Havenist Issue #1 Autumn/Winter 2022

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Style It Out

FROM DABBLING WITH PASTELS TO CURATING TREASURES

Design Notes

INSPIRATION FROM CHRISTIAN LYON AND JANE LEDGER

Female Force

DAVINA BESTER

MALVINA STONE

EMMA HANN Get Saucy

DINING AT MUMMUCC' AND MADALENA'S

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It is an absolute pleasure to introduce you to Havenist's first print edition. I hope that bringing your favourite online magazine to life twice a year will make creating your home easier and more joyful than ever.

For over two decades, I have photographed Western Australia’s most beautiful landscapes, breathtaking architectural built-forms, and illuminating interiors.

I don’t believe our interior and architectural projects are showcased enough nationally, with magazines mainly based in the eastern states. At a time when our industry is flourishing, and our focus is on home, I am determined to shine the spotlight on our local talent and projects that are world-class and uniquely WA. This is our sole focus and what drives me and my team at Havenist.

Design is an act of big-heartedness. At its very best, it can solve problems to enrich our lives, and as an item, it makes us more comfortable and brings beauty to everyday life. We are endlessly inspired by what WA's creative industry has to offer. Our first print edition strives to entice you with exceptional spaces and the people who have created them.

Step into our world, exploring some of our favourite homes. We've shopped the latest pieces and quizzed local design experts on what looks good and why. Finally, we've zeroed in on local hot spots and experiences that will inspire how you pull every space of your home together. Make Havenist your resource and go-to guide for styling, renovating, and building your home.

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Contents

HAVENS

28 Modern Country Designer Malvina Stone transformed a former horse stud into a rustic contemporary family home.

48 Grand Vision Celebrated designer Christian Lyon brings his signature glamour to a Perth home that has it all.

68 Sculpture By The Sea A family’s light-filled residence basks in the pleasures of the seashore.

90 Barefoot Luxury Cottesloe’s coastline inspired designer Jane Ledger’s vision for a home that embraces laid-back luxury.

110 Rock Star A masterly use of concrete results in a thrilling design for a young family’s City Beach home.

128 Natural Beauty A neutral palette and tactile finishes underpin a beach home’s chic and relaxed aesthetic.

148 Touch Of Zen A minimalist approach with maximum impact evokes a calming serenity for a couple’s forever home.

166 History Lesson The artful refurbishment of a period home celebrates its rich historical character in a contemporary fashion.

PEOPLE

14 The Name to Drop What influences and inspires artist and interior stylist Lisa Quinn-Schofield.

16 Masterclass A design expert shares her secrets for creating the perfect coffee table.

20 Design Focus Davina Bester on her most groundbreaking project to date.

22 Shortlist Designer Jane Ledger shares a few of her favourite things.

186 Style File Lessons on styling from five leading WA creatives.

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186 110 198 192 Future Proof Whether renovating or building, sustainability starts at home, says architect Seamus Ryan 194 Day in the Life A chic sitting room and pots of tea cradles Christian Lyons’s creativity. 196 Travel A vintage-inspired escape in breezy Augusta. 198 Food At the table with Mummucc' founder Tania Nicolo. 206 My Happy Place A Perth mover and shaker’s favourite lunch spot. AND THE REST 05 Editor’s Letter 08 The Team 10 Subscribe 12 About Town 18 Trend 24 Shopping 202 Collaborate 205 Directory ON THE COVER Carry Me Home by local artist Lisa Quinn-Schofield. Read the full story on page 14. 22 24 7 HAVENIST.COM.AU |

Jody D’Arcy

FOUNDER + EDITOR + PHOTOGRAPHER | @jody_darcy

What do you love most about living in WA? What’s not to love? The pristine beaches, Rottnest Island, the Kimberley, the produce and wines. We’re isolated, but when you live in a place immersed in nature, you have everything around you to feel confident creating in your own way.

Elizabeth Clarke

WRITER | @elizabethclarke_

What were you wearing in the 1980s? Either a Laura Ashley dress, pearls, and R.M.Williams boots, or a skivvy, bubble skirt and leopard loafers. It depended on mood and occasion. If neither sufficed, I’d whip out a Vogue pattern and rev up the Janome. Another day, another fashion moment.

Kelli Savietto

CREATIVE DIRECTOR | @kelli.savietto

Building you would love to visit? All of Antoni Gaudí’s buildings, mostly constructed in Barcelona in the early 1900s. I’ve explored The Basílica de la Sagrada Família, Casa Batlló, and Parc Güell and I’m in awe of his architectural genius and distinctive style.

Amanda Turner

CURATION ASSISTANT | @little_moon_photo

Dream dinner guests? Freddie Mercury because he’s fabulous and Clementine Ford for her riveting hard line views on feminism. Guest of honour would be my late grandmother, Wee Annie, because I would give anything to have one more conversation with her.

Melissa Panevski

ADVERTISING + PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER

Speciality recipe? I love to cook, but I also make a cocktail that is to-die-for. I call it the Apple Meringue Pie. It consists of apple juice, vodka and cinnamon topped with glossy meringue. Toast up the meringue with a chef’s blow torch and voila!

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IMAGERY JODY D’ARCY • INTERVIEW ELIZABETH CLARKE

Did you fall into interiors or art first? I have always had an interest in interiors but have created art all my life. I completed my fine arts studies at TAFE and university and years later at the Milan Furniture Fair saw the incredible fusion of art, interiors and design. It sparked something in me which made me realise I could do something different with my career.

Who are your favourite painters? Apart from historical greats like Rothko, Matisse, and Georgia O'Keeffe, we have the most incredible artists here in Australia. I love the work of WA artist Lori Pensini for her use of pattern and connection to the land, which creates an incredible narrative. Sydney painter Nicole Kelly tackles everything from still life to figurative pieces and abstract landscapes, and Victorian artist Hannah Nowlan for her spirited abstract landscapes. I love Stanislas Piechaczek’s energetic, large-scale figurative works, and Julian Meagher's work is sublime. There is a beautiful, eerie stillness to his work.

What is your favourite design period? Right here and now. It's an exciting time, and we're seeing a resurgence of different eras. I would love to go back to the 1970s for the furniture, colours, fashion and music.

What sparks joy for you? Making art outside whilst listening to music. I have an Art Session playlist I keep adding to. It’s about nine hours of music by favourites like Dope Lemon, Jimi Hendrix, and The Doors. It's like a meditation.

Describe your haven? Our house was built in 1979. It's a sturdy red brick 1980s house in Karrinyup that we've renovated. It’s full of everything my husband, daughters and I love. We work from home, and I have a space for my art and interiors work. Our garden is abundant – my husband has planted every plant. He studied horticulture and has a passion for bonsai, and we have a beautiful collection. Some he has worked on since he was 15 years old.

Is your own work hanging in the house? I have my own and works by other artists such as locals Desmond Sweeney, Kate Jarman, Sara Winfield, Jody D'Arcy, and

Paul Hinchliffe. One of my favourites is a piece by Lew Brennan which is of a black stallion. It's titled Big Boy What inspired your work gracing this issue’s cover? Carry Me Home was inspired by a beautiful swim I had at the beach one day on my own. I felt completely relaxed and at one with the ocean. I could have floated there for hours. I came home and painted this piece from memory and feeling. I also wrote: wash away my worries, float my fears away – carry me home.

What are you working on right now? I have committed to creating a small artwork every day for 31 days. My theme is Earth, Ocean or Sky. It's a way of sparking creativity that is challenging and rewarding. I don't like every single work, but there are some real gems. Bold hues or soft neutrals? I'm somewhere in between. The most exciting artworks contain a contrast of the two. It allows the eye to travel around the work and gives it a place to rest. It draws you in and out of the work and makes you tune in to details, texture and layers.

What is always sitting on your desk? Plants and a salt lamp, because I love being surrounded by nature. My threeyear-old Rhodesian Ridgeback dog Bowie is always at my feet.

What keeps you up at night? I'm a night owl. I used to work until late at night, but now my brain logs out at 8 pm. Downtime is important. I listen to podcasts daily, sometimes for hours. The last book I read was The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland. I loved how visually descriptive and emotive it was.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would that be? The South West with its amazing beaches, lifestyle and landscape. I feel very connected to Western Australia.

What’s next for you? To hold a solo exhibition, mainly of large canvases; it's the best way to showcase them. I also have plans for some group shows and art competitions, and I definitely see portrait work in my future. I really need to tap into that.

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The kitchen may be the heart of the home, but the coffee table is where the fun happens. A place to gather and chic spot to place a martini, espresso, and remote, it delivers a style hit to your living space.

“Next to a bulky sofa and armchairs, a coffee table provides smaller thoughtful details, shapes, and objects to the room,” says designer Kelly Donougher from 13 Interiors. “It zones the room nicely, too, and is a centrepiece that pulls everything else together.”

How does your styling game stack up? Kelly gives us the 101 on styling it like a pro.

Perfect Proportions Ensure your coffee table and seating are at correct heights, around 350mm high for the table and 400mm for seat heights. “Your coffee table should be easily accessible but not impact or shadow your sofa and chairs,” she says. Ground the space with a rug that visually softens sharp edges and hard flooring, and clearly defines your living area in an open-plan layout.

Cohesive Colour Choose shades for your styling that complement your space. “Your styling and arrangement act as a catalyst for bringing together the room’s colour palette and creates cohesion between different elements,” she says. “Next to a block-coloured sofa and armchairs, it’s an opportunity to incorporate prints and pops of contrasting hues, too.”

Set the Tone with a Tome A beautiful coffee-table book is your secret styling weapon and a great place to start your styling. Choose one with an eye-catching cover (fashion and photography books are often the most impactful). A black and white cover can dial down a vibrant space, whilst a brightly coloured one can elevate a neutral scheme.

Size and Scale Settle on pieces that feel right sizewise for the proportions of your coffee table. “Nothing is more stunning than fresh florals or greenery,” Kelly says. “Avoid large chunky objects, like plants in big pots, and think small like ceramics and candles. They’re easy to arrange on a tray. The devil’s in the detail!”

Complement and Cluster “I love to layer objects to create varying heights, depths and widths,” says Kelly. “Cluster objects in threes, and don’t be afraid of negative space. It creates a nice pause.” Kelly loves her black oak and walnut nesting tables for styling various groupings and heights, and says an ottoman also offers unique and versatile options. “Style your objects on a tray and remove it when you need extra seating,” she says. “It’s amazing how different types of coffee tables present fresh ways to arrange your favourite things.”

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THANKS TO A BUSY ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIOR STUDIO, MILIEU CREATIVE, DESIGNER-IN-DEMAND

DAVINA BESTER IS A FORCE TO RECKON WITH. HER LATEST PROJECT IS HER MOST GROUND-BREAKING YET.

"Home should feel like a holiday, and work should be like home," says Davina Bester, Milieu’s founder and principal. "It's important to know how to make spaces feel meaningful."

For the Perth-based designer, it's 'shoes off at the door and padding around barefoot' that defines Western Australia's lifestyle.

"Sydney is more dynamic in terms of design, but in Perth, it's very laid back," she says. "As a designer, it's about creating architecture, interior and landscapes that encourage people to feel a certain way."

Milieu's headquarters embody just that and feel as comfy as home. Situated in Cottesloe's newly minted design quarter, Milieu sits directly above Jardan's WA flagship store and is a sensory experience.

"I love our office space, especially on Fridays when our team is all together," Davina says. "We are surrounded by beautiful elements, fresh flowers, artwork and furnishings, mostly from Jardan. It's a soothing space, yet it's dynamic."

Davina and her team of 17 work on a vast array of residential and commercial projects, moving from small-scale to large. "I love

opportunities to create beautiful outcomes," she says. "Ultimately, it's about finding that balance of home and work."

The firm is currently working on one of its most significant projects to date: Walters Drive, Mineral Resources' new state-of-the-art headquarters in Osborne Park. Opening next month, it disrupts the traditional structured workplace environment, merging wellness and workspaces for true flexibility.

"Chris Ellison (Mineral Resources managing director) wants to put people first with the focus on health and wellbeing," says Davina. "After Covid, we can't work the way we once did. Working from home provides quiet spaces and flexibility, but we miss being with people and collaborating and the great outcomes they produce. This building offers the

best of both worlds."

Walters Drive is aiming for WELL Platinum certification, the highest level achievable under the International WELL Building Institute’s rating scheme. Workers will enjoy premium health benefits, from high-quality air, water and light to thermal comfort, materials, and community.

The 12-level building encompasses a medical centre, art gallery, creche, in-house psychologist and gym, one of the first in Australia to offer Peloton Bikes. Staff eating at their desks will be discouraged, but Benny's, a fivestar restaurant headed by leading chef Benny Suwarno, will be generously subsidised and easily lure them away.

The project has been exacting to execute for Davina and her team, who are working on the interiors from an onsite office. "Chris wanted a landscape that puts people first,

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so every decision I make, down to the tiniest detail, is made through that filter," she says. "It's a blend of residential sensibilities with commercial. Employees will find contemporary furnishings and fittings usually seen in high-end homes. Functionality is key, but there is a real sense of comfort and style that is usually lacking in corporate design."

Bespoke ergonomic workstations by District sit alongside a mix of custom furniture and elements by local artisans such as Nathan Day and Jack Flanagan, and brands like Moroso, Poltrona Frau, and Jardan. Lighting by Louis Polsen illuminates artwork from more than 11 indigenous Australian artists from around the country.

