Author(s): Dominic/Romeo, Marie Romeo
Dominic and Marie Romeo are experienced and passionate renovators of important heritage properties that are under threat of decay and/or loss to the national estate. To date, the couple have refurbished and brought back to life seven significant properties, including one of the largest private houses ever built in Australia, Rupertswood in Sunbury, Victoria, and the birthplace of The Ashes. From stained glass windows to entrance halls, wallpapers to walled gardens, The Constant Renovators will showcase each of the Romeos' renovation projects, the history of the houses and what it took to restore them. It is full of handy tips for all home renovators, no matter how big or small their project. There is also a wealth of wonderful photographs throughoutandmdash;including historical photos showing properties in their original glory, 'before and after' shots, photos during the renovation process and the stunning finished results. See bellholme.com.au for stunning examples of their work. Includes a foreword by Martin Purslow, CEO of the National Trust of Australia (VIC)
Marie Romeo is an interior decorator who runs a homewares and interior decorating store in Kyneton, Victoria. Dominic Romeo is on the council of the National Trust of Australia (Vic) and is a Member of the National Trust Finance Committee, Conservation Committee and Chairman of the Mooramong Farm Committee. He runs his own heritage renovation consultancy www.belholme.com.au. Dominic graduated with a BA in Business from Victoria University and a BA in Fine Art Photography from the Australian College of Photography and Communication, Melbourne.