Of course, nobody does Hamptons chic like Lynda Kerry, an American who has slotted into the Australian interior design scene and carved out a niche for herself as the master of this signature look.Her beautiful beachside home in Sydney’s Rose Bay is the prefect example of Lynda’s great skill for creating super stylish, elegant, comfortable, welcoming and liveable homes, that have a distinct and classic American design aesthetic, yet which look completely at home here. Enjoy!
The house exterior is painted in Dulux Vivid White with gorgeous copper guttering, rainheads and downpipes, bronze exterior lanterns and simple green landscaping.The view of the front entertaining area looking straight over Rose Bay beach and towards the city of Sydney.The main living room which opens up to the outdoor area and sweeping view. Lynda always mixes new, antique and vintage perfectly, so the rooms have a feeling of age, history and the sense they have evolved thoughtfully over time. I just adore these spindle chairs Lynda brought in from the US.Lynda’s signature kitchen style featuring white cabinetry, black hardware, black granite bench tops, white subway tiles, butler’s sink, bronze tapware and butt hinges. Lynda’s navy upholstered bar stools are custom made.The open plan living area includes the dining area which doubles as Lynda’s work space during the day, and also has another sink and plenty of storage. I love the tan leather studded dining chairs which Lynda had backed using a grasscloth wallpaper. Lynda sources lighting from Australia and the US.The TV library features this lovely warm coral wallpaper, combined with comfy oversize sofas, spindle chairs and lots of texture in the lamps and rugs.The second storey was added during the renovation, with the beautiful staircase installed and several bedrooms and bathrooms upstairs. Sisal carpet features throughout the home.
Lynda cleverly repeats colour palettes throughout the house. The warm red of the guest bedroom is repeated in the grasscloth in the powder room and coral tones of the library wallpaper, combined with taupe, ivory or navy.The master bedroom (below) painted in Dulux Pacific Line is a joy to behold, featuring Ralph Lauren and Schumacher fabrics, Restoration Hardware bed, vintage rugs, furniture and lamps from Orient House, and a selection of beautiful accessories and decorative touches. The master ensuite is the picture of perfection with marble hexagon tiles on the floor and wet areas, with a fine pinstripe wallpaper on the walls. The custom vanity is topped with marble and polished nickel tapware from English Tapware Co.
Another bedroom located on the ground floor features an African inspired decorative theme, using kilim rugs, artefacts, horns, zebra fabrics, leather and a multitude of natural textures and tones.
The powder room is a burst of happy colour using the vibrant raspberry sisal grasscloth wallpaper, combined with stunning Venetian mirror, nickel tapware and classic porcelain fixtures.
Every corner and surface in Lynda’s house is always beautifully decorated and appointed, with such thoughtful attention to detail. There is always something pretty to look at.
Even the laundry doesn’t go without attention, covered in grasscloth wallpaper and adorned with artwork and decorative pieces.I always come away from a visit with Lynda inspired and motivated, full of ideas and keen to tweak things in my own home, using her wonderful tips, tricks and touches. I can’t wait to see what she creates in her next home.