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Home tour: Light and bright

Vibrant pops of colour abound in this inviting Bayside Melbourne home
Shania Shegedyn

Eclectic use of colour breathes new life – and light – into this characterful home. 

Vibrant colour in bedroom
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Main bedroom

Bright splashes of yellow, orange and red creates a cheerful mood in the parents retreat. The yellow round floor rug – a budget-savvy Spotlight purchase – sets the colour theme, which is reflected in the Golden Yellow iron bed ‘Scout’ from Scout House. The dresser was an antiques auction house purchase. 

Artwork by Del Kathryn Barton
(Credit: Shania Shegedyn)


The colour theme continues in the hallway, with a custom-painted cabinet reflecting the pops of yellow in the Del Kathryn Barton artwork. Try Dulux Duramax spray paint in Dandelion Yellow. 

Bright and colourful play room
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Functionality meets funky style in the playroom. A black-and-white polypropylene rug from Ikea packs a graphic punch, while the practical storage – ‘Fjälkinge’ units, also from Ikea – ensures toys can be neatly packed away at the end of the

Living room
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Living room

The custom-made tan leather window seat in the separate living room is a favourite sunny spot. The bluestone hearth and floating timber display shelves make textural focal points, as well as providing a neutral background for the colourful books. The ‘Jasper’ waffle throw from Bed Bath N’ Table draped over the ottoman also provides a hit of eclectic colour. 

Living space with bright rug
(Credit: Shania Shegedyn)

Upstairs lounge

With the guest bedroom positioned next door, the room is designed for visitors to enjoy some downtime. The space has been prettied up with a colourful Spotlight rug and cushions in a cheery hue. 


Interior design
Austin Design Associates,
(03) 9592 6411,

ArchitectFine Line Building Design,
(03) 9591 0144, fineline.net.au.


After more colour inspiration? Check out our Pop of Colour board on Pinterest

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