What’s Trending: Tones and Textures

Terrace Floors + Furnishings give us the lowdown on how to get our space looking and feeling cosy this season.

Muted tones and plenty of texture make for warm and inviting interiors as the cooler weather hits. Here are just some of the pieces you can find at Terrace Floors + Furnishings’ Eastwood showroom to help you achieve the ultimate cosy vibes.

Combine Warmth and Texture

The sky may be grey, but it’s all about the rebirth of warm colour palettes this season. Think warm whites, soothing taupes, and rich, earthy tones.

Pair earthy colours with layers of richly textured fabrics to add another dimension to your home. The use of complex textures and a multitude of materials in any room adds both a visual and physical warmth to the space.

The Armadillo Winnow rug, shown here, offers the perfect level of tactility and softness with its crosshatch weave and thick wool pile, while the L&M Home Palermo Rectangle Cushion (see Steal the Style below) will add another layer of comfort to your sofa or bed. Woven on a traditional handloom in the finest European linen, the handmade nature of this textured design means each piece is totally unique.

Mix Old with New

From the resurgence of fully curved sofas to more subtle details like rounded or sloped chair arms, chair backs, and tables, rounded shapes soften a space and create flow. The Ethnicraft Barrow Lounge Chair is a perfect example of this. It’s the time of year to cosy up with a good book, so pick one off the bookshelf and sink into this beautifully comfy, vintage-style chair inspired by the 50s. Add the GlobeWest Axel Bench Seat (see below) with its rounded bolster pillows for a contemporary – and even comfier – look and feel to your home.

Black is back

The easiest way to play with modern pieces and to make statement pieces pop is by adding a black accent piece to your space. For example, the Ethnicraft Black Bok Side Table (left) allows you to start small, and it works well in compact spaces which can easily be overwhelmed by too much black. The Ethnicraft Blackbird Sideboard is another great addition as it’s sleek oak and black finish can easily adapt to a range of interior styles, from modern to mid-century. Try teaming it with the GlobeWest Lorne Canopy lamp to bring even more cosy warmth and a soft glow to your interior.

Terrace Floors + Furnishings’ tip is to invest in a single piece of black furniture and decide how you like it before you add more black to your home decor. If you love the look, you can add a single black accent piece to every room in your house — the colour will become a thread that ties all your rooms together. And because black is a neutral, it pairs well with a variety of colour schemes, particularly alongside neutrals like olive green, taupe and other earthy colours.


1. Ethnicraft Barrow Lounge Chair, $1540; 2. GlobeWest Lorne Canopy Table Lamp, $380; 3. GlobeWest Axel Bench Seat, $1605; 4. Ethnicraft Black Bok Side Table, $795; 5. Armadillo Winnow Rug, from $1350; 6. Ethnicraft Oak Blackbird Sideboard, $4305; 7. L&M Home Palermo Rectangle Cushion, $110

Terrace Floors + Furnishings
51 Glen Osmond Rd, Eastwood

What’s The Best Way to Sell Your Home?

There’s more involved in selling your humble abode than whacking up a ‘For Sale’ sign and crossing your fingers. There are a few ways to get buyers to sign on the dotted line, according to Harris Real Estate Property Expert Georgie Todd.

Are You Off the Market?

In an off-market residential sale, the seller chooses to sell their property privately. That means the property isn’t listed on sites like realestate.com.au or domain.com.au.

At Harris Real Estate, this is done through an off-market database of more than 22,000 registered buyers and listed on Harris’ off-market website.

So, how does it work? Harris reaches out directly to buyers by performing an automatic search of all buyers who have outlined requirements like the property being sold. Harris then get in touch with buyers direct who’ve outlined requirements similar to the property being sold and reach out to attendees or enquiries of similar listings they’ve recently sold.

Upside: There’s a level of privacy and exclusivity that comes with an off-market sale, for both the buyer and seller. Buyers often get access to properties that aren’t available to the public, and sellers can avoid the hassle of preparing their property for public inspection and paying presentation and marketing costs.

Downside: There may be fewer potential buyers, which could limit the final sale price.

Do You Want More Control?

