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This Aussie Designer’s Home Is the Result of Not One But Two Renos

Interior designer Simone Haag and her husband, Rhys, were living in a tiny Melbourne apartment in 2011 when they found the raised bungalow they now call home on Modernist Australia, a website that tracks mid-century houses for sale around the country.  Back then, the house was less breezy and bright, more dingy and dark: Bright yellow laminate countertops, grimy wood paneling, and mishmash flooring made the small space feel cramped and dated. But two renovations and eight years later, the home—which the couple share with their three daughters, Goldie, 5, Clover, 3, and Juniper, 6 months (and Tank, the Great Dane–wolfhound mix)—is a peaceful haven infused with modern Italian and Scandinavian details.  The first remodel took care of the basics:...

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