"My experience lies in large-scale commercial projects and high-end residential, and this project merges the two," Davina says. "Chris often says, 'how do I return people happier than when they came in?' Walters Drive will do just that. It feels like home and is the epitome of perfect design. It's the new benchmark. I believe people will want to come back to work." milieucreative.com

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IMAGERY: 1 Davina Bester on site at Walters Drive HQ. 2 LAJA: Build Up Season a collaborative artwork by artist Rebecca Morgan and photographer Russell James. 3 In the Quiet Lounge, custom Meet Pods by District are paired with Moroso Longwave Armchairs from Mobilia. 4 Nonn chairs and coffee tables by District in the Innovation Lab. 2 PHOTOGRAPHY RUSSELL JAMES
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8 favourite things

DESIGNER-IN-DEMAND JANE LEDGER SHARES WITH HAVENIST A FEW OF HER FAVOURITE THINGS.

1 The Featherston Scabf-m/f Scape Armchair I adore this chair that can grace any period of architecture. It has a slim profile yet is deeply comforting. 2 The Laundress + Le Labo Santal 33 Signature Detergent Nothing makes me happier than pulling out a load of laundry scented in this sublime fragrance. 3 Superga leather sneakers They go with everything and take me absolutely everywhere! 4 Cutipol Cutlery This is ‘good cutlery’ that’s dishwasher safe so you can use them every day. 5 Atley.Co Oil Burner Rituals are an important part of my day and I love burning my essential oils in this gorgeous ceramic burner. 6 The Overwashed Denim Jacket by Ganni I’m a sucker for a great denim jacket and this one is my go-to. I love the tortoise-shell buttons. 7 Coolcabanas beach shelter So simple to carry and assemble, it has literally changed my beaching life. 8 The Minimalist Table Lamp Ambient lighting is one of the most important elements in a space. I love this lamp designed by Kelly Wearstler with its pairing of cylindrical natural alabaster and antique brass shade. janeledger.com.au

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or Perth interior designer Malvina Stone, transforming the barest of bones into inspiring, warm spaces is an obsession.

“I simply can’t be in a room that isn’t done right,” she tells Havenist. “I have to fiddle with it and imagine what it could be. I can always see the potential.”

Malvina grew up Sutherland Shire in southern Sydney, right next to the National Park and across the road from the hardware store and library. “Every few years I was allowed to choose a new bedroom wallpaper, so I would spend days in the library flicking through books and studying the works of famous artists,” she recalls. “Afterwards, I would head to the hardware store and, standing on a stool, select my new wallpaper. I loved flowers too and Mrs Appleby the florist was just around the corner. She inspired the bouquets I made from our garden. It was a wondrous childhood.” »

WIDE PLANK EUROPEAN FLOORBOARDS COMPLEMENT THE HOME’S ORIGINAL ARCHITECTURE; OPEN-PLAN LIVING SPACES PROVIDE PARED-BACK CONTEMPORARY LIVING.

European oak floor, Woodpecker Flooring installed by Art

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of Timber; rattan mirror, Empire Home; vintage sideboard, client’s own; blanket, The Tartan Blanket Co.; sofas, upholstered in Warwick Augustus fabric; leather armchair, client's own; cushions covered in Hermès fabric; rug, International Floorcoverings; wall lights, The Montauk Lighting Co., Subiaco.

BELOW DEVIL IS IN THE DETAIL, FROM ARTWORK AND LIGHTING TO THE PERFECT ACCENT MIRROR.

BELOW AN ORIGINAL WHITE AGA OVEN PROVIDES WARMTH AND STYLE TO THE COUNTRY

Rattan mirror, Empire Home; wall lights, The Montauk Lighting Co., Subiaco. KITCHEN.
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Aga oven, client’s own; table and chairs, client’s own; European oak floor, Woodpecker Flooring installed by Art of Timber.

TACTILE MATERIALS LIKE TIMBER, STONEWARE, AGED BRASS AND ABUNDANT WHITE GIVE THE KITCHEN A RELAXED, RUSTIC FEEL.

White vases, M2 Tiles Claremont; painting (behind vases) by Jana Papantoniou; stoneware vessels, Trish’s Place, Fremantle; basin, Belfast Sinks; tapware, Astra Walker; cabinets, BF Cabinets, Baldivis.

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« After studying home economics at East Sydney Technical College, Malvina and her family moved to Perth. Whilst working in a retail position in Claremont, she met interiors maven Judith Barrett-Lennard who helmed iconic design business Puritan Man at the time. “Meeting her saw me literally stumble into interior design,” Malvina laughs. “She took me under her wing. She must have seen some potential in my aesthetic.”

Working on projects with Judith’s team, which included top designer Christian Lyon, Stone collaborated on high-end residential and commercial projects. “I was like a sponge,” she recalls. “I worked hard from the ground up and Judith taught me the beauty of custom-made, which Christian and I still do today. We are not shoppers – we are creators. It’s a very old-school approach to interior design.”

When Malvina started her own business, she was quickly in demand, working on residential projects as well as contributing to publications like Vogue Living, Belle, The Sunday Times and Inside Out. It was these experiences, she says, that inform her projects today.

“I am very inspired by French interiors and tend to have very eclectic taste rather than a set look,” she says. “I believe a house tells you what it needs so it’s important to be adaptable. I hunt, gather, and fossick for the different and unusual. I adore imperfections. It’s what makes a space look effortless.” »

THE SIMPLE YET ECLECTIC INTERIORS ECHO THE HOME’S ARCHITECTURE. IN THE DINING ROOM, LADDER-BACK CHAIRS SURROUND A LARGE CIRCULAR COMMUNAL TABLE.

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Table and chairs, client’s own; European oak floor, Woodpecker Flooring installed by Art of Timber; hooks, The Society Inc.

RIGHT A LEATHER SADDLE AND POLO TROPHY MASQUERADING AS A VASE PROVIDE SIMPLE BUT BEAUTIFUL EMBELLISHMENT.

LEFT REFURBISHED SOFAS REIMAGINED IN WARWICK AUGUSTUS FABRIC AND PEPPERED WITH HERMÈS UPHOLSTERED CUSHIONS RELATE TO THE SURROUNDINGS. A CENTRAL STONE FIREPLACE ANCHORS THE SPACE.

Coffee table, Empire Home; sofas covered in Warwick Augustus fabric; cushions upholstered in Hermès fabric; dining chairs covered in Westbury Textiles by Casa Villa Upholstery, Malaga.

Custom lampshade, St Johns Lamps; European oak floor, Woodpecker Flooring installed by Art of Timber.
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NATURAL LIGHT BATHES THE FORMAL DINING SPACE THAT SITS BENEATH CRISPLY PAINTED SHINGLES.

Dining chairs covered in Westbury Textiles by Casa Villa Upholstery, Malaga; rocking horse and basket, Empire Home; vases, Trilogy Furniture, Nedlands; lights, Alti Lighting, Claremont.
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« For Malvina, this old horse stud in the Swan Valley has been her dream job. “Collaborating with a client who has a great aesthetic makes it a fantastic experience,” she says. “The location is gorgeous too. It’s not far from Perth and surrounded by horses and lush green paddocks. It’s divine.”

Malvina joined the project after Noma* Architects had completed the groundwork and, together with the client, got to work paring back the home and “filling it with details”. “I usually have a vision for projects very quickly and can create the concepts swiftly before pulling the key elements together,” she says.

Approximately 500 square metres with an additional wing containing two bedrooms and guest house gave her much to work with. Re-using the barn vernacular but with a simplistic sensibility, Malvina applied a palette of restrained elegance and crisp tones alongside wide European oak floorboards. In the open-plan living space that includes a living room, two dining areas and a cavernous kitchen, an old mezzanine was removed to reveal stunning shingles Malvina painted white. An original stone fireplace provides a stunning focal point and separates the informal eating area and dining room that accesses an outdoor terrace. “In the kitchen, we simply re-oiled the timber tops, repaired the cabinetry and added neutrals,” she says. “The windows frame the view and provide the space a beautiful backdrop.”

Bathed in the northern sun, the home’s vast original verandas allow the interior spaces abundant light and breezes. Outside, a couple of original horse carriages greet visitors, whilst at the back, an enviable outdoor entertaining area includes a large pool, 10-metre outdoor kitchen and barbecue, and a chic, grey-topped pool table. “With family and guests coming and going, I wanted the home to look and feel comfortable, but with a level of sophistication,” she explains. »

ABOVE SIMPLISTIC LINES AND CLASSIC COLOUR PALETTE MESH WITH REFINED ANTIQUES. A CUSHION COVERED IN TINY BLACK AND WHITE HORSES BY HERMÈS IS A NOD TO ITS OWNERS

Armchair, client's own; cushions upholstered in Hermès fabric; artwork, client’s own.

ABOVE A CUSTOM WINDOW PROVIDES THE PERFECT FRAMEWORK FOR A VINTAGE TROPHY AND BRIDLE.

Windows, Cockburn Joinery, Myaree; side table, client’s own.

OPPOSITE COLLECTABLES, BOTH USEFUL AND DECORATIVE, FUSE FOR A WARM, LIVED-IN SPACE.
Coffee table, Empire Home; sofas covered in Warwick Augustus fabric; custom lampshade, St Johns Lamps; rug, International Floor Coverings; fan, Beacon Lighting; cushions covered in Hermès fabric.
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ABOVE AGAINST A BACKDROP OF PLAID WALLPAPER, THE MASTER BEDROOM PAIRS NATURAL ELEMENTS WITH COSY ELEGANCE.

Ralph Lauren plaid wallpaper at Décor Design Centre, West Perth; bedhead and valance, Casa Villa Upholstery, Malaga; lampshade lined in gold, St Johns Lamps.

RIGHT GENEROUS SPACES ARE PROVIDED WARMTH THANKS TO LUSH MATERIALS, LUXURIOUS WINDOW DRESSINGS AND COSY DETAILING.

Curtains, Westbury Textiles; armchairs and ottomans, Casa Villa Upholstery, Malaga; throw rug, Tartan Blanket Company; screen, client's own; rug, International Floor Coverings; white stool, Empire Home; bed cover, Warwick Augustus fabric; plaid wallpaper, Ralph Lauren at Décor Design Centre, West Perth; custom cushions in Velluto Di Cotone, Anne Bailey Agencies, Nedlands; feature stone fireplace, Bernini Stone & Tiles, Subiaco.

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LEFT VINTAGE TENNIS RACQUETS

ADORNING THE WALLS CATCH THE EYE.

European oak floor, Woodpecker Flooring installed by Art of Timber; doors, Cockburn Joinery, Myaree.

OPPOSITE VIBRANT AND COMFORTABLE, MALVINA’S EXQUISITELY STYLED BEDROOM IS A MODERN TAKE ON CLASSIC COUNTRY STYLE.

Ralph Lauren plaid wallpaper, Décor Design Centre, West Perth; custom-made bedhead, Casa Villa Upholstery, Malaga; bed cover and cushions, Warwick Augustus fabric; bedside table, client's own; rug, International Floor Coverings; curtains, Westbury Textiles; custom cushions in Velluto Di Cotone, Anne Bailey Agencies, Nedlands.

« The devil is in the detail and for Malvina, the old and interesting provide true integrity to a room. “I don’t like anything shiny or perfect,” she admits. “I like history and imperfections.” The clients’ garage filled with treasures was a delight for Stone, who found everything she needed, including an old butcher’s block she reimagined as a bedside table. “I loved rummaging through the family’s antiques, bric-a-brac and collectables,” she says. “We recovered old furniture in beautiful new textiles and found objects we thought could work. By setting them against a simple backdrop, they look current and fresh again.”

The horse stud continues to be a work in progress for Malvina, as she prepares for new projects in the coming months. “I have jobs in the southwest and western suburbs, a couple with Philippa Mowbray Architects, a boutique hotel, and I am design consultant for Government House!” she gasps. “I’m always itching to try different things. It’s my job to look outside the box and take it next level. It’s frantic, but I love it.”

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FROM THE PLACEMENT OF THE FIREPLACE TO THE POSITIONING OF THE FURNITURE, ALL ELEMENTS COEXIST HARMONIOUSLY.

Table and chairs stained in Palm Beach Black by Porters Paints, Trilogy Furniture, Nedlands; outdoor sofa and striped cushions covered in outdoor linen by Westbury Textiles; bowl and vases, Empire Home; feature stone, Bernini Stone & Tiles, Subiaco.

Modern Country

Rattan, plaid, artisanal treasures & polo ponies. Giddy-up.

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GRAND VISION

INTERIOR DESIGNER CHRISTIAN LYON DESIGN IMAGERY JODY D’ARCY

STORY ELIZABETH CLARKE

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C elebrated designer and founder of Peppermint Grove design store editeur, Christian Lyon knows how to make his clients happy.

Riverside Residence in the western suburbs is the second project he has completed for its owner.

“She is an artistic, passionate and stylish woman and I wanted this home to encompass all those qualities,” he tells Havenist. “She knows beautiful quality and appreciates it, so I wanted layers of that throughout as well as beautiful moments – some diluted and others concentrated. The home is a true journey.”

The existing building possessed strong elegance with beautiful proportions, sky-high ceilings, and lots of natural light. “It was a big white empty box that needed softening and variation,” he explains. “It required passion and spaces that conveyed different emotions, from the calm to the dramatic.” »

CHRISTIAN LAYERED OPULENT TEXTURES AND COLOURS TO BRING HIS VISION TO LIFE. CLD velvet curtains, sofa and scatter cushions, vintage Janalzi coffee table, Fort Street Studio rug, Shizue Imai lamp, vintage French nesting tables, vintage Gio Ponti chair and foot rest, all from editeur; mantle piece, MCW; artwork The Bridge to Innocence and Safety IV by John Young, Moore Contemporary. STYLE-OFF. ANDY WARHOL AND A FOYER TO REMEMBER. Photographic print of Andy Warhol by Christopher Makos, Ralph Pucci New York.

