When interior designer Kathryn Trentini was enlisted to oversee the renovation of this Port Macquarie family members household, she was tasked with generating statement times in every area. The ensuing style and design functions a collection of impactful still homely spaces that regularly delight the home’s owners – a family of 4 originally from the Uk.

Bed room. The Wallpaper is Catherine Martin for Mokum

“When I was initial brought into the residence there was by now a large amount of colour but it was used in a truly awful way,” suggests Kathryn, who set about making use of colour in a a lot a lot more considered style. And when color capabilities throughout the dwelling it is in the library that the largest statement is made – the entire space is purple, from the skirting boards to the ceiling.

The library is painted in Porter’s Paint Chinese Firecracker

“It already had purple on the walls, but it was this sort of an aged nanna space. I explained that if they preferred to continue to keep the place pink, they desired to be brave adequate to paint the entire matter. It’s a truly big space so it receives away with it,” claims Kathryn. The end result is a tremendous moody space that is amplified by layers of velvet and alpaca wool, an open up hearth, toddler grand piano and manufacturer-new joinery that makes certain every little thing has its place. “The experience that I get is that there is a ton of color in Uk residences mainly because it lightens the temper from the drizzly temperature. So, this area was a nice reference to the owners’ roots,” states Kathryn. 


Color is utilised in the kitchen far too with a pretty blue tone (Dulux Calandre) showcasing on a significant area of cupboards and a deep aubergine shade (Dulux Harmony Grape) additional accenting the house. A neolith stone bench and splashback are yet another standout aspect – alongside the joinery, stone was the most important splurge of the task.

Aubergine cabinetry (top rated suitable) is accented by blackened timber and Neolith stone

Nearby, the dining area capabilities a repurposed tabletop with new powder coated legs. “We repurposed the existing dining desk that was an inherited piece and the patina that exists on the major is just attractive,” claims Kathryn. A cost-helpful alternate to acquiring anything brand new, Kathryn assisted with the reupholstering of many furniture parts in the course of the task. “Reupholstering current household furniture is a passion of mine and these pieces experienced sentimental worth to the clientele.”

Dining room
The eating place options a repurposed tabletop

An further dwelling area additional embraces colour – a customized jade eco-friendly Jardan couch and ‘evil eye’ mirror from Reflections Copenhagen make for a enjoyment room. “I love the use of unanticipated color in the course of the residence. Owning labored with the clients for a when I can see that the trust we developed has resulted in some wonderful results.”

Living room
Dwelling place
Child's room
Child’s area

Pictures: Amanda Prior

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