A Melbourne-based interior decorator and owner of the cult-fave antique shop Empire Village, Lyn Gardener transformed this 1850s brick miners cottage into a dreamy, detail-attuned retreat in Daylesford. A consummate, natural stylist, she mixes vintage and rustic with quirky industrial pieces, and knows when to add a pop–like that handmade wallpaper by Deborah Bowness. French doors open to magical gardens, classic claw foot soaking tubs are for relaxing, and the thoughtful little details, like handmade ticking linen and kitchen cupboards stocked with local goodies, are endless.
Doing some research on the place, I stumbled across a post about the house on Pia Jane Bijkerk’s blog. Turns out, they’re pals (always a good sign). Here’s what Pia has to say about house’s location a short stroll from the center of town: “For those of you who don’t know this area, basically this means it’s in the center of heaven.”
Prices start around $400 a night for a couple, but there’s a breakdown of nights, rooms and number of people that helps cut the cost. No kids! Rent it at http://empirevintage.com.au/thewhitehousedaylesford