Home Beautiful - - TROPICAL TREAT -

Who lives here?

Natalie, owner of Chas­ing Win­ter In­te­rior Stylist & Store and co-owner of Found Bali Sa­fari; Gerry, a busi­ness owner; and their bea­gle, Snoopy.

What’s the best part of ren­o­vat­ing? Natalie: “We love see­ing the trans­for­ma­tion of some­thing that has been let go. It’s a jour­ney.” What’s your favourite as­pect?

Gerry: “I love how we’ve man­aged to cre­ate space and pri­vacy in an in­ner-city sub­urb.” How did you stay on bud­get?

Natalie: “We keep a spread­sheet of ‘bud­get vs ac­tual’ to keep track of over-spend­ing.” Best ad­vice for cre­at­ing a co­he­sive in­te­rior? Natalie: “En­gage an in­te­rior de­signer to help se­lect your fix­tures, fit­tings and fea­tures. In­te­rior de­sign­ers see a com­plete vi­sion and the flow of your home is so im­por­tant, from the front door to the last room.”

1. Wall art cour­tesy of ‘Fad­ing For­est’ wall­pa­per by Ker­rie Brown. 2. Natalie and Gerry greet vis­i­tors. 3. The cou­ple chose hardy plants that would sur­vive in the splash zone be­side the Magna Pool.4. A scene-steal­ing ‘Yaana’ pen­dant light from Uniqwa.5. Pro­vin­cial meets mod in the main bed­room, with a bed and bed­ding from Bali.6. A ver­sa­tile out­door rug from Ikea. 7. ‘Braga Clas­sic’ tiles from Meer Tile Mar­ket on the ve­ran­dah.

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