A Candy Sydney Vacation House, Refreshed With Pastel Pink Interiors
This candy, light-filled seashore home is positioned in Bundeena, a seaside village on the outskirts of Sydney.
In-built about Nineteen Seventies or Nineteen Eighties, the brick property hides a self-contained residence downstairs the place the house owners’ aged dad and mom stay, whereas the higher stage is used as a vacation home for the household of 4.
The proprietor had already labored with inside designer Josie Simpson of Altus Design Studio on her everlasting residence, and determined to have interaction her as soon as once more for a extra playful refresh of their Bundeena getaway.
‘My consumer loves pink,’ Josie says. ‘In her principal house — as she has boys and her husband and no different females in the home — we have been very restrained with pink, so within the vacation home she actually wished to have extra pink [tones] and softness.
‘We consciously prevented the coastal cliché of white, blues and greens.’
However this didn’t imply they needed to sacrifice the essence of a basic seashore home both. The structural renovations have been saved to a minimal to maintain the prices down, as an alternative focusing the funds on textural supplies that would carry a summery aesthetic to the dated house.
The floorplan was tweaked to increase the primary rest room and bed room, because the ‘heavy brown slate’ within the entrance and curved staircase was changed with a ‘beautiful gentle terrazzo’.
‘We wanted one thing sturdy and arduous sporting but offering a way of lightness and an enormous welcoming hug,’ Josie provides. ‘The doorway units the tone for the home, and we wished to hold that feeling all through.’
Swapping the tiled flooring upstairs for floating light-toned floorboards and re-tiling the lavatory additionally helped carry a lighter really feel to the interiors. Seaside-inspired particulars like a framed embroidery of a ship within the bed room, rattan furnishings, and patterned upholstery on the bedheads nod to the house’s peaceable location — only one avenue again from the seashore!
‘The embroidery was initially the centre of a timber vintage hearth stand, so we eliminated the embroidery and had it framed,’ Josie says. ‘I like the combination of previous and new.’
Need to see extra from The Design Information? Signal as much as our e-newsletter to your weekly dose of house and design inspiration right here!