Classic country look created at the right price

Interior designer Debbie-Anne Bushby wanted to create a classic country home that would allow her to decorate in the style that she and husband Don both liked. By choosing Paal she was able to bring this vision to life.

The couple had been living in NSW’s Albion Park, until they passed through Young on a holiday, bought five acres and planned their next move.

She and Don visited the Paal showroom and fell in love with the Hawkesbury design, which gave them the opportunity they had been looking for. Paal not only fitted their vision, but also the budget.

The company’s flexibility was a further attraction. “We chose our own bath and tapware, for example, and Paal gave us a credit on the kit items we deleted.”

Having chosen their home, the couple sat down with Paal’s Michael Christie. “He was fantastic to deal with, helping us with the plan,” Debbie-Anne said. “We added an alfresco on the back and he adjusted that to fit.”

“The couple found a local builder in Young who came highly recommended. They lived in a caravan on the property during the build. Debbie-Anne enjoyed being onsite and would regularly meet with the builder to go through plans and clean up the site at the end of the day.

She was in her element when it came to the interior design and decorative details. “Before we’d even started building, I’d purchased things like toilet roll holders and light fittings. I did a lot of mood boards to draw it altogether.”

To make the home unique, she sourced a variety of classic features such as celling roses and intricate fretwork. “They were all extras that we were able to add to the home.”

“We had a one or two hiccoughs during the build, such as a couple of pieces that had been damaged. I rang up Paal, who sorted it out, and the new pieces arrived two days later.”

Chevy Rose Homestead, as it’s now called, has come together beautifully. “I’m so happy with it,” Debbie-Anne said. “I just love the look – it’s got that ‘wow factor’!”