourite thing to do when I travel is buy things for my home. I love collecting interesting things from around the globe and I’m almost never back on board [the plane] without something precious covered in bubble wrap in my hand luggage,” she laughs.
Weinberg shares the monochromatic oasis with daughters Bo, 11, and Tatum, six. And she has created calm, tonal sanctuaries for them, too. “I love Tatum’s four-poster timber bed,” she says. “I’ve loosely thrown fine gauze over the top and strung delicate fairylights around the edges. It’s so ethereal and dreamy – I love lying in bed with her and reading stories.”
It’s the house’s combination of contemporary and antique that makes the simple space teem with character. “I love imperfections and vintage pieces with soul, but I feel like it needs to be juxtaposed with fresh and clean elements to make it modern,” says Weinberg. “I like playful details and for spaces to be unexpected, but always fresh. My colour palette is always based on varying shades of white and cream. I do like a bit of colour here and there, but it needs to be muted, soft and dirty.”
Armchair, $1,050, MCM HOUSE, mcmhouse.com Stool, $89.95, SHERIDAN, sheridan.com.au TABLE TALK: Weinberg has a love for natural wood, which shines through in the dining table that she designed herself and the chairs from Tine K Home (above)
SITTING PRETTY: A Gervasoni Ghost lounge and MCM House coffee table fuse fashion and function
WORDS AND STYLING BY AMY STARR PHOTOGRAPHY BY KRISTINA SOLJO
ISLAND OASIS: Peter Holmes of Tadelakt Sydney created the Moroccan plaster finish used on the kitchen bench