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This Is Northern New South Wales

Shabby Chic in the Hinterland


Inside the cottages and the antique shops, the walls are white, the couches off-white, scatter rugs, antique-style lamps, splashes of glorious colour combined with pastel gentleness. Furniture wooden, painted, but gracefully worn through in patches.

Beyond the cottage lies a shabby chic countryside, snow gum furniture and casual grasses on the floor.  Walls hazy with splashes of blue and decorations of fine pastel dwellings.  Water feature – a three-metre diameter vase.

Decor of craft and chic – but the cows will not conform! Stubborn, with leather and suede.

Words and Photos thanks to Hassanah Briedis.