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“YOUR FIRST CHOICE MAY NOT ALWAYS BE THE BEST”
“Apart from the brickwork, another unexpected outcome of the renovation is our striking yet simple staircase. The original one was a chunky design with vertical American-oak battens, which came in over budget. We had to come up with a more cost-effective option. It was a team effort for everyone involved to get the beautiful staircase we have now. I actually like it a lot more than the original, so it was for the better.”
CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT Sencillo rug in Taupe (240cm x 300cm), $1800, The Rug Establishment. Silas suar wood side table, $549, MRD Home. Newport three-seater sofa, $3899, Plush. Macquette 19 sculpture by Natalie Rosin (29cm), $540, Curatorial+Co. BZippy ‘Jumbo Diamond’ vessel in Baby Blue, $650, Jardan. Megan queen bedhead, $579, Brosa. Endicott Split Stone paver, POA, Eco Outdoor. Bobby metal bar stool, $549, DesignByThem. Dulux Wash&Wear acrylic paint in Waltzing (green), $79.90 per 4L, Bunnings. Acrylic wall paint in Napoleon, $130 per 4L, Porter’s Paints. Titan stainless-steel sink mixer, $620, Caroma. Vessel 033 terracotta pot, $145, Jardan. Aperitivo Hour acrylic artwork by Barbara Kitallidis (183cm x 122cm), $9000, Curatorial+Co.
OUTDOOR AREA Caitlin designed the garden with help from her brother Dane, of Parker Landscape Construction. They used spotted gum for the deck and Endicott stone pavers from Eco Outdoor elsewhere. Malibu chairs from Mimosa Outdoors take in the potted magnolia, crassula and Casuarina ‘Cousin It’. In the beds are kalanchoe and nandina, with bamboo at the back fence. MAIN BEDROOM (opposite left) The original floor was sanded back and finished in a white stain called Bona Traffic. Bedhead, Brosa. Side table, Jardan. Picasso light sculpture, Neighbourhood Studio. Ceramics by Natalie Rosin. Artwork by Rachel Stevens. Walls in Elegance by Porter’s Paints. BATHROOM (opposite right) Frosted glass and Dulux Shetland Lace on the walls and ceiling complement the shell-pink terrazzo flooring from Surface Gallery. Brushed-nickel fittings, ACS Bathrooms.