Renovation: Old home now a contemporary abode with treasures from around the world

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An ode to the couple’s adventures, the gallery wall in the open-plan living area consists of holiday snaps taken by Philippa and various pieces bought on their travels. The collection of green glass and ceramic vessels on the coffee table is from American thrift stores and a house in a deceased estate, the contents of which the couple bought. The original 1962 Flos Arco lamp and the Weylandts corner couch were lucky second-hand finds. Godin closed-combustion fireplace from The Woodstove and Kitchen Company
An ode to the couple’s adventures, the gallery wall in the open-plan living area consists of holiday snaps taken by Philippa and various pieces bought on their travels. The collection of green glass and ceramic vessels on the coffee table is from American thrift stores and a house in a deceased estate, the contents of which the couple bought. The original 1962 Flos Arco lamp and the Weylandts corner couch were lucky second-hand finds. Godin closed-combustion fireplace from The Woodstove and Kitchen Company

Photographs Henrique Wilding

There are exactly eight words that Philippa Dresner really, really dislikes, especially when used consecutively: “How are you going to get that home?”

The moment you start talking décor details in the contemporary interior of the Rosebank home she shares with her partner Chris Murphy, no further explanation is needed.

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