Transforming a Blue Mountains Boutique Abode

Transforming a Blue Mountains Boutique Abode

Nestled in the heart of the Blue Mountains, Leura is fast becoming one of the region’s most popular suburbs. Filled with galleries, eateries and retail spaces, the area’s rugged charm makes it an attractive spot for buyers to invest.

In May this year, Marc and his wife decided to purchase a contemporary 5 bedroom home in Leura. Recently renovated with great structural integrity, the couple wanted to finish the house off and give the interiors a modern make-over.

With our Director and Principal stylist, Justine Wilson leading the renovation, we stepped in to help the pair realise this home’s styling potential. Read on to find out how our team transformed the property into a welcoming sanctuary, and why the couple are already looking to renovate with the Vaultsters again.


This property is no stranger to redevelopment, as Marc reveals “the previous owners purchased it 10 years earlier as a 3 bedroom bungalow and transformed it into an expansive 5 bedroom contemporary home”.

Used as both a family home and most recently a holiday rental, the property hit the market 95% complete with huge opportunity for a complete cosmetic overhaul.

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For this home, their vision centres around interiors and styles that won’t date. Marc emphasises “we’ve substantially renovated our last three homes and we tend to stick with similar themes, so we knew vaguely what we wanted”.

Working with Justine on previous projects gave the couple the confidence to put 100% trust in her creative direction. All agreed on using raw, earthy materials to reflect the beauty of Leura’s mountainous landscape.

“We gave Justine a couple of ‘must have’s’ on our list,” Marc explains, “but pretty much gave her free reign for the rest of the house”.

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The finished home blends robust and comfortable design with that added ‘wow!’ factor. Using soft pastel accessories in blues, greens and autumn tones draws the outside in, coupled with statement pieces like their eye-catching driftwood coffee table.

For Marc, the end product nails their brief as he states “Justine and Vault have created our dream home”. Whether lounging by the fireplace or entertaining with friends and family, every room of the property feels consistent in theme and style.

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This renovation proved so successful that next projects are already on the horizon for Marc and his family. ‘We enjoyed the experience and result so much that we are currently looking for another nearby home to renovate, furnish and offer as Holiday rental accommodation,’ Marc reveals.

And he’s quick to add, “that project will, of course, be overseen by Justine and the Vaultsters!”.

Want to find out more? See more information on our furniture packages as well as a holiday hideaway in Little Akaloa we loved working on.

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