A stunning designer beach house in Bronte, NSW

Crowning this Sydney beach house are a bar and balcony in hot demand — from parents who love to entertain and kids who enjoy a separate entrance.

Who lives here: Nicki and Jack Kalaf with their children — Archie, 21, Joe, 19, and Maggie, 17 — plus dog Billie, a long-haired German shepherd.

Style of the home: A renovated five-bedroom house featuring new external architecture and a cantilevered balcony with views of Bronte Beach.

Location: Sydney’s eastern suburbs, land of the Bidjigal and Gadigal people.

Timeline: The couple reached out to interior designer Jillian Dinkel in late 2019 to discuss carrying out a pre-approved DA plan. Interior-design work commenced in February 2020 and the build began that October. All work was complete by September 2021.

BAR Navan Bespoke joinery conceals a bar and dish drawer in this recessed unit, customised with American oak and Calacatta Vagli
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How to Install a Herringbone LVP Floating Floor Over Tile

This post is sponsored by ProCore Floors. 

Everything you need to know to install an LVP herringbone vinyl flooring yourself as a floating floor over tile without demo to add a durable, high-end look to your home for less.

Bye bye old, beige tile and hello pretty herringbone floors!

herringbone LVP floating floor over tile in a kitchen with white and green cabinets

Our breakfast nook and our kitchen got a major flooring “glow up” this past week, and I had no idea the massive difference just flooring alone could make to fix the feature I’ve despised for so long in this space… without the need for demo!

beige tile floor in a breakfast room with white walls and black doors

Everyone who has walked into our house since we finished it has said, “Woah! This floor is so cool!”

Why Choose Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring

The herringbone pattern completely makes these rooms, and the luxury vinyl plank floor is much more durable and more cushioned under our feet than our original 60+ year-old hardwood floors.

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