WHITE WASH

This stylist’s light and bright Syd­ney home has plenty of global in­spi­ra­tion

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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

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