This 90’s Bondi duplex owned by young renovators, Louisa and Ryan, was transformed into a stunning coastal home without even having to knock down a single wall… talk about keeping a renovation simple! Situated in Sydney’s bustling Bondi, this three bedroom home renovated by Interior Designer, Kristy McGregor oozes that Scandinavian, beach-chic appeal and the backyard is a tropical sanctuary you would find difficult to ever want to leave…
To create the light-filled family home, Louisa and Ryan used polished concrete floors in the kitchen (which were part of the original house) and spotted gum flooring, which was sanded, limewashed and revived by Mint Floor Sanding & Finishing throughout the rest of the home, giving it that light, airy, beach-friendly feel.
The rest of the furnishings picked for the home were chosen with significant consideration, as the couple wanted to maximise the space of the duplex and still make it feel “open”. They did this by putting in joinery in dead spaces to actually create a living space, and by purchasing custom made furniture to fit certain areas without it taking up too much room. For example, their stunning custom made dining table from MCM House which fit perfectly into their dining space without feeling too big and they accompanied this with a long sofa opposite the kitchen to make that area seem even cosier. It is the perfect use of space.
Our favourite part of the house is the outside sanctuary which features beautiful frangipani trees amongst other luscious greenery and it honestly feels like you are in your own private and secluded paradise. The pink timber wall is one of the best features of the house and it’s actually the look of the timber itself and hasn’t even been painted! The contrast of the pink and the greenery feels like you are at The Royal Hawaiian in Waikiki, not in your backyard in Bondi! Oh, and if you’re living by the beach, your home is not complete without an outdoor shower to wash off after your beach visits… and Louisa and Ryan’s is just the perfect addition to their extremely beautiful Bondi oasis.
To recreate the look of this home, we have listed our favourite pieces below:
1. The palm tree art is by Byron Bay artist Jai Vasicek
2. Ay Illuminate ‘z1 black’ pendant light, Spence & Lyda
3. Throw, Country Road
4. Planter, Garden Life
5. Dining Table, MCM House
6. Cushions and a ‘Tonk’ stool, both from MCM House
7. Outdoor Furniture, Eco Outdoor Furniture