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This sunny family home has a relaxed, uncomplicated style

This Sydney home to a family of five is filled with interior inspiration; from crisp white walls to cool exterior wall murals. All the style you’d expect from the founders of trendy design studio Blacklist

Sunny family home

Meet + Greet

Jaynie Johnson, 34, and Nathan Johnson, 37 (founders of design studio Blacklist), Willow, 7, Dare, 3, and Rocko, 1.

How would you describe your family home style?

Jaynie: We have a very relaxed, uncomplicated style. We like our home to be an easy living space – fuss-free, low-maintenance and a place where children can be children and our friends aren’t stressed when they come and hang.

What was the concept behind your kitchen and dining room area?

We just wanted to be able to all hang out in the one zone, so that when we are making dinner it is a communal event. Everyone has their own bedroom where they can retreat to when needed, but we wanted the living spaces to be very cohesive. Plus, we only have limited space.

Which items or fixtures did you splurge on and where did you save?

We didn’t splurge on anything – only art. We bought a secondhand oven, stove and rangehood and I painted the exterior myself at eight months pregnant!

What’s the one thing you would change about your home if you could?

We would move the pool and extend the back.

What was your overall renovation budget?

Very minimal. When we first moved in we did a AU$15,000 reno, then five years later we did another one for the kitchen, two bathrooms and the extension, all for AU$100,000.

What are your favourite homeware shops?

I love Les Interieurs, Water Tiger and MCM House, and thrift stores for vintage finds.

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Words and styling by: Sarah Ellison. Photography by: Maree Homer/bauersyndication.com.au.

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