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Style Source The definitive guide to what’s on trend


Luxe to Less Finding the right sofa for your budget


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Marketplace Where to shop for design excellence


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156 Bathrooms of the Future The latest in innovative design

168 Bright Ideas Lighting for every mood and occasion

178 Culinary Stars Twenty-five fabulous kitchen appliances

Turkish Delight A bachelor pad on another level

104 Sweet Disposition An architect masterminds his dream home

114 New Beginnings An iconic wool store space turned industrial haven

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reating beautiful, sophisticated homes requires a level of skill not always achievable by the DIYer. Sure, you can get involved in your home’s design and decor, but with so much information available today in print and online, the facts and product choices can be rather daunting. This, I feel, is why we often see so many same-same types of houses, whether project built or furnished from the one showroom. Taking your home’s design to the next level of individuality should be your aim, and we’ve found a selection of beautiful homes and interiors to demonstrate the results of working with professional guidance. Whether your budget is at the top end, tight or somewhere in between, good design principles must still be employed. Learning and then implementing these principles will achieve a superior result. I’ve always been of the opinion that following trends is a no-no — will you really love that purple and lime green sofa next year? Not that I’m against colour — far from it; I encourage you to explore colour and find one that speaks to and about you. Most of us have colours we love that stay with us throughout our lives. My mother adored pink, but could go a bit overboard with it at times — so it’s good to introduce other colours to break up the

prettiness and give you some alternate elements to work with. My favourite colour is red. It can be a bit intimidating if used on a large scale, but carefully balanced with other materials and colours, it can create beautiful interiors that are warm and inviting. This issue, our styled shoot is far from samesame. Created in the showrooms of Versace Home and Roberto Cavalli Home in Sydney and combining luxe fabrics and furnishings, this gorgeous feature will be sure to inspire your creativity. But, be warned — it’s a little on the wild side! Feature homes this edition are as diverse as they are beautiful and include a spectacular waterfront home in Sydney’s Pittwater by Albert Hoggett Architects; an impressive apartment in a converted wool store in Brisbane by award-winning designer Revy Bryce-Browning; a unique, industrial-style penthouse apartment in Istanbul by Ofist Studio and a chic Parisian abode by world-renowned designer Gérard Faivre. And if you’re looking for the ultimate in luxury Australian style, Eliza — designed by architect Tony Owen — could be what you’re after. If you have a stratospheric budget or one more modest like mine, wonderful results can be achieved when all the elements and principles of good design are in alignment. Happy reading, Kate St James, FDIA


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contributors Petrina Turner has more than 20 years of experience in the design industry and covers a broad range of design services including residential and commercial interiors, styling as well as product design and development. Petrina offers a personalised approach to her clients’ needs, drawing on her sophisticated and sometimes whimsical interpretation of a brief. Her inspiration comes from travelling to far-off places and engaging with local Australian designers and craftspeople as well as discovering the most private aspects of people’s lives. Drawing from this and her extensive professional experience, Petrina works with her clients to create beautiful and eclectic spaces. This issue, Petrina gives us her take on what design trends are hot right now.

After completing studies in business/ marketing and design, Anne-Maree Sargeant worked as an interior designer in Melbourne and London before relocating to Sydney where she established Space Furniture for founder Kevin Jarrett. During a decade at the helm of Space Sydney, AnneMaree initiated brand partnerships with many big names in contemporary design including B&B Italia, Cassina, Poltrona Frau, Edra, Kartell and Magis. She then launched a communications-based design company collaborating with leaders in the design, art, retail and manufacturing worlds. Anne-Maree is a renowned supporter of original design and has been instrumental in establishing national platforms that exhibit, promote and sell authentic Australian design products. Affectionately known as AMS in the design world, AnneMaree shares her view on authentic, homegrown design with us this issue.

Based in Melbourne, David Sandison has a broad background in photography, ranging from architecture to fashion, advertising and street shoots. Working with Revy Bryce-Browning from Design Vision for this issue, David has captured the magnificence of a former wool store turned apartment, showcasing the stunning renovation in all its glory.


