White floorboards, painted in durable paving paint, are at the base of this lovely home’s predominantly pale palette. Cushions with covers handmade out of old linen tea towels, sheets and napkins, adorn the comfy Coco Republic sofa. The delicate chandelier was bought at a market in France, just one of many pieces that give the home’s elegant decorating scheme authenticity.
This beautiful old cabinet, revitalised with a coat of white paint, conceals the TV.
The kitchen, built by Sydney firm Provincial Kitchens, features glossy handmade Italian tiling from Art Of Tiles, forming a textured splashback to the white cabinetry and Kynos marble benchtops.
Vintage pieces, including the the green hutch and table, imbue the dining room with character. The vintage chairs from Black Sheep in Bowral beautifully match the colour of the hutch. Above, an old green pendant light from the Heritage Building Centre in Sydney adds an industrial edge.
Intertwined jasmine and potato vines overflow with fragrant flowers almost year round, infusing the courtyard with greenery. Try French Dressing for a similar cafe-style outdoor setting.
The distressed wooden shutters, which add a decorative pop of texture and interest against the all-white walls, were bought in Belgium. The chandelier was another lucky find in a Melbourne antiques store; try Miguel Meirelles Antiques for similar vintage light fittings. Above the bed, adorned in crisp bedding from Linen & Moore, hangs a canvas by French artist Auralie Alvarez.
An old scroll-foot bath was brought back to life with new enamel. The pressed-metal sheets on the walls, installed over the existing tiles, are a budget-friendly option that deliver a vintage vibe: they were bought from Chippendale Restorations for about $60 each, and given a fresh coat of paint to seal.