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Home Beautiful|November 2020
CRAVING A HOME THAT MIRRORED HER PERSONALITY AND STYLE, A WESTERN AUSTRALIAN INTERIOR DESIGNER CREATES A LIGHT, BRIGHT BEAUTY WHERE FRIENDS LOVE TO GATHER
KARINA MACHADO

SCENT OF THE SEA “Living by the coast meant that I wanted the blues of the ocean, the white of the sand,” says homeowner Adriana of her beachside Perth home. She laid feature tiles from European Ceramics in lieu of a rug in the entry (opposite), where a print from Melbourne’s Warranbrooke reflects the warmth of the floorboards and bench from Empire Homewares. “I thought this was a creative way to integrate the overall style of the home, from when you first walk in,” says Adriana. In the landing (top left), a custom canvas from Kensington Reflections and pendant (for similar, try Beacon Lighting) also echo sand and sea. In the main bedroom (top right), a fresh posy delights the senses on a Globe West stool, while a display of tactile pieces enlivens the dining area (above left) and a lamp from Freedom is a scene-stealer in the living area (above right).

When interior designer Adriana embarked on building her dream home in a beachside suburb of Perth back in 2016, she knew exactly what she wanted. She was also no novice, having built her previous home in the city’s northern suburbs.

“That was a really good stepping stone to the building game,” says Adriana. “I enjoyed the process, and that’s when I thought, ‘I want to build again, I want to get the house that I want.’ As an interior designer, it’s hard to live with something someone else has created.”

Before putting her stamp on her new home, she had to demolish the existing 1930s asbestos cottage. “It was green and purple,” she remembers. “It was awful!” In September 2017, the slab was laid, and by the following April, Adriana moved into her fresh and bright two-storey home, where not a dab of the former garish colour scheme survives. “I wanted the home to reflect the area I was now living in, but just touches of that,” she says. “I didn’t want obvious coastal.”

A driving holiday around Australia after finishing her studies in interior design in 2007 may have laid the groundwork for the subtle palette she favours, muses Adriana, who founded Hatch Interiors in 2013. “I definitely took the coastal routes, because I am someone who completely loves the coast,” she says. “I think that having seen that, as well as the colours of the outback up north, perhaps that does shine through in the home.”

Abundant light also shines through the spacious home that features dual living areas, and where warm timber touches and shell pink tones hint at seaside sunsets against walls in Dulux Lexicon Half. “Downstairs is where I entertain,” says Adriana, who shares her home with Alfie the cavoodle. “Upstairs, another open living area is where I watch TV at night. It’s less formal, a bit more ‘loungie’.”

That said, for this avid foodie, the downstairs living space – anchored by an open-plan kitchen and dining area – is the perpetual drawcard, especially when family and friends gather to sample her homemade pasta. “My outdoor area opens up with stacking doors and the dining area opens up with a sliding door,” says Adriana. “So I can open the spaces to be one big, cohesive area. And as I have a fire pit outside, even in winter I still keep those doors open.”

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