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BARE ESSENTIALS Producing work that stands the test of time, Swedish-born Anna-Carin McNamara meshes functionality with a sharp eye for style Words Annabelle Cloros nna-Carin McNamara knew she wanted to become an interior designer when she first visited Esprit’s head office in Stockholm. As a young structural engineer working at an architectural practice, she was “struck with the feel of the place and how it was planned”. After experiencing this career-altering moment, Anna-Carin sought out designer Rupert Gardner and persevered for years until he offered her a position at his office. He later recommended she do a master’s degree in interior design at the Royal College of Art in London. With an aesthetic that revolves around combining different elements together, AnnaCarin’s designs make the individual the focal point. “The individual is always at the centre,” she says. “I believe we all crave and want warm spaces. Being Swedish, I am strongly influenced by Scandinavian modernism, although I don’t always set out to create Scandinavian interiors.”



Anna-Carin’s collaboration with Australian company Designer Rugs has enabled her to tell the story of her childhood through design. “I love that they all represent an enchanted memory from my childhood in a small village in the south of Sweden — a place I left as a teenager that I have come to appreciate so much more through the creation of this collection.” When the company invited Anna-Carin to the Melbourne Cup in 2012, she experienced a “download” during a morning meditation session where she “saw images, patterns and colours forming from aspects in my childhood on the farm”. The designer wasted no time in recording her vision and spent the next few months recreating what she had seen and putting together a presentation for Designer Rugs founder Yosi Tal, who simply responded with, “Let’s do it!” Given the green light, Anna-Carin worked with a senior designer to select colours and translate the patterns into drawings to enable weavers in Nepal

to get started on a sample collection. Now available, Anna-Carin’s rugs are part of the Forsa collection, with Wild Berry a popular design and Pike serving as her current favourite. As the rugs are handknotted, no machinery is required in the production, making the ancient process environmentally friendly. With an array of projects under her belt across the globe, including a family home in the Sydney suburb of Woollahra, her own Bondi house and a number of international shop fit-outs for kikki.K, Anna-Carin has shunned the trends and marched to the beat of her own drum, opting to utilise “muted natural colours, subtle textures and furniture made using natural materials”. The interior designer seeks to design even more products and eventually work on creating an exclusive boutique in Sydney. And we will definitely be keeping our eyes peeled for it. HD For more information,

Words Annabelle Cloros wo years ago, long-time friends Lyndie Wilsenach and Eriana Bredenhann combined their passion for interiors to create Vanilla Slate Designs. During a light-bulb moment in a Sydney coffee shop, the pair decided that working together was the way to go. They wasted no time in registering the business name and setting up an office to kick-start their dream.

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Prior to establishing their own firm, Eriana ditched her accounting career to run her own framing company and renovate houses. Lyndie owned her own homewares store in Dural, New South Wales and also worked in the family business. “Even though people warned us that starting a successful interior design business is difficult, we felt ready to take the leap,” admits the duo. Both friends studied interior design, with Eriana completing her Diploma of Interior Design at Sydney Design School and Lyndie undertaking a course in Colour and Interior Design at the International School of Colour and Design. “We believe you don’t wake up one day and decide you’re a designer,” says the duo. “You just know your happy place has always been among colour, textures and people.” Eriana and Lyndie describe their design style as “rustic and quirky with clean lines”, and both prefer to work with natural materials. “Most of our designs have timber as well as elements of recycled products.” Sustainability and making the most of a space plays a large role in Vanilla Slate’s design process. “We always try to reuse some of the existing features and fixtures. Not only do we save the client money, but we also aim to have a lesser impact on the environment and source environmentally friendly products.” A focus on sustainability has flowed on from Eriana and Lyndie’s interior design

process to their very own Sisterhood cushion collection. “We made sure our cushions were printed with inks that are water-based, solvent-free and environmentally friendly.” The vintage-inspired cushions were designed in collaboration with Sydney artist Tanith du Plessis. “Our dream is to have our range available in homewares shops around Australia,” says Eriana and Lyndie. A favourite project from the team was a butcher/wine store located in Sydney’s Lane Cove, where Eriana and Lyndie were responsible for designing a space that could be converted from a butcher shop into a wine bar at night. “Some of the shelving was on wheels and the chairs had a dual purpose during the day and evening. The whole shop had to be able to be transformed into an entertainment space with limited manpower.” Social media plays a prominent role for Eriana and Lyndie when it comes to conjuring new ideas. “We find Instagram a great inspiration where we can have live conversations with designers and our followers.” The girls also enjoy getting out and experiencing hidden locations where they can unwind with a glass of wine and a good book. And what better way to come up with new ideas? HD For more information, HOME DESIGN

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FROM THE HEART Margot Bawden is living her vision of producing customisable textiles and wallpapers that are completely sustainable and utterly beautiful


