Discover Shaynna’s style and design notes on her daughter Carly’s bedroom and an envious kid’s room for granddaughter, Olive. To add to the challenge the team also completed a main bathroom, laundry, staircase and powder room too!
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Feeling the pressure to find a balance between what she has her heart set-on vs. what is achievable for the project (and the budget!), Shaynna was tested on Episode 2 of Country Home Rescue as she begins this mammoth renovation and revealing her very own style.
This room is a fusion of the home’s period detail, and Carly’s ‘70s aesthetic with its earthy tones and florals. I took her favourite vase – a souvenir from Portugal that she loves (and I don’t) – as the starting point for my design.
Florals continue in the pansy and botanicals doona cover by Harris Scarfe – designed especially for her.
The gorgeous framed, pressed flowers – a tribute to her late Nan – are all Carly’s own work
The aesthetic of her Portuguese ceramic vase is reflected in the warmth of the banquet (another pre-owned and favourite piece), the timber bed frame and matching bedsides, the cosy flannelette sheets and the exposed beams, which all combine to create synergy between the old and the new.
The neutral palette of the walls, pitched ceiling, wardrobes, flooring and lamps prevents the space from feeling fussy or claustrophobic, creating a serene, light-filled retreat for our resident ‘princess’!
Olive is my first grandchild so there was no shortage of emotional connection to draw on for inspiration for this nursery. As with all my design, multifunctionality is the byword in this room, with examples everywhere you look.
From the pretty and educational Australiana wallpaper I designed for Olive, to the ottoman which doubles as a play surface and storage unit, skylight with integrated air quality detector, and cosy play rug that anchors the ‘fun zone’.
Olive won’t be living here full-time so I want the room to do double-duty as a put-you-up when my friends come to stay when Olive is at home in the city. The white and neutral colour palette and double/single/trundle bunk ensemble speak to the dual purpose I want for the space. That’s not to say I wanted the room to feel in any way austere.
The ‘soft-linen’ coloured looped-pile carpet, snuggly bedding, abundance of cushions, and even the beautiful, brushed gold wardrobe doorhandles help to warm the space without making it overtly cutesy. Vintage cuddly toys from Jess and Carly’s childhoods provide the finishing touch.