NOT MANY PEOPLE are lucky enough to have a partner who can build the house of their dreams and just about anything they can think of to put in it. When Leah Atkins and her partner David Gleeson moved back in to their weatherboard home on the New South Wales South Coast hinterland, Leah relished a second chance to decorate it.
The historic dairy farming town of Milton is perched high on a hill about 3 hours drive south of Sydney. It has panoramic views stretching from the Pacific Ocean in the east right around to the rugged mountain escarpment, not far to the west. Leah, who grew up in the area, describes herself as a particularly restless, creat[...]