One of the key aspects of the extensive renovation of this Woollahra terrace was paying close attention to the client’s existing collection of art, sculpture and furniture. Not only a collector but a keen cook, with a highly developed appreciation of quality and finishes, we were able to push creative outcomes across the entire project.
Subtle choices, in keeping with the refined and elegant bones of the house, in terms of delicate embroidered linen curtains and tonal, textured grass cloth wallpapers where balanced with gutsier selections. For example, the playful gold glazed side tables in the formal living space, a characterful heavily-veined Calacatta Viola marble paired with a custom designed brass rangehood in the kitchen and a sculpture porcelain table lamp, which is a piece of art in itself, in the TV room.
Facilitating the integration and display of books, ceramics and objects of curiosity found full expression in custom shelving and we worked closely with our furniture designer to create the acrylic and brass book stand for an over-scale book of family significance. Again to create relationships between art and furniture we designed the dining table and upholstered the chairs in tones of rich purple, red and navy blue drawn from the painting.
Smaller zones receive the same detailed attention: built-in kitchen seating creates a less formal eating area and makes clever use of limited space while the under stairs powder room packs a punch with glossy dark red paint alongside the rich steel blue terrazzo and touches of brass.