Child’s Play

Wattle Rd, Hawthorn

It’s not easy striking a balance between an elegant home and a place where kids can be kids, but this Melbourne family got it in one.

The brief was to deliver a house that was at once elegant and – for want of a better word – child-proof.

Featured in House & Garden magazine.

“Danielle Trippett has done a great job of balancing prettiness with toughness,” says Liz. “A lot of the furniture has dual uses: the Grange chests, coffee table and console in the family room all double as toy storage. It’s great to be able to quickly and easily clear away the children’s clutter and have some adult time in an adult space.”

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