‘My home has been a passion project and I have created the beach house of my dreams, not just a house at the beach. When I look at it I see elements of my grandparents’ traditional weatherboard Queenslander, a beach house I used to own, the Hamptons style I’ve fallen in love with and so much more. I’ve really poured my heart and soul into it,’ says Deborah.
The Hamptons-style look captures the brightness of the location while creating interest with a slowly shifting play of light created by Linea Weatherboard which is used around the full façade of the home.
‘The house feels more like home than it ever did because I’ve had so much input. The layout of the fireplace, windows and furniture comes from a beach house I used to own. It’s the space I had laid out in my mind first and I ordered my oversized three seater sofas from America a year in advance, even though everyone warned me it would be a nightmare, it was fine. The same goes for the Ralph Lauren lights that hang over the kitchen bench - the wait was worth it,” says Deborah.
The home is completely individual, classic and seemingly casual look, that’s delivered through carefully considered details and planning.
‘I think I’ve made more than a pretty house. While I love how it looks, it’s the way the home is tailor made to my memories, my interests and my lifestyle, even down to the name, that makes it special to me.
‘From the moment I see the Linea Weatherboard (from Scyon Walls) gleaming in the sun and the palm trees moving in the wind I know it’s the home I want to come home to,’ says Deborah.
For more information about Deborah Hutton’s renovation journey, visit Renovation Rookie by Deborah Hutton at renovationrookie.com.au.