RIGHT SHEER SMOKY DRAPES AND TALL GLASS PANES ALLOW NATURAL LIGHT TO FLOOD THE DINING SPACE.

Floor rug, Robyn Cosgrove; CLD custom designed table, corduroy velvet upholstered chairs, Christopher Boots. Bucky light fittings and Gilles Caffier Paris marble vessels, editeur; grass cloth wallpaper, Phillip Jeffries.

LEFT “A VISCERAL AND SENSUAL REACTION TO TEXTURE IS WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL SOMETHING IN THIS SPACE,” SAYS CHRISTIAN OF THE HOME’S CALM AND SUMPTUOUS LIVING ROOM. Floor rug, Robyn Cosgrove; Agnes Debizet ceramic tables, CLD chenille sofas, and vintage Brutalist lamp, all from editeur.

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LEFT A MIRROR BOUNCES LIGHT AROUND AND REFLECTS THE VIGNETTE IN THE FOYER, WHILST A STUNNING MURAL DRAWS THE EYE UP AN INKY STAIRCASE TO THE SECOND FLOOR. CLD ottoman in Dedar jacquard from South Pacific Fabrics; mural, Faye Toogood; wallpaper, Calico Wallpaper.

OPPOSITE A LANDING SHOWCASING GLASS WALL SCULPTURES PROVIDES A GLIMPSE INTO THE MASTER BEDROOM. Mark Douglass glass sculpture, client’s own; floor rug, Robyn Cosgrove; sofa canape and side tables, editeur.

« Referring to his little black book of global antique dealers and design houses, Christian flew to New York City seeking inspiration and artisanal treasures. The tastemaker is passionate about vintage design and unusual materials, which he mixes with ease. All items custom designed and sourced from New York were delivered before fit-out stage, which was executed over 10 days. His delicate balance of design qualities and functionality allows a luxurious home that is liveable too.

Flowing over three levels in a ‘dumbbell‘ configuration, it features pods at front and back that connect with a central circulation space. Occupying the lower ground floor is a den, and upstairs are more private spaces including the master bedroom. A guest retreat lies on the ground level providing complete privacy.

On entering through glass-paned steel doors designed by Christian, the vestibule floods natural light deep into the home and allows visual orientation to all connecting levels. Down the hall, two 3.2-metre-high reflective photographic works by American artist Christopher Makos dominate. Discovered by Christian at Ralph Pucci in New York City, one is of Andy Warhol and the other is Susanne Bartsch, queen of 1970s New York disco nightlife. »

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« Down the hallway, a Christopher Boots statement light sits with a pair of rare Victor Vasarely artist proofs, and at the end is a stunning original Paul Evans 70s Brutalist-inspired table in bronze with brushed marble top. Known for his stunning but polarising pieces, the late American furniture designer and sculptor is considered one of the most collectable American designers of the late 20th century, counting the likes of Gwen Stefani and Lenny Kravitz as devotees.

The front sitting room is a richly layered, textural profile of the woman who owns it. Swathed in deep purple liquid velvet curtains, the space is occupied by a custom sofa in Tiger Mountain velvet and a vintage chair and footrest designed by Italian master Gio Ponti. A brushed stone mantelpiece and John Young artwork ground the space, with sculptural pieces by Shizue Imai adding an organic feel.

A generous family living room is a study in finishes, from smoky sheer curtaining dispersing natural light, to plush sectional seating providing comfort and texture. “Layering texture is the fundamental basis of all of my designs,” says Christian. “It’s what creates the mood of a room and makes you feel something in that space.” A beautiful nest of small ceramic tables by French artist Agnes Debizet takes centre stage —its pieces fitting together like a jigsaw puzzle that can be moved around as required. »

SOFT, INTRICATE LAYERS OF GOLD FOIL AND TURQUOISE CREATE A BEDROOM

“NOT OF THIS WORLD”.

Custom designed wallpaper, Calico Wallpaper; floor rug, Robyn Cosgrove; Rubelli, Dedar and Sahco bed linen, all from South Pacific Fabrics; vintage Murano glass bedside tables, vintage Murano light, bronze and shagreen table, CLD custom designed sofa, all from editeur.

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« Climbing the stairs that lead to the master bedroom, a mural handmade by designer Faye Toogood clads the walls, and a forged steel handrail designed by Christian leads the way.

In the upstairs foyer leading to the patrician master bedroom, a cluster of glass ‘dimpled’ sculptures by Australian artist Mark Douglass crawl the walls, and an elegant canape sofa in sumptuous, quilted velvet is flanked by side tables, one in black shell and the other shagreen.

“I exhale when I walk into the bedroom,” says Christian. “I feel calm and as if I am floating. It sits high above its views of the Swan River. I wanted to bring the water and sky inside and make the view even closer and enveloping.”

The bedroom is inspired by its sweet spot, The Goddess Cabinet, a turquoise leatherwrapped console designed by Christian for the owner’s last residence. “I was inspired by the original works of Italian designer-maker Aldo Tura that I saw in Sag Harbour in the Hamptons,” he says. “They were covered in green goatskin, and I loved the idea of furniture being wrapped in skin. I used turquoise leather on this console that resembles lacquer and added hardware in gold and brass based on Etruscan jewellery.” On top sit two 1970s Accolay vases and above, vintage backlit wall lights by Jacque d'Aubres constructed of gilded brass filigree with slices of agate. »

OPPOSITE A CLD CUSTOM DESIGNED CONSOLE INSPIRED BY ETRUSCAN JEWELLERY CREATES AN EXOTIC FOCAL POINT.

CLD custom designed console, vintage Accolay French vases, vintage Jacque d'Aubres wall lights, all from editeur.

RIGHT ART MEETS FUNCTION IN THE FORM OF A TABLE LIGHT COMPOSED OF CARRARA MARBLE, NATURALLY UNCUT CLEAR QUARTZ CRYSTALS, AND BRUSHED BRASS.

Prometheus VI table lamp by Christopher Boots, editeur.

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« The room features signature Christian touchpoints, from the shagreen and bronze bed end stool and vintage Murano bedside lamps, to the luminous oxidised gold-leaf wallpaper he commissioned while in New York. “It has a gold finish layered with oxidised printing that forms a soft dustiness,” he says. “It was a complicated space to get femininity into because of its imposing proportions. We worked hard to create soft layers of texture and restricting colours. There isn’t much contrast – just gold foil and turquoise and slight oxidations. It’s a lowcontrast room that’s high in texture with a lovely feeling of layering and discovery.”

A custom-designed sofa and Chrysanthemum coffee table designed by Christian for Matsuoka sit nearby. Off to the side, a wardrobe and private den is filled with treasures - art by Dale Frank, a bronze leather-wrapped desk designed by Christian for Matsuoka, and a swivel chair covered in polished snakeskin leather. “It is a room all of her own,” he says. “A space where she can work and retreat but feel a little bit pampered doing so."

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A PLACE TO WORK AND A SPOT TO REST.

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Floor rug, Robyn Cosgrove; CLD custom designed chaise, Stalactite lights by Christopher Boots, Matsuoka Cradle desk and chair, all from editeur; artwork by Dale Frank.

ABOVE A HOME OFFICE SHOWCASING LAYERS OF RICH PATINA IS BOTH LUXURIOUS AND FUNCTIONAL.

Bronze and vellum mirror, CLD custom designed bronze leather desk and polished snakeskin leather swivel chair, all from editeur.

ABOVE PULSATING COLOUR BRINGS A DEEPLY OPULENT PALETTE TO LIFE.

Fort Street Studio rug, CLD custom designed velvet sofa, vintage Romeo Rega coffee table, all from editeur; artwork, Thomas Wardle, client’s own.

THE VERY DEFINITION OF A STYLISH CONTEMPORARY MAN CAVE.

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Light sculpture, Joshua Webb; vintage Scarpa sofa, editeur.

THE GUEST BEDROOM IS A STUDY IN ORGANIC COLOUR, SHAPE AND FORM.

CLD custom designed bed and acrylic bedside tables, vintage Murano lamps, Vincent carved plaster mirrors, all from editeur; Khoro bedlinen, South Pacific Fabrics; custom designed mohair silk floor rug, Robyn Cosgrove; linen wallpaper, Phillip Jeffries.

Grand Vision

Rich colour, shiny metals & luxe textures for pure design poetry.

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1 Menu JWDA Lamp Brass, $525, Arrival Hall. 2 Lightning art print, from $350, Studio D'Arcy. 3 Old Venice Coswick Oak floorboards, POA, Woodpecker Flooring. 4 Vintage brown glass lamp, $4,950, editeur. 5 Shibori Mongolian Cashmere Rug hand-knotted in Jaipur, India, POA, Temple Fine Rugs. 6 Nelson dining table, $3,299, Empire Home. 7 Cattelan Italia MAGDA dining chair with arms by Studio Kronos, from $1,995 each, Ultimo.
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SCULPTURE BY THE SEA

BUILDING DESIGNER DANIEL CASSETTAI DESIGN

BUILDER GRANGE

RESIDENTIAL & CONSTRUCTION

INTERIOR DESIGNER MALVINA STONE

IMAGERY JODY D’ARCY

STORY

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“We wanted something unique but still coastal,” Julia tells Havenist. “It needed to be beautiful, make the most of the ocean views, but still feel cosy to live in.”

As owners of Grange Residential and Construction, creating stunning beach houses is Julia and Brendan’s everyday. “It’s what we love to do most,” she says. “From North Beach and Scarborough to Wembley and Doubleview, Perth’s coastal locations are second to none. So is our lifestyle.” »

ROBUST LINES AND FLUID CURVES COMBINE FOR AN ENTRANCE WITH TRUE PRESENCE.

The most striking aspect of Julia and Brendan Green’s home, apart from its breathtaking North Beach location, is its highly individual approach to coastal living.
Exterior concept and design, Ascher Smith; Vertico block bricks, Austral Bricks; exterior render, Master Wall.
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OPPOSITE A CURVED BATTEN WALL BY DNC PROJECTS REVEALS A SLEEK CHAIR AND TREASURED ORIGINAL ARTWORK. Artwork, William Boissevain; dining table, Empire Home; Hoffmann chairs by Thonet, Innerspace WA; timber walls and flooring, DNC Projects, Saarinen Tulip Chair.

RIGHT RAW MATERIALS ARE LAYERED TOGETHER FOR AN ORGANIC FEEL. A COMBINATION OF POLISHED CONCRETE AND OAK FLOORBOARDS CREATES DEPTH AND TEXTURE.

Martini side table, West Elm; Raffia Wall Sconce, Tigmi trading Byron Bay; Florim stone gris matt benchtops and Florim Rawtech floor tiles, European Ceramics, kitchen cabinetry, Samuel Cabinetry; timber walls and flooring, DNC Projects.

« Situated on a generous corner lot, the home boasts two stunning street facades featuring austere planes, fluid curves, and vertical concrete brick features. Specialised external rendering by Master Wall protects from harsh coastal conditions, and simple landscaping and rich greenery soften the home's lines.

"Aurora Landscaping did a fabulous job landscaping, Ascher Smith was involved in the exterior concept and design, and Luke McCarter from DIGWA sourced and secured the plants, like our beautiful Aloe trees," she says.

Creating their family home was a collaboration with award-winning building designer Daniel Cassettai and interiors maven Malvina Stone. "Brendan has worked with Daniel on other homes, and I love working with Malvina," she says. "It was an inspiring and rewarding project with a great team." »

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« The home's interior draws attention for its emphasis on proportion, scale, line, light, raw materials, and minimalist furnishings. Each space is a study in restraint and purity with a focus on genuine liveability.

On the ground floor is the 'boy zone'. Designed specifically for the couple's sons, it includes a four-car garage, gym, bedrooms, and living space characterised by curved timber battens, concrete floors and rounded furnishings built for style and comfort. "There's a lot of concrete down there," Julia laughs. "They have direct access to our cars, which they love too. It's robust and designed perfectly for boys."

Upstairs are three bedrooms, which includes a curved walk-in robe and bathroom complete with free-standing tub and louvres looking south. »

A FUNCTIONAL KITCHEN WRAPPED IN AMERICAN OAK VENEER CONCEALS DAILY ESSENTIALS, WHILST THE PORCELAIN TOPPED ISLAND BENCH AND DINING TABLE PROVIDE PLACES TO GATHER.

Raffia Wall Sconce, Tigmi trading Byron Bay; Florim stone gris matte benchtops and Florim Rawtech floor tiles, European Ceramics, kitchen cabinetry, Samuel Cabinetry; timber wall panelling, DNC Projects; dining table, Empire Home; Hoffmann chairs by Thonet, Innerspace WA; Saarinen Tulip Chair; Kit Kat finger tiles in matte white, European Ceramics; Gessi tapware supplied by Sea of White; Casa stools, Empire Home; overhead track light, CORSA Lighting.

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LARGE GLASS WINDOWS GAIN MAXIMUM EXPOSURE TO THE SEASCAPE, ALLOWING PLENTY OF SUNLIGHT TO FILTER INDOORS.

