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“Design Devotee” Jenni Farr teamed with Spacecrush designer Jane Ledger to turn her family home into a celebration of Scandi-Aussie style.

Words: Beth Greshwalk  /  Photography: Hannah Blackmore  /  Styling: Jane Ledger, Spacecrush

When Jenni Farr (pictured) and her husband built their new Perth home just months ago, they definitely had their three adult children and six grandchildren in mind. 

“Our growing family is why we upsized, when other people our age are downsizing,” says Jenni. “We knew we wanted a house and yard large enough to accommodate family functions – Christmas, Australia Day, Easter, birthdays, etc. We also wanted enough room for them to stay over if they wanted.”

A spacious backyard for their two Samoyeds and a swimming pool for their grandkids were also on the ‘wish list’ for their imagined abode – things their previous home of 17 years went without.

As exquisite as its familial focus, however, is the home’s modern-Scandinavian-meets-Australian-design interior – complete with a warm celebration of pink accents, as delightful as the blush of a child’s cheeks. 

It’s what happened when Jenni’s long-time passion for interiors teamed with the design talents of Jane Ledger, founder of Perth-based Spacecrush design. The two met in 2014 on Instagram, where Jenni frequently sought out unique products and designers she wouldn’t otherwise know about. 

“I loved Jane’s style,” Jenni recalls. “I felt an instant connection, and believed she would completely understand my vision for the new house.” 

While the “Design Devotee” (Jenni’s Instagram moniker) knew she wanted her new home to embrace Scandinavian style – blonde timbers, soft colours and simple yet artful furniture – she felt overwhelmed by the sheer abundance of homewares and furniture available.

That’s where Jane came in.

“Pink has always been a favourite of mine since I was young,” she says. “My eye is always attracted to anything pink – flowers, homewares, furniture or clothes.”

“My brief was to help Jen narrow down the options and make the right selections, to bring to life her vision for a modern Scandi home,” Jane says.

After their collaboration commenced, Jenni realised her home was also destined to embody her fervour for the colour, pink.

“Pink has always been a favourite of mine since I was young,” she says. “My eye is always attracted to anything pink – flowers, homewares, furniture or clothes.”

Thus, the hue became the inspiration for the interior’s colour palette.

“I was keen to embrace this, while at the same time bring balance to the scheme by introducing contrast, pattern and texture,” Jane explains. “Grey, white, rose and crème were incorporated with Jen’s favourite pastel pinks to create a calming space.”

A contemporary twist also found its way into Jenni’s original concept – the blending of Australian with Danish design. The sofa, lounge chairs and dining table, for example, are all Jardan, handcrafted in Melbourne.

As for the Denmark charm?

“We introduced those elements in the lighting, such as the Gubi ‘Ronde’ pendant and Gubi ‘Grashoppa’ floor lamp,” says Jane, who cites further Danish delight in the trio of Muuto tables and Jaime Hayon for Fritz Hansen chairs.

A contemporary twist also found its way into Jenni’s original concept – the blending of Australian with Danish design.

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Jenni’s home tour features in our Family edition, and also on the limited edition cover for this issue. Available through our online shop.  Click here to buy.