An entertainers delight | Editor of
Australian Gourmet Traveller reveals her home


An entertainers delight | Editor of Australian Gourmet Traveller reveals her home

As Editor of Australian Gourmet Traveller and a leader in her field, Anthea Loucas is constantly seeking the best food, travel and design the world has to offer. It comes as no surprise that flooring for her own home was no exception. When Anthea decided to transform her run -down home in Sydney’s Inner East, into an entertainers dream, she enlisted AA Architects.

It’s always exciting to see what a creative person does in their own project, especially when mafi takes centre stage in their very own home. “It’s one of the first things people comment on when they walk in” says Anthea fondly about her new mafi Oak Country Brushed Natural Oil floor, “they comment on the wide boards, the European oak and the matt finish.”

With a desire to share the space, Anthea’s plans were to create a home that would work well with entertaining. This has really come to fruition here, with a home that allows her to be in the kitchen and maintain a conversation with friends on the couch.

mafi runs throughout the living space bringing the kitchen, dining and lounge together. Anthea explains, “it’s really defined the living room, setting a blank canvass for the whole room. And it works really well with the mild steel doors and as a feature up the walls.”

In a home that truly reflects the personality and lifestyle of its owner, mafi Oak Country Brushed Natural Oil leaves a bold impression. Chosen for its raw and imperfect nature, Anthea explains “It was the right product for the look that we were going for, a simple, masculine space with luxe finishes to add warmth and a neutral palette.”

Defined by its natural knots and crack lines, Oak Country provides a natural and dynamic base for the textural and layered home Anthea and her architect, Adrian Amore have created. Bold black resin fills the natural knots and crack lines that are imperfectly dispersed across her mafi flooring.

Anthea comments on how the simple cleaning and maintenance of mafi flooring enhances her entertaining lifestyle, “the investment has been worth every cent”.


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Anthea Loucas home featured in Real Living magazine May 2014 p.132 ‘Before & After, A Timeless Classic Reno’