Stunning contemporary living on Sydney’s Northern Beaches...

 
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A 1940s beach house on Sydney’s Northern Beaches has been transformed into a three bedroom, two-bathroom, contemporary family home. The Avalon property belongs to the creator of bellaMUMMA, Nikki Yazxhi and her husband Adam, Creative Director at MAXCO.

After nearly 15 years in the family home, Nikki and Adam decided they would either need to sell in favour of something larger or renovate the existing house. “With our two boys aged 11 and 14, we were at a crossroads of whether to sell and buy something bigger, or stay in a house and area we love and renovate to make the house suit our family’s lifestyle." says Nikki.

 

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Friend and interior designer, Nina Maya was engaged to direct and style the home renovation. Following two previous renovations, this final makeover involved the family moving out for three months so that the house could be gutted and rebuilt. To achieve the simple and elegant interior, a refined palette of neutrals was chosen, using only natural materials such as European oak flooring, marble, stone and brass.

Nina designed a space that maintains the home’s original charm, while maximising the indoor areas with added storage. The original wall separating the living area and the kitchen was removed, and to increase the connection to the outside, full-height glass bi-fold doors were installed on the back deck and skylights were used to boost the amount of natural light, provided by Stegbar. The kitchen is one of the first rooms the family had outgrown. With Adam’s love of cooking and the couple’s passion for entertaining, the kitchen was maximised and upgraded with new appliances for a modern and contemporary space that performed as amazingly as it looked. The kitchen and the benchtop bar are now the hub of the house.

 
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The new kitchen appliances were selected for their aesthetic and functionality. “We loved the look of ASKO products first off, then we started doing some research and watching Adam Liaw's YouTube videos and realised how amazing the appliances were,” says Nikki. “The ASKO Elements range is sleek and sexy, and we are beyond impressed by how they make life so much easier in the kitchen. I think the first couple of months we were continually impressed with all the new features that we were discovering.”

 
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For the family, storage was the biggest issue. They needed to maximise the existing space and create extra storage in order to make the home more suitable for their growing family. Ultimately deciding to stay and renovate, Nikki and Adam put their savings towards creating their dream home featuring the highest quality building products. “When it came to choosing plasterboard to re-do our walls, we couldn’t go past CSR Gyprock’s Sensitive plasterboard,” says Nikki.

 
 
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TRENDING | Raspberry

 
 

By Alexandra Carter

TRENDING | RASPBERRY

Winter has arrived, can you believe that it's the first day of the season?! And with that in mind it's time to swap out your blush for a burst of berry, raspberry to be precise! 

Inspired by the beautiful artwork by Anna Thomas, this trends board focuses on creating a layered winter palette... bursts of berry, natural timbers and navy accents!

Shop the look below!

 
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Artwork: Barnaby Lane

Bed frame: Curious Grace

Euros: Cultiver

Side table: Designstuff Group

Rug: Art Hide

Duvet: Cultiver

Lamp: Norsu

Chair: Click On Furniture

Bear puzzle: Fenton & Fenton

Throw: Greenhouse Interiors

Candle Holders: Fenton & Fenton

Round Cushion: Nathan & Jac

Square cushion: Designstuff Group

Jar: Nathan & Jac

Mirror: Arrival Hall

 
 
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Elsternwick House... a bold and stunning renovation

 
Photography Sharyn Cairns

Photography Sharyn Cairns

 

Elsternwick House by Fiona Lynch Interior Design

The grandest of entrances leads you into a breathtakingly beautiful transformation of a Victorian Home, Elsternwick House is absolutely stunning. 

"As the client was encouraging of our exploration of colour, we took an evolutionary approach from room to room. Soft, earthy clay in the lounge melds into rusty brown in the adjacent study; through to a dining room swathed in striking blue." says Fiona Lynch.

 
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Elsternwick House Fiona Lynch
Elsternwick House Fiona Lynch
Elsternwick House Fiona Lynch
Elsternwick House Fiona Lynch
 
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This will make you want to jump into bed - La Maison Marrakech by Society of Wanderers...

 
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La Maison - Olive Stripe Bedroom Pack

STYLING : NC INTERIORS | PHOTOGRAPHY : CRICKET INK

Shot on location in Morocco ‘Le Maison Marrakech’, Society of Wanderers latest collection promises the most stylish of slumbers, with flair yet with ease. The collection is full of colour and pattern, texture and character and comes in amazing new 'packs' which easily transforms your bedroom in one sweep!

 

"Nothing pretentious- just purity, quality and a firm place in our nomadic hearts."

