The White House

John Wayne once said, "if everything isn't black and white I say 'why the hell not?". I couldn't agree more. There is something so classic about working with black and white.

The Brief

"I might look like I'm getting into my later years, but this three story, four bedroom split level home renovation couldn't keep a good woman down!" My clients were busy business owners from Sydney who had purchased their dream beachside home to escape the city madness. While the place had good structural qualities it needed a lot of work inside. We completely gutted the insides and set about bringing some stylish sophistication to the beach. We used white as our base and highlighted with black features, fittings and fixtures throughout. New solid timber floorboards and stone tiles grounded the palette. A few moved walls gave us more entertaining space to catch the ocean views, while new bathrooms provided a new level of luxury across two levels. This house now takes pride of place in one of Australia's best beachside towns.


"This was a huge project for us especially since it was two hours from where we lived and during some of our busiest business months. We absolutely needed Claire not only to help us realise our vision but also to keep all of the tradies on track (no mean feat in this town) and the project ticking along when we couldn't be there. We absolutely couldn't have done it without her."