If you remember anything about Cameron Kimber’s grand home in the Southern Highlands, then you have a good frame of reference for its newest addition… A three square metre room layered with cottagecore splendor!
In-built shelves made from a repurposed bookshelf line the back wall and are adorned with Cameron’s porcelain collection.
‘I wanted the joinery to look like it was built in 1935 by a carpenter,’ says Cameron. He achieved this rustic look by taking the top off an old bookcase, painting it and matching it to vintage Georgian doors and windows.
Wallpaper and fabric from heritage British textile brand Colefax and Fowler complete the English country house aesthetic inspired by European orangeries and grand British interiors.
The garden palette is a simple combination of lawn and hedges. This fringing frames the folly as its own piece of architecture, anchoring the garden design in a built structure separate to the house.
This cosy garden retreat is accompanied by an actual guest cottage with multiple rooms on a different part of the property.
’It’s a great place to read a magazine or enjoy a cup of tea, or a gin and tonic on summer evenings,’ says Cameron. ‘I have filled it with things I love.’
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