Inside Out (Australia)
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it all began. With phase one under their belt, the couple entered phase two of their renovation – the rear extension.
The introduction of full-height glazing and French doors at the end of the hallway allowed the existing building and new extension to merge seamlessly. After two months, as well as the many hours Darren poured into the cabinetry throughout the home, the couple had a beautifully designed living area and kitchen spilling out to a generously sized yard, scattered with fruit trees. “We had lived without a kitchen for months, preparing food in odd places like the laundry,” says Sal. So it was with excitement and joy that she not only filled the property with its interior treasures, but stocked the fridge and pantry as well.
In line with her upcycling ethos, Sal’s style is best explained as old-meets-new. While a mix of modern luxuries can be found throughout, her love of vintage market finds is also evident. Layers of linen and a love for monochromatic design feature throughout, while an eclectic mix of artwork and curios hint to this homeowner’s aesthetic and love for quirky, one-off finds. A verdant rear yard and beautiful street frontage mark this home as another charmingly completed project for its owners.
“I think our friends and family quite possibly believe we are totally crazy, as before we had finished this one, we had already found our next,” Sal says. “But this one took place over two years, and we really got to know the old girl. She will be a friend we find hard to say goodbye to.”
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