There's a lot to like about this Barrenjoey beach cottage by Sydney-based designer Justine Hugh-Jones, starting with the coolly controlled pale palette and the mix of vintage and new. Hugh-Jones lived and studied design in Europe, and says her inspiration comes from "the fresh and distinctive feel of Northern European design, especially France, Belgium, and Scandinavia. Having lived in Sydney for the last 12 years, my design has adapted to take advantage of light, open plan interiors and outdoor living." To see more of her work, go to Justine Hugh-Jones Interior Design.
N.B. The Barrenjoey beach cottage can be rented by the week; go to Justine Hugh-Jones/Accommodation for information.
Above: The house is an original 1900s Palm Beach weatherboard cottage with beautiful views over Pittwater.
Above: Hugh-Jones painted the floors throughout the cottage a glossy white.
Above: Similar X-Back Chairs can be sourced from Restoration Hardware.
Above: The living rooms offers sweeping views of the waterway.
Above: A trio of Tolix Stools tucked neatly under the kitchen island.
Above: A palette of cool blue and white prevails.
Above: A children's bunk room can accommodate overnight guests.
Above: The white tiled bath features vintage fixtures.