Grand Designs Australia Issue 2.4

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Introducing the movers, shakers and style makers of the design world PRODUCED BY / Kate St James, FDIA



arcus and Daniella Balscheit are partners in business and in life. Their exciting and innovative approach to interior design began with the House of Balscheit, one of Melbourne’s fi rst original vintage retail stores. The couple’s love of design and their confident and adventurous approach to interiors has seen them go on to establish Surround Interiors, along with a successful advertising business and jewellery label.

“Our approach to interior design is to create an environment and mood that evoke a sense of warmth and individualism. In this room the bed was the key element which determined the overall direction of the look; vintage French fused with contemporary elements. Florence Broadhurst wallpaper on the ceiling ties in with the colour of the bed’s upholstery and the dark wave snake-like wallpaper adds a contrasting element. The dark carpet complements the rich speckled curtain fabric, which helps to cement the ambient tone in the room, making it a warm and romantic environment to relax in and enjoy.” Photography: Andrew Lecky