A statement-making home that delights its owners daily!

Audrey J. Powers

When inside designer Kathryn Trentini was enlisted to oversee the renovation of this Port Macquarie family household, she was tasked with making assertion times in every home. The ensuing style and design capabilities a collection of impactful however homely areas that often delight the home’s entrepreneurs – a relatives of four at first from the British isles.

Bedroom. The Wallpaper is Catherine Martin for Mokum

“When I was 1st introduced into the dwelling there was already a large amount of color but it was used in a actually awful way,” says Kathryn, who set about making use of colour in a considerably extra thought of fashion. And even though color functions all over the home it’s in the library that the major statement is designed – the whole space is pink, from the skirting boards to the ceiling.

The library is painted in Porter’s Paint Chinese Firecracker

“It currently had red on the walls, but it was these kinds of an outdated nanna room. I claimed that if they needed to maintain the space purple, they desired to be brave adequate to paint the full thing. It’s a truly huge space so it will get away with it,” suggests Kathryn. The final result is a super moody house that is amplified by layers of velvet and alpaca wool, an open hearth, infant grand piano and brand name-new joinery that makes certain anything has its place. “The feeling that I get is that there is a lot of colour in United kingdom houses because it lightens the temper from the drizzly climate. So, this home was a good reference to the owners’ roots,” states Kathryn. 


Colour is employed in the kitchen area way too with a pretty blue tone (Dulux Calandre) featuring on a large part of cabinets and a deep aubergine shade (Dulux Concord Grape) more accenting the place. A neolith stone bench and splashback are yet another standout attribute – together with the joinery, stone was the most important splurge of the undertaking.

Aubergine cabinetry (leading proper) is accented by blackened timber and Neolith stone
Kitchen area

Nearby, the eating place capabilities a repurposed tabletop with new powder coated legs. “We repurposed the existing eating desk that was an inherited piece and the patina that exists on the top is just stunning,” states Kathryn. A price tag-efficient substitute to acquiring anything manufacturer new, Kathryn assisted with the reupholstering of lots of furnishings items in the course of the project. “Reupholstering current home furniture is a enthusiasm of mine and these items experienced sentimental price to the purchasers.”

Dining room
The dining room features a repurposed tabletop

An extra dwelling spot further embraces colour – a personalized jade green Jardan couch and ‘evil eye’ mirror from Reflections Copenhagen make for a entertaining room. “I like the use of unanticipated color during the household. Owning worked with the purchasers for a even though I can see that the trust we built has resulted in some beautiful results.”

Living room
Living place
Child's room
Child’s space

Photography: Amanda Prior

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