*A mix of all eras* 'Mixing styles and eras is all about being confident and thinking, 'Yes, this will work'', says interior designer Louise Convert. A local firm made the kitchen units in her kitchen from recycled scaffolding boards, while the vintage ladder is from AG Hendy & Co. The old copper pans have been collected from eBay and the cabinet is a vintage French piece. Image: Brent Darby
The Chesterfield sofa, typified by its familiar design - a large couch with rolled arms the same height as the back, with deep button tufting and nail-head trim. The lore around the Chesterfield is that it was invented when the fourth Earl of Chesterfield, Philip Stanhope (1694-1773), commissioned a similar sofa in the mid-18th century
Trawling the internet for bathroom materials unearthed some real gems, including the antique Spanish floor tiles ([eBay](http://www.ebay.com.au/|target="_blank")) and metal baskets ([Etsy](http://www.etsy.com/au/|target="_blank")). The original owner’s old workbench was up-cycled into a beautiful bathroom vanity complete with white basin sourced at a salvage yard, as were the wall tiles.