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Australian Fashion Legend Pip Edwards’ Rose Bay Home

Homes

Pip Edwards has left her creative mark on fashion brands including General Pants Co., Sass & Bide, and her own co-founded label P.E Nation, but her new home in Rose Bay represents an entirely new interest – interiors!

Working with Dylan Farrell Design and Chloe Matters, Pip undertook an entire apartment makeover, personalising the space for herself and her son. Gone are the ‘80s-esque marble floors, and in are calming colours and grounding, tactile materials.

The garden has also been completely overhauled to bring nature into the home, creating a sophisticated jungle vibe! 

6th April, 2022

Vintage mirror. Carved sculpture by Clementine Maconachie. Artwork by Sarah Ellen. Chandelier and dining chairs from Tigmi Trading. Table by Sarah Ellison. Brigette floor lamp from House of Slim. Chub stool from Curated Spaces. Photo – Alisha Gore for The Design Files. Styling – Tess Thyregod

Artwork by Sarah Ellen. Chandelier and dining chairs from Tigmi Trading. Table by Sarah Ellison. Brigette floor lamp from House of Slim. Chub stool from Curated Spaces. Carafe from Mason Balzac. Photo – Alisha Gore for The Design Files. Styling – Tess Thyregod

Pip Edwards sits on the Alva boucle chair from Sarah Ellison. Lamp from Curated Spaces. Artwork, Watch Them Fall #7, by Vicki Lee. Photo – Alisha Gore for The Design Files. Styling – Tess Thyregod

Sofa from Curated Spaces. Alva boucle chair from Sarah Ellison. Ari cushion from India Mahdavi. Artwork, Watch Them Fall #7, by Vicki Lee. Farrah coffee table from House of Slim. Warped bowl from Softedge Studio. Marble console table from Jarrett & Co.Photo – Alisha Gore for The Design Files. Styling – Tess Thyregod

Vase by Jardan. Gold candlestick holders from No.22. Marble console table from Jarrett & Co. Styling – Tess Thyregod. Photo – Alisha Gore for The Design Files.

Monograph book by India Mahdavi. Atollo metal table lamp. Styling – Tess Thyregod. Photo – Alisha Gore for The Design Files. Styling – Tess Thyregod

‘It was quite confronting to ground the entire kitchen in black but it has been the best feature. It’s a real statement, while still being a very functional space,’ says Pip. Photo – Alisha Gore for The Design Files. Styling – Tess Thyregod

Wave chair by Rachel Donath. Bedside table and headboard, custom made. Verner Panton Flowerpot VP7 pendant by &Tradition from Cult. Bedding from Milou Milou. Photo – Alisha Gore for The Design Files. Styling – Tess Thyregod

Chair from Tigmi Trading. Styling – Tess Thyregod. Photo – Alisha Gore for The Design Files. Styling – Tess Thyregod

Afro chair from India Mahdavi. Photo – Alisha Gore for The Design Files. Styling – Tess Thyregod

Headboard, custom made. Verner Panton Flowerpot VP7 pendant by &Tradition from Cult. Bedding from Milou Milou. Styling – Tess Thyregod. Afro chair from India Mahdavi. Photo – Alisha Gore for The Design Files. Styling – Tess Thyregod

Lucy Feagins
Wednesday 6th April 2022

‘I really wanted the space to flourish and it was all about expansion.’ 

Pip Edwards is a name synonymous with two things: Australian streetwear, and Bondi. After years working for companies such as Sass & Bide and Ksubi, she made the move on her own to co-found her label P.E Nation, and more recently, she’s even moved from her beloved Bondi! 

Pip recently moved to Rose Bay in search of more space close to her son’s school, her parents, and the city. ‘It’s in a quiet cul de sac at the top of a hill with views to Bondi and across to the harbour,’ she says.  

The building was only six years old when Pip bought her apartment last year, but already she felt the interiors were dated. ‘There were big ‘80s and ‘90s vibes throughout, with a heavy focus on marble and tiles, especially in the living areas with a super small kitchen’ she recalls, ‘I had to completely renovate before moving in.’

Working with interior stylist Chloe Matters, Pip set out to create a calming space for herself and her son. ‘My design was based on the theme of green that represents harmony, growth, creativity, and abundance, which is what this move and new space represented for me and my son,’ she says. ‘I really wanted the space to flourish and it was all about expansion.’ 

The renovation involved enlarging the kitchen and laundry, installing new herringbone parquet flooring, painting the internal walls, and replacing all doors and lighting. The kitchen was a key focus, designed by Dylan Farrell Design to double in size, with a new bar seating area. ‘It created an entire other entertaining space. It was quite confronting to ground the entire kitchen in black, but it has been the best feature. It’s a real statement while still being a very functional space.’

Organic shapes and oversized stone pieces feature in the living space, balanced with white walls and plenty of indoor plants. The balcony garden was also completely transformed, to create a lush, jungle vibe. ‘It was a total overhaul!’ Pip says. ‘The outdoor garden has been brought into the home and there is lots of plant life throughout too… It feels like me.’

This is the first home Pip has renovated, something she’s keen to do more of in future. ‘It got me excited about being creative in a new way,’ she says. ‘I feel like this could be my new obsession, like fashion.’ Her home, however, now feels complete — at least for now! ‘I think I’m done for a while…but maybe the bathrooms when I’m up for it!’

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