South Australian Style Magazine : South Australian Style 31 Spring
68 SA STYLE SPRING 2O17 / LIVING #REALHOME / This upstairs space has a quaint attic- like feel with low pitched ceilings, high- set French windows and a pared back palette that works perfectly with Pippa’s distinct styling, which combines modern furnishings, such as the Ubabub cot in Posey’s nursery, with heirloom pieces from her own childhood. “Most of the clothes the girls wear are clothes I wore as a child,” says Pippa. Other unique additions include handmade dolls picked up on her travels through Europe and vintage bed linen. In a juxtaposition to the whitewash upstairs, downstairs dark glossy floorboards implore a more grown up feel. The inviting entrance leads to a narrow staircase, but it’s the formal living space to the left of the hallway that pulls you in. The antique daybed was a bargain Pippa stumbled across when living in South Africa – “I discovered the pale blue sofa one day when I was driving through a suburb in Cape Town,” she says. “I had it restored, painted and reupholstered in a beautiful pale blue velvet, along with the chair in our bedroom that is covered in a Warwick fabric.” It’s finds like these that set this home apart. That and the daring colour palette – a wash of blush pink is difficult to pull off, but with an unmistakable eye for detail and a knack for pushing the boundaries, Pippa makes it work. “I change my colour palette as fashions come and go, but for as long as I can remember I have always loved pink! I also love interiors and gardens, and enjoy styling and decorating,” she says. “I CHANGE MY COLOUR PALETTE AS FASHIONS COME AND GO, BUT FOR AS LONG ASICAN REMEMBER I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED PINK!
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