When Andrew and Vicki Saran discovered a house on a couple of hectares near Berrilee in the Hills District on the outskirts of Sydney, their vision was to renovate it into a modern country farmhouse. With their combined skills and experience — Andrew, 64, is a builder while 59-year-old Vicki owns home and lifestyle store Deer Willow in Kiama — the project was guaranteed to be a success.
Take a look inside a serene beach house in Mollymook, a town on the South Coast of NSW. Warm timber accents and a collection of family heirlooms and knickknacks give this new build a warm and lived-in feel. "I love our home," says owner Leah, "It's beautiful to move into a new place where you've put all your ideas and designs."
Making the most of a series of delays, interior designer Marion Lichtig has collaborated with the owners of this newbuild near Padstow to create a coastal retreat with an established feel, thanks to a blend of vintage textiles and decorative antiques.