Taking time out at home is always a challenge, but creating a dedicated space makes the transition to downtime all the more inviting.
Plantation shutters moderate air flow and negate the need for airconditioning
A custom-made window seat by Alternative Kitchens (above) is flanked by aluminium bi-fold indoor/outdoor shutters and looks out to the tropical garden beyond. The upholstered seating doubles as storage.
"It's a lovely place to read and reflect"Wendy, Homeowner
Adjacent to the dining room, this window seat sits in a classic bay window and offers space to relax. A neutral palette of natural linens and textures suggests a Hamptons meets French country look.
"When the weather is fine, this window seat is a favourite spot of mine to escape to"Debra, Homeowner
The timbers and tones in this window seat reflect the natural elements just outside. Thoughtful planning allowed for cross-ventilation and natural breezes, rather than airconditioning.
This "magic corner" with custom-built nook has a view to the riverscape beyond and invites visitors the moment they walk into the living room. A working fireplace alongside means it can be enjoyed year round.
A bay of beautiful leadlight windows creates a reading spot and is the jewel of this home, encompassing period features, a light, fresh colour scheme and generous proportions. Hushed hues on linen cushions and a sea green ceramic drum stool provide a summery, casual ambiance.
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