26. January 2022
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Inside the Blue Mountains home of two creatives

By Jennifer Soo

Take inspiration from some of Australia’s greatest residing areas. An inventive couple showcase their eclectic hand-crafted ironstone and timber home, situated in the Blue Mountains simply west of Sydney.

Amanda (left), Harry and Julie enjoy the morning sun.

Amanda (left), Harry and Julie get pleasure from the morning solar.Credit:Jennifer Soo

The home

A strong, single-storey home in Blackheath, in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. Made of ironstone and timber it was constructed totally by hand in 1979.

Who lives right here

Julie Paterson, a textile designer and artist, Amanda Kaye, a author, and Harry the canine.

The fireplace is made from ironstone dug up from the property and is the heart  of the lounge room. The lampshade, cushion and rug are all from ClothFabric.

The hearth is created from ironstone dug up from the property and is the coronary heart of the lounge room. The lampshade, cushion and rug are all from ClothFabric.Credit:Jennifer Soo

What we did

“Basically, just painted the ceiling,” says Julie. They couldn’t discover the actual color they had been on the lookout for however did admire the tone of a Nineteen Seventies Tupperware butter dish they owned. “We took the dish to the paint shop and matched that colour. We call it Tupperware beige.”

Our favorite room

The giant residing space, consisting of a lounge room, eating room, kitchen and fireside. “It’s so big, we can have two separate lounge areas,” says Julie.

“We love our vintage coffee makers and we have a competition, Bialetti versus Atomic, as to which makes the best coffee,” says Julie.

“We love our vintage coffee makers and we have a competition, Bialetti versus Atomic, as to which makes the best coffee,” says Julie. Credit:Jennifer Soo

The ’hood

Both Amanda and Julie agree that residing in Blackheath seems like they’re on the edge of civilisation. “We live in the middle of nowhere, in nature, but just up the road we can catch a train back to Sydney,” Julie says.

Future plans

Julie and Amanda are taking steps in the direction of residing totally off the grid. “We have solar panels on the roof and we’re trying to move away entirely from gas,” says Amanda. Also deliberate are extra water tanks and fire-proofing measures.

Harry and Julie enjoy the view to the west on ClothFabric-covered Ikea chairs. Says Julie, “Amanda and I love having a drink here, watching the sun go down.”

Harry and Julie get pleasure from the view to the west on ClothFabric-covered Ikea chairs. Says Julie, “Amanda and I love having a drink here, watching the sun go down.”Credit:Jennifer Soo

Best recommendation

“Listen to your gut – it is more authentically yourself – and know what your principles are,” says Julie.

The lounge room “is the best place in the house”, says Amanda, whose favourite spot is currently occupied by Harry. Continues Julie: “Mine is on the floor.”

The lounge room “is the best place in the house”, says Amanda, whose favorite spot is at present occupied by Harry. Continues Julie: “Mine is on the floor.”Credit:Jennifer Soo

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