Existing joinery has been relined, refinished and overlaid with new finishes to make pieces look more intentional and resolved. Textured natural materials are introduced, with lighter tones and colour accents lifting the otherwise austere and masculine palette, increasing the sense of warmth and personality.
Drawing on a palette of brass, blackened steel, painted solid oak and natural stone, the interior is peppered with texture and pattern; a deliberate juxtaposition to the character of the original home. While unified by a common narrative, each space offers idiosyncrasies that give a sense of unanticipated delight as one moves from one space to the next, elevating the experience of the home to be joyful, relaxed and fun.
The client’s love of collectable 1960’s furniture and colour informed the selection of iconic furniture pieces, executed in brave upholsteries and bold colour accents. Elements are playfully over-scaled, while sculptural light fittings give a sense of whimsy; a contemporary take on the home’s original ornate pendants.These design moves gently layer the interior with personality and whit, crafting a home that is truly reflective of its occupants.
Photography By Sharyn Cairns.