Florim stone gris matte benchtops, European Ceramics; timber wall panelling, DNC Projects; dining table, Empire Home; Hoffmann chairs by Thonet, Innerspace WA; Saarinen Tulip Chair; custom sofa and cushions by Westbury Textiles; Vintage Wassily chair and Parasol Pendant Light, Tigmi Trading Byron Bay.

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SUBTLE DESIGN TOUCHES, LIKE A PAPER LANTERN, ADD QUIET EMPHASIS AND DETAIL.

LAYERS OF OAK AND CONCRETE COLLIDE FOR A PERFECTLY ORGANIC MATERIAL PALETTE.

Timber flooring, DNC Projects; lantern, The Society Inc.
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Timber staircase, DNC Projects; polished concrete, WA Terrazzo.

ORGANIC TEXTURES AND MINIMAL DÉCOR DEFINE THE MASTER BEDROOM. Bedside tables, Empire Home; glass top travertine console, Vintage Scout; artwork, The Poster Club; carpet, Carpet Force, Claremont; bed linen, Hale Mercantile Co. from editeur.

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« The open living spaces that share the same floor are warm as well as functional. Designed with beachside living in mind, they extend onto a vast balcony with views spanning the ocean and sky on every side. An Empire daybed and pair of French mid-century chairs provide a spot to sit, and a custom porcelain built-in bar for two takes in enviable views.

"It's an indoor-outdoor space, designed as a summer extension of inside," she says. "The external curves of the building provide complete privacy. It’s amazing! We live out there."

Inside, the kitchen embraces chic custom benchtops and limestone finger tiling by European Ceramics. American Oak veneer cabinetry and wall panelling by Samuel Cabinetry dominate the space, and solid oak battens elegantly encircle a central island bench.

The battens appear throughout the home, binding its spaces together and adding a striking sculptural quality.

"They were a massive job for DNC Projects and required a real eye for detail," she says. "Malvina doesn't do 'shiny', so finding timber in the perfect shade and finish was important! We looked at many samples before settling on the one. It was well worth the effort." »

ABOVE SLEEK HARDWARE JUXTAPOSES WITH LUXE MARBLE AND HONED TIMBER.

Cabinetry

ABOVE AN ANYTHING-BUT-BASIC BASIN MAKES AN UNEXPECTED STYLE STATEMENT.

Free standing basin supplied by Sea of White, tiles, European Ceramics; wet area walls, Regency Plaster Finishes.

OPPOSITE GO WITH THE GRAIN. TIMBER ADDS AN ORGANIC AND EARTHY FEEL TO A CONTEMPORARY BATHROOM. Timber wall panelling, DNC Projects; bathtub supplied

, Samuel Cabinetry; tapware supplied by Sea of White.
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by Sea of White; Florim Burl tiles from European Ceramics.

ABOVE THE WARMTH OF AMERICAN OAK AND SUPPLENESS OF LEATHER HARMONISE FOR A ROOM THAT IS SUBTLE YET STRONG. Winston sofa and armchair in tan, Empire Home; reconstituted coffee table, European Concepts; rug, Ikea; Martini side table, West Elm; throw rug, St Alban’s; Timber wall panelling, DNC Projects.

RIGHT CURVED CANE, UNDULATING LEATHER, AND STUNNING MARBLE MAKE FOR A BOYS’ LIVING SPACE TO REMEMBER. Winston sofa in tan, Empire Home; reconstituted coffee table, European Concepts; Martini chairs, Empire Home; rug, IKEA.

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« A dining space off the kitchen revolves around a communal table from Empire and set of iconic Hoffmann chairs with handwoven cane seats.

The adjoining living room is a soothing space encased in timber and ocean views framed by sheer drapes that allow sunlight to seep in. A fireplace with vertical concrete brick hearth provides a stunning focal point. The restrained nature of the space allows the furniture, including a bespoke sofa and pair of vintage Wassily chairs, to assume the status of functional artwork.

"We found the vintage chairs at Tigmi Trading in Byron Bay, and Malvina designed the curved couch that mirrors the battened wall behind it,” says Julia. “We furnished the entire home from scratch and shared a real vision from the beginning. I didn't go to just one store and buy it all. I searched all over the country for every single piece."

Against a restricted colour palette of raw natural tones, artwork provides punctuation points, from a simple floral print from The Poster Club to a treasured original landscape painting by William Boissevain.

"When I come home, it just feels wow!" Julia says. "It's a place we feel so proud to have created. It's simply amazing."

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OPPOSITE FLOWER POWER AND A TOUCH OF PINK ADD A DREAMY SOFTNESS TO MIA’S BEDROOM. Artwork, The Poster Club; bedlinen a combination of Hale Mercantile Co. from editeur and Bedtonic; bedside table and bedhead, Haveli & Co; carpet, Carpet Force, Claremont.

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VIEW POINT. THE FAMILY’S BALCONY, COMPLETE WITH FUNCTIONAL FURNISHING, IS THE EPITOME OF INDOOR-OUTDOOR LIVING.

Day bed, timber bench and Casa stools, Empire Home; French vintage mid-century outdoor chairs, Taylor Landscape; rug, Temple & Webster; tiling, Just Tile and Stone; tiles supplied by European Ceramics.

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Sculpture By The Sea

1 The Poster Club Madelen Möllard Purple Poppies art print, $149, Arrival Hall. 2 Hale Mercantile Linen, assorted pricing, editeur. 3 Vedra Medium Table Lamp, $1,089, The Montauk Lighting Co. 4 Lumi Chair by TIDE Design, from $1,080, Loam.
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5 Lila Valadan Kilim Persian Wool Rug handwoven in Iran, POA, Temple Fine Rugs. 6 Nomah 3 Seat Lounge, $5,799, Eco Outdoor. 7 Kith Terrazzo Soap Dish, $19.95, Empire Home. 8 Ava Rattan Armchair, $3,529, Villa Kula.
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BAREFOOT LUXURY

INTERIOR DESIGNER JANE LEDGER INTERIORS

STYLIST LISA QUINN-SCHOFIELD

IMAGERY JODY D’ARCY

STORY

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stone’s throw from Cottesloe Beach, this contemporary home combines design, whimsy, luscious detailing, and cosy touches.

Tasked to create a sumptuous family abode, leading designer Jane Ledger worked closely with owner Diana, whose exuberance for beautiful objects and ‘barefoot luxury’ formed a vision for its interiors.

“The house is wrapped in beautiful glazing that draws in sweeping ocean vistas, sunlight, and creates a cocooning effect for the family,” she tells Havenist. Seeking colour inspiration from nature, subtle pastel hues like green, grey and blush are tempered with touches of natural leather. “The glazing draws the outdoors in, so it was important the interior palette complemented and flowed with nature,” she says. »

EXPANSIVE WINDOWS ALLOW SUNLIGHT TO FILL THE LIVING SPACE, ENHANCING ITS RICH NEUTRAL COLOUR PALETTE.

Sahar Remix 100% pure silk rug, Temple Fine Rugs; Moroso Phoenix coffee table, Moroso Gentry sofa in tan leather, Moroso Gentry sofa in quilted fabric with matching cushion, Gentry velvet cushions, Moroso armada low armchair, Areti One Cone floor lamp, Moroso Fjord ottoman, Objects throw rug by Fritz Hansen, La Mamba Studio circular mirror for Omelette, all from Mobilia.

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« In the living room, Jane's selections are functional yet reflect the owners’ love of colour, shape, and texture. A pair of Moroso Gentry sofas are upholstered in fabrications robust enough for family life, and a Sahar silk hand-knotted floor rug delineates the space. "Silk has the extraordinary ability to change colour at different times of the day, from blue and green to silver, much like the ocean," she says. "Like all high-quality rugs, it's extremely easy to clean, making it the ideal choice for this space."

The room distils an array of soft fluid forms and ubiquitous angles for a playful but graphic effect. A matte surfaced coffee table sits harmoniously between a soft quilted sofa and sculptural formed chair. "It's a careful combination of comfort and texture and considered meshing of shapes,” she says. “We noted black accents in the architecture and wanted to express that through furnishings, like sharp punctuation points. This is provided by the floor lamp and mirror. I adore the placement of that linear light next to the curved chair too." »

Spokes pendant lights by Foscarini in copper, graphite and white from Mobilia.

A CLUSTER OF PENDANTS, INSPIRED BY ANTIQUE LANTERNS AND EXOTIC AVIARIES, PROVIDES A STRONG GRAPHIC STATEMENT.
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ABOVE GLASSWARE IN ORGANIC FORMS PROVIDES SUBTLE YET IMPACTFUL EMBELLISHMENT.

Gubi beetle dining chair, designFARM; Custom Expi walnut dining table, Mobilia; glassware, Jardan; sheer linen curtains, Window Studio.

LEFT A CONTEMPORARY CHANDELIER FLOATS ABOVE A BACKLIT WALNUT DINING TABLE.

Gubi beetle dining chair, designFARM; Douglas and Bec 05Y chandelier; Custom Expi walnut dining table, rug, Moroso Gentry sofa in tan leather, Moroso Gentry sofa in quilted fabric with matching cushion, Gentry velvet cushions all from Mobilia; sheer linen curtains, Window Studio; artwork, Jordy Hewitt; glassware, Jardan.

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« A second less formal living area transforms into a viewing theatre thanks to a hidden projector. Colourful, capricious, and deeply comfortable, it features comfy sink-into furniture and design touches like a sleek built-in console and Mobilia shimmer table that reflects light.

Off the kitchen, a dining space embraces a custom walnut table in tablet form conducive to communal dining. Soft green and earthy blush velvet chairs offer comfortable glamour, and above, a chandelier hovers like a piece of sparkling jewellery. The space’s finishes are informed by the kitchen, from the marble island bench and smoky oak floors to cabinetry wrapped in American oak veneer. “It was important the dining selections spoke to the kitchen's materials," Jane says. “It ensures that feeling of cohesive, understated luxury.” »

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A MINIMALIST APPROACH IS ELEVATED WITH A MIX OF NATURAL MATERIALS AND TIMBER TONES. Gubi beetle dining chair, designFARM; Custom Expi walnut dining table, Mobilia.
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THIS PAGE VIGNETTE LOVE. VARIOUS VESSELS AND MATERIALS ADD DECORATION AND DIMENSION TO THE MARBLE BENCH. Jellies plate, Kartell Perth; assorted vessels, Mobilia.

OPPOSITE A SIMPLE CONCEPT AND PERFECT PROPORTIONS MAKE THIS EVERYDAY OBJECT A WORK OF ART. Moroso Mathilda chair from Mobilia.

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« A light and airy staircase, with views to the garden and swimming pool, leads to the bedrooms. A second chandelier floats above, and Blush Clouds, shot by Jody D'Arcy, evokes a dreamy ambience.

The master wing includes a bedroom, his and her walkin robes, large ensuite and yoga room. "It's very much a parents’ retreat, so selections are more indulgent," she says. A Jardan bed framed by a deep green velvet headboard is flanked by a pair of round leather bedside tables. Dressed in burnt caramel, blush and charcoal linens, it is scattered with textured cushions, adding style and comfort. A sculptural dressing table with a refined leather finish provides the room with a surprising accent. "It’s a daring piece that speaks to Diana's taste and appreciation for aesthetics," adds Jane. A plush musk quilted swivel chair and side table in mesh and powder-coated steel are ideally positioned to take in ocean views. "It's a surprising pairing," she admits. "A luxurious cocooning chair and simple architectural table are an eclectic combination, yet somehow they sit in perfect harmony."

Serene, light-filled, and quietly playful, Cottesloe Residence is an inclusive and cosy family home. "There is such a high level of comfort for all with joyful and unexpected moments at every turn," reflects Jane. "I feel a complete sense of peace and relaxation when I come here."

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LEFT BURNT CARAMEL, BLUSH AND SMOKE FORM AN UNEXPECTEDLY REFINED COLOUR SCHEME.

Assortment of cushions, Asbury Park Agency; Lewis king bed in silt velvet, Jardan; Zero Fog pendant light, designFARM; Poltrona Frau leather bedside table, Mobilia.

ABOVE SUNNY OUTLOOK. A SHAPELY CHAIR SHOWCASES THE STRIKING SOPHISTICATION OF SUPPLE CURVES.

ABOVE CRAFTED IN WOOD, BRASS AND LEATHER, THE REN DRESSER INCORPORATES A MIRROR, COAT RACK, SMALL TABLE, CONSOLE AND VALET STAND.

Moroso Redondo chair, mesh side table by Kettal, Foscarini buds lamp, all from Mobilia.
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ABOVE THE STAIRCASE LOOKS OUT OVER THE POOL AREA AND ITS OPEN ASPECT ALLOWS PLENTY OF LIGHT. A FLOATING CHANDELIER AND JODY D’ARCY CLOUDSCAPE COMBINE FOR A DREAMY SPACE.

Blush Clouds art print, Studio D’Arcy; Compact 06 pendant, Snelling Studio.

RIGHT CANDY-SWEET COLOURS AND GRAPHIC FORMS CREATE A PLAYFUL SPACE.

Hay Mags soft sofa, designFARM; cushions, Sol floor lamp and white vase, all from Jardan; Moroso Net coffee table, Mobilia; Glas Italia & Patricia Urquiola Shimmer table; Ligne Roset Togo, client’s own, sheer linen curtains, Window Studio, artwork, client’s own; Objects tea light, Fritz Hansen.

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A DEEP GREEN CHAIR WITH STRIKING ARCHITECTURAL AESTHETIC GREETS VISITORS IN THE LOBBY.

Moroso Paper Planes high back armchair, Shanghai Tip side table and artwork, all from Mobilia.

