It’s been a hot minute since I shared anything Three Birds Renovations related on the blog (check out their office reveal here), but today I couldn’t wait to share my top seven Australian coastal interior design moments from House 10 – aka The Hinterland Hideaway.
A slightly different project to normal, the three birds – Bonnie, Lana and Erin – teamed up with their digital manager, Sophie Bell aka Pepper Hart, to build her dream family home. With such similar tastes, it was obvious as soon as I watched the trailer for House Ten that this was going to be spectacular.
I’ve followed Sophie on Instagram for the longest time, and everything about her personal style, from her wardrobe to her insane interior choices, is every bit of me. She’s got that effortless boho-beach-babe style down to a fine art (something I struggle to replicate here in grey old Leeds), and I knew this renovation would reflect that perfectly.
Today I wanted to share 7 moments from the Hinterland Hideaway project which gave me the shivers – you know, the good kind, not the “Jesus what have you done” sort. So, without further ado, here are the design choices that made me stop and exclaim wow. Quite literally.
The Office Studio
Running a creative agency from home with a team of people, Sophie needed somewhere away from the main body of the house, as well as an inspiring environment to work in. This would certainly inspire me to come to work every single day – including Saturday’s and Sunday’s.
Three Birds also built an outdoor terrace area so Sophie and her team could enjoy Friday evening drinks once the working week had drawn to a close. With built-in storage along the side of the walls, the studio can remain clutter free and Instagram-worthy at all times.
The Guest Bedroom Headboard
When Sophie and her husband struggled to find a bed frame which suited their style of décor, they did what any normal person would do…and had it built into the structure of the walls.
This 3-dimensional headboard was painted by Sophie’s incredibly talented mum and creates such a focal point to the room. Another plus point is, if they ever change the colour scheme of the room, they just need to whip out the paint brushes again.
One thing that you will notice around the home is that the switches and sockets have been blended it with the same white used on the walls, creating a smooth expanse of wall where the pops of colour come from the hand painted motifs.
There were mixed views about Sophie’s plan for the hallway, with a corridor leading from the front door into the main living room and this area going across the front of the house with storage for shoes and a seating area.
Bonnie felt, at the time, it was wasted space and potentially if you’re looking at it from a floor plan view, it could be. But from an aesthetic point of view, how gorgeous does this porthole window and display area look?
Contrasting against the curves of the main building, the Three Birds team created a solid rectangle structure as the pavilion by the outdoor pool. What an amazing space to entertain in right?
I love the bold tile choice that Bonnie made, especially as it’s so different to anything they’ve done previously. The dining table and outdoor lounger make this the most perfect place to sit with a beer and pizza fresh from the pizza oven.
The Master Bathroom
The hardware, the tiles, the standalone bath, the brushed gold fixtures – where do I start with my love for this master bathroom? What you don’t see here is that it opens fully into the bedroom, as well as the terrace which makes it such a light, bright space to bathe in.
With a separate toilet tucked away, there’s still some element of privacy but the finish of this room is perfection. The only sticking point was Sophie’s lack of shower screen as she didn’t want to block any of the flow of the room, and actually in hindsight it was the perfect choice in my opinion.
During the build, Sophie excitedly revealed she was expecting her first baby girl, so the reno took a twist to include a nursery. From the natural rattan to the wall hangings and Berber rug, this room is bohemian perfection.
The large window also acts as a frame to the lush greenery outside, and while the house is painted primarily in white, it doesn’t feel cold or clinical in the slightest.
The Living Room
It was a toss up between sharing the kitchen wow moment and the living room, but comfort took hold on this occasion. How sumptuous and relaxing does this double backed sofa look? Designed so you never have to have your back to people in the open plan kitchen dining living room, it’s the perfect place to sit back and watch the fire burn.
From the white carved coffee table, to the sculptures and neutral floor cushions, this space is calming personified.
So which is your favourite Australian coastal interior design moment from The Hinterland Hideaway? It really is an interior lovers dream right? Every time I see that the Three Birds Renovations team has launched a new project, I feel genuinely excited about what’s to come – that’s when you know you’ve got a fully fledged passion right there.
Let me know your wow moment of above and whether this Australian coastal interior design is your vibe.