Vaucluse House

Vaucluse House

This is an example of a generous house in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs taken back to an interior shell of dark floors and white walls, and then built up with new joinery, furniture, lighting and soft furnishings.

Art, its assessment and placement, is very important to the practice. ‘We have a lot of clients with art collections who struggle with how to place them to best effect. We make the most of the art, reframing and grouping where necessary’, says Briony. By adding texture through the use of Japanese grass cloth wallpaper and chunky natural matting, and introducing depth with an inky paint, rooms such as the study, take on a different character from the light, airy main living spaces. In selecting furniture and lighting choices, from specialist makers in the USA and UK, the studio always has an eye on future classics.

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