A home with style and serenity

Posted on Sun, 25 May 2014 by KiM

OH YESSSSSS!!!! This Australian house pushes all the right buttons, and is the ultimate dose of eye candy on a Sunday. It belongs to Simone Haag (design and communications manager at architecture firm Hecker Guthrie) and her husband Rhys. Hecker Guthrie helped them transform this 1960’s rundown 3 bedroom cottage into a home that is simply stunning. Neutral shades including lots of creamy walls and ceilings (I think I prefer this to stark white) and furniture with a midcentury Scandinavian vibe make this a home that whispers ‘serenity now‘. Via Urbis Magazine, photos by Armelle Habib.

Jess says:

Dream. Home.

So well put together – the muted tones, the lighting, the scandi vibe. Ughh I love it!

Lynne says:

I'm more than a little in love with the floors and the oven!!! Also the layout and the light and the beams and the ambience.
Not so keen on the handbasin though – reminds me a bit of a urinal.

Thanks so much Kim for featuring my place – Desire to Inspire is one of my favourite blogs xx

KiM says:

Hey Simone! Your place is a D R E A M! Really. 🙂 (I was house hunting today and had I walked into a home half as nice as yours I would have passed out)
P.S. I completely disagree with Lynne on the "urinal" sinks – those are favs of mine and I've been dying to come across one on my antiquing hunts.

Stella says:

This does look extremely scandinavian, very swedish – and as a swede, I should know haha. Perfect inspiration for our summer cottage redo I am about to embark upon this summer. Just lovely!

Ombia says:

Amazing home, furniture, dining room, sideboards, beautiful. So crisp.
I would only prefer to have some space nect to the stove to put the things beside, after cooking.

María says:


Truly so inspired by this beautiful home & Simone's style in general. I would love to know where the brass wall sculpture is from,if you don't mind? Truly beautiful, serene and incredibly thoughtful. Thanks for sharing!

Clare says:

Hi I love your house. Was just wondering where you purchased the geometric artwork from?

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