This architecturally imposing harbour-side mansion required balance in terms of introducing human-scale, warmth and intimacy to the expansive property. To that end a number of bespoke pieces characterise the interior and exterior spaces; a metal framed coffee table with a handmade tiled surface, a dining table clad in brass that would patina over time, a desk with top-stitched leather and a bronze-topped bar with matching foot rail.
‘The clients had some wonderful art, such as a Bronwyn Oliver sculpture and Howard Arkley painting which we empahsised through interesting placement’, says Briony. Texture was introduced through the selection of some of the world’s most refined fabrics from Donghia Textiles and Dominique Kieffer for cushions, window treatments and upholstery.
‘We really worked hard on the fabrics to enhance the tactility, complement the timber joinery and add a sense of comfort and richness to both the interior and exterior entertaining spaces’.