As tenacious as she clever, Eleanor Pendleton has worked hard to establish herself within the editorial world. And establish herself she certainly has. As the founder and editor of leading beauty site, Gritty Pretty, Eleanor has won a multitude of awards and a dedicated following – all of this before she has even turned thirty. Having recently moved into a beautiful new home in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, here she talks to us about how she went about styling her new space.
During my early 20s, I floated from rental to rental along the way inheriting pieces of mismatched furniture not at all reflective of my style. I had always dreamed of owning my own home but could never bring myself to invest in lifetime pieces until I finally lived in that dream place.
At the beginning of this year, my fiancé and I purchased our first property. It’s been six months since we moved in but we wanted to just sit in the space – deciphering where the light hit at certain times of the day, which wall would be best for a statement artwork, what type of sofa would fit perfectly and what colour theme would best complement the space.
Living in Freshwater (located along Sydney’s Northern Beaches) definitely has an influence on my interiors style. Chalky timber oak flows throughout complementing the white walls, high ceilings and white-washed floors. Pops of grey feature throughout keeping our home gender neutral while plants give the home life. My interiors style is minimal, fresh and refined but also reflective of the nature that surrounds. When I walk into my home, I want it to make me feel light, airy and at peace.
I love entertaining – some of my favourite dining pieces are the Mid Grey Tapas Bowls & Plates by Country Road. They set the tone for a lovely but relaxed dining experience. They look chic without being contrived. I’m drawn to homewares that don’t feel too girlie or too masculine.