A few coats of paint refreshed the exterior of this raised Queensland home – Colorbond’s Monument is a close match. A wide deck, with stairs leading down into the garden, is a perfect place to relax.
A front door with attitude, thanks to a couple of coats of Taubmans Orange Fizz.
A Kemlan ‘Super Nova’ wood-burning fireplace, framed with a carved Baltic timber surround, is the focal point of the wood-floored living area.
An antique timber dining table takes centre stage in the light-filled kitchen. The cabinetry doors and drawer fronts have been finished with charcoal paint and red handles from Ikea, while a polished concrete benchtop makes a practical worktop. A built-in pantry, accessed through a leadlight door, ups the kitchen’s storage capacity.
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Quirky objets d’art and cute collectables deliver a whole load of personality to the inviting kitchen.
A black and white scheme makes a bold impact in the main bedroom, with a dividing wall adding space for a walk-through robe. The dividing wall, painted in Bristol Aniseed, doubles as a bedhead, and a painting by Anne Atkinson works as a focal point. White floors provide a gallery-like base for the scheme.
A dividing wall, open at both ends and fitted with shelving and rails for heaps of storage, is a clever way to devise a walk-in cupboard without fuss. Resene Black White on the walls provides a crisp backdrop.
An internal wall was knocked down to convert two small rooms into a large guest bedroom. A patchwork quilt and pillowslips in a cheerful red add to the country feel.
Knocking through an adjoining wall and claiming space from the original walk-in wardrobe created more space for a relaxing bathroom. New white tiles, a new benchtop and fittings from Highgrove Bathrooms have freshened up the space.