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Words Annabelle Cloros aking the plunge and trading in your career for your passion is not for everyone. But Margot Bawden decided to dive in head first, establishing Heart Ethical, a business with an eco-friendly ethos that doesn’t compromise when it comes to style. “Getting into the design industry was a conscious career choice,” says Margot. “I decided to get serious after our second child and did some design papers at the Auckland University of Technology. It’s incredibly liberating to do what you love.” Margot’s concept stemmed from a passion for patterns, fabrics and wallpapers. She set out to run a business that could sell products that took the earth — and the people who exist on it — into consideration. The entire process, from concept to end product, is conducted as sustainably as possible. “I use base cloths that come from crops that are more environmentally friendly than traditional cotton,” says Margot. “Hemp, linen and organic cotton are better alternatives and are beautiful cloths in their own right.” All products are made to order, therefore eliminating waste. Even the packaging is made from recyclable plastic, which Heart Ethical encourages customers to reuse and recycle. With a range influenced by mid-century

style, stripes, dots and florals feature heavily in Margot’s designs, but the customer has free reign to alter the products as they wish or work with an in-house designer to create their dream print. “Customers can vary designs themselves with our customisation tool, changing colourways and the scale of the print,” she explains. Heart Ethical’s most popular designs include Heart Love from the Papa Aroha collection and Granny’s Garden from the Back Blocks collection. “Granny’s Garden is inspired by my mum’s garden,” says Margot. “It was always a place of love, colour and little surprises.” Sourcing a reliable pool of inspiration can be difficult in an urban cityscape, but Margot lives rurally in New Zealand and inspiration from the surrounding environment can strike at any time. “I get out most days, walking or running beside vineyards, farms and orchards. It’s during this quiet time I’ll see something that will inspire me — a shape, a colour, textures,” she reflects. With a design philosophy of keeping it simple and looking to colour for an element of surprise, Margot lives by the mantra of being true to yourself and nourishing your soul. Operating for little more than a year, Heart Ethical is just getting started, making homes more eco-friendly one textile at a time. HD For more information,



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LIGHTEN UP! Tamara Watts turned a thrifty project into a business that gets bolder and brighter by the day Words Annabelle Cloros hey say what goes around comes around — especially when it involves trends. And Tamara Watts has based her lamp shade company Retro Print Revival on vintage prints and materials that prove history knows best. Kick-starting her career in the creative industry, Tamara studied Visual Merchandising at RMIT University in Melbourne where she took on a variety of subjects from product design to lettering and 3D modelling — but sadly, lamp making wasn’t an option. “I always had a passion


for design and being a lamp maker is just something I fell into,” says Tamara. “I worked out how to make a lampshade from an old wire frame and it grew from there.” In 2009, while she was a visual merchandiser for iconic brand Country Road, Tamara began to accumulate an array of vintage fabrics and lamp bases that were begging to be put to good use. “I created my first lamp and got such a fantastic response that I decided to make more,” she continues. “There is a gap for unique lighting, so Retro Print Revival was built with the idea of upcycling old and forgotten wares to create

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a product that is sustainable, handmade and individual in the market.” With a range of products that seek inspiration from the ’50s to the ’70s, developing the new Electra lamp was a great feat for Tamara. “Creating something physical from a light-bulb moment is a really special thing,” she says. “It has been a whirlwind experience learning about the many different aspects to this particular lamp’s components.” The Rocket lamp features a simple design and is handcrafted from Tasmanian blackwood that is then oiled and waxed to



bring out the natural colours of the material, whereas the Electra lamp is “unmistakably influenced by mid-century design”. Masterminding a product that is largely comprised of recycled materials makes the lamp shades incredibly sustainable. “Each creation is made from 100-per-cent Australian-made and -sourced materials,” informs Tamara. “A selection of our lamps are made from original vintage fabrics and retro lamp bases. Lots of the fabrics are from old curtains and tablecloths that have been shoved in the back of a wardrobe for the past 40 years!” With plans to incorporate homewares into Retro Print Revival’s range in the near future, Tamara has her sights set on adding new colours and finishes to her collection, which will be music to the ears of vintage lovers. HD For more information, HOME DESIGN

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For years, multi-award-winning interior designer Greg Natale has been turning dreams into reality with his chic, elegant and beautiful interiors. The Tailored Interior guides the reader through Greg’s creative process, from finding inspiration and establishing a concept to layering pieces for contrast and balance and adding the finishing touches to create spectacular living spaces. With stunning photography by Anson Smart, the book showcases some of the incredible spaces Greg has created. Well known for his bold signature style that uses colour and pattern to create a layered effect, Greg reveals the inspirations, experiences and philosophy behind his unique approach. The Tailored Interior is captivating in content and generous in advice — a celebration of bespoke styling that will inspire established design professionals and aspiring home decorators.



