Woollahra House

Woollahra House

‘This was a small renovation in a house with a great structure where we were able to manipulate what was there to create a much more liveable and uplifting interior’, says Briony.

Formally a dark terracotta, the exterior of the house was repainted a soft pink which spoke to its age and architectural style. Inside the house was painted a crisp white which emphasised the internal features while creating punches of strong colour to give the house a contemporary identity.

The entrance hall, signalled by a bolt of a rich, orange glazed wall, is something of a Briony speciality, learning the technique from her colour savvy mother, celebrated interior designer Ann Gyngell.

‘The most change is evident in the kitchen where we rationalised two small existing kitchens and a laundry, by taking down a wall to create one large space and opening up to the outside for views of greenery and increased light’, says Briony.

The handmade canary yellow tiles bring a positive energy to the kitchen and the design of the extra wide Corian bench top doubles as an informal eating area.

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