 

Founder of Society of Wanderers, Briony’s inherent wanderlust has led her to many far away lands on a quest to curate a beautiful, sophisticated and hand selected array of coveted interior products for the eclectic home. Specialising in ethically sourced textiles formed from natural derivatives, this latest collection by Society of Wanderers now graces some of the country’s leading interior stores alongside a swag of other carefully selected haunts from all over the world.

The La Maison Marrakech Collection is available for Pre Order now - here.

"BE A NOMAD, TRAVEL THE WORLD, SEARCH FOR TREASURES, IMAGINE  THE FUTURE."

 

Trend alert... tan leather

 
Aisha Cushion -  Nathan & Jac

Aisha Cushion - Nathan & Jac

Pearl Chair -  Jardan

Pearl Chair - Jardan

TREND ALBERT | TAN LEATHER

We love a cheeky hint of tan leather and now more than ever it's popping up all over our insta feeds... from furniture, to bed heads, to accessories to lighting, this trend is here to stay. 

We've curated our fav finds here for you to check out - click to shop!

Galaxy Cushion Round -  Ni.Ni Creative

Galaxy Cushion Round - Ni.Ni Creative

Seb Armchair -  Jardan

Seb Armchair - Jardan

Elma Cushion -  Country Road

Elma Cushion - Country Road

Leather Flat Bench -  Fenton & Fenton

Leather Flat Bench - Fenton & Fenton

Outline Chair by Muuto - at  Lightly Design

Outline Chair by Muuto - at Lightly Design

Tan Weave Cushion -  Hide & Co

Tan Weave Cushion - Hide & Co

Paper Box with Handles -  Hunting for George

Paper Box with Handles - Hunting for George

Hold me tight vases -  Great Dane Furniture

Hold me tight vases - Great Dane Furniture

Norman Ottoman designed by CM Studio -  from Project 82

Norman Ottoman designed by CM Studio - from Project 82

Leather Butterfly Chair -  Fenton & Fenton

Leather Butterfly Chair - Fenton & Fenton

Leather Hanger Natural -  Lightly Design

Leather Hanger Natural - Lightly Design

Nully Leather Basket -  Country Road

Nully Leather Basket - Country Road

Classic Leather Bag Tan Weave -  Hide & Co

Classic Leather Bag Tan Weave - Hide & Co

Leather Holdall Storage -  Life Interiors

Leather Holdall Storage - Life Interiors

Loop Pendant -  Barnaby Lane

Loop Pendant - Barnaby Lane

MJG Round leather ottoman -  Life Interiors

MJG Round leather ottoman - Life Interiors

Seth Leather Dining Chair -  ClickOn Furniture

Seth Leather Dining Chair - ClickOn Furniture

Buffalo Leather Wall Dot -  ClickOn Furniture

Buffalo Leather Wall Dot - ClickOn Furniture

 

I Love Linen...

 

I am coverlet obsessed... and I love Linen's summer collection is heaven for us addicts!

Every single item is woven and dyed completely by hand and takes one month to complete by the incredible artisans. The colour range is divine with rich mustard's and terracotta's, cool mints and light pinks and the for the minimalists there is a range of our favourite tonal shades of white, grey and charcoal. 

In addition to the coverlet collection you can choose a design with hand crafted pom poms that will really make your bed pop. There is a lush row of pom poms adorning the top and bottom of the quilt - adding some fun and interest to your room. 

I just love this fun summer collection, such a perfect way to welcome the warmer months with a change of bed linen!

I Love Linen here - Shop here - Facebook here - Instagram here

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Paddo to Palmy...

Heidi Correa started Paddo to Palmy the blog in 2011 with a quest to uncover stylish and unique spaces and places whilst renovating her Paddington terrace and camping out in her beach house at Palm Beach. During a trip to Morocco to source rugs for her newly renovated home, Heidi fell hard for the Moroccans love of vibrant coloured textiles. 

Curating a selection of brightly coloured rugs, ceramics, blankets and beach towels Paddo to Palmy the online shop was born. Heidi’s interior style has always been a unique mix of traditional and bohemian, which is also translated through her curation of fine objects found on Paddo To Palmy online.

Fast forward to 2014 Heidi is settled back in Paddington and has swapped her passion for furniture to fashion by designing a clothing line for women and girls. Named 'Gisele' after her daughter and reflecting Heidi's love of French fashion the line embodies her eclectic style which mixes the traditional with the bohemian. The line will be available for purchase on Paddo to Palmy and through select retail boutiques from November.

Shop here - Blog here - Facebook here  - Instagram here - Pinterest here

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