Surfaces have been combined and deliberately rotated to highlight their diverse natural tones, seen to great advantage in the kitchen and bathrooms. Marble accents span greens, cream and aubergine, explored with eclectic layouts. These contrast with high-gloss lacquer cabinetry in olive green, gleaming golden metal and smooth wood.
Furniture curation by Fiona Lynch Office is contemporary yet comfortable, with generous seating teaming nuanced colour with tactile upholstery. Living areas are divided into a formal and informal room for sociable gatherings or relaxation. Key pieces include the modular ‘Tufty-Time’ sofa by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia in the more formal living zone, and the iconic ‘Togo’ sofa by Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset in the informal den, arranged in a slouchy L-shape for cosy appeal. Playful side tables punctuate the space, injecting dynamism and striking form.
Decorative lighting is a standout feature, with a carefully chosen collection of artistic pendant, floor and task lamps. New York designer Karl Zahn’s 44-bulb ‘Kingdom’ chandelier, in brushed brass and white glass, above the open-plan kitchen-dining area has a graceful, organic beauty, inspired by a succulent plant. It was crafted for Lindsey Adelman’s studio, the Brooklyn lighting designer whose jewellery-like, aged brass, 7-bulb ‘Drop System Sconce’ light hangs from the nearby storage system.
Custom rugs bring a warm textural layer to rooms, in plain, soothing hues of green, blue and purple. Softly draped, translucent curtains keep interiors intimate, while hinting at leafy nature outside. Thoughtfully placed contemporary art introduces further colour and flair, with abstract expressionistic pieces alongside works by up-and-coming local artists. Storage is seamlessly integrated, functional yet elegant, including sculptural, open shelving in tactile, grainy Travertine in the formal living room, ideal for displaying ceramics, glass and favourite books.
Embracing the outdoors, the ground-floor opens out onto an al fresco terrace with a swimming pool and dining area; on the second level, the master bedroom gives onto a deck with a lounger and airy seating. A sun-lit study with open views to the outside offers a serene spot for working from home.
Upstairs the five ensuite bedrooms are especially soothing, in dark grey and blue hues, with aquatic tones recurring in ensuite bathrooms. The expansive master suite features a custom leather headboard with a slim display shelf and integrated bedside tables, bespoke blue carpet, walk-in wardrobe and bathroom. The wardrobes sit on an aubergine stone plinth with limed oak doors and sleek brass handles by Sydney designer Henry Wilson. Adding intrigue, a pair of ‘Anders’ wall sconces, handmade by British design duo Pinch, incorporate draped and stitched banana fibres. A freestanding, egg-shaped ‘Spoon’ bath, by Benedini Associati for Agape, combines elegant curves with sheer indulgence.
As confident as it is creative, this highly personal home provides a sanctuary for its owners and leaves a lasting impression on guests.