Clinch Women in the Know: Bonnie Hindmarsh
Bonnie Hindmarsh is one third of the powerhouse known as Three Birds Renovations. You may have come across their aesthetically pleasing Instagram page, which showcases the girls’ unique ability to turn old, run-down houses into light, bright, Hamptons-inspired dream homes. We chat to Bonnie about her design philosophy, creating a calming space and where she draws inspiration.
What does style mean to you?
Style is being authentically you. Style is whatever makes you feel great.
How would you describe your style when it comes to fashion?
When it comes to fashion, my style is quite relaxed too. You could say I’m a little bit tomboy-ish but I love frocking up for occasions.
Which item from your wardrobe do you get the most wear out of?
A rock tee, for sure!
How would you describe your style when it comes to design?
It’s definitely a relaxed, coastal vibe.
“Style is being authentically you. Style is whatever makes you feel great.”
- BONNIE HINDMARSH
Where do you draw inspiration for design?
My number one source of inspiration comes from travelling. It hurts my soul to think about not being able to do much at the moment. I’m currently getting my fix from magazines; I just love flicking through the pages of glossy mags.
What do you consider your most prized investment?
The Muriel Cloud Chandelier from Coco Republic, which hangs over my island bench. It’s the first thing you see when you enter our home and I still adore it.
What is your usual coffee order?
Almond latte, please!
What are your favourite food items that are always on your grocery list?
Avocado, walnuts and garlic. Every time.
What are three items you wouldn’t leave home without?
My phone. Yeah, just my phone … I can do without everything else!
What is currently at the top of your reading list?
Still, The Slow Home by Natalie Walton. It’s a beautiful peek at homes of people from around the world who have taken steps to simplify their lives and embrace the principles of slow living.
What is the one beauty product you are raving about in the past few months?
I love Go-to Face Hero. It’s a gorgeous light, oil that hydrates and soothes my skin.
When you have an hour all to yourself without distraction, how do you spend your time?
I lie outside with a big chunky pile of interior magazines and devour the lot.
Who is your favourite artist?
Are you really going to make me name one!? Jai Vasicek.
“When it comes to fashion, my style is quite relaxed too. You could say I’m a little bit tomboy-ish but I love frocking up for occasions.”
- BONNIE HINDMARSH
What influences, people, places or otherwise, have shaped who you are today?
My parents have always flipped homes so growing up in a renovating family has definitely influenced where I am today. I’ve travelled to Bali so many times that it has influenced my sense of style – the relaxed, chilled Bali vibe is what I try to achieve in the homes we design.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
Spend less time sun baking.
What is one change you have recently made in your life to help our planet and environment?
I’ve made a conscious effort recently to reduce my meat consumption.
The change in 2020 I would like to see is...
I think that COVID-19 has changed people … it’s helped us realise what’s important in life and I hope that stays with us in years to come.