The Private Treaty method of sale is where a property is listed for sale with no advertised end date to suggest when offers are due. The seller may accept, reject, or counter the offers made by the buyers until an agreed-upon price is reached.

Upside: Private Treaty allows the seller to have greater control over the sales process and the final price.

Downside: It may take longer to sell the property as negotiations can take time. The seller may also have to wait for the right offer. If the property isn’t priced correctly, it may sit on the market for an extended period without receiving any offers. It also allows buyers to have conditions on their offers, such as ‘subject to finance’ or a building inspection, plus a 48-hour cooling-off period.

Make Me Your Best Offer

The Best Offer or ‘Expressions of Interest’ method of sale is where the property is marketed with an advertised price guide, range, or the potential buyer may be asked to contact the agent. Buyers are then invited to submit their best offer by a specified deadline. The seller considers all offers and decides which offer to accept, reject, or counter before or on the due date.

Upside: This method of sale creates a sense of urgency and competition among buyers, which may result in a higher sale price.

Downside: Potential buyers sometimes have limited time to view the property.

Going Once, Going Twice…

Finally, you can sell your property through auction where potential buyers compete by placing bids until a reserve price is met and the highest bidder is determined. The auction is typically conducted by a licensed auctioneer who oversees the bidding process.

Before the auction, the seller will usually set a reserve price, which is the minimum amount they’re willing to accept for the property. If an agreed price is met, the auctioneer will confirm the sale with the highest bidder and a contract for sale will be signed on the day of the auction.

If the bidding doesn’t reach the reserve price, the property may not be sold – this is called ‘holding the property over’ or ‘passing it in’.

Upside: An auction can create a sense of urgency among potential buyers, and the competitive bidding process can result in a higher sale price for the seller. There’s also no cooling-off period.

Downside: There’s a risk that the property may not sell if the bidding doesn’t reach the reserve price, or if there are few interested buyers.

Get in touch with Georgie Todd from Harris Real Estate if you’re looking to sell.

Georgie Todd
Property Consultant
0420 492 936

Terrace Floors: Unmissable Once-a-Year Sale

Mad March may be done and dusted, but the madness continues into May with Terrace Floors + Furnishings’ epic once-a-year sale, from May 20–27.

In-store only, this unmissable annual event is highly anticipated; the luxe South Australian showroom doesn’t have any other sales throughout the year. So, now is your chance to secure a beautiful piece of furniture or a luxurious rug at a heavily reduced price.

With up to 60% off a huge range of furniture and rugs, and brands including GlobeWest, Ethnicraft and Armadillo, there’s never been a better time to refresh your interior.

Whether you’re on the hunt for a new lamp to bring warmth to your home or looking for a stylish new bed spread, there’ll also be a range of homewares, lighting, and bedlinen to get your hands on.

There’s more massive news; it’s not just floor stock on sale. You can also order brand new rugs and furniture at 25% off, if paid in full on the day.

Here’s just a sneak peek of the stylish pieces you can find in the showroom at this in-store-only event.


Ethnicraft Oak Nordic Bed and Bedside Table.


Ethnicraft Oak Bok Dining Table, Chairs and Bench.




Armadillo Malawi rugs.


Terrace Floors + Furnishings is one of SA’s premier destinations for all things interior. Lending an expert eye to interior projects, the store has helped re-invent living spaces from the ground up since 2000. The showroom stocks an expansive collection of luxury rugs, carpets and furnishings to curate your dream home.

Don’t wait another 365 days – floor it to Terrance Floors + Furnishings before it’s too late!

Terrace Floors + Furnishings
51 Glen Osmond Rd, Eastwood

Interior Change for TAFE SA Graduate

Up and coming interior designer Lisa Katsikitis is making waves. The recent TAFE SA Graduate shares her passion points and future aspirations.


Lisa Katsikitis helps turn people’s interior dreams into reality, designing bathrooms and kitchens that are functional yet beautiful.

The school-teacher-turned-designer wanted a change in career pace and to work in a field that creatively fulfilled her when she enrolled in the Diploma of Interior Design at TAFE SA.

