This week interior decorating enthusiast Susanna Tolo from Coastal Hampton Style shares her experience walking through the doors of our Oxford display home in Brisbane for the first time.
As soon as I arrived outside the Oxford single storey home, I fell in love with the beautiful Rhode Island façade. The grey and white exterior adorned in stone cladding evoked a sense of style and flair. Once through the front door, I was welcomed by gorgeous timber floors and fresh white walls. It was a bright and airy atmosphere, where I instantly felt at home.
Situated at the front of the house, the grey and white Cape-Cod-style master bedroom made a grand statement. It was equipped with a fabulous sized ensuite and “his and her” walk-in-robes, or as my husband says, “hers and hers!” My favourite aspect of the room, was the VJ panelling doubled as a headboard and shelving – I took a mental note of this for my future home.
Back in the hallway, I encountered the first living area complete with coffered ceilings and costal inspired artwork. It was sophisticated Hamptons luxury at its finest perfect for entertaining, or to simply curl up on the couch with a good novel.
As I moved further down the hallway, I reached the spacious kitchen and fantastic entertaining area. The heart of the home (the kitchen), boasted raw wood cabinets, a huge stone benchtop and a wonderful butler’s pantry, just perfect for when you want to hide preparation mess from your guests.
Directly in front of the kitchen, was the family space where I envisioned a large group of people laughing and enjoying a meal together. My favourite feature however was the gorgeous nautical wall sconces situated on either side of the television, these time-worn classics commanded my attention.
The central alfresco area was another focal point of the home, and an entertainers dream. With direct access to the rumpus room, the area seemed perfect for unwinding while still being able to keep an eye on the children. This space also had so many windows; it reminded me of a beautiful sunroom.
The Children’s Zone
A hero feature of the home was the separate children’s zone. It featured a sitting area and three generous bedrooms styled with the coastal lifestyle in mind. The guest bathroom felt spacious with gorgeous subway tiles to stand the test of time. Bright and easy to keep clean, it included both a shower and bathtub.
Last but certainly not least, the home was equipped with a functional and inviting laundry. It boasted multiple storage options, open shelving, and was fitted with a white subway tile splashback.
Concluding my tour, I was impressed by how spacious the Oxford felt. It’s the perfect home for the relaxed Australian way of life, without compromising on luxury and style. When can I move in?
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