Hamptons-style joinery, tall timber windows, polished nickel pendant lights and vibrant textiles from Santa Barbara create a casual, classic American coastal vibe which nevertheless seems to suit this Queensland home perfectly. Unusually in this day and age of open-plan living, the home has traditional smaller living spaces, like this formal living room. A sophisticated use of patterned fabric brings a warm feel, with cushions in Raoul Textiles fabric and armchairs in Schumacher fabric, both from Porchlight Interiors.
Pops of colour provided by pretty lampshades, artwork and scatter cushions add an unexpected note to the classic decor.
The hub of the home is the kitchen, in this case, kitted out with a massive bistro-style island bench so everyone gets a seat. Topped with Calacatta marble, the black panelled cabinetry is fitted out on all sides with concealed storage, allowing plenty of display shelves in white 2-pac polyurethane with satin finish, which sit above classic subway tiles from Academy Tiles.
Panelled cabinetry, drawing on Shaker principles, is a classic design element in Hamptons style, as are plain cup handles. A butler’s pantry ups the storage quotient.
Tucked away between living rooms, the dining room is like a secret garden. With antique chandeliers and pineapples and plants spilling off walls in Thibaut ‘Tropical Toile’ wallpaper (available from Boyac), it’s a delightful surprise. Vintage Louis chairs have been upholstered in Belgian linen from Altamira. Going oversized in a small space works a treat here with a dramatic cluster of antique Egyptian ball chandeliers.
A palette of whispered blue, lemon yellow and charcoal is showcased in the main bedroom. Raoul Textiles fabric has been used for the cushions and lampshade, and to cover the seat of a black-bone inlay stool from Ruby Star Traders. A black velvet upholstered bedhead from Porchlight Interiors and a throw from Magnolia Interiors add depth.
This little girl’s room is sweet and sophisticated, with bedlinen from Lazybones and a squirrel lamp from Have You Met Miss Jones atop vintage drawers that have been restored with a coat of paint.
Italian basket-weave tiles from Elite Bathware & Tiles create texture in the main bathroom. The custom vanity is topped with Calacatta marble, with fittings sourced from America.
What’s not to love about a fabulous freestanding tub? Wall-mounted fittings save on space, while a wall niche is the perfect solution for where to store bath-time toiletries – always a puzzle with a standalone tub!
Featuring storage, ample benchspace, and a chute from the upstairs bathroom, this laundry is a practical yet chic space. Cabinets have a satin 2-pac finish in Dulux Whisper White with Caesarstone benchtops.