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A Stylist + Podcaster’s Layered, Textured Seaside Home

Homes

Interior stylist and co-host of The House of Style podcast Kerrie-Ann Jones lives with her young family in this gorgeous, newly renovated mid-century home in Sutherland Shire.

After buying the property in 2019, Kerrie-Ann set about restoring and renovating the place to suit her family’s growing needs. Combining her impeccable taste with a restrained palette, it now strikes the perfect balance of mid-century inspired design, and curated, contemporary coastal style.

That stylistic combo is perhaps best summed up in the palladiana-style mosaic the bathroom floor. So hot!

29th June, 2022

House exterior painted in Dulux Lexicon Quarter. Photo – Alicia Taylor. Styling – Kerrie-Ann Jones.

Cabinets painted in Dulux Ramona. Sofa from Fred International. Vintage armchair from Colecta Rara. Rug from Armadillo. Coffee table from Gumtree. Vintage two-seat sofa from Ebay. Floor Lamp from Breen Interiors. Console from Trit House. Art by Paige Northwood, Blacklist, Ines Longevial, Jai Vasicek, Curatorial & Co. Photo – Alicia Taylor. Styling – Kerrie-Ann Jones.

Kerrie-Ann in her home! Sofa from Fred International. Vintage armchair from Colecta Rara. Rug from Armadillo. Coffee table from Gumtree. Vintage two-seat sofa from Ebay. Floor Lamp from Breen Interiors. Console from Trit House. Photo – Alicia Taylor. Styling – Kerrie-Ann Jones.

Sofa from Fred International. Vintage armchair from Colecta Rara. Rug from Armadillo. Coffee table from Gumtree. Vintage two-seat sofa from Ebay. Floor Lamp from Breen Interiors. Console from Trit House. Art by Paige Northwood, Blacklist, Ines Longevial, Jai Vasicek, Curatorial & Co. Photo – Alicia Taylor. Styling – Kerrie-Ann Jones.

Vintage armchair from Colecta Rara. Curtains from Blinds Online. Side table from Trit House. On shelf: Brass sculpture by ACV Studio, small artwork by Anna Curnuck from Sibu Gallery, black ceramic vase by Katarina Wells, ceramics vase with cut out from DEA Store, artwork by Giorgia Bel. Photo – Alicia Taylor. Styling – Kerrie-Ann Jones.

Curtains from Blinds Online. Joinery by Refined Joinery. Pendant from Zara Home. Dining table from Living in Style. Chairs from Thonet. Artwork by Alicia Taylor. Rug from Etsy. Ceramics on table from Marloe Marloe. Ceramics on plinth by Tina Psarianos. Stone plinth design by Kerrie-Ann Jones. Photo – Alicia Taylor. Styling – Kerrie-Ann Jones.

Cabinets painted in Dulux Ramona. Brazilian Quartzite stone. Stools from Great Dane. On shelf: Ceramics from Kristy Hussey from Sibu Gallery, artwork by Phoebe Stone, ceramics by DEA Store, Tina Psarianos, vase from Maison Balzac. Tapware from ABI Interiors. Joinery by Refined Joinery. Photo – Alicia Taylor. Styling – Kerrie-Ann Jones.

Brazilian Quartzite stone. Stools from Great Dane. On shelf: Ceramics from Kristy Hussey from Sibu Gallery, artwork by Phoebe Stone, ceramics by DEA Store, Tina Psarianos, vase from Maison Balzac. Tapware from ABI Interiors. Joinery by Refined Joinery. Photo – Alicia Taylor. Styling – Kerrie-Ann Jones.

Cabinets painted in Dulux Ramona. Brazilian Quartzite stone. Photo – Alicia Taylor. Tapware from ABI Interiors. Joinery by Refined Joinery. Styling – Kerrie-Ann Jones.

Wardrobe doors by Refined Joinery. Bedlinen from In Bed. Bed valance from Etsy. Rug from Miss Amara. Art by Sylvia McEwan. Vase from Alex & Trahanas. Curtains from Blinds Online. Photo – Alicia Taylor. Styling – Kerrie-Ann Jones.

Tapware ABI Interiors. Basins from Robert Gordon. Wall tiles from Lulo Tiles. Palladiana floor design, mirror, vanity and door handles designed by Kerrie-Ann. Wall scones from Beacon Lighting. Vase from Marloe Marloe. Photo – Alicia Taylor. Styling – Kerrie-Ann Jones.

A bedroom moment. Bedlinen from In Bed. Bed valance from Etsy. Rug from Miss Amara. Photo – Alicia Taylor. Styling – Kerrie-Ann Jones.

Curtains from Blinds Only. Tapware ABI Interiors. Wall tiles from Lulo Tiles. Bath from Stonebaths Online. Basins from Robert Gordon. Palladiana floor design, mirror, vanity and door handles designed by Kerrie-Ann. Wall scones from Beacon Lighting. Photo – Alicia Taylor. Styling – Kerrie-Ann Jones.

Mirror from Life Interiors. Tapware from ABI Interiors. Custom stone vanity made from onyx, designed by Kerrie-Ann. Vase by Katarina Wells. Wall sconce from Volker Haag. Photo – Alicia Taylor. Styling – Kerrie-Ann Jones.

Wall tiles from Lulo Tiles. Palladiana floor & door handle designed by Kerrie-Ann. Tapware ABI Interiors. Photo – Alicia Taylor. Styling – Kerrie-Ann Jones.

Sandstone carport hand built by Kerrie-Ann’s Dad – Keith Sharpe. House exterior painted in Dulux Lexicon Quarter. Photo – Alicia Taylor. Styling – Kerrie-Ann Jones.

Lucy Feagins
Wednesday 29th June 2022

When Kerrie-Ann Jones and her husband bought this house on a subdivided block in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire, it still retained many of its original retro features.

‘It was in original condition, complete with silver disco wallpaper for the dining room, yellow and kitchen, and a cobalt blue bathroom,’ says Kerrie-Ann.

As gorgeous as the retro details were, most of the interior was rotten with water damage, meaning Kerrie-Ann had to strip almost all of it back to basics. This was the first project Kerrie-Ann had ever attempted as an owner-builder, and she jumped in head first – with help from her dad and carpenter Nick David of ND Built. 

First up, Kerrie-Ann made some significant changes to the layout (swapping a room or two there, expanding the main bedroom), and she also prioritised restoring the exterior facade. 

Next, it was time to devise a fresh new material palette and styling scheme, from the ground up. 

‘I designed the interiors with bespoke details, like curved edges for the kitchen island, rangehood and fireplace,’ Kerrie-Ann explains. 

‘It’s texture-rich with materials such as the walnut veneer in the kitchen and the use of various stone materials in the kitchen, living room fireplace and bathroom’ she elaobrates. ‘I like to layer textures yet stay within a warm neutral colour palette. I’ve curated our home to be layered, with a mix of vintage and contemporary furniture and art collected over the years.’

The culmination of this careful, textured layering is the palladiana-style mosaic floor in the bathroom, made from large marble offcuts.

‘I had the idea about three years ago. I have seen it done on a small scale but rarely using large pieces,’ says Kerrie-Ann. ‘It took six months to find a tiler and stoner polisher who was willing to do the job!’

But so totally worth it! We’d go so far as to say it’s the pièce de résistance in this dreamy family pad!

Kerrie-Ann teaches her own interior styling course, available here

Listen to House of Style podcast here.

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