Starting from scratch became an unexpected blessing for this family after their home was damaged due to the floods in the Byron region in 2022. It gave them the opportunity to reimagine the type of home they wanted to create for their family of four.

Meet Kylie Anderson, a mother and wife, who lives on five acres in the hinterland of Byron Bay.

During the renovation process Kylie engaged the design help of Natalie Walton to help reimagine the possibilities for the space. What was an awkward annex to the home became an inviting parent’s retreat, complete with walk-in-robe and ensuite. Also, low ceilings that constricted the flow of light were removed to open up the main living areas and create an expansive feel in the home.

The result? A beautifully light-filled Mullumbimby oasis. Take the full tour now…


Le Safari Shearling Lounge Chair Cloud Round Linen Pendant — Ivory | Size Large |  Grid stripe cushion in sand & natural Cotton hand-loomed throws | White Oak Serving Board Extra LargeBeech Wood Salt & Pepper Mill | Seagrass Runner | Iringa Basket — Natural | Cloud Teardrop Pendant — Ivory | Size Medium | Market Basket — Extra Large | Round Cushion — Sand


Who lives here & what they do…

I live with my husband, Harley and two children, Arlie (8 years) and Hazel (6 years) and toy poodle Sunny. Harley owns a plumbing company and project managed our renovation. My background is exercise physiology before creating a raw vegan cakes business. This current phase is all motherhood.

Home is... 

Home is the warm, inviting and safe haven where my family are. It’s the anchor in our daily, weekly and seasonal rhythms and the place where many special family memories are created. Home is our retreat from the outside world. It’s where our children play for hours everyday and is often filled with the scent of cedar wood.

My home story... 

We moved to this 4.5 acre property in Mullumbimby in 2017. Since that time we have been renovating slowly over the years. We were actually about three weeks off finishing our renovation when our house was flooded in February 2022. Even though devastating, this gave us the opportunity to begin the next reno entirely from a blank canvas. Feeling disheartened at beginning all over again, I reached out to Natalie for a consultation. Almost instantly, I felt inspired and excited about the design process and watching our visions come to life.

What inspired the design of your home?

The original brick home was built in the late 70s and is characterised by its many arches which were rendered white to give our home a Mediterranean feel. Our home blends with the natural surroundings by offering plenty of access points to outdoors throughout the house.

I felt inspired and excited about the design process and watching our visions come to life.

What are some of the biggest lessons you've learned while creating your home?

The renovation process taught us so much. Our biggest lesson was that to get it how we wanted, we needed to take our time, both on designing the layout and on choosing different finishes to ensure we achieved the desired feel. Spending this time was vital and everything came together even better than I had envisioned.

What do you love about your home?

I love that our home feels dreamy, open and airy. We took out the internal brick walls and ceiling to expose the trusses in the living, dining and kitchen. We kept our interiors simple with a light neutral palette. Textured white walls, lime wash walls and Victorian ash timber flow cohesively throughout our home. I love the expansiveness and relaxing feel of the parents' retreat. Each space in our home was created with intention for both functionality and beauty.

Le Safari Shearling Lounge Chair Cloud Round Linen Pendant — Ivory | Size Large |  Grid stripe cushion in sand & natural 

What does simple living mean to you?

To me simple living means spending more time on what truly matters. It means spending slow days at home with my family, enjoying life’s simple pleasures. Something we love to do as a family is to walk our property in the late afternoon on the weekend, observing how much the trees we planted have grown and noticing any new flowers or fruits.


If you were to have a spare free morning, how would you spend it?

I would wake early, catch a yoga or pilates class, then come back home to my family to make crepes and spend a slow morning together.

What are three words that best describe you?

Personable, reliable, optimistic

What book can you recommend?

Living on the earth by Alicia Bay Laurel

Also, please share 3 of your favourite products from Imprint House, including links.

Brass Handles and Knobs 

Le Safari Lounge Chair

Cloud Linen Round Pendant Ivory Large





Photography Lynden Foss