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Discover this homeowner's style secrets.
The benefits of buying o the plan? It allowed us
to make the space more idiosyncratic.
Comfort vs gallery space... I couldn't bear it if
we weren't comfortable. Spaces are to be lived in,
to interact with, to get friends over and enjoy. I am
not precious about it.
Why wooden floors? I think boards are essential
because they lend warmth and a certain colour that's
not too overpowering.
What do you love about rotating works? As soon as
you change the paintings, they relate di erently to
each other. It's like people will be a certain personality
with one individual and another with someone else.
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so reflective and melancholic -- as if she is
completely removed from her environment.
I just wonder if Watson's experiences during
the war made her such a wistful individual."
Another feature of the bedroom is
ornately decorated Chinese furniture,
including black-lacquered bedside cabinets
and a gold-toned panel that's been used as
a bed head. e exotic style resurfaces in an
altar table near the entrance.
"I love Chinese pieces," says the owner.
"I've always lusted after altar tables. is is
a follow up to a piece we acquired 20 years
ago, which was really battered and bruised,
and I just loved it. But as you shift, you need
to modify your choices."
While the interior has evolved over years
of acquiring new works and moving houses,
the owner says something of her style has
remained consistent. " ere's a tendency
one has, and one tends to repeat it," she
says. "I think you must do whatever you're
comfortable with. You can only be happy in
a space surrounded by the things you enjoy
and like, and have an affinity with." I
The tones of the sofa, which is covered in textiles from Warwick Fabrics, complement the
nearby artwork by Brett Whiteley. The black vase is from Esola Home. TOP LEFT Persian
rugs add tactile warmth to the glossy floorboards. A gilt mirror rests above ornate floral
arrangements and eclectic ornaments, including a red vase from Table Culture.
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