NATALIE & GERRY’S HOME
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.