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Renovation: Q&A with Wendy Hart home owner

Article by Simply You

Wendy Hart’s sensitive renovation of her classic 1960s family home gave it a modern edge, while retaining its retro glam appeal.

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HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
If something makes me feel good, then it works for me. I love living with colour and bold prints. I’m definitely a no-frills girl, but always with a touch of glam.

HOW DOES THIS TRANSLATE TO YOUR BEDROOM?
I never actually designed our bedroom look; it just evolved with the ’60s nature of the home. Our bold, colourful headboard is definitely a statement in the room.

WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR DESIGN INSPIRATION:
I love décor magazines – they inspire me both at work and at home. I was a latecomer to Pinterest but I’m hooked now, and many of the design ideas at home were inspired by our travels around the world.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR BEDROOM?
My super king, super comfy bed – the whole family loves it. The large windows and peaceful view give the room a fresh, open feel and we love the original wood paneling on the walls.

WHERE DO YOU SHOP FOR LINEN, SOFT FURNISHINGS AND FRAGRANCE ETC?
I have a bit of an addiction to bed linen – it’s such an easy way to change up your bedroom. Raw linens are a favourite at the moment. I don’t shop at any particular place but I’m spoilt with all the trade shows I get to visit.

DESCRIBE YOUR BEDROOM STYLE IN THREE WORDS?
Cosy, hotel chic.

WHAT IS ALWAYS ON YOUR BEDSIDE TABLE?
Flowers, of course, a scented candle, framed photo and my porcelain dish.

 

Writer: Trudi Brewer. Photographer: Helen Bankers.

 

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