Talking slow living, cabin design, and connection to space & place with Shelley Kennedy, owner of Upland Farm in Denmark.
Shelley and husband Tyrone felt the strong pull from the city to farm and set about creating four beautiful cabins in Western Australia’s Great Southern region so that people could feel the deep restoration that comes from country air, the sunrise through the valley and that peaceful pause.
The beauty of the land and the way it makes them feel is reflected in the design. The cabins seamlessly invite the outside elements in through layered natural materials and expansive windows complimented with objects weaved through the interior, intentionally selected for their purpose...
As an art curator, do you feel you feel you favour form over functionality when it comes to styling a house?
Absolutely, yes. My partner and I are both creatives and we will prioritize the look and feeling of something over its practical use. This kind of decision making has lead us into buying beautiful but uncomfortable sofas; homes with space and but no storage; furniture that is stunning but can barely be used. I never used to mind this so much until we had our son and then practicality and functionality often meant ease and comfort - two seemingly boring but important qualities in parenthood.
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