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Barefoot Luxury Raw materials & bold design go hand in hand with a gentle palette.
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1 Blush Clouds art print, from $350, Studio D'Arcy. 2 L’Objet Cenote Bowl by Haas Bros, $995, editeur. 3 Freistil side tables by Labsdesign, from $1,070 each, Ultimo. 4 Tatanium Buff Coswick Oak floorboards, POA, Woodpecker Flooring. 5 Sahar Remix Pure Silk Rug handwoven in Jaipur, India, POA, Temple Fine Rugs. 6 Mora Outdoor Dining Table, $2,299, Eco Outdoor. 7 Charlton Floor Lamp, $1,199, The Montauk Lighting Co.
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ARCHITECT SEAMUS RYAN ARCHITECTS

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Case in point, Concrete House in City Beach. Constructed entirely of off-form concrete, it blends sustainable design techniques with austere lines and monochrome tones. Its linear form and long planar geometries reflect the home’s panoramic views of the Indian Ocean.

“We drew inspiration from the owner’s brief and a shared interest in concrete and pushing its boundaries,” says its architect, Seamus Ryan.

For Carley Jane, concrete was the only option for their family home. “My husband wanted a concrete house, and in the process I fell in love with it too,” she says. “The internal walls, floors and external fascias are in concrete, as well as a stunning curved wall at the front of the house. The team kept asking me if I wanted it all rendered, but I didn’t – I wanted that strong, raw, brutalist look.” »

THE ULTIMATE CHILL-OUT AREA WITH LAYERS OF CALM RUSTIC TONES AND AN OCEAN VIEW. Window furnishings, Window Studio; triple glazed aluminium windows, Piva Group; wall lights, Articolo Lighting; bed, European Concepts; bed linen, Hale Mercantile Co. from editeur; Oak Pro-plank ceiling supplier, Mortlock; Bec Juniper painting from Linton & Kay.

The world of contemporary architecture is not always regarded as a colourful one, yet its texture, form, and sheer presence more than make up for vibrant splashes of pigment.
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OPPOSITE ART, UNDULATING PENDANTS AND A VIBRANT RUNNER IMBUE SUBTLE EMBELLISHMENT.

Artwork, Miimi & Jiinda, hall runner, Temple Fine Rugs; brass balustrades, Star Metal WA; Soktas pendant lights from Lighting Collective; timber door handles, Architectural Design Hardware; concrete floor polishing, APCG Polished Concrete.

RIGHT IN THE BATHROOM, MATERIALS LIKE TIMBER AND CONCRETE DRAW INSPIRATION FROM NATURE’S PALETTE

Wood & Water timber bath tub, sourced by Sea of White; tapware, Brodware; windows, Piva Group; Trilogy wall sconce, Articolo Lighting; drapes, Window Studio; concrete floor polishing, APCG Polished Concrete; Oak Pro-plank ceiling and balcony charred timber supplier, Mortlock.

« Concrete can be formed, sculpted, cut, textured, patterned, and expressed in various forms. "It's an incredible material, but it's risky," Seamus says. "Once you pour, it's poured, so you need a great team behind you to get the preparation and formwork right. It's incredibly labour-intensive, and many variables can go wrong."

The biggest challenge, however, was the size of the sheer, split-level block. "We had to work on all adjoining levels and carry them through to seven adjoining neighbours," he says. "It was an incredible engineering process to make it happen as well as carry it into the architecture."

Passive house principles in its construction have created high-performance thermal walls, floors, and roof. Along with triple-glazed European windows, the home enjoys year-round thermal performance and comfort.

"The house manages its temperature itself," Carley says. "In winter, there are no air drafts or need for underfloor heating. In summer, a weather station up top automatically opens the top windows to the west. We enjoy constant temperatures, making it an incredibly liveable home." »

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ABOVE LAYERS OF NATURAL MATERIALS MAKE THIS COSY NOOK THE PERFECT PLACE TO RELAX.

Day bed, European Concepts; custom mattress, Casa Villa Upholstery, stone supplied by Eco Outdoor and installed by Feature Stone; pendant lights, Lighting Collective; bed head pillow, Glamswag.

RIGHT THE BEDROOM’S RELAXED, LIVED-IN AESTHETIC IS ACHIEVED WITH LAYERS OF SOFT COLOUR, TEXTURE AND PRINT.

Pendant light and wall light, Lighting Collective, chair, Byron Bay Hanging Chairs; pillowcase by Miimi & Jiinda from Adairs; throw rug, Kip & Co; rug, European Concepts, mural wallpaper

Scandinavian Wallpaper & Décor; concrete floor polishing, APCG Polished Concrete.

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ABOVE MIXED MATERIALS CREATE LAYERS OF LUXURY IN THE KITCHEN RIGHT THROUGH TO THE SCULLERY. Concrete floor polishing, APCG Polished Concrete; porcelain benchtops, European Concepts; cabinetry, European Concepts; window furnishings, Window Studio.

LEFT OPEN-PLAN LIVING AT ITS FINEST. LUXURIOUS TEXTURES AND NATURAL MATERIALS MESH WITH EASE TO CREATE WARM SPACES FOR THE FAMILY TO ENJOY.

Soktas pendant lights and kitchen lights from Lighting Collective, porcelain benchtops and dining table, European Concepts; dining chairs, Barnaby Lane; concrete floor polishing, APCG Polished Concrete; landscaping, Dig WA; Oak Pro-plank ceiling supplier, Mortlock; aluminium windows, Piva Group; brass balustrades, Star Metal WA; Globe West stools from Roxby Lane; stone supplied by Eco Outdoor and installed by Feature Stone.

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« The site’s topography and views influenced the home's spatial planning. A vast basement houses a gym, a fully-contained au pair studio, and a multi-purpose garage leading to a theatre, bar, and cellar store. A large window peers into the family's swimming pool above.

Upstairs, an expansive open-plan living space is brought alive by the rich quality of natural light. The kitchen features matte black engineered cabinetry and rich porcelain benchtops that flow through to adjoining areas.

Above the dining table, a curvy ceiling opening with timber battens holds a series of undulating star-like glass pendants. A large rug anchors soft, cosy seating in the loungeroom, and a floating curved concrete bench contains the fireplace. Sheer flowing curtains hang from a timber rail that tracks the entire space, softening its lines and filtering natural light.

A vast alfresco area is accessed through large glass sliders that move in different ways allowing various connections inside to out. An outdoor kitchen includes a curved concrete bar, pizza oven, BBQ, and cleverly concealed storage space. A large living zone and day bed crafted from black glazed concrete provide places to unwind. »

SOFT PASTELS AND PLUSH DÉCOR BRING A GREY-ON-GREY PALETTE TO LIFE.

Soktas pendant lights and kitchen lights from Lighting Collective, dining table and sofa and ottomans, European Concepts; dining chairs and leather sling chair, Barnaby Lane; concrete floor polishing, APCG Polished Concrete; cushions, Adairs; fireplace, Fireplaces WA, charred wood fireplace housing, Mortlock; rug, Temple Fine Rugs.

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« The family's private quarters are above and boast breathtaking views and thoughtful detailing, like white concrete imprinted with wood texture. Against its concrete backdrop, upholstery introduces key colour notes such as blush, mustard, blue and tan.

Throughout, the masterful use of concrete is lifted by other robust materials such as natural stone, charred timber, oak batten ceilings, dark tiles and a handcrafted stone wall. Crisp white ceilings with raised timber batten sections form its perimeter, enticing the eye out to garden and ocean views. A brass handrail with a rustic patina accompanies a stunning oak staircase with a handcrafted shadow line. "I like to keep things raw and simple," says Carley. "Never polished or refined."

The home is a unique composition that offers warmth, flexibility, and comfort despite its austere materiality. "The preparation that went into creating the forms and the geometry of the build is breathtaking," says Seamus. "The home is testament to the team that created it."

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CURVES AND SOFT FURNISHINGS IMBUE WARMTH AND COMFORT TO OUTDOOR LIVING. Outdoor sofas, chairs, stools and rug, European Concepts; pillar tiling, European Ceramics; timber coffee table, Empire Home; concrete floor polishing, APCG Polished Concrete; Oak Pro-plank ceiling and charred timber cladding supplier, Mortlock.

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JUST HANGING. CONCRETE CURVES AND NATURAL MATERIALS EXIST IN HARMONY.

Wall stone cladding and paving supplied by Eco Outdoor and installed by Feature Stone; hanging chair, Byron Bay Hanging Chairs; landscaping, Dig WA; oak Pro-plank ceiling and charred timber cladding supplier, Mortlock.

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Bold, unique & distinctly sculptural pieces for a modern take on cosy.

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NATURAL BEAUTY

INTERIORS ELISSA COLEMAN + EMPIRE HOME IMAGERY JODY D’ARCY

STORY ELIZABETH CLARKE

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The Coleman family

home in Dunsborough is as chic as it is warm and enveloping.

Surrounded by bush, rugged headlands, limestone cliffs and sweeping stretches of white sandy beaches, the Mediterranean-style home epitomises indoor-outdoor living. It’s filled with natural light and sea breezes, and views of the garden and coastline sparkle from every angle.

Set on a serene bush block on the beach, its stunning coastal garden of succulents is framed by a wall of stags and elks. “They blend perfectly with the coastal landscape,” says daughter Elissa, creative director at Empire Homewares. “I love how calm and laidback it is here. The bird calls and wildlife are abundant, and it’s a place I love to spend time and gather with family. It’s the very definition of escape for me.” »

A TEAK TABLE, DISCOVERED BY OWNER JILL COLEMAN ON A TOUR OF INDIA, HOLDS A CONSIDERED VIGNETTE OF FAMILY TREASURES. Antique chairs and reclaimed teak table, client’s own; coral, lamp and assorted vases, vintage Empire.
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« One of Western Australia’s most successful family design businesses, Empire was founded by Elissa’s parents, Perry and Jill, in 1994. Today, their four stores stock the very best of homewares, all with a distinct aesthetic that draws from the state’s heritage and beachy lifestyle.

“We support Australian designers and consider sustainability a top priority,” Elissa tells Havenist. “We design our furniture in-house and have it hand-made in Indonesia using teak, mango wood, rattan and bamboo. We manufacture and repurpose with absolute integrity and honesty, and every piece is made to last. It’s forever furniture.” »

SUNLIGHT DRENCHES THE OPEN LIVING SPACE, HIGHLIGHTING SIMPLE FORMS, RAW MATERIALS, AND A SOFT NATURAL PALETTE.

Armadillo rug, Sergio buffet, Yuki modular sofa, leather pouf, brass table and teak root coffee table, all from Empire.

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OPPOSITE IN THE DINING ROOM, BREUER CHAIRS SURROUND A HANDCRAFTED TEAK TABLE WITH OCEAN VIEWS.

Emerald hand-cut vase, Breuer armchairs, custom teak table, double hanging chair in white wash, all from Empire.

RIGHT LIVELY YET SERENE. A VIBRANT VINTAGE ARTWORK PUNCTUATES A RUSTIC PALETTE.

Yuki modular sofa, Missoni cushions, coral and artwork, all from Empire.

« The family home, built by an Italian architect and friend, is defined by robust lines, austere angles and deep arches. Walls are washed white with shades of grey, cream and putty. Sustainable materials, like timber, reclaimed teak, marble and concrete, contrast seamlessly. Vast panes of glass draw the garden, beach, and natural light deep inside, allowing the interiors to merge with the surrounding landscape.

The house spreads over two levels. On arrival, you are enveloped by a beautiful open space that includes living, dining and an entertainer’s kitchen that flows on to the beachfront. Nearby are three bedrooms, ensuites, a media room, and an atrium brimming with indoor plants. Above is the master bedroom and ensuite, home office, art gallery and rooftop terrace. »

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A SPOT TO SIT, COOK, AND CONNECT. VARIOUS STATEMENT LIGHTING PROVIDES BOTH AMBIENCE AND FUNCTIONALITY. Jok bar stools, mushroom lamp from Empire.

RIGHT A VINTAGE EMPIRE TABLE AND CHAIRS ARE BROUGHT TO LIFE

LEFT CURVED CANE STOOLS ARE THE PERFECT PLACE TO PERCH AND ENJOY SUNSET DRINKS. Counter stools, Empire.

BY GRAPHIC HANGING LANTERNS. Vintage Empire chairs, teak fruit bowl, vintage teak dining table, vintage light fitting and vases from Empire.
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« “There’s a space for everyone,” says Elissa. “It allows absolute privacy or together time, and every window frames a piece of nature, creating a wonderful connection with the outdoors. We love being so close to the beach, and I treasure my morning walks along the sand, glimpsing sea life and watching surfers. It’s pure heaven.”

Jill’s background is steeped in interior design. “It has always been my love,” she tells Havenist. “My father and grandfather were in the building trade, and my grandmother was a couture dressmaker who loved to work with arts and crafts.” »

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THE OUTDOOR LIVING AREA IS A SERENE SETTING IN DIALOGUE WITH A NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE. House of Casa cushions, Salur armchairs, teak ball and block coffee table from Empire.

ABOVE GRAPHIC LINES AND BOLD STATEMENT LIGHTING ADD DRAMA IN THE BEDROOM.

« Her style is organic yet polished, and draws heavily on the environment. “The natural tones I have used are typical to the native Cape Naturaliste area,” she says. “The layering of different and varied textures is so important to me. I feel they add to the atmosphere and give a home personality, comfort, warmth, and a beautiful canvas for my treasures.”

