Your home should bring you joy, and we are firm believers in the more the merrier. A second home, designed for retreat, can help compartmentalize the demands of daily life and provide a legacy property for your family to enjoy for generations.


Once a well-loved coastal family home, this house in Sydney’s Avalon Beach was dramatically reworked to create a high-end resort-style space that’s continually energised by its interaction with the outdoors.

Sarah Parry-Okeden Graphic Designer to Property and Interior Designer

Today on the pod I chat to delightful Sarah Parry-Okeden. A mutual friend connected us explaining Sarah’s story would be perfect for So, I Quit and she was spot on!

A dramatic transformation: dim and dated to a beautiful beachside cottage

A diamond in the rough in need of some extra attention – that’s how interior stylist Sarah Parry-Okeden describes her delightful four-bedroom beach cottage that dates from the 1960s.


ENTRY “As every wall was painted white, I decided to go bold with the blinds,” says Sarah. “I felt the need to add some character and interest in small doses.” These mulberry hued blinds are called ‘Carnival’ in Ruby from Above & Beyond Shade Solutions.

Beach House: NSW’s Most Beautiful Coastal Stays

There is nothing like a relaxing weekend by the beach. Whether it is a romantic weekend, digital detox or a group trip, who doesn’t love the sun, surf and sand for the ultimate (and iconic) Aussie holiday.

Bacuss Constructions – WINNER

A modest cottage was thoroughly upgraded by this skillful renovation. Original flat ceilings were pitched to showcase cathedral ceilings. The large open plan kitchen/living area and huge covered outdoor entertainment area were outstanding additions.

The Designer Series: Meet Sarah Parry-Okeden of Wild Orchid Spaces

This week we sat down with Sarah Parry-Okeden from Wild Orchid Spaces, a property design and interior styling consultancy for high end, boutique style homes and rental properties.

Can’t Travel? Holiday at home with these design tips.

With vacation plans currently on hold for so many of us, invoking a holiday vibe at home with simple decor tweaks will help keep the wanderlust at bay.

The Ultimate Staycation

Once in a while, a home comes along that doesn’t just impress but truly takes your breath away. This resort-style Avalon Beach spread is a case in point.

The interior design Instagram accounts to follow right now

If you’re planning a home renovation or simply want a peek inside the creative minds of Australia’s most talented interior designers and architects, social media can offer an inspiring, visual feast…

Avalon Beach home of Interior stylist Sarah Parry-Okeden hits the market

Interior stylist Sarah Parry-Okeden, the wife of media company scion Henry Parry-Okeden, has decided to sell one of her luxury Avalon Beach investment properties. It has been a luxury rental off­ering since its lush makeover.