“I was looking for a program that was practical and hands-on. The TAFE SA lecturers are really well-connected to the industry, and I love the possibilities of [interior design],” she says.

“The course was comprehensive in skills that weren’t just drawing, but also the many forms of communication you need.”

Since graduating, Lisa has been employed as a design specialist for leading renovation company, Brilliant SA. Her passion is designing accessible spaces that are also dignified, modifying kitchens and bathrooms with mobility fixtures that don’t resemble a stark, aged-care facility.

“People should still be able to have beautiful homes,” she says. “I had a client where grab rails also doubled as towel rails. [Products] don’t have to be hospital blue or chrome – they can look gorgeous.”

A sweet spot for Lisa is the nexus of relationship-building, problem-solving and flexing creative muscles. The interior designer enjoys gleaning clues from clients’ homes as to what colours, finishes and materials they like, solving their structural household woes while reflecting their personal taste throughout the design.

“It’s lovely getting swept up in the excitement of seeing the vision come to life,” she says. “If you can tap into something that reflects the personality and interests of the client, that’s going to give you the perfect inspiration. I get personal satisfaction solving a problem creatively while making clients happy.”

Lisa also naturally gravitates towards biophilic design, drawing inspiration from nature and interweaving outdoor elements into interior spaces to promote wellbeing. Outside of work, she does illustrations of native botanicals and finds her love for Australia’s landscape – its colours, shapes and textures – organically infiltrate her design mind. In 2023, she predicts more people will use native shades and natural materials in their homes.

“People want that beautiful Australian colour palette,” she says. “Green and raw timber is a total winner. What we’re creating inside isn’t replicating the outside, but it’s sympathetic to and pays respect to the landscape.”

While she only graduated in 2021, Lisa has already started to make her mark in the interior industry. She was a finalist in the 2022 Kitchen Bathroom Design Institute of Australia National Design Awards and received an Executive Officer’s Special Mention Award for her accessible undergraduate work. She was tasked with a complex brief for her final TAFE SA subject, which saw her create a kitchen space for a retired couple where the wife was wheelchair-bound.

“The [design] brought together every skill I learnt across two years,” she says. “It was a labour of love.”


Colour your world with an exciting career in interior design. This nationally accredited Diploma from TAFE SA will help you to understand the furnishings, finishes and aesthetics that are integral to creating outstanding interiors.

Learn about colour schemes, lighting, the principles of design, project documentation, creating 2D and 3Dforms, and producing digital models.

The wide range of subjects can be tailored to suit all design interests. Refine your design skills, build your business abilities and graduate ready to join this in-demand industry.

Course Code: MSF50218

Duration: Up to two years full-time or part-time equivalent

Delivery: Tonsley Campus

Course Admission Requirements: Nil

To better understand the link between construction and design, Interior Design graduates may also consider Certificate IV in Residential Drafting [CPP40121] or the Diploma of Building Design [CPP50921]

Visit tafesa.edu.au to learn more.

When Old Meets New



Pottery is one of the oldest inventions in history, a skill utilised by the Ancient Greeks, the Egyptians and in the Japanese Jōmon period. In awe of pottery predecessors, South Australian ceramic artist Holly Phillipson champions the ancient techniques of the craft when creating her award-winning contemporary designs.

TAFE SA graduate and South Australian ceramic artist Holly Phillipson.

“The whole [pottery] process is fascinating to me,” Holly says. “There are so many skills involved at different stages.”

The artist says she hadn’t thought about a career in ceramics until she discovered the JamFactory Associate Program. Holly had been completing a short wheel-throwing course at TAFE SA when she met some glass artists employed as associates. Meeting them encouraged her to enrol in a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts) – delivered concurrently by TAFE SA and Flinders University – with the hope of landing a coveted JamFactory associate position.

“I could see a clear pathway for myself as a ceramicist,” says Holly, and in 2018 she began the three-year undergraduate course at Adelaide College of the Arts. She says her biggest takeaway was the in-depth education she received.

