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1st November 2018

Interior Stylist’s Colourful Barwon Heads Abode

Never one to shy away from colour, the latest project from interior stylist Emma O’Meara is a pastel lover’s dream, and a breath of fresh air amongst monochromatic interior colour schemes.

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Colours used are Haymes Greyology 1 and Haymes Pitch Pine

The interior design of this coastal oasis can be summed up as Scandi meets boho. The open plan kitchen-living space sees splashes of mint green and peachy pink bring the space to life, with colour on the kitchen cabinetry a quirky take on the classic neutral minimalist look.

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Colours used are Haymes Greyology 1, Haymes Pitch Pine and Haymes Aleaha Rose

Crisp white walls and stained plywood balanced against colourful linens and artwork make for a master bedroom that has character and clarity, while Haymes Shell Pink adds a bespoke touch a traditionally neutral space, the bathroom.

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Colour used is Haymes Greyology 1

The exterior of the home provides a subtle taste of the colourful interior, with cedar shingles, a quirky cactus garden, and a pop of pink on the front door a modern touch to the retro inspired exterior.

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Colours used are Haymes Marble Mist and Haymes Aleaha Rose

We were lucky enough to chat with Emma, the queen of colour, on all things paint choices and why you should include colour in your next colour scheme.

Where do you get your colour inspiration from?
Usually colours that I generally like and are found in some of my art and soft furnishings.

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Colour used is Haymes Greyology 1

What paint colours did you use and how did you choose them?
The front door and stairs in Haymes Aleaha Pink both stand out a lot which I love…they give a real point of difference to my house, and most either love or hate pink… having colour is such a happy feature. Using Haymes Shell Pink in bathroom was risky with my husband sharing this room, but he actually does like it. The white square tiles are such a great contrast with it.

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Colour used is Haymes Shell Pink

My kitchen seems to be a fave of most, the Haymes Pitch Pine is such a soothing, calm colour. Unoffensive, serene and so inviting.

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Colour used is Haymes Pitch Pine

What is your biggest tip for including bright colours in an interior colour scheme?
Be brave and own it. If you love it, that’s all that matters!

What is your favourite thing about coming home to a colourful home?
We travelled around the USA a bit this year so coming home was just so fabulous…I missed this fun place.

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Colour used is Haymes Aleaha Rose

This coastal Barwon Heads abode is currently home to Emma and her partner, their two daughters, and their dog Frankie the Labrador. While currently living in the property, the pair plan to build another home at the rear of the block, while renting out this property as boutique holiday accommodation.

Interior Styling by Emma O’Meara
Photography by Nikole Ramsay
Build by Daryn Anthony