Federation paint schemesVictorian Entrance, Melbourne
Photography: Mike Baker. Styling: Heather Nette King for Dulux
What Houzz contributors are saying:
The front doorI love a mix of old and new, and although my fantasy house would be in London, where I already live, my dream front door would be stolen from a Federation-era house in Australia (late 1800s to around 1915). I love the little workers’ cottages you see all over central Sydney, but seeing as this is a made-up house, I’d pick a more rural version like this. There’d be plenty of space (despite the urban location) and the right weather (despite the British climate) for an open-air porch. (Just out of shot, you’d probably catch me sitting in my favourite rocking chair, reading a book and drinking a cucumber G&T.)Whitewashed wood panelling would provide a splash of rustic Scandi chic, while this bright front door could only ever offer a cheery welcome.