If you are like us, you probably wonder about what choices designers make when they get to create their own homes. Suzanne Cunningham of One Girl Interiors helped us answer that question by sharing her get-away cottage in Victoria, Australia along with some great design tips. You will also be very happy to know that you can book a stay here! Get more info at the very bottom of the feature.
Says Suzanne: “Our cottage in Victoria is our sanctuary to escape the pace of everyday life in the city. We’re a family with two young children, Grace (6) and Tom (4) and we love escaping to the country on weekends.
“We looked for over a year before we found this cottage in Daylesford. It had great proportions and was generally in good condition but it needed to be renovated throughout.
“As an interior designer, this was exactly the sort of project I was looking for. Something I could develop in my own style and that reflected our tastes and lifestyle. The entire interior and exterior were repainted and the two bathrooms and the kitchen were completely replaced. The house was then furnished and styled throughout.
“It’s hard to choose a favourite room as I honestly love them all. I’ve designed each space to feel unique, but for the interior to flow seamlessly.”
Suzanne includes interesting touches throughout the cottage – like this hallway bookshelf.
Think about a space and how it’s used. I love a dramatic interior, but I wouldn’t suggest it for your everyday living space. Save this for a space that you use less often.
Fabrics and textures can really soften a space. Linen curtains add texture and interest that a flat blind can’t.
The removal of upper cabinets keeps the kitchen feeling light and spacious.
Add your favourite colour. I love a muted, neutral interior but adding some colour, even just a little can make a space feel extra special to you.
This cottage is a real sanctuary for me. I feel completely relaxed and at home here. Suzanne Cunningham
We can see why, Suzanne. Interested in booking your own stay here? Your weekend getaway is only a click away. Plan your trip here.