“It’s so rewarding to create forms you envision and fire them into permanent, durable objects,” she says. Here, the degree touched on all aspects of ceramics, from mixing glazes to firing kilns and how to manage a studio. But being a part of a vibrant community of creatives, learning from industry lecturers every day, is what set the degree apart for the ceramicist.

“I felt so supported and had a profound sense of belonging.” Her thorough education led Holly to landing a place in the JamFactory’s Associate Program – her dream role. She has since been accepted into the Helpmann Academy Elevate Mentorship program, where she’ll work under her ‘ceramic heroes’ Kirsten Coelho and Peter Andersson.

“They’ll help develop an exciting new body of work and some new glazes,” she says.

In appreciation of the historical significance of pottery, Holly points to the ancient forms in her contemporary ceramic designs. She references timeless pieces from all over the globe in her range of wheel-thrown tableware. Her recent collection, Peplum (2022), featured wheel-thrown platters, bowls and candelabras, all with the signature frilly design.

Dipped in a white satin glaze, the pottery range was partially inspired by doughnut-like Russian Skopin ceramics.

“It’s fun to challenge myself to create similar forms, but with my contemporary style,” she says.


A dual award degree delivered by TAFE SA and Flinders University, the Bachelor of Creative Arts [Visual Arts] delivers a comprehensive grounding in the practical and theoretical aspects of contemporary visual arts studio practice. You will be required to undertake the TAFE SA Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts [CUA51120, CUA60720] concurrently with the Bachelor of Creative Arts [Visual Arts].

Duration: Three years full-time or part-time equivalent

Delivery: Adelaide College of the Arts

Course Admission Requirements:

• Any Certificate III or higher

• Satisfactory achievement in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

• Successful completion of SACE (year 12) results (or equivalent) achieving an ATAR of 60 or above


Ideal for beginners, this course teaches the fundamental skills of wheel-throwing. Various dates, starting in May 2023.

Delivery: Adelaide College of the Arts

Visit tafesa.edu.au/visualarts to learn more.

Bowerbird Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Looking for a last-minute gift for Mum? Head to Bowerbird for inspo this weekend (May 5–7).

For the Mums who like trinkets

If Mum needs a new vase for the bunch of flowers you’ve bought, South Australian artist Alicia Butt has you covered. Specialising in ceramics, Alicia’s small business Ali Potter Ceramics is a one-woman operation where she handcrafts ceramics to create stunning creations, everything from beakers and mugs to vases and trinket dishes.

Ali Potter Ceramics

For the Mums who like handmade jewellery

Creator of mitchell.maker, Carolyn Mitchell, describes her handmade, recycled sterling silver jewellery as ‘simple, strong and timeless’ – just like Mum. Carolyn uses the ancient lost wax method of casting metal to create her tactile pieces. Browse Carolyn’s Bowerbird stall for a pair of silver earrings, pendants or rings.


For the Mums whose homes smell delicious

It wouldn’t be Mother’s Day without a new candle for Mum’s collection. Find one or a sweet-scented diffuser at the Mojo Candle Co. stall. The vessels are hand-cut from reclaimed wine and beer bottles, filled with natural soy wax infused with modern, sophisticated fragrances and topped with sustainable cork stoppers.

Mojo Candle Co.

For the stylish Mums

It’s officially winter! Keep Mum cosy and stylish with a scarf or shrug designed and knitted by boutique knitwear label sheep-ish. Using 100 per cent Australian merino wool, the sheep-ish range includes merino shrugs, ponchos, scarves, wrist warmers, headbands, baby blankets and cushions.


For the Mums who love nature

Inspired by our diverse and colourful birdlife, Songbird is an art and stationery label that showcases iconic birds, all while raising awareness of some of the most vulnerable and critically endangered varieties. In 2011, Songbird founder, Alexandra Sommer, travelled to a small village in Thailand and was overwhelmed by the immense talent of local women. Today, Songbird provides employment to their team of artisans in Thailand who help create pieces that’ll make Mum’s heart sing this Mother’s Day.


For the Mums who love a cuppa

Sit down with Mum to enjoy a cup of tea brewed by The Dandy Tea Co., founded by Renmark-born Mandy de Rose. Collaborating with local growers, Mandy creates the freshest, seasonal fruit and herbal blends to hand-blend her extensive range of teas. Yum!

