Modern Melbourne Family Home

Modern Melbourne Family Home

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Today our readers are welcome to look over Elise Elliot’s, a television and newspaper journalist’s, her husband Tom’s, host of 3AW’s Drive program, and their daughter Ava’s lovely home in Australia. What used to be an old pub in the inner-city of Melbourne is now a wonderful, modern, and stylish four bedroom family home. The House interior has a contemporary feel and is decorated with various artworks, which give character and enliven the spaces.

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As a journalist, Elise often works from home. Her best advice: “Keep it white and serene, it’s a perfect environment for writing.” Accessories are kept minimal on the shelf but bring personality. “They are antique opium pipes from various trips to Cambodia and Vietnam,” says Elise.

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The couple has installed an amazing floor-to-ceiling library with dark shelves and a reading nook overlooking the revitalizing green fern garden outside the window.

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There are a gorgeous material and color contrast made up in the living room area. The white walls, dark floor, and eye-catching art create an inviting relaxation spot. The “impulsive buy” Le Blanc artwork is an original from Letitia Morris Gallery and adds a lively graphic detail to an otherwise empty corner.

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Architects Tim Jackson and Andrew Bos, of Jackson Clements Burrows, installed six guide wires on each side of the giant door, which will eventually host a wall of jasmine.

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The clean white and black colored bathroom creates a serene feeling and black electric shutters allow you to enjoy your privacy whilst relaxing in a bath.

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A wonderful koala artwork by Carla Fletcher. Really delivers that Australian feeling.

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Elisa opted for classic Tolix stools from Thonet for a slightly industrial edge to space. The benchtop is polished concrete, which is also used on the floor, therefore the whole space looks well matched and combined.

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A piece by David Bromley offers a gentle wash of color to a monochromatic bedroom.

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“I’m so tired of the ‘pinkification’ of little girls,” says Elise. “So I made Ava’s room like The Faraway Tree!” The whimsical ‘Enchanted Forest’ mural was a clever buy from Anthropologie. The bed’s in-built storage stashes much-loved soft toys, books, and trinkets close to hand.

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Photography by Derek Swalwell, Styling by Heather Nette King.

Project by Jackson Clements Burrows –