Art House

Art House

“When a client is as enthusiastic about colour as I am it means we can achieve some really great results”, says Briony of this house in Sydney’s Woollahra. By exploiting some of the existing elements and making the most of the characterful deep skirting boards, herringbone patterned floors and tiled fireplaces the new pieces work in tandem with the old.

Original dividing doors slide back into cavities allowing for internal through views and the layers of colour to make a visual impact from one room to the next. A deep window seat tucked below a lead light window looks as though it has always been there

A yellow-toned wallpaper called ‘Cow Parsley’ from the Cole& Son archives complements the pale blue grass cloth paper and pink walls and area rug. The colour is framed by woodwork painted a defining glossy white. Furniture choices combine modernity with tradition, exuberant fabric choices with plains and new artwork adds to the client’s existing collection.

By way of contrast to the sherbet palette of the living and dining spaces the rumpus room, is painted a dark charcoal which serves to emphasis the salon hang of the owners’ abstract and aboriginal art collection.

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