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activity and dining rooms. e ecru tones
and organic wooden knobs blend with the
walls in colour, while offering a textural
alternative to say, the mosaic splashbacks in
the kitchen or the maple wall paper in the
is is also apparent in the dining and
formal lounge, which is adorned with pieces
that both complement and contrast the
A collection of Dinosaur Designs for
example, reflects and enhances the creamy
palette, while a black and gold antique
cabinet from Italy makes a bold impression.
Judith also brings in interesting colours
and patterns through her fabrics, which
include Clarence House, Mulberry and
" ey tend to come and go," she says.
"In three months' time, the fabrics will be
different again. I love playing with them."
In the master bedroom, an original Brett
Whitely painting makes a grand statement,
while Rubelli fabric curtains, which feel like
clumps of fairy floss, work to soften the space.
Two Bestlite lamps also protrude from the
wall over each side of the bed for an elegant,
yet striking touch.
" ey're a 50s revival. I believe they were
originally designed for Winston Churchill so
they have that opulence about them, but now
with a bit more of an edge."
What Judith achieves throughout the
home is really quite remarkable.
e interiors are nothing short of eclectic,
but because of her careful consideration of
colour and form, you don't realise just how
much she's pack into such a tiny space.
"I believe in basic design principals," she
says. "Really simplistic as in colour/texture
proportion. I don't believe there's one style
"I believe if you apply that principle to any
style, you'll come up with a good result. I do
what I call a soft contemporary -- a mix of
classic and modern.
"And I like a bit of quirkiness as well.
I'm not a hard-edge person but I do love
is can be seen in the terrace where a
French light feature made of driftwood and
fairy lights centres on an untreated teak
table with white designer chairs.
"It's about bringing an edge to the
classics, so you get this lovely warmth and
softness in aesthetically striking design." I
CONTACTS: DESIGNER: JBL Design, (08) 9384 2866;
BUILDER: Peter Bodeker Construction, (08) 9384 7521;
FLOORING: Carpet Force, Claremont, (08) 9383 2100;
PAINTED BAMBOO BLINDS: Designed Blinds, 180 0 686 856;
CABINETRY: Ferrari Cabinets, (08) 9356 2190; SASHLESS
WINDOWS: Aneeta Windows, 1800 653 207; KITCHEN SINK:
Galvins, (08) 9309 6899; BENCHTOPS: Parbury, (08) 9475 1300;
BATHROOM BASINS: Ikea, (08) 9201 453 2; COBBLESTONE
PAVING: Attica, Subiaco, (08) 9382 4 666.
SECRET GARDEN: (Top) Old meets new in the English-inspired terrace with designer chairs,
an untreated teak table and lush foliage. ARTFUL TOUCHES: (Left) Beautiful fabrics adorn
each and every corner of every room.
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