RRP $50 Paris Style Guide looks inside the address book of renowned Paris-based freelance stylist Elodie Rambaud, taking you beyond baguettes and Balenciaga to discover a city brimming with one-of-a-kind finds for both your closet and home. Featuring more than 200 of Elodie’s favourite spots, this guide opens doors to exclusive workshops, boutiques and specialty stores frequented by the city’s elite. Complete with beautiful photographs and illustrations, Paris Style Guide features 10 chapters that comprehensively cover different styles and fashions throughout Paris, including a special chapter dedicated to children’s style. Elodie has hand-picked recommendations for the best cafés and wine bars, amazing pâtisseries and restaurants as well as some of the trendiest hotels Paris has to offer, making you look and feel like a local.



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RRP $50

In this beautifully designed book, stylist Tim Neve explores the different interpretations of beachside chic. Five eclectic chapters highlight the different beach-inspired styles that Tim discovered as he travelled Australia’s coastlines hunting for sandcastles. As an avid collector of vintage wares, Tim uses statement pieces and salvaged objects to achieve timeless interiors. Drawing on inspiration from his surroundings, Tim encourages the reader to do the same — wherever the house is situated. Interwoven throughout Sandcastles is a wealth of practical advice, mood boards, colour palettes, stylist tips and insider secrets. The book returns the once-clichéd decorating mode to its simplest, most authentic form to create modern day sandcastles.



RRP $50 Designer, stylist and author Amanda Talbot has immersed herself in the science of happiness and travelled the world to visit remarkable homes and the visionaries behind them. Throughout this thought-provoking book, Amanda demonstrates the effect of using food design in our homes, communities and built environments. Happy showcases cutting-edge interiors that represent the explosion of social design worldwide. It will guide you through the creation of joyous living spaces that revolve around various emotions. Happy will help you make your home a place where you can reach the highest version of yourself.


KEEPING IT REAL The rise of home-grown design

Words Anne-Maree Sargeant nprecedented support for Australian-designed furniture, lighting and interior products has led to a vast offering of wellmade, locally produced original designs. This has created inspired opportunities for interior designers and consumers alike to opt for home-grown products over imports or — collective gasp — cheap replicas of original designs. Following in the wake of our most notable international design export, Perth-born Marc Newson, Sydney-based industrial designer Adam Goodrum has featured furniture in the catalogue of vanguard Italian brand Cappellini. The relationship between Adam and Richard Munao, founder of Cult, which distributes Cappellini in Australia and New Zealand, led to the Adam Goodrum by Cult furniture collection that launched last year. Locally designed and made, the handcrafted seating, tables and bedroom pieces executed with exceptional quality sit proudly in Cult showrooms alongside pieces from the big-name European brands also distributed by the network. The advantage of the local offering is not only shorter delivery lead times, but also flexibility in production, allowing customers to procure a dining table to a desired specification. Adam states that buying local engages business at all levels — from timber suppliers and upholsterers to photographers and designers of marketing collateral. “It’s good business for everyone,” says Adam.



“We’re now seeing more architects and interior designers endorsing a significant proportion of local product when specifying interior projects.” And that’s good news for the future of the industry. Melbourne-based Tait, renowned for manufacturing high-quality, well-priced outdoor furniture, is invested in supporting Australian and New Zealand designers. The company was founded by Gordon Tait, a designer–maker with extensive metal fabrication experience and his wife Susan. Tait was among the first big contemporary brands to work with local designers, commissioning Goodrum for his first Australian-produced products that now include a sun lounge and the enormously popular Volley seating collection. “As a brand, they offer extensive support to designers,” says Adam. “Tait doesn’t

Perhaps we should be taking the lead from the architects and interior designers spearheading support for home-grown talent, and should first consider supporting our own creative talents over Asian copies or imported alternatives miss a beat!” And the rewards from the collaboration extend beyond his rightful income stream earned via royalties on product sales. As a designer, Adam gains great satisfaction from all aspects of the relationship, from concept to prototyping and the final product. Handmade is also the essence of bespoke lