INSIDE STORY MARNIE & JOHN’S HOME
Who lives here?
Marnie, a medical device territory manager and maker; John, a trades and services manager; and their children Charlie, 13, and Tom, 11. How would you describe your interior style? Marnie: “It’s a relaxed contemporary home. The black-and-white scheme has a formal edge, which creates impact, while the timber features add a casual warmth.” Favourite part of the home?
John: “The cathedral ceilings won us over when we first walked in, and now they’re painted white, they really create a feeling of space.” Biggest splurge?
Marnie: “Our fireplace! Our friends thought we were a little crazy putting in a wood fireplace on the Gold Coast, but John is originally from England so he wanted that cosy, mesmerising warmth that a fire can bring.”
3 5 6 1 2 41. Marnie, John, Charlie and Tom enjoy lunch on their back deck.2. An artwork by Tania Blanchard creates a stunning focal point.3. Popham Design ‘DiamondIn The Rough’ tiles in Kohl and Milk, Di Moda Collective.4. Stovax ‘Studio 2’ stove, Gold Coast Fireplace & BBQ Super Centre.5. A ‘Bang Bang’ pegboard by George & Willy keeps beach hats handy.6. Charlie and Tom in the pool built by Burleigh Pools. A Colorbond fence in Dulux Domino surrounds the yard.