Inside designer Léo Terrando rents this unimaginable Bells Seaside home (on Victoria’s Surf Coast) 10 years in the past, which he shares with accomplice Jessica Watts.
Believed to have been designed by acclaimed architect Kevin Borland in 1975, the home is characterised by vaulted timber ceilings that deliver heat and a distinctly eclectic character to its in any other case beachy really feel.
‘The structural timber is fully uncovered and it follows the origami form of the home, which implies that the lighting – both pure or synthetic – creates so many various contrasts and shadows,’ Léo says.
Léo was taken with the property’s distinctive design, in addition to its awe-inspiring location set again from well-known Bells Seaside. ‘I like the truth that the home is away from all the pieces,’ he says. ‘Having the ability to see the ocean from the home in addition to listening to all of the birds dwelling within the space is really magical.’
Most updates have been beauty solely, equivalent to updating the lighting all through the house. ‘The lighting is so essential for me, I’ve introduced in so many various types and kinds of lights, lamps, shades, from all completely different designers and eras,’ Léo says.
The house has additionally been painted inside and outside, in colors together with Dulux Milton Moon (within the dwelling and eating room) with Dulux Klute, Dulux Luck and Dulux Vivid White within the kitchen and skirtings all through.
The home has been a problem to furnish resulting from its many home windows – over 50 in whole! To beat this, and to steadiness out the intensive timber panelling, Léo has styled the house with an eclectic mixture of free-standing furnishings, and huge indoor crops. Many of the furnishings and equipment are Sixties and ‘70s Italian items, and alongside these are private objects that showcase the couple’s character, equivalent to surfboards and daring, summary art work.
Total this house feels effortlessly cool, relaxed and unpretentious – similar to its Bells Seaside location. Léo says, ‘Waking as much as kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, and echidnas… It actually looks like we live in the course of the forest.’ Dwelling the dream!
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