Modern Melbourne Family Home

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

“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.

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