Beachside cottage in Kangaroo Valley

The resident of this cozy beachside cottage is artist, stylist and online retailer Lisa Madigan, plus one husband and two devoted Dalmatians. Four years ago Lisa discovered this perfect little cottage in Kangaroo Valley on the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia and completely fell in love. She was so taken with this special place; she turned her life upside-down to acquire it, and moved from Sydney just to live here. The cottage was in need of some serious repairs so the pair took to it straight away, scrubbing the beautiful original wide floorboards, painting all the walls white, renovating the kitchen—even pouring their own concrete for the bench tops.

The cottage was built in the 1880’s, and was originally home to The Kangaroo Valley Times—for this reason Lisa refers to the place affectionately as her “little paper house”. Several months ago she held a cottage exhibition of her artworks in the house. Lisa is currently working towards her 10th solo exhibition, “Aphrodisia”, then she has a dream to exhibit in New York sometime over the next 24 months. All the photography and styling of this beautiful home has been done by Lisa Madigan.

A look inside Lisa’s paint studio.

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