Jill is a dedicated collector. Her most stunning include an ancient decagon table from Rajasthan and five little antique men she and Perry discovered in Chiang Mai years ago. “Those men have been through a fire and survived!” laughs Elissa. “It’s so important to create spaces with meaning, and key to this is to marry the old with the new. It’s a mistake to buy lots of new or generic items to fill a void. Fossicking for treasures or revisiting old favourites and combining them with the new creates meaning.” »

ABOVE A VINTAGE MIRROR ACTS AS FRAMEWORK FOR POTTED PLANTS, CORAL, AND TRAVEL SOUVENIRS.

OPPOSITE JILL’S TREASURED MEN KEEP WATCH. POPS OF PINK BRING THE ROOM TO LIFE, ADDING UNEXPECTED AND ARTFUL TOUCHES.

Marble and brass coffee table, vintage pink sofa, statues and Buddha console, all from Empire.

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« One of the home’s most stunning attributes is its ambience. “It’s gorgeous but not too precious to relax in,” agrees Elissa. “It’s a fine balance, and because Mum loves to decorate, it’s always changing and evolving. It’s had so many iterations with different pieces of furniture and décor, especially soft furnishings and cushions from Empire.”

Central to the home is the living room, which embraces raw concrete and layers of sunbleached linen, glass, and greenery. “I love to sink deep into our white linen couch by the roaring fire and gaze out through the peppermint trees to white sands and the Indian Ocean,” says Elissa. “It doesn’t get better than that.” havenist.com.au/havens/empire

OPPOSITE CONCRETE AND MARBLE CREATE SEAMLESS LINES FOR A SERENE AND POLISHED BATHROOM. Retreat mirror, bath mat and Salus hand wash and body cream, all from Empire.

RIGHT MISSONI BATH LINEN ADDS A GRAPHIC ELEMENT TO THE BATHROOM. Missoni towels from Empire.

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THE COLEMAN HOME IS A STUDY IN ORGANIC COLOUR, SHAPE AND FORM.

Double hanging chair from Empire.

8 Natural Beauty Organic form, soft curves & a rustic palette take their cues from nature.

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Tasked with creating a ‘non-beach’ house and forever home for Karen Byrde and husband

Jamie, interior designer Elvira Nuic from Bacic Group was guided by site and context.

Her incisive eye lends a sense of joy to this new City Beach haven that embodies a minimal yet vivid contemporary spirit.

“The couple lived in a character cottage in Maylands and were after something modern,” she tells Havenist. “They took a brave 180-degree move choosing a super-contemporary beach house!”

A brisk 900-metre walk from the beach and sited on just 220 square metres, the home is a pocket rocket packed with creative and exciting design solutions.

“We love the challenges a small block brings, from finding ways to maximise space to catching the best light,” she says.

Sharing their designer’s love for ‘concrete and minimalism’, the couple eschewed the classic whitewashed beach house aesthetic for something ‘bold and edgier’. ‘‘Their brief was open, but natural light and brightness were of utmost importance,” says Elvira. “The garden was also important, and we worked closely with Andrew Beck from Sustainable Garden Design on the landscaping. He is incredible.” »

A PAVED AND GRASSED AREA CREATED FOR SUMMER ENTERTAINING. Summer Swivel Chair and Orbit Side Table by grazia&co; Ripple Carafe by FERM Living; Ripple Wine Glasses by FERM Living, all from Loam.

« Elvira runs Bacic Group with her partner Drago Bacic, a builder, and Anthony Bacic, an engineer. "Ten years ago, we decided to combine our skills and specialise in high-end residential construction. We're a one-stop shop, covering everything from design and engineering to construction and interiors.”

For this project, maximising space was a priority for the team. "Our secret weapon is bWall, our exclusive insulated concrete walling system," she says. "We use it in place of double brick to create space. It's many times stronger and is thermally and acoustically superior."

Elvira says her team is “obsessed with details”. "We pay attention to the things you can't see," she says. "For this project, we used bWall for the

LEFT ENGINEERING OUT A COLUMN ALLOWS A SHARP CORNER WINDOW TO SHINE. Landscaping, Sustainable Garden Design.

OPPOSITE GLASS SCREENS AND FLOOR-TO-CEILING WINDOWS IMBUE INTERIOR SPACES WITH AN AIRY FEEL WHILE THE RAW, ROBUST AESTHETIC CREATES INTEREST.

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beautiful expansive corner windows. It meant columns weren't needed as the concrete acts as its beam. Ugly downpipes are concealed and cast into concrete walls. These are the details that can make or break a front elevation. It's what our clients love about our homes. They always look clean and sleek."

Elvira took a curatorial approach for the interior spaces, ensuring the materials and decorative pieces were positioned thoughtfully within the context of the broader surroundings. Robust materials like concrete and shapely furnishings lend an elegant sculptural element.

"After living in a period home, they wanted something modern, which meant letting go of many of their classic pieces," she says. »

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ABOVE ART AND A SCULPTURAL LIGHT FITTING ADD FLAIR TO A PARED-BACK DINING ZONE.

RIGHT A LONG CURVED CONCRETE ISLAND BENCHTOP HAS AMPLE SPACE FOR OWNERS KAREN AND JAMIE BYRDE TO COOK. A STRONG MINIMAL PALETTE IMBUES STRENGTH AND STYLE.

Artwork, Mossenson Galleries, Subiaco; Sepal Dining Chairs by Wendelbo; Waka Round Dining Table by Tide Design; Arena Vase by Papaya, all from Loam and pendant light, Alti Lighting.
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Diiva Swivel Stool by grazia&co; Sphere Vase by 101 Copenhagen; Flow Bowl by FERM Living, all from Loam.
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CURVACEOUS FURNITURE SOFTENS THE ARCHITECTURE’S AUSTERE LINES.

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Harvey Swivel Armchair and Harvey Ottoman by grazia&co; Sink Coffee Table by Jack Flanagan for OATH; Asko Rug by Linie Rugs; Stamp Bowl by Nude; Tuck Vase by FERM Living; Osaka Bowl by 101 Copenhagen; Fingal Sofa by Folio all from Loam.
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ABOVE HONED CONCRETE FLOORS ARE PREVALENT THROUGHOUT.

OPPOSITE A MONOCHROMATIC BATHROOM FEELS CRISP AND CONTEMPORARY.

« An airy, open-plan central space serves as the heart of the house, with all choices as practical as they are beautiful. On entering, you are greeted by a spacious kitchen featuring a 4-metre long curved concrete benchtop set against cabinetry crafted in sleek black laminate. A grey tinted mirror splashback bounces light around the space, and a discreet pantry hides beneath the stairs.

Adjacent, generous dining space is highlighted by a sculptural Alti pendant light that reflects the curve of the dining table and chairs beneath it. "One of the lovely design considerations is the sliding doors that open from this space to outdoors," she says. "We engineered out the column originally intended for the space for seamless transition and ease of flow." »

Celine Basin in matte white and Milani Progressive Mixer & Spout Set in matte black by ABI Interiors; polytec black woodmatt cabinetry, Optima Interiors; pure white benchtop, Laminex. Navy and cream stripe bath towels and bath mat, Loom Towels.
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« On the left, a pod embraces the couple's living space. A nature-imbued sense of serenity flows through the light-flooded room that boasts 3.2 m ceilings. "This portion of the house is single-storey, so we were lucky we were able to lift the ceiling here," she explains.

The master bedroom boasts a spacious walk-in robe and opens up to a gorgeous courtyard with an outdoor shower, perfect for after the beach. The couple's main bathroom features a full-height window that opens up to the garden as well.

Art animates the home's neutral-tone spaces. In the bedroom, an abstract piece by artist Josh Rodrigues depicts The Boulevard in City Beach, providing a rich palette. "We worked closely with Loam on the furnishings, including their beautiful green bedlinen that ties in with the artwork and greenery outdoors. It's a very special space."

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OPPOSITE A WALL-MOUNTED PENDANT CREATES TASK LIGHTING AND AN AMBIENT GLOW AT NIGHT.

RIGHT ART AND RUSTIC FURNISHING PROVIDE AN ORGANIC FEEL TO THE BEDROOM.

Orla Bedside by grazia&co from Loam; Driade Roly Poly chair designed by Faye Toogood. Kim Bench by De la Espada; The Boulevard artwork by Josh Rodrigues.
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SHARP LINES AND AUSTERE MATERIALS LINE A DISCREET ENTRY TO THE HOME.

Landscaping, Sustainable Garden Design.

Touch of Zen

Au naturel design, clean lines & earthy tones for seaside sensibility.

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1 Utopia Linear Pendant by Kelly Wearstler, $2,959, The Montauk Lighting Co. 2 Platform Bed, from $1,799, Empire Home. 3 Zaha Hadid Hew Serving Tray, $995, editeur. 4 Hommey Essential Boucle Olive Cushion, $89, Arrival Hall. 5 Rolf Benz coffee table by Annette Lang, from $1,895, Ultimo. 6 Shibuya Modular Sofa, from $2,563, Villa Kula. 7 Darwin Dining Armchair, $499 each, Eco Outdoor. 8 Magnolia art print, from $350, Studio D'Arcy.
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THE NOVAMOBILI STUDIO

Living space solutions to love the space you’re in. Designed and crafted in Italy.

PRESENTING
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INTERIOR DESIGN + CABINETRY + JOINERY ATTILA ROKA + THE KITCHEN STUDIO IQ STYLING GRACE BUCKLEY CREATIVE IMAGERY JODY D’ARCY

STORY ELIZABETH CLARKE

Beech House in Swanbourne beautifully accomplishes this with its past and present perfectly mingled and distilled.

The home is the result of an exceptional collaboration between designer and owner. Warm and timeless, the circa-1915 home draws on its original vernacular, providing a family with a city haven that is as functional as it is chic.

The clients, a couple running Losari Retreat in Margaret River, wanted their old property reimagined as the perfect bright and airy family abode.

Restoring and renovating the home’s original character respectfully was paramount, says European master craftsman Attila Roka from The Kitchen Studio IQ. “The owner had a vision of what he wanted to achieve and we worked together,” he tells Havenist. “It’s so important to retain a home’s original elements and its integrity, but also make sure it suits the owner’s lifestyle.”

The gardens were tackled first. Succulents and olive trees imbue a clean and minimal aesthetic, whilst exterior hardscaping, consisting of concrete and steel, feeds into the interior’s elements. »

Reviving a much-loved period home without destroying its longcherished spirit is always a feat.
THE OUTDOOR DINING SPACE IS INSTALLED WITH EVERYTHING IT NEEDS TO OPERATE JUST AS WELL AS AN INDOOR SPACE CAN.
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glass doors, Westec Doors & Windows, dining table and Polo chairs, all Contempo Studio; pendant lights, District; Puck ottoman, Henri Living; teak decking, Mortlock Timber.
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BELOW SLEEK CABINETRY AND SOFT FURNISHINGS COEXIST WITH EASE.

Custom wall unit by The Kitchen Studio IQ; sofa, Innerspace; chair, designFARM; timber flooring, Empire Wood Floors.

ARTISTIC AND GLAMOUROUS, THE LOUNGEROOM FOCUSES ON INCLUSIVITY AND LUXURY.

BELOW A GLASS PIVOT DOOR ACTS AS A PORTAL, PROVIDING A DISCREET SEGUE FROM KITCHEN TO DINING.

Wine racks, Living Edge; custom wall panelling by The Kitchen Studio IQ; timber flooring, Empire Wood Floors.

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Custom wall unit by The Kitchen Studio IQ in Navurban Ravenswood with feature panel behind TV in Polytec Steccawood; sofa and armchairs, Natuzzi. Puck ottoman, Henri Living; side table, brass plate and cushions, all Asbury Park Agency; pots, Bower Swanbourne; rug, Temple Fine Rugs; Gubi 'Semi' pendant light; curtains, Window Shading Solutions; Grigio Ramses basalt floor tiles, Bernini Stone & Tiles.
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LEFT A SIMPLE STUDY NOOK IS FUNCTIONAL AND COMPACT AND FILLS ITS SPACE WITH EASE. Revolver stools, designFARM; lamp, Empire Home; tiles, Bernini Stone & Tiles; custom desk, The Kitchen Studio IQ.

OPPOSITE MULTIPLE SKYLIGHTS FILL THE OFFICE WITH AMBIENT LIGHT. Tiles, Bernini Stone & Tiles; chair, designFARM; desk and custom cabinetry, The Kitchen Studio IQ.

« Gutting the original home and demolishing and replacing an old rear extension allows the historic home to accommodate modern family life.

There are three generous bedrooms and bathrooms, and a formal lounge on the ground level. The new addition at the back captures the kitchen, laundry, living and dining areas with easy access through vast glass doors to outdoors. At the top of a floating staircase are a sitting room, loft bedroom, an office illuminated by numerous skylights, and a yoga space.

Throughout, the home is vibrant ingenuity with a considered approach to practicality, flexibility and style. Also striking is the level of attention to detail, craftsmanship and bespoke design achieved in intricately tailored spaces. »

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« The formal living space is pure, crisp and functional. The walls are painted in Dulux Unforgettable, and the floors feature 140-millimetre wide jarrah floorboards. A large window featuring stained glass draws in natural light. The space is artfully filled with pieces by Design Farm, including a Walter Knoll sofa, coffee table, and an Armadillo & Co rug.

The family room’s aesthetic could not be more different. An assembly of plush grey sofas by Natuzzi dominates the space, and basalt tiles line the floor and run throughout the new extension. One wall is dedicated to a sleek custom wall unit crafted by Attila in Navurban Ravenswood that houses a television, open shelving and neat fireplace. Sheer curtains filter sunlight, and a statement pendant by Gubi takes up a corner space.

