A home renovation inspired by an artist’s vibrant paintings

Abstract painter Kirsten Painter and her husband were planning to overhaul their home in suburban Melbourne soon after they bought it in 2009. “Then life got in the way,” Kirsten says. The couple’s two children were starting high school, and she decided a large-scale renovation would prove too disruptive for them.

By the time the kids graduated, Kirsten was raring to go. She already knew designer Kristel Marshall and her company Studio Joy from Instagram and decided to give them free rein.



To make the living room a focal point, Kristel used peach tones here but nowhere else. Taubmans Lambs Tail paint works perfectly with Kustom Timber flooring, and the Plumy sofa from Domo is a neat fit.


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To make the living room a focal point, Kristel used peach tones here but nowhere else. Taubmans Lambs Tail paint works perfectly with Kustom Timber flooring, and the Plumy sofa from Domo is a neat fit.



In an adjoining room, a Studio Ciao plant holder introduces a complementary lilac tone. Green pieces A Sarah Ellison Paloma coffee table anchors a green rug and armchair in the seating area by the fireplace.


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In an adjoining room, a Studio Ciao plant holder introduces a complementary lilac tone. Green pieces A Sarah

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