Home Beautiful

The dream JOURNEY


WHO? Sarah Parry-Okeden, interior stylist of Wild

Orchid Spaces. WHERE? Avalon on Sydney’s northern beaches. TIME FRAME? Six months. THE DREAM? Restore the cottage into a light, bright home packed with charm. APPROACH: Renovation – all existing spaces were overhauled, maintainin­g the Federation accents. MUST HAVES: A front porch that makes the property feel inviting; pendant lighting for visual interest; wallpapers for

pact; a bathroom including a clawfoot bathtub and new

tiles, vanity and toilet. WISHLIST: “Lots of colour and warmth by way of comfy furniture, wallpaper and light fittings,” says Sarah. WHY IS THIS YOUR DREAM HOME? “I love her character along with the light

and free-flowing feel,” says Sarah. “She has a deceptivel­y large footprint and is close

to the beach.” >

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