Living Colour
Australian House & Garden Magazine|December 2020
Jubilant, invigorating hues are handled with exceptional expertise in this beach house, which never fails to please its owners.
Judy Pascoe

Sydney interior designer Cameron Kimber is well known for his refined and elegantly tonal schemes. So it is something of a surprise to see the bursts of exuberant primary colours splashed around this beachside weekender that he recently completed for longstanding clients.

The house was originally a classic brick and weatherboard structure and its interiors were in need of a refresh. Cameron suggested that the owners approach Daniel Boddam Studio, because he felt that Daniel’s architectural aesthetic would be in sync with their style. “The owners loved the house in its previous embodiment and this meant the new version had to be even better,” says Cameron.

The result is a completely rebuilt home, spread over three floors with five bedrooms, a clean-lined kitchen, beautiful ocean vistas and a cabana. Retaining its coastal feel, the house has been updated with white-painted timberwork, grey decking and copper sheeting, and now presents a relaxed and contemporary face to the water.

If joy is to be found in colour, then this is most definitely a joyful home. The first inkling of the happy vibe within comes at the front entrance, which features a stable-style door painted a custom deep-coral hue. “It’s great fun,” says Cameron.

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