The kitchen also embraces a dark and moody feel. Custom timber-veneer joinery designed by Attila marries with a luxurious island bench crafted from Elias Silver limestone. Simple grey stools provide a spot to perch. Sleek and streamlined, the space is exquisitely detailed with functional appliances swept out of view. A slimline suspension light runs the length of the bench providing ample task lighting, whilst vast windows dressed in sheer curtains imbue ambience.»

OPPOSITE LIGHTWEIGHT BARN DOORS SEPARATE THE BEDROOM FROM THE COUPLE’S SITTING ROOM.

Bed, Henri Living; bed linen and cushions, Asbury Park Agency; floor lamp and rug, all Contempo Studio; sofa and Muuto 'Dots' wall hooks, all Living Edge; Haiku ceiling fan, Big Ass Fans; timber flooring, Empire Wood Floors.

RIGHT A CUSTOM WALK-IN ROBE IS ENTERED JUST OFF THE MASTER BEDROOM. Bedside lights, Contempo Studio; bed, Henri Living; bed linen and cushions, Asbury Park Agency; bedside table, Empire Home; cabinetry, The Kitchen Studio IQ; nude ceramic vase, Asbury Park Agency; gold trinket dish, Bower Swanbourne.

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THIS PAGE A WASH OF GREY STONE ENVELOPS BATHROOM WALLS AND FLOORS.

OPPOSITE SAGE GREEN TILING IMBUES A FEELING OF SERENITY AND CALM.

Alexia tiles, European Ceramics; custom vanity, The Kitchen Studio IQ; Silestone Linen benchtop; Antonio Lupi basins, Axor Citterio tapware and coordinating showerheads, all Sea of White; Købn towel, Empire Home.
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« The dining room is entered from the kitchen through a glass pivot door. A sleek dining table is partnered with curvaceous dining chairs by Contempo Studio. A simple cantilevered wall unit tracks along one wall, and wine storage is installed on another. Embellishment is minimal, bar a pair of Jørn Utzon pendant lights and piece of art by Linda van der Merwe.

Part of the beauty and richness of the interiors lies in the quality of light, introduced through large windows; and dramatic open elements contrast with more intimate dark wood detailing throughout. Original aspects of the home are lovingly restored with decorative cornices and stained glass both features. “We used a lot of veneer, Navurban Ravenswood and Polytec colour finishes,” Attila says. “The sliding barn doors in most of the rooms are crafted from very light balsa wood that reduces their weight.”

LEFT A FLOATING STAIRCASE LINKS THE GROUND LEVEL TO LIVING QUARTERS ABOVE.

Custom floating stairs in German oak with glass panelling, By Finesse; Puck ottoman, Henri Living; teak console and accessories, Empire Home; black vase, Asbury Park Agency.

OPPOSITE SUBTLE SOFT TOUCHES IMBUE FEMININITY TO A PAREDBACK SITTING SPACE.

Walter Knoll 'Prime Time' sofa, coffee table, and Armadillo & Co rug, all designFARM; cushions, Asbury Park Agency; glassware, Empire Home; reversible vases, Bower Swanbourne; custom console, The Kitchen Studio IQ; Gubi 'Ronde' pendant lights; Haiku ceiling fan, Big Ass Fans.

The refinement of these rooms and their harmonious composition owe much to Attila. Growing up in Budapest in Hungary, he was trained in interior design and is a qualified cabinetmaker. “When I create a home, I like to sit in the middle of the empty room and visualise how I want it to look,” he says. “I have always found inspiration in the famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi and Austrian architect and visual artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. My style is modern and timeless but most importantly, I always design for the owner.”

Walking into Beech House the other night, Attila says, was ‘magical.’ “The ambient light, the music and palette make it very calm,” he says. “It works beautifully. It’s amazing.”

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OPPOSITE IN THE KITCHEN, SHADES OF GREY HARMONISE WITH RUSTIC OBJECTS AND MOMENTS OF CRISP WHITE. Timber fruit bowl, Panache Living; tall vase, client’s own; timber-veneer joinery designed by Attila Roka and made by The Kitchen Studio IQ; island bench made from Elias Silver limestone, Bernini Stone & Tiles; Revolver stools, designFARM; Slimline suspension light, Tilly's Lighting Solutions. THIS PAGE IN THE LAUNDRY, AN ALL-GREY PALETTE IS LIFTED BY CRISP WHITE LIGHT SHADES AND A LUSH GREEN OUTLOOK.
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Floor tiling, Bernini Stone & Tiles; cabinetry, The Kitchen Studio IQ; tapware, Sea Of White; pendants, Mobilia; Bosch appliances from Winning Appliances.

A STRIKING ARTWORK STEALS ATTENTION IN THE DINING ROOM.

Pedrali ‘Arki’ dining table, Innerspace; Polo dining chairs, Contempo Studio; floating wall unit by Attila Roka, made by The Kitchen Studio IQ; concert pendant lights by Jørn Utzon, Cult Design; artwork by Linda van der Merwe.

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1 Normann Copenhagen Bell Lamp (XS/S/M/L), from $600, Arrival Hall. 2 Perennial Posy art print, from $330, by Alisha Falconer. 3 Rolf Benz dining armchair by Birgit Hoffmann & Christoph Kahleyss, from $4,730 each, Ultimo. 4 grazia&co Orbit Side Table, $1,375, Loam. 5 Kalk Midbec wallpaper, POA, Scandinavian Wallpaper & Décor. 6 L’OBJET and Hale Mercantile Co. Waffle Linen Hand Soap & Towel (set), $150, editeur. 7 Elijah Swivel Chair and Ottoman, $3,989 and $2,779, Villa Kula. 8 Ayr outdoor umbrella and stand, $1,599, Eco Outdoor.
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EXPERT-APPROVED DESIGN SECRETS

TOP INTERIOR DESIGNERS SHARE THEIR TIPS FOR STYLING A ROOM THAT ENERGISES, SOOTHES AND INSPIRES.

TAPPING INTO TEXTURE

Texture is a key element in interior design, creating depth, richness and interest in a space. A clever use of texture requires careful execution of layers and a mix of materials. For her Nedlands project, interior designer Emma Hann built her textural palette around natural and tactile materials like linen, timber, and velvets. “We layered varying textures and interesting furniture pieces to create spaces you never want to leave,” she says. Natural finishes are applied throughout, from buttery oak floors and timber bedhead walls to wax linen curtains. “Aged brass and detailing added glamour and enhanced the furniture’s form, making it more of a feature,” she says.

The home’s palette draws from nature, which Emma enriched with jewel-like tones. “I wanted a darker palette that contrasted with the crisp white walls and would make the artwork sing,” she says. “The two front rooms are very dark, which helps showcase the family’s mementoes and treasures. It’s in sharp contrast to the back, filled with northern light. It is a super contemporary home but comfy at the same time.”

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SPONTANEOUS STYLING

One of the most common styling mistakes is sticking rigidly to a theme or colour palette. “I’m definitely not into theming,” says interior stylist Sam Tatulli. “It’s more important to bring your personality and what you love into every space.”

For her Circe Circle project in Dalkeith, Sam applied a muted colour scheme offset with earthy tones and natural textures. Soothing and luxurious, it encapsulates an insouciant spirit, creating a cosy family abode.

In the master bedroom, rich autumnal tones play out in cosy knits against elegant linen drapes. A beautiful custom-made pendant light from New York provides jewellery to the space, and a dark green Jardan console adorned with an assortment of objects adds an edge. “We colourmatched the console to my favourite handbag,” Sam laughs. “It’s the best shade of green!” Scattered throughout are beautifully curated collections of books, objects, ceramic vessels and pottery pieces.

“It’s important to explore textures, have fun with colours, and not be too caught up in making sure everything matches,” says Sam. “Embracing punchy elements and finding a point of difference is key.”

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MASTERING MONOCHROMATIC

A grey-on-grey scheme provides the perfect backdrop for various design schemes, whether you're a devoted minimalist or maximalist. Truly timeless, there are few colours more enduring. Whether your space is defined by square footage, soaring ceilings, natural light, architectural details or layers of texture, grey can enhance it.

Stylist Malvina Stone applied shades of grey to the interior spaces of Mosman Park House using natural honed stone, heavy and sheer linens, cotton velvets, and leather. "Natural fibres create the best depth of colour and texture," she says. "A grey interior sets the perfect backdrop for fabulous art and provides a sense of intimacy. The abundance of natural light and tones surrounding the property ensured it never felt heavy."

Malvina elevated the home's quiet monochromatic scheme with deep olive highlights and warm lighting. "The main objective for the project was to follow the site's cues, from the rugged cliffs and lush foliage to the ever-changing river," she says. "I love muted muddy tones like aubergine and saffron that bring soul to an all-grey palette." »

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INDOOR-OUTDOOR STYLE

« Creating a luxurious outdoor area helps take advantage of warm weather and provides additional dining and living options to enjoy all year round. For Secret Harbour homeowner Kristie Simpson, it’s her family's most utilised space. "I largely designed our home myself, and our outdoor living space beautifully reflects our lifestyle," she says. "It's a very flexible indoor-outdoor set-up we spend time in every day."

The home's generous outdoor spaces tick all the boxes in terms of functionality and layout, and effortlessly mesh with its interiors. The kitchen opens up to an alfresco area through a bi-fold server-based window and a sliding door concealed behind an internal fireplace. Adjoining is a generous outdoor lounge area filled with durable but stylish furnishings. Both areas overlook landscaping, a swimming pool and a sandpit. "After the children go to bed, my husband and I move the firepit into the sandpit and relax over a glass of wine," she says. "It's a beautiful place to end the day." darklightdesign.com.au havenist.com.au/havens/beach-house

CLEVER COLOUR

For her Cottesloe project Seaside Apartment, designer Kim Pearson applied a soft, nature-inspired palette throughout. "The client specifically wanted modern Australian colour, not one colour or variations on a neutral, just gentle tones," says Kim.

Playful patterns, like polka dots and stripes and pops of soft and lively colour, punctuate each space, providing contrast and visual interest. In the dining room, an iconic Australian beachscape informs the pink, aqua, tangerine and blues seen in the chairs, sideboard and décor. In the master bedroom, blue, grey and crisp white create calm alongside more vibrant shades of red, green, purple and yellow. For added depth and interest, Kim layered a material palette, equal parts cool and warm, in the form of wool, linen, grass wall cloth, stone, and European and American oaks. kimpearson.com.au

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THREE STEPS TO FINDING YOUR

Ideal Appliance

HOW TO FIND THE HIGH-TECH MUST-HAVES THAT WILL SEE YOU COOKING SMARTER, CLEANING FASTER, AND FEELING CALMER.

IMAGERY TRAVIS HAYTO PHOTOGRAPHY STORY ELIZABETH CLARKE
IN ASSOCIATION WITH HART & CO.

STEP 1: DISCOVER The kitchen and laundry are the engine rooms of the home and when equipped with the right appliances, life suddenly feels easier. WA family-owned Hart & Co. offers a wide range of premium appliances for the kitchen and laundry that are professionalquality, design-centric, and offer the very latest in technology.

"People often feel overwhelmed at the thought of shopping for new appliances," says Belinda Hart from Hart & Co. "The in-store experience we offer at our Osborne Park showroom is warm, inviting and sensory. We sit down and slow it down. It's like no other buying experience because many of our products are operational, which allows customers to see and feel the appliance, discover how it works, and find out what it can do for their home.”

STEP 3: ENJOY The Hart & Co. care doesn't stop once you take your appliance home. Immersive after-purchase experiences are available should you need further instruction or information. "Our customers often call and ask for help, and we invite them in-store to meet with our cooking appliance educators as well as hold cooking masterclasses to educate them on how to use their purchase," Belinda says. "We love to support our customers and make sure they get the very most from their new appliance, now and tomorrow."

Visit Hart & Co. to find out how they can transform your home and cooking. hartandcoappliances.com.au

STEP 2: EXPERIENCE "Once you have made your purchase, we want you to love your appliance just as we do," says Belinda. "We don’t want you just using 180-degree fan-forced; we want you to operate [your oven] like an expert and use its technology to become a nextlevel cook."

Complimentary before-purchase cooking demonstrations break down the appliance’s technology so you can use it every day, simply and correctly. "You wouldn't buy a car without test driving it, and the same goes for an oven or washing machine," Belinda says. "Some people think they'll use a feature but feel overwhelmed and don't. It’s important to experience every feature so you can choose which ones will suit your lifestyle."

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FUTURE-PROOF YOUR HOME

YOUR ARCHITECT-APPROVED CHECKLIST FOR A SUSTAINABLE BUILD.

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You’ve swapped the supermarket for the farmers’, collect plastic bags like stamps and test-drive hybrid cars in your spare time, but how does your home measure up?

Whether renovating an old home or fitting out a new one, considered design, strategic thinking and the right material choices are crucial considerations for a sustainable home.

Here are four ways to ensure your haven is as ecominded as you are.

Building orientation

When building, factor in your home’s orientation. When positioned properly, it benefits from its surroundings, which helps maintain a constant comfortable temperature inside. “It’s amazing how your home’s orientation impacts your quality of life,” says Seamus Ryan, Perth architect and certified passive house designer. “It can create a negative or positive impact, affecting your home’s internal natural daylight quality, energy efficiency, comfort levels and running costs.”

