We've covered numerous home tours from Down Under, so we can honestly say with authority that just like the French, Australians have that je ne sais quoi. Celebrity interior designer Darren Palmer has nailed this laid-back luxe look in his latest project. This airy three-bedroom heritage house in the stylish city of Sydney has all the chic trimmings of a contemporary home (modern furniture and neutral palette), with a classic touch, thanks to Palmer's love of classic American homes. He built on the traditional architectural details and original ceiling molding designs. Just like this chic-to-death New York home, family-friendly can be stylish, too: Just scroll down to see how.
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