Three Birds Renovation and The Hamptons House

The dream team, Bonnie, Lana and Erin, of Three Birds Renovation, have a great rapport with one another, which makes them work so well together. It’s only natural, considering they’ve been friends for nearly 20 years, and in 2014 decided to jump into the world of design with one another.

We recently had the opportunity to speak with Lana about Three Birds Renovation’s newest project—a classic Hamptons redesign of a double-story brick build in suburban Sydney.

What was unique about this project is the fact that Three Birds Renovation was given complete control by the homeowners. They were essentially handed the keys for the renovation, and the homeowners had no input.

The result was a classic Hamptons aesthetic with pops of colour and a massive increase in curb appeal.

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What was your design inspiration for the project?

Our vision for this reno was #colourmehamptons – inspired by classic Hamptons but with pops of colour throughout.



Did the owner have a specific design aesthetic that they wanted to achieve?

We decided to mix things up for House 11 and asked our brave homeowners to handover their keys, their budget and full creative control… to us! They had no input into the design at all.

It looks like it a fairy tale transformation from ugly duckling to beautiful swan!



What was the most challenging part of the process?

The most challenging part, as it often is, is achieving everything we want to within a defined budget. We were in control of this family’s entire budget so there was no option to blow it!

We would have loved to have removed some structural walls to open up the living spaces even further but this wasn’t possible with the budget so we got creative and used features like the wall of windows between the kitchen and casual living room to give the illusion of open plan without moving the wall.

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Which room in the house is your favourite?

Either the formal lounge with the built-in daybed and all the gorgeous Florence Broadhurst fabrics or the kitchen.

The kitchen is the homeowners’ favourite room and they tell us they practically live in there now.

It’s as functional as it is beautiful, with seating at the island bench and in the dining nook and the blue island cabinetry and feature pendant over the table.

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Round Hamptons Dining Table being launched in August 2020



What is on the cards for the Three Birds?

We’re feeling so lucky that we’ve been able to keep our projects moving through COVID-19, with restrictions in place with our staff and trades, of course. We’re busy working on Houses 12, 13 and 14 now.

There has been a huge spike in DIY and we’ve been privy to a lot of people sharing their projects with us through social media. Although many people are putting their renovation projects on hold, they’re realising that now is a great time to start planning for future renovations and new builds.

We’ve seen lots of keen beans signing up for the next intake of our 6-week online course The Reno School which starts on 1st June. It’s the ultimate online course for anyone planning a renovation or new build. It teaches people everything we know about how to design, renovate and style their dream home. We use our years of experience to fast-track their knowledge, build their confidence and get them ready to reno.



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