Sun path, prevailing winds and views are the main aspects of building orientation to consider. “Here in Perth, placing living spaces on the north maximises the winter solar gain while ensuring good solar shading during the hotter months,” he says. “Bedrooms are best placed on the southern side of the house to avoid overheating, and solar gains that are not utilised during the day.”

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Thermal mass

Dense sturdy materials, like concrete, brick and stone, absorb and store heat and take time to heat up and cool down. In winter, these thermal mass materials store heat and slowly release it at night. In warmer weather, they keep your home blissfully cool.

“Thermal mass reduces the need for heating,” says Seamus, “but it can be counterproductive if a home is not designed correctly. This can include incorrect wall design and insulation placement, or poor window design. An experienced architect should be consulted to ensure a good-quality design which provides optimum performance.”

3 Insulation

Insulation is an excellent energy-saving measure that helps keep heat inside in winter and outside in summer.

“Insulation’s install and construction can make or break a good-quality result,” says Seamus. “The performance of any insulation product is known as its R value. The higher the value, the better the level of insulation.”

Insulating your home reduces your energy consumption and CO² emissions considerably. Seek out the best performing insulation possible when refitting or building to ensure a good thermal building envelope. “Ask your architect to complete construction details for the builder to ensure minimal thermal breaks and bridging,” advises Seamus. “It helps create a high performing home.”

4 Glazing

Glass not only reduces glare and cuts cooling cost, it controls comfort and wellness levels, making it a critical component to consider when building or renovating. Improving glazing thermal performance also reduces energy consumption, which lowers costs and emissions.

“Windows connect to the outdoors, providing natural daylight and reducing confinement,” says Seamus. “Up to 40 percent of a home’s heating energy can be lost through windows, so considering their thermal performance is critical when purchasing windows and doors.”

When choosing your glass doors and windows, find out their U value rating for a combined rating for glass and frame. “The lower the U value, the better the performance,” says Seamus. “Installation construction detailing by your architect is also critical to ensure goodquality airtightness to the perimeter of the window. It’s a major component of a certified Passive House.”

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CHRISTIAN Lyon

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CHIC SITTING ROOM AND POTS OF TEA CRADLES

CHRISTIAN’S CREATIVITY.

INTERVIEW ELIZABETH CLARKE

IMAGERY: 1 Sculptural forms feature throughout Christian’s Forrest Street Project. 2 Softly does it at editeur. 3 Layers of gentle tones and luxe textures at Forrest Street. 4 Christian in a New York gallery. 5 His South Yarra Project epitomises old school elegance.

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7:00AM The alarm goes off. I’m not an early riser so my husband Russell brings me a cup of coffee in bed to kick-start the day. Often, I use this time in the morning to speak with my suppliers and colleagues in the eastern states. At the moment we are in the final stages of negotiation with a Sydney-based distributor to bring two internationally renowned, high-end furniture brands to our store, editeur, so there are often early morning Zoom meetings. Most mornings, we also try to take our dog Leo for a quick walk before Leo and I head into the office for the day.

8:30AM I’m in the office and having a cup of tea with my team, and setting our priorities for the day. It’s a busy little practice and we all need to be flexible and adaptable, as often our priorities change in response to our clients’ needs. I think flexibility is essential in any successful small business. No two days are ever the same, so that keeps us all on our toes. Most of my clients lead very busy lives and we must be ready and able to handle whatever it is they need. I love problem-solving and thinking creatively, and helping improve the way our clients’ homes function. It’s very rewarding.

10:00AM Between my design practice and my shop, editeur, there is never enough time in the day. There are meetings with clients, suppliers, artisans and craftsmen. I also collaborate with very talented architects, which I love. It’s very stimulating when you work with like-minded creatives. It’s a great way of extending yourself and getting a fabulous result for the client. I’m lucky to have very supportive clients who give us the opportunity to come up with something unique that is tailored to their personality and facilitates their way of living.

5:00PM A few times a week, I leave a little early and go to the gym. After that I pick up Russell from work and we take Leo for a walk. We often walk along the river at the end of our street or go to Bold Park. We break down the day and what it means to both of us. It’s a lovely break in the day to help clarify what has happened, and it’s always beautiful and restorative to appreciate how lucky we are to be living in such a beautiful place as Perth.

7:00PM After dinner, I do another couple of hours of work. There are always emails to catch up

on, orders to place. Especially at the moment with the international supply chain the way it is, I’m often emailing and calling the US and Europe to try to get real-time answers from our global network of suppliers. It helps keep things moving efficiently.

9:30PM By now I feel like I’ve done enough. I’m not a very good sleeper so I need something to help me switch off before bed. I like to snuggle up on the sofa and watch half an hour of a film, just to stop my mind from whirling.

WEEKENDS My weekend is split in two: a day to revive, restore and reconnect, and the other to be creative.

I find it joyful, spiritual and enriching to walk by the river or take in an exhibition. My loved ones are very important to me and paramount to my wellbeing. I love nothing more than sharing a pot of tea and talking. It’s essential to properly take the time and be present, and it’s my weekly priority. I relish it.

The other part of the weekend is spent concentrating on my creative self. I consider working on the creative process a privilege. I love nothing more than isolating myself in my cabana (weather permitting) or in front of the fire in my sitting room

working through a design challenge. I can spend hours trawling YouTube for lectures on fascinating topics like French Modernist architecture or the Duchess of Windsor’s jewellery. Since Covid has prevented me from travelling to international design shows and exhibitions, I research online. Being well informed of the latest trends and developments in design is crucial, as is connecting with my friends and contemporaries in the design scene interstate and overseas. It keeps me abreast of what’s happening in their worlds, and I adore it.

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EMBRACING THE CHANCE TO CREATE AN OLD-FASHIONED HOLIDAY SHACK, PEPPER HUTCHINSON AND MARK SAMBRAILO FIND A SWEET SPOT BETWEEN STYLE AND FUNCTIONALITY.

The concept behind this vintage beach shack was simple: make it feel relaxed and comfortable. An uncomplicated brief, perhaps, but difficult to achieve in a very old house. Not so for Pepper Hutchinson and Mark Sambrailo. The couple has reimagined their 1960s Augusta holiday house into a relaxing family haven, Airbnb favourite, and escape from everyday life.

Nestled on the banks of the Blackwood River and immersed in nature, it reminds Pepper of her Tasmanian childhood. "It takes me back with the cooler climate, fishing, and the ocean meeting the river," she says. "We sit on our deck and look across at a long strip of bush through peppermint gums and see water. It's hypnotic."

Mark, a fourth-generation boat builder, largely renovated the tiny two-bedroom shack, removing the kitchen and loungeroom wall for generous open-plan living. The old-fashioned bathroom was overhauled, the laundry mudroom reshuffled, and the once narrow deck replaced with a much larger version that wraps

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around the sides of the house. A granny flat at the back is used as a third bedroom, work shed, and storage.

The result is a charming beach shack filled with comfy second-hand pieces and muchloved treasures. "The dining table, hanging chair, and vintage kitchenette are all Gumtree finds we restored," says Pepper. "Other treasures, like the kitchen pot and canisters, are from op-shops, and the kitchen and bathroom benchtops are old Oregon floorboards from The Guildford Hotel."

In the kitchen, new cabinetry is painted in Dulux Little Mermaid, a deep-sea green, and lanterns from House of Orange in Melbourne swing overhead. The lounge space centres around a potbelly stove and comprises secondhand chairs covered in various fabrics found at Warwick and Spotlight. "In winter, I gather all the chairs around the fire, and in summer, disperse them around the house," Pepper says.

A vast red floral rug that anchors a second living space was unearthed at a garage sale in Augusta. "It was $40 and belonged to an artist from Tasmania," she says. "I had to have it!"

In the bedrooms, curtains filter in soft light and layers of bedlinens by Sheet Society and I Love Linen provide cosy comfort.

In the know VISIT

Glenarty Road for a long lunch of house-made charcuterie, sides of seasonal produce, and crafted wines. glenartyroad.com.au

Colour Patch Augusta for Negronis, Italian Mojitos, Albany Rock Oysters and roast scampi. thecolourpatchaugusta.com

SHOP

Lion's Shed Op Shop for an afternoon of fossicking. opshop.org/details/Lions-Shed-Leeuwin Lion's Preloved Toys for preloved puzzles, games and children's toys.

BOOK IT

The Shipwright’s Mistress, Vintage Augusta Shack on Airbnb airbnb.com.au/rooms/46858189

As for the styling, Pepper says she had the perfect canvas to work with. Every corner is filled with bits and pieces from Mark's family’s boatyards and treasures the couple has collected over time. "Augusta has great op shops for a population of only 6,000," says Pepper. "I fossick and always find treasures."

The Shipwright's Mistress is a world away from the distractions of modern life. There isn't a television; instead, puzzles, books and games are scattered to entertain. The couple's late mothers' recipe books, spanning Margaret Fulton to Nigella Lawson, are housed in the vintage kitchenette and are much loved by Pepper and her youngest son. "He likes to choose what we'll cook, and I love that my mum has thumbed through that very book and done the same," she says.

As for the name, the couple deliberated for six months on what to call their shack. "We wanted a name with a story," says Pepper. "We chose The Shipwright's Mistress because Mark is a shipwright, and this house continues to entice him down south. Luckily it doesn't bother me a bit!"

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THE LITTLE BAR THAT COULD

YOU CAME FOR THE WINE, BUT YOU NEED TO EAT.

FORTUNATELY THE FOOD HERE FROM SNAPPER CRUDO TO SAFFRON CAPELLINI — IS WORTH ITS OWN VISIT.

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Around 7 every night, a mix of artists, designers, models and food aficionados converge on Wembley hotspot Mummucc' for plates of handmade pasta, fresh stracciatella, and Limoncello Spritz.

For them, Mummucc' (say 'MA-mooch', an Abruzzese Italian word for mother) is more than just a cosy neighbourhood haunt; it's a culinary mecca. To owners Tania Nicolo and Ryan Bookless, though, it's simply a bar. "Our intention was to just run a simple bar that serves good food," she says. "Because why shouldn't a bar have a great menu?"

The couple opened popular pizza hotspot Monsterella in 2016 to raves. When a site became available just a few doors up, they grabbed it. "It's a great space we have renovated ourselves," Tania says. "Our aim is for every customer to feel like they are somewhere else, be it Melbourne or Milan," she says. "It's bigger than we intended, but it's just great,"

Chef Matt McDonald runs the kitchen singlehandedly and is integral to the establishment's success. "He doesn't even have a sous chef, it's just him," Tania says. "He's taken us from a small bar with share plates to a restaurant with the most incredible dishes using local seasonal produce. He is next level."

McDonald's new menu is no exception. His charcoal cuttlefish skewers with a yolk glaze and ink sabayon is a stand-out. "I love Matt’s signature Angus sirloin cooked on coals with pepper berries and a side of fritz," she says. "It's out of this world."

The crowds also flock to Mummucc' for their selection of biodynamic and organic wines and pasta handmade by Tania’s mother, Maria. "She and two of her friends make the pasta sheets every day for Matt to shape," says Tania. "She has been making pasta since she was 8 years old. I offer to help, but she says I'm a 'cyclone' and you can't make pasta in a rush!" »

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FOOD
“Our aim is for every customer to feel like they are somewhere else, be it Melbourne or Milan.”
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—TANIA NICOLO

Charcoal cuttlefish SERVES 8

480g fresh cuttlefish, cut into strips lengthways

Brine

Koji

Honey

Salt and pepper

Ink Sabayon

500g mayonnaise

1 tablespoon squid ink

Fresh lime juice

1/ Combine ink sabayon ingredients and whip until combined. Put aside.

2/ Add brine ingredients to a bowl and combine well, seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.

3/ Place cuttlefish in brine, completely covered, and marinate overnight.

4/ Assemble cuttlefish on skewers in a folding pattern. Allow 60g per cuttlefish per skewer.

5/ Cook over coals, basting with the brine the cuttlefish has soaked in.

6/ Serve cuttlefish skewers alongside ink sabayon and a glass of crisp white wine.

Local figs with la delizia stracciatella SERVES 2

FOOD

150g stracciatella

2-3 fresh figs

Balsamic vinegar

Honey

Sea salt

Olive oil

Hazelnuts, chopped

Basil Oil

1 cup olive oil

2 cups basil pinch sea salt

1/ To make basil oil, blend ingredients then strain through a muslin cloth. Put aside.

2/ Spoon stracciatella onto a plate.

3/ Cut figs into eights and place on top of cheese.

4/ Place some balsamic vinegar down one side of the plate and basil oil down the other.

5/ Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with chopped hazelnuts.

CHARCOAL

CUTTLEFISH AND LOCAL FIGS WITH LA DELIZIA STRACCIATELLA AND A GLASS OF SI VINTNERS 2021 ADA CHARDONNAY.
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CO-FOUNDER OF COMMUNICATIONS AGENCY CHARACTER OLIVIA POUSHKINE FINDS SOLACE, SEAFOOD AND SUNSHINE AT MADALENA'S.

"Ilove anchovies. It's a slightly out of the box food obsession and one that runs deep. It's one of the reasons I adore Madalena's Wine & Seafood in South Fremantle. It takes inspiration from the botecos of Brazil with its abundance of fresh local seafood, modern wines, live music and uncomplicated interiors. I go there to escape and share plates of sardines, fish, octopus and my beloved anchovies with friends. I take a stool at the bar or languish at a table in the sun. It embraces all the things I love. Everybody walks in here, no matter what age they are, and loves it. I always leave plotting my return."

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