Remote Project - Port Fairy

Unsure of how to utilise our Couture For Living package when not located within the Bendigo Region?  

This Port Fairy project is a great example of how our creative team is able to design beautiful spaces - even when they are more than 300 kilometres away.


Port Fairy holiday home requiring furniture for two living areas, a dining area and entry area. The client also has two very young children, requiring durability and a family friendly focus.


As our director Lisa had already worked with these clients before on their home in Bendigo, it was an easy decision for them to contact her again after purchasing a holiday home in Port Fairy to assist with furnishing this new space.

After digitally accessing property photos and floor plans from the home’s listing on, Lisa was able to create mood boards to inspire the client with the possibilities available.


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Lisa pitched her vision of a boat shaped dining table by d-Bodhi Australia, made of reclaimed teak and complimented by GlobeWest ‘Levi’ dining chairs. All floating on an Armadillo Tidal Weave rug (made of polypropylene and ideal for the hard knocks of kids and a holiday home). The hero of the space is a limited edition framed canvas in gorgeous colours of teal, gold, navy and indigo and a fiddle tree in the corner looks right at home in a GlobeWest basket. 


Matching Levi bar stools from GlobeWest at the kitchen bench and a GlobeWest entry table with port hole type mirror floating above, reflects an abstract artwork for the stairwell. A black coat rack near the front door for hats finishes off the welcoming “entry” experience.


When designing the downstairs living area, Lisa envisioned a custom size modular to fit more guests on when entertaining. 

Recommending a newly released stain-free fabric ‘fibreguard’ from Zepel called Bolt, in a great colour called Aluminium, the fabric is almost bullet proof, and ideal for a holiday home. 

The sofa of choice was a new Molmic model called Dempsey in a custom configuration to specifically fit the area; paired with a large Armadillo Atlas Berber rug and a d-Bodhi coffee table to match the dining table. The suggested cushions are in colours pulled from the feature artwork in the dining area to tie the two zones together.

Additional artwork and a lamp for next to the fireplace was sourced, to give the area a warm and welcoming feel.

Upstairs, Lisa developed more of a masculine look with a very comfy IMG Space chair and ottoman which sits right near the window to take full advantage of the gorgeous view. The timber trim matches perfectly to the IMG TV unit and the frame of the chosen artwork. 

A round Bayliss rug looks right at home under the super comfy tan natural leather sofa and chaise combo from Milano & Design. A very handy and stylish ‘Aperto’ side table from GlobeWest and a floor lamp from Mayfield lamps give the room an industrial edge. 

The outdoor chairs on the balcony were also from GlobeWest.



To implement the agreed design and furniture, the client's arranged to transport the smaller items themselves but had the larger pieces delivered. They simply set up the design by referencing the original mood boards and floor plans.


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A huge success, our clients love the result. 

“We love it! - It’s looking really nice, all the wall art is perfect, nicely sized and great colours.  My favourite part funnily enough is the mirror over the wall board at the entrance.” - Port Fairy Client.

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