In Australia, doing well on The Block and then parlaying that into a career as a professional renovator/builder/interior designer is a totally legitimate move. It also doesn’t hurt if you’re both freakin’ HAWT, like Michael and Carlene Duffy. This is the bathroom in their most important reno project yet – their own home. And here’s another bathroom designed by the couple:

Definitely not just pretty faces.
(Click here to see more of these two homes and their other projects as Cedar & Suede)

If you came here today hoping for minimalist, layered white-on-white, Scandinavian realness, this is for you.
It’s the home of Instagram’s @whitelivingetc (< one to follow if you dig this aesthetic)

The small tree is totally in the way sitting there, you’re gunna need to move it to get past, but I love this bedroom.

I adore how this very white, bleached-out hallway contrasts with that beautiful bathroom, with its concrete floor and rendered walls. The weathered old timber stool is also the perfect touch.

Love how the cabinet has been painted the exact same shade as the wall.

They’re saying that the newest movement in interiors is a marriage of Scandinavian and Japanese styles. That’s cool and everything, but they’re calling it JAPANDI and I cannot. Anyway, this space is lovely, and I especially dig the utilitarian beauty of that open kitchen shelving on the right there.

More from the same home – which happens to belong to the very inspiring Swantje Hinrichsen, a graphic designer I’ve followed for years. The raw IKEA Malm drawers are forever iconic, and I love the gallery wall with the TV also used as a picture frame.

For a full home tour and interview with Swantje (Instagram @swantjeundfrieda), visit Femtastics

I especially love the shape of this and the exposed front, it feels like a nod to an apron-front sink, but in Italian stone. Let’s see a little more of this house, shall we?

The work of Belgian architects AM Design.

Just really loved this wall colour, and how it reads both olive and grey. A beautiful choice for a heritage home.

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