We take a tour of their real life house. And it’s DIVINE!
Deb takes The Block Shop - Insider Style into her 'California Casual' Mid North Coast home (Photographer: James Cause Photography)
Andy and Deb from country New South Wales have style for days - and it’s all on show in their absolutely gorgeous, recently renovated Wallabi Point home. Deb takes us on a tour:
What is your favourite room in the house?
I love our living, kitchen and dining space as it all opens up onto the deck and yard, and we spend a lot of time there together.
How much renovating and building have you guys done together?
Andy and I have built three houses, cut a house in half and relocated it, and renovated a cottage (which was the base for Deb's business @theshedluxe in nearby Taree, which she runs with her sisters).
Deb and Andy have created a stylish, yet functional, kitchen for their gorgeous family - will they reveal something similar at The Oslo?
Do you have a favourite piece of decor in your home?
The floating wall unit in our living room - I love it because Andy built it!
Do you have a favourite piece of artwork?
A photograph from 1963. It’s Black and White and it’s of my Dad & my Uncle on their trawler. It was hung in a local primary school - the school my sisters and I went to. When the school closed down, the picture was handed back to my parents. I had it blown up to 2m x 1.2 metres and framed. It’s amazing and very meaningful.
"The floating wall unit built by Andy was a hack, turning kitchen cabinets and benchtop into a credenza. That’s also our gold from The Block dig proudly displayed in our lounge room!" Deb tells Insider Style.
What is your most treasured possession - other than Andy and the kids, obviously!
A piece of coral my Dad gave me - he built a little stand for it by hand. It’s beautiful and very precious.
If you could renovate one room in your house which would it be?
I would love to re-do the tiles in all of our wet areas.
Andy and Deb's stunning light, bright bedroom opens up onto their deck and backyard.
Leilanie, the couple's eldest, enjoying a morning cuppa with Deb. "Andy built the deck. It was to be a tool shed, but I claimed it and turned it into guest accommodation, adding a kitchenette and toilet. It has an outdoor shower too - it's basic, but we love it. And in summer the kids are always in here if we don’t have guests," Deb tells Insider Style.
Just to make you smile - Deb and Andy's Jack Russell, Ollie! "He decided to take himself into the pool area and get himself onto the board - no help from humans (he’s got the life)!" Deb says. Photographer James Cause loved it, and snapped this shot - awwww!
Images with thanks to James Cause Photography.
Get to know Andy & Deb further HERE
Deb opens up about her style, The Block and who she loves most from past seasons HERE
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