ISSUE 39  |  Natural History

Hotels & Lodging: The White House in Daylesford, Australia

September 27, 2010 10:15 AM

BY Sarah Lonsdale

Australian interiors stylist Lyn Gardener is know for her shop Empire Vintage, an emporium of hand-picked vintage finds and treasures for the home located in Albert Park, a suburb of Melbourne. Gardener's talents are on full display in her renovation of this 1850's miner's cottage in Daylesford, a spa town and bolt-hole that's a 90-minute drive from Melbourne. Gardener describes her style as "vintage, rustic, and a little industrial," mixing all three in her overhaul of The White House. For those lucky enough to live in the antipodes, the holiday cottage is available to rent; go to Mr. & Mrs. Smith for booking information. All photography by Tim James.

Above: Vintage table with reclaimed boardroom chairs. Above R: Wallpaper by Deborah Bowness in the study.

Above: Handmade ticking bed linen and lime-wash painted walls.