By Lisa Witepski, Project Consultant Catherine de Vincenzo, Property Coordinator Judy Fogarty, Photographer Chris Allan

Changing just a few things to a home can completely update its look. That’s what the owners of this coastal getaway found after their interior designer transformed a dark house into an entertainer’s paradise.

“Our initial brief was for something French, Provençal, beachy, light and modern – and we got the complete opposite,” the owner laughs. That’s not to say he’s upset with the outcome; quite the opposite. “The home now is a sheer pleasure. We feel very lucky,” he says.

One of the most significant changes made to the house was to invite more light in. Given its east-facing orientation, this was important, as the house had previously felt a little gloomy at times – hence the decision to install aluminium-framed windows with large frames.

Next, the main bedroom underwent a metamorphosis. “The house was built in the 1990s, so the configuration felt outdated,” the owner said.

To see more of this beautiful home, buy the June 18 issue of SA Home Owner – on shelf now!