HOME TOUR | NATALIE WALTON
Interior stylist, designer and author, as well as founder of Imprint House
opens the door to her family home in the Byron Bay hinterland.
SHOP THE LOOK
Tripolina chair in suede with natural frame | Pear linen pendant | Handwoven cotton round cushion in stripe | 6 peg oak timber coat rail | Handwoven cotton mattress in stripe | Bolga hat wide brim
What attracted you to this home?
Light. It’s one of the few things in a home you can’t change. It was so important to have a north-facing aspect for the main living areas. And the hinterland view.
How have you added your imprint?
Creating a neutral foundation - white walls and matte floors - was important before we one day make more extensive changes. The heart of the home was
here, it just needed to feel a little more like ‘us’.
What sustainable choices have you made?
I’m always conscious of what comes into our home – nothing that we don’t really love or need. Natural materials and timeless pieces that can live on beyond our lifetime. But the biggest changes have related to the garden -composting, growing our own veggies and taking the steps to harvest our grey water.
How do you decide what enters your home?
By asking three questions: Do I need it? Do I really love it? And will I still love it in 10 years’ time?
What do you love about your home?
That it is a calming space that holds all of the life, love and energy that comes from a family of six. And I am so grateful that our children have the freedom of two acres of space to explore and roam freely. That was a big part of the appeal too.