I’m not going to pretend that when I saw an email from Claire Bradley (Editor of Inside Out Magazine) in my inbox, my heart didn’t skip a beat. Inside Out Magazine has always been a favourite of mine and the invitation to join their Open House along with 4 other bloggers was incredibly exciting. Not to mention the fact that Rebecca Judd (of Rebecca Judd Loves) was there too, offering her expert advice and opinion regarding the house.
The event was a collaboration between Inside Out and Bugaboo and allowed us to have a sneak peek around the home of Matt and Lauren. Their home will be featured in the May issue of Inside Out that is on sale today.
Matt and Lauren’s home is not just any home! It is spectacular – and I have seen many beautiful homes. Matt runs Built By Wilson, a company that specialises in architectural homes, and Lauren, a lawyer, is helping out while she is on maternity leave. It’s hard to believe that Lauren isn’t in the interior design business as her attention to detail and ability to create warm, beautiful rooms is immaculate. Lauren told me that she prefers to layer a room over time and mixes high end pieces along with more budget-friendly items.
This 1930s Californian bungalow in Victoria’s Newtown, received a loving renovation that included an extra level added as well as an extension. With beautiful oak flooring, extensive cabinetry, a picturesque garden and a kitchen that would be a dream to cook in, this really is a perfect family home.
The limited edition Bugaboo Bee3 + Van Gogh collection stroller is pictured below in the beautiful kitchen. Lightly ‘Godfrey’ copper lamps hang over the Boss Architectural ‘Ciment’ concrete benchtop. The second kitchen benchtop in Carrara marble overlooks a splashback window filled with greenery provided via Jamie Durie ‘Vertical Garenwall’ blankets.
Rebecca Judd can be seen sitting here in the impressive toy room. We were all blown away by the Bolon carpet tiles which Lauren has assured us are completely kid-friendly. Lauren says that her and Matt have been known to fall asleep on this beautiful bench seat while the kids are playing – sounds like a great idea to me!
With three children, Lauren and Matt have created funky, yet practical kids’ bedrooms. The room above features an Ikea cot and sideboard from Milkcart. Lauren’s flair for creating impeccably styled rooms without looking over styled, can be seen here.
Lauren bought the pink chair above as a gift for her husband. She has created a beautiful corner in this room, in front of a huge sliding door between the living area and play room.
A huge thank you goes out to Lauren and Matt Wilson for opening their home. It was such a pleasure to meet Claire Bradley, Editor-in-chief, Market Editor Joseph Gardner, as well as Rebecca Judd who took us on the ‘tour’ of this beautiful home.