A Global-Inspired Aussie Retreat

living room
Photo: Nikole Ramsay
Scandinavian architecture meets eclectic interiors for a space any globetrotter would love.

Hayley Pannekoecke of the bath and home site, Kip & Co, and her husband James just finished a breathtaking renovation of their Barwon Heads, Victoria, Australia home. They purchased the house in 2015 knowing it would need a lot of work, and spent two years overhauling the space. James's background in building and construction proved crucial to adding on new bedrooms, replacing the roof and adding a pool. “James and I designed the home ourselves and it just came together over several months of talking and drawing on past building experiences," Pannekoecke says. The result? A homey space with stunningly simple bones, yet warm and colorful interiors. Get an inside look at the home below.

  1. house exterior
    Photo by Nikole Ramsay

    Talk about curb appeal. The couple let texture be the focal point and used hardwood timber and stucco for the exterior walls.

  2. living room
    Photo by Nikole Ramsay

    This living space masters the art of mixing color and texture. The American oak parquet floors and exposed beams are a good neutral base for the vibrant velvet couch and colorful Kip & Co. rug.

  3. kitchen
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    Concrete stucco and exposed framework match the home's exterior, while touches of blush and greenery give the kitchen an overall Southwestern vibe.

  4. loft bedroom
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    Kip & Co. cushions, a colorful rug and swinging rattan chair add a playful element to this otherwise serene sleeping loft.

  5. breakfast nook
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    We love the rustic-glam feel of this breakfast nook—gold and blush velvet chairs, a leather bench, Moda-inspired chandelier and Kip & Co. pillows achieve the look.

  6. bathroom
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    We're all about bathroom-friendly plants to make a space feel so fresh and oh so clean.

  7. bedroom
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    The perfect place to curl up with a good book—soft linen bedding, luxe velvet pillows and convenient overhead lighting make this master suite extra cozy.

  8. patio
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    Picnic table, plants a plenty and festive décor? This is what patio dreams are made of.

  9. pool
    Photo by Nikole Ramsay

    Because what's a private outdoor space without its own pool?

  10. Photos styled by Amber Lenette, and photographed by Nikole Ramsay