How would you describe your style?
My husband Karl and I are both surfers (me a more "fairweather" kind) and I'd describe us as chilled-out, relaxed and beachy. We're also inspired by our travels and 10 years working on luxury yachts in the Mediterranean and Caribbean, so I guess you could say my style is infused with that island/luxury resort charm.What are the keys to creating your bedroom's look?
I like to create a sanctuary and a sense of something otherworldly - to make visitors feel as though they are somewhere far from hectic daily life. Our room has abundant natural light with painted white floorboards.
I've matched the whitewashed wooden four-poster bed with romantic mosquito net, purchased during one of our buying trips in Java, with dreamy bed linen in bold mixed blues.
As the house was built more than 100 years ago, the bedrooms are not huge, so the other key piece is a large freestanding whitewashed wooden mirror which works beautifully to create the illusion of a bigger space.What are your tips for creating a beautiful bedroom?
Don't be afraid to paint walls and floor a blanket crisp white - the room will instantly double in size.
We were very brave and painted the floorboards high-gloss white and, despite what the doubters will say, they are so easy to maintain and keep clean.
White on white is a bit daunting at first, until you start to add brilliant pops of colour on the walls with stunning artworks, bold pieces of painted furniture and colour through the layering of linen and throws. It will also enable you to easily change things up during the seasons or when you just feel like a bit of a new look.What are your favourite local stores to find the perfect finishing touch?
I love Shedwallah in Stack Street, Fremantle, for its antique furniture and curios, bed throws and cushion covers - unusual things that you don't come across easily anywhere else. Turnstyle Collectables on Stirling Highway in Claremont has amazing retro furniture which we often buy and reupholster to bring back to life.