South Australian Style Magazine : South Australian Style 35 Spring
70 SA STYLE SPRING 2O18 / LIVING #REALHOME / “The ceilings were a big thing; I wanted the home to have a heritage feel and the high ceilings were a big part of this. If I could go back and change one thing it would be to continue this height throughout the whole house, but you have to make cuts somewhere!” Storage was also a key part of the design, and custom built cabinetry that runs the length of the wall adjacent to the library provides plenty of space to hide linen, towels and Travis’ footy kit. “I designed the library, master bedroom and the cinema myself and storage was definitely at the top of the list.” In the library (an area that also doubles as a second lounge area) a custom bookshelf takes up an entire wall – “there’s not many books in there yet!” – while the neighbouring wall is home to a built-in desk. “I spend a fair bit of time in here,” says Travis, “particularly now that Rogers has launched.” He is, of course, referring to his new underwear line, which launched on the day of our shoot. The collection, which Travis models as part of the campaign, is named after the Port midfielder’s dad who passed away from cancer in 2005. “We’re a super close family,” says Travis, who lists his sister Cassie as one of his best friends. “We were really close growing up – she was the little elephant and I was the big elephant looking after her!” The elephant reference gives meaning to the elephant ornaments and large elephant artwork that hangs above the dining table. “The print was cheap, just from a store on the mid-coast, but I liked it and it kind of meant something.” The other large artwork that demands attention is the enormous Corey Wilson photograph that hangs elegantly at the home’s entrance. “I’m obviously a huge surfing fan,” says Travis, “I grew up in Torquay so it was part of my childhood. Corey Wilson is Mick Fanning’s surf photographer and this photo was taken at Bells; it was a birthday present from my sister and mum.” Other notable pieces include the large, inviting King Furniture lounges – one in the library, a large modular in the main living area, and a custom-made chaise lounge in the cinema. “I had to get the one in the cinema made as I wanted two chaises so I could just relax and sleep after a game.” This room is also home to seven Karray speakers, surround sound and a cinematic projector screen. "I'M A HUGE SURFING FAN–IGREWUP IN TORQUAY SO IT WAS PART OF MY CHILDHOOD"
South Australian Style 34 Winter - Rebecca Morse