The Dandy Tea Co.

For the artistic Mums

Find Mum a new, pretty print for her lounge room at South Australia’s My Little Print Studio, which uses real flora and fauna to create cyanotypes (also known as a blueprint). This simple photographic printing process creates a bold and beautiful blue and white print that immediately connects its audience to nature. My Little Print Studio’s artworks have also been merged into gift cards, coasters, earrings, heat bags and tea towels, so you’re bound to find something unique for Mum. You can even pick up Mum her very own DYI cyanotype printing kit.

My Little Print Studio

May 5–7
Adelaide Showground

Meet The Makers



Cherie Em bottle.

South Australian-based Cherie Em boasts a bespoke range inspired by the centuries-old techniques used in French perfumeries. The delicate blends of rose and chamomile, mint and myrtle, and Chantilly are handcrafted from natural materials and essences. Our pick? We love the subtle scents of the Mint & Myrtle Hand & Body Wash and Tangerine Lip Balm.


Two women in colourful, pastel knit jumpers.

Founded by Morgan Collins and Cat Bloxsom, Cardigang is the Victorian-based brand that’s revolutionising how people learn to knit and crochet with their easy-to-follow DIY kits made for beginners, by beginners. Make your own colourful, chunky-knit jumper, crop top or cardigan and flaunt your ‘made by me’ tag with style.


Bottle of body lotion with Bask Aromatherapy branding.

Since 2014, Bask Aromatherapy’s non-toxic, plant-based and locally-made lotions, body washes and hand creams have made people’s skin feel luxurious, soft and repaired. The boutique brand gently blends essential oils with the best botanicals, with products using balancing and relaxing scents like lemon myrtle, geranium and lavender.


Blue and yellow print with white birds, designed by artist Claire Ishino.

Inspired by the colour, pattern and the beauty of Australia’s native flora and fauna, local artist Claire Ishino crafts colourful prints that brighten any room. The Adelaide-based artisan, whose illustrations are featured on Jurlique, Twenty Third Street Distillery and Jim Barry packaging, is also a fan of collaboration, working with local makers like Kitty Came Home to create small collections of accessories.


Colourful designs on paper and plates.

Melbourne-based Chomo Studio ceramics have a distinctive style and story, with the hand-painted whimsical designs, characters and coloured patterns bringing joy to any room. At the May markets, find handmade cremains and original illustration prints at the Chomo Studio stall, alongside sweet clay figurines featuring hand-picked, dried flowers from the designer’s own backyard.


Mugs in earthy tones and textures.

Adelaide’s Khoa Edgecombe handcrafts ceramics that celebrate form and function, drawing inspiration from South Australia’s natural landscapes, intertwining her love of the state’s earthy tones and textures into her range. The line of thickly-rimmed dishes, mugs and mini bowls are made from locally-sourced clay.


Brown takeaway cup with Frank n Al branding on it.

Frank n Al Chai was born out of a need for a coffee alternative. Founder Kristen Carroll was searching for caffeine substitutes when she discovered the benefits of chai. She’s now developed her own range of certified organic chai that is gluten, dairy and sugar-free, and vegan-friendly. Hand-blended, Frank n Al Chai’s spiced tones give the perfect morning buzz. Even better, the packaging is compostable and includes a meditation guide!


Leather handbag with gold metal bars.

Born from wanting to give vintage leather a new lease of life, Metanoia is the South Australian slow fashion label handcrafting timeless bags from old jackets to minimise textile waste. Each design is one-of-a-kind, with the edgy bags effortlessly elevating any look with a statement style.


Dainty necklace with different coloured stones hanging off it.

Since 2009, Thurston and Lovey have been crafting jewellery pieces perfect for every occasion. The Adelaide-born brand’s sustainable range of sterling silver, pearl-beaded and gold vermeil necklaces, earrings and rings are timeless in design and elegant in appearance, making them the perfect gift for a loved one or yourself!


Purple woven bag.

