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Interior Designer Natalie Walton’s Restorative Cottage Escape


Interior designer, founding father of Imprint House, and Imprint podcast host Natalie Walton, with husband Daniel Rollston and kids Charles (14), Sabina (10), Isis (9), and Miles (6), made a treechange in 2016, the place they dedicated to residing in a extra aware residence. 

‘I solely needed to take with us the items we really cherished,’ says Natalie. ‘I quickly realised that these have been invariably made from pure supplies and had a impartial palette, and this has been my signature model ever since.’ 

The household just lately moved once more to the Byron Bay area, the place they bought a north-facing property on two acres surrounded by established fruit timber. Included within the sale was a 46 sq. metre shed with potential to transform right into a studio and eventual Airbnb.  

Working completely throughout the current footprint, Natalie remodeled this shed into ‘The Still House’: a self-contained condo for stress-free, residing, and dealing (it’s presently the studio of her enterprise, Imprint House), with sufficient beds to sleep 5 individuals (together with triple bunk beds!). 

The design frames the encompassing leafy setting, and maximises area indoors, by a built-in seating space. ‘I made the choice to not put a settee in the lounge however as an alternative make the eating space as comfy as attainable…It’s an excellent resolution for while you don’t have a number of area,’ she says. 

‘I like seeing how mild strikes across the area, and on condition that it was a really darkish shed earlier than I designed it, it goes to point out how the cautious placement of home windows and doorways could make all of the distinction.’

Materials within the cottage have been chosen for his or her low poisonous and sustainable properties, together with pure tadelakt on the partitions, microcement on the present flooring, reclaimed timber used to make the eating desk, and salvaged doorways and home windows consistent with the ‘SLOW’ (sustainable, native, natural, complete) motion Natalie subscribes to.

Soft furnishings and woven textiles crafted from pure supplies by Sheridan are additionally consistent with this philosophy. The Pembleton Throw comprised of 90 per cent wool and 10 per cent cotton specifically provides a stupendous texture to the principle mattress, paired with the 100 per cent Belgian flax linen Abbotson Linen Bed Cover that’s breathable, smooth, and sturdy.

Natalie’s dedication to SLOW is additional showcased in her new e book, Style: The Art of Creating a Beautiful Home, which is all about creating genuine properties with integrity. 

For these trying to create a extra sustainable and significant residence, Natalie says all of it begins with making higher selections. ‘It doesn’t need to be good, however aiming for progress over perfection will be useful.’ 

Stay tuned for when The Still House opens its accomodation bookings quickly! 

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