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Bryan Fitzgerald is an avid collector of everything from art, to designer wallpaper and furniture. He opened his Surry Hills interiors store Chee Soon & Fitzgerald with business partner Casey Khik in 1996 when he says Crown St was just a derelict row of shops. Their stylish store is a tiny treasure trove of contemporary interior furnishings, including fabrics, wallpaper, lighting, decorative arts and furniture pieces by both Australian and overseas designers.

Write a note, find yourself a comfy chair and have a cheesy snack with our selection for this week
Paper trail … Like the rest of the world, we love stationery and this new range from French Navy is just beautiful. Working on the less-ismore approach, it uses high quality papers with simple detailing. French Navy card packs with 10 cards and 10 envelopes, $35, from French Navy.

Tin thing … I quite like these chairs, because I live in a Victorian terrace house and they suit modern furniture as well as old. There’s a great photograph of Walter Burley Griffin sitting on one in his Castlecrag home in the 1930s. It’s quite a romantic sort of chair. ● Tolix Side Chair, $533, from Thonet, 9332 1600, thonet.com.au

Touch of history … I’ve always wanted one of these old rugs; I like the oriental feel. I hate houses that are all carpeted. I like to see the floorboards. I think the oriental rugs that are worn and faded are beautiful. ● Malayer Persian rug (dated 1896), $8800, from I & B Perryman Oriental Carpets, 9327 3910, antiquerugs.com.au

Serious comfort … I’d love a 1930s leather armchair – more for comfort than anything. At night I quite like sitting and reading books. It just reminds me of my childhood on the farm in New Zealand. ● 1930s original leather armchair, $2400, from davidmetnicole, 9698 7416, davidmetnicole.com

Say cheese … Gadgets are great in the kitchen, but we have found too many of them never make it out of the drawer. This knife from Zyliss, however, is just the sort of thing we’d like to keep handy for a tasty cheese platter. Zyliss cheese knife, $16.95, from major department stores.

Swing low … Pod chairs have been around for a while but this one is just so pretty. Put it in a sunny corner on the veranda, find a good book and enjoy the light patterns it casts. Made from rattan on a metal frame, you can attach the chair to a suitably strong ceiling or buy the stand to match. Zara Pod Chair, $725 plus $199 for the stand, from Equator Homewares.

● MORE INFORMATION Equator Homewares equatorhomewares.com French Navy frenchnavy.com.au

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Harrington Grove

■ All but five of 27 home sites in stage five of Beaumont Rise, a new 12ha estate in Beaumont Hills, have been sold. This follows the successful release of the first two stages, with 54 of the 59 home sites now sold and the next stage due for release this month. When complete, this former Kellyville Country Club site will form
The Berry Sports Hall

a new community of 168 residences in the heart of the Hills District. The estate is close to Castle Towers Shopping Centre and the Rouse Hill Town Centre. For information, call 8814 5455 or visit beaumontrise.com.au ■ An indoor sports hall inspired by the endless Australian sky has won the prestigious World Architecture Festival Award for the sports category, announced last week in Barcelona. The $1.3 million Berry Sports Hall, designed by Allen Jack+Cottier, beat the world renowned Wimbledon Centre Court Redevelopment and the Atlantic Health Jets Training Facility to take the award. Reminiscent of a modern farm shed, the building comprises two long sides of precast concrete panels, each pierced by

500 shards of glass in amoeba-like windows, allowing natural light to flood the hall in the day and interior lights to shine through at night. Berry Sports and Recreation Hall has also collected the Australian Institute of Architects (NSW) Public Architecture Award and the Blacket Award for Regional Architecture in 2008.

■ Harrington Grove was one of six finalists in the recent Urban Development Institute of Australia NSW Awards for Excellence 2009, receiving an award of commendation in the category of Residential Development. Large home sites, a country club, over seven kilometres of scenic walks and cycle paths, proximity to schools and shopping, along with the latest communications technology are all a part of the evolving community at Harrington Grove, located near Camden. The display village will open early next year, with several builders committed to participate. For any building or sales enquiries, call 4631 3200 or visit harringtongrove.com.au

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