Calm after the storm
The rise of Instagram, Pinterest, and home makeover shows like The Block have awoken the interior designer in millions of Aussie homeowners. In preparation for this special design issue of the Live proud magazine, we took to social media to find the most stylish residents from Frasers Property communities around the country. These are the spaces they’re most proud of.
Torie and Kevin
We really enjoyed the process of designing our home. I put together a bit of a lookbook and a mood board for the spaces, which was really fun, and our builder Coral Homes was super accommodating with all of our requests to customise the layout.
This is our oldest daughter, Aria’s bedroom. We chose the hydrangea wall decals to tie in with the Hamptons theme we have running through the whole house. She’s quite a girly girl so we went for pink and purple accents throughout. She actually wanted the same Hamptons-style bed as we had, so we basically got her a miniature version! For the shelves we chose to display some of the toys that she really loves but doesn’t play with so much anymore.
Having a two-bedroom apartment might seem like a decorating challenge. However, I love that my unit at Fairwater has an open plan layout. It makes the apartment so much more inviting even though it’s a compact space. I added multi-functional pieces of furniture such as bar-height dining table that doubles as an additional kitchen working space, and a buffet cabinet that is also used as an entertainment centre. That way, I was able to fulfill all of my needs without sacrificing on space or design.
Port Coogee, WAThis is my gorgeous butler’s pantry. It came completely bare and then my husband built it using some wood and a hack saw. I was really inspired by classic American kitchens where all of the cans and products were on display. In our old pantry everything was on top of or behind something else and I was constantly having to search for things. I wanted a pantry where I could walk in and just see everything straight away.
My friend Belinda pushed me into trying for my first home. I never thought I could do it, but one day we were display home shopping and all of a sudden it became possible. Belinda’s always been into interior design so she offered to help me out and it became a project we worked on together.
I always wanted that black industrial kitchen and to feature the timbers with the soft blushes and whites coming out through the furnishings. I wanted the kitchen to speak for itself, and because it’s a smaller plan we decided to keep white wherever we could just to keep it fresh and open.
I was always inspired by Scandinavian style homes, so we tried to keep everything really slimline and simple, letting small features have their moments.
For more Live Proud stories, have a read through our latest edition of the Live Proud magazine below.