Annie Price and her partner Jamie Paterson are mid century design enthusiasts. Their cheerful 1960s house in Beaumaris has been home to the couple and their young daughter Dorothy for the past four years, but a good chunk of that time was been spent renovating and restoring the house, which was in serious disrepair when the family first took possession of the property.
The house had to be basically stripped back to the framework – even the roof was replaced. ‘We really wanted to restore it to its former glory, but in a sympathetic mid-century style,’ says Annie. The family retained what they could, including the original Oregon beams, handrails and even the ceramic kitchen cupboard doorknobs, and the couple worked in consultation with their architect Adrian Bonomi. What couldn’t be salvaged was replaced with carefully sourced details, like the original ‘60s tiles for the kitchen.
Annie and Jamie love colour and character, but they’re not purists when it comes to modernist design. Their home celebrates their love of all things mid century, but it’s also relaxed and fun, and full of quirky, sentimental pieces. ‘There’s no point living somewhere that doesn’t make you smile,’ advocates Annie.
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