“When we first moved in, the house was mustard!” says Romi Weinberg of the Sydney home she shares with her two daughters Bo, 12, and Tatum, eight. “But I wanted something that was holiday-like, calming, tranquil and summery.” The solution was to paint the entire place white – exterior, interior walls, floors, even the plasterwork in the kitchen and bathrooms is a fresh, clean non-hue. “Thankfully I’m naturally neat and tidy, as are my daughters, but I don’t mind seeing everything wear and age. I absolutely love that aged look,” Romi says.
dirty, sludgy colour
White on its own can look a little sterile, so to warm things up, Romi has layered her interior with touches of what she calls “dirty, sludgy, muted colour”. “I’m just not a bright colour person,” she says, “but a hint of muted colour in each room adds interest.” This could be in a rug, accessories or books, and always in very earthy tones. “It works well with the holiday vibe,” Romi adds.
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