We have been huuuge fans of Simone Haag’s work ever since discovering her via a Design Files feature on her GORGEOUS Ringwood home. Being not far from our own house, it certainly gave us some street cred for living in the ‘burbs! After a couple of years of internet-stalking/swooning, the opportunity came up to build a cubby for Simone and Rhys’s two girls, Goldie and Clover, at their Phillip Island holiday home. We shrugged, and said “sure, why not” (if ‘shrugged’ means ‘jumped at the chance’ and “sure, why not” means “yes, yes, a thousand times YES!!”).
Known as the Angler’s Shack, this ’60s cottage was renovated by Simone and her husband Rhys, and my-oh-my, we got to stay for the weekend while we built and installed their cubby! The good news is, you can too (it’s up for grabs on Airbnb). There is some seriously stunning styling too, interior shots here taken by Derek Swalwell.