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At home with Olive Cooke

June 30, 2022

When Olive Cooke and Henry Tervenski's imagined Currawong House, the intent was 'to design a simple home with modernist architectural touchpoints and to bring warmth, character and an individual energy to the interiors through surprising moments of colour and vintage finds.'

With our Bamboo Silk Blend rug featuring in the main living room, helping to connect the natural world into their warm and interesting space, we sat down with Olive to talk inspiration, design influences and what to consider when purchasing forever designs.

Your beautiful home, Currawong House, is imbued with warmth and character. Can you share a little more about your vision and how it serves your lifestyle? Our vision when we first started planning our home was for it to feel warm & comfortable with a connection to nature. We are both working and living busy lives so we looked to create a space where we can come home to completely unwind and switch off. We also designed this with our future family in mind, having space for us to grow and share this with loved ones was important.

Which eras, designers and artists did you draw inspiration from? I have always loved Mid Century Modern architecture and design. I like the clean lines and simplicity that echos through the classic build of this era. In saying this we have a very eclectic contemporary influence throughout the interior with elements of fun furnishings and tile selection.

Your interior style shows unique, statement design pieces. What are your favourite pieces in your home and how did you know they were right for the space? I was very conscious to create warmth and comfort with soft furnishings and lighting. I love all the lighting throughout our home, it was where I had the most fun finding smaller designers or second-hand vintage lights for the bathrooms and bedrooms. I also love our second-hand couch, a reupholstered Jasper Morrison design that complements the green of our moss rug perfectly.

You chose our luxurious Bamboo Silk Blend in Moss for your living area - can you tell us a little bit about this choice and how it transformed the room? We absolutely love our Bamboo Silk rug in the living room. It transformed our space, bringing a beautiful warmth to an area we spend so much time in. It was important for us to have a rug made ethically from natural fibres that didn't compromise on comfort and luxury, so our Nodi rug has exceeded our needs and is an essential part of our living area.

Your interior style shows unique, statement design pieces. What are your favourite pieces in your home and how did you know they were right for the space? I was very conscious to create warmth and comfort with soft furnishings and lighting. I love all the lighting throughout our home, it was where I had the most fun finding smaller designers or second-hand vintage lights for the bathrooms and bedrooms. I also love our second-hand couch, a reupholstered Jasper Morrison design that complements the green of our moss rug perfectly.

You chose our luxurious Bamboo Silk Blend in Moss for your living area - can you tell us a little bit about this choice and how it transformed the room? We absolutely love our Bamboo Silk rug in the living room. It transformed our space, bringing a beautiful warmth to an area we spend so much time in. It was important for us to have a rug made ethically from natural fibres that didn't compromise on comfort and luxury, so our Nodi rug has exceeded our needs and is an essential part of our living area.

What’s important to you when it comes to choosing a piece for your home? It is really important for us when choosing pieces for our home that they are of quality and going to stand the test of time. We love choosing forever pieces and investing in well made and considered designs.

What is your favourite room to unwind in and why? My favourite room to unwind is more so a space than a room. Our open plan living and dining area are somewhere I can completely switch off with my feet up, after a long workday. The ceiling to floor glass windows makes our living room feel connected to nature as it looks out the green of our surroundings.

Are there any rituals that have been established in your new home? As it’s getting cooler, I find lighting the fire each night is a lovely ritual. It’s a nice way to slow down & end the day.

Bamboo Silk Blend

Made from a blend of the highest quality bamboo silk and wool- this luxurious rug elevates the space in which it sits, adding a lustrous, rich texture which changes depending on the light.

Bamboo Silk Blend