Handwoven basket brand, Pāli, was born from a desire to economically empower remote communities, ethically working with villagers to find ways to showcase their craft globally while ensuring they’re correctly compensated. Founders Maggie and Cass work closely with artisans in remote areas, designing stand-out bags that are then handcrafted in Myanmar from new and recycled palette strapping.


Artist painting on a doormat.

Nutmeg Creative is on a mission to make you smile with their quirky range of tote bags, greeting cards, hand-painted doormats and more. From doormats reading ‘I hope you brought wine’ and tote bags with ‘emotional baggage’ on the front, each design is decorated with cheeky slogans. Nutmeg Creative is also committed to sustainable practice, with the Adelaide-made label using clean products, recycling and reusing where possible.


Clay stones stacked on top of each other.

Discover the benefits of naturally exfoliating with Pryshan’s Clay Stones. Using natural French clay, the boutique beauty brand craft the buffing stones across two weeks before placing them in a kiln to ensure the product is future-proof. The stone is a great tool for deep exfoliation, gently removing dead skin cells to leave you looking brighter, smoother and refreshed.

5–7 May
Adelaide Showground

Inside a St Georges’ Gem

Don’t miss the chance to explore 1397m² of pure Heaven nestled in the highly sought-after eastern suburb of St Georges.


When: Wednesday, April 26 at 5.30pm;
Saturday, April 29 at 1.30pm;
Monday, May 1 at 5pm.
Where: 30 Purnana Avenue, St Georges

*Best offers by 12pm on Tuesday, May 2 (unless sold prior)

Winter hikes at Waterfall Gully, shopping sprees at Burnside Village and long summer days by the pool; this colonial style crowd pleaser on Purnana Avenue is a home for all seasons.

Fusing together timeless looks with contemporary functionality across an ultra-flexible floorplan of up to five bedrooms, the doors to this gorgeous St Georges’ gem opens for its next owners.

Whether the kids are lapping up the fun in the in-ground pool or you’re hitting aces on the tennis court, this fully renovated, dual-level home is a haven for the whole family.

Each room offers a space to reflect. First, there’s the cathedral-ceilinged living area that laps up lashings of light through its sea of northern windows/doors with views of the glistening pool. Find a spot near the Escea fireplace on chilly winter nights in.

The kitchen is a feature itself, showcasing provincial custom cabinetry, stone tops, a butler’s pantry, and a freestanding vintage-style Smeg oven.

Follow the oak floating floors and you’ll soon stumble across the home office, or fifth bedroom. A little further lies a formal lounge, and a master bedroom with a walk-in robe and an oversized ensuite defined by its striking monochromatic scheme and freestanding bath.

On the upper level, there’s more to explore, including another bathroom and three bedrooms; two of which feature walk-in robes.

Scroll the gallery below to see this picture-pretty property.

What We Love

  • Ideally placed in a whisper-quiet, tree-laden pocket of St Georges.
  • Powerful 5kW solar system.
  • Large fully tiled in-ground pool.
  • Large lock-up garage/carport and off-street parking for at least five cars.
  • Electronic gated entry for vehicle access.
  • Ducted reverse cycle heating and cooling.
  • Storage galore and large separate laundry.
  • Beautifully presented landscaped gardens with automatic watering system.
  • Just 10 minutes from the CBD and zoned for Glenunga International High and Linden Park Primary schools.

For more details, get in touch with Georgie Todd from Harris Real Estate.

Georgie Todd
Property Consultant
0420 492 936

Terrace Life


Interior shot of Unley home with green sofa.

Between them, the owners of this prestigious, historic home in Unley have more than 10 years’ experience in decorating homes for sale.

“We’re fortunate that we get to see some amazing properties,” says Monika Tirrell, who along with husband, Peter, is a co-owner of Presenting Beautiful Homes, an Adelaide-based styling company that presents and prepares homes for sale. But the couple’s love for property styling started many years earlier. In the mid-eighties, they fell in love with this run-down terrace.

The property is one in a row of four almost identical Victorian villas – built in the 1890s it had lived a previous life as a boarding house and, as a result, was in a state of disrepair by the time Monika and Peter made their dream purchase.

Peter and Monika Tirrell from Presenting Beautiful Homes.
Peter and Monika Tirrell.

“We fell in love with it immediately, despite the challenges,” says Monika. “There were pink walls, bright red carpets and psychedelic patterns on the kitchen cupboards, but it just had so much potential, and it was such a beautiful building. We knew we could make it into a really lovely family home.”

Back then, the couple had a four-year-old son and were looking for room to grow. Fast forward 39 years, and their love for this grand, old terrace hasn’t wavered. It is the home where they have raised their three sons – “our six granddaughters now also get the enjoy it,” says Monika – and in a series of artful renovations, the once tired home has now been restored to its former glory.

The grand makeover is evident from the moment you arrive, with a gravel path making its way through immaculately manicured gardens bordered by box hedging. From the street it’s still a traditional Victorian, and inside the original part of the home still retains many of its ornate features including marble fireplaces and decorative cornices, while a new modern extension to the rear opens the property up to reveal a more contemporary, light-filled space.

The house sits quite high on the block and, from the front, a set of stairs leads to the entrance and what is the ‘ground floor’. The main living, dining and kitchen are all on this level, as is the new modern living space and outdoor dining area that leads from the kitchen. “It’s a bit like sitting up in the trees in summer, when all the doors are open,” says Monika.

While these new architecturally designed spaces are impressive, not surprisingly it’s the daring interior design choices that really make this property worthy of its dream-home tag. “We like to be quite bold with some of our choices,” says Monika, “and we’re not afraid to mix up wallpapers, and use colour in wall paint and furnishings. I figure we can always change it if it doesn’t work!”

Wallpaper has been used to great effect in the opulent dining area, while timeless furnishings, such as the Eames lounge chair and ottoman in the living space, are indicative of the couple’s style. “It had been on our wish list forever and we recently gifted it to each other for a milestone birthday,” says Monika.

A statement piece of art in the kitchen/dining area is also telling of their penchant for bold design – and their ability to mix and match pieces to great effect. “Midnight Blindfold by Australian artist Shane Bowden was purchased from an exhibition at The Gallery in Waymouth Street; we love the mystery the woman exudes.”

Downstairs is home to four bedrooms and an additional living space that opens onto the garden. “The block slopes to a creek, which the boys loved when they were growing up. They would catch tadpoles and play in the mud out the back, which is pretty lucky when you’re only a few kilometres from the CBD!”

The ability to pay homage to this home’s historic significance, while still injecting their own unique, daring sense of interior style is what makes it such a success. There’s a cohesion that only comes with experience, and the confidence to go your own way.

“We tend to steer clear of anything too on trend and choose pieces that stand out to us, and then make them work within our home.”

Presenting Beautiful Homes

08 8297 8339

How to Maximise Seating and Style

From plumped up sofa seats to large-scale armchairs, these focus pieces add instant style – and comfort!

An accent chair is the perfect way to introduce a new visual element to your interior whilst maximising seating. Whether you have an empty corner nook or your room is missing a final design element, a stylish armchair can complete the look. So, take a seat; here are three ways to make a statement with your armchair.

1. Choose A Design

The simplest way to effectively add an armchair to your living space is to choose a design from the same range as your existing sofa in terms of colour and material. This will create a cohesive look and act as an extension of your sofa.

2. Create Contrast

For the more daring homeowners, there are endless ways to use a stylish accent chair to create contrast. Experiment with funky designs, a unique look, quirky finishes and more to really showcase your personality. The edgy Hugo designer chair from OZ Design Furniture, upholstered in buttery leather and supported by a powder coated black metal frame for a more masculine feel, is a great choice for those who are willing to push the boundaries.


Another standout piece from OZ Design is the Munich Swivel Chair, boasting a curvaceous tub design fora contemporary, on trend look. Perfect in the corner of a bedroom, this armchair is a fun addition to any home interior.

Live in style this season and discover OZ Design Furniture’s new pieces. Shop online or in store today.

OZ Design Furniture
800 Marion Road, Marion
08 8472 3630

Gepps X Home HQ
750 Main North Road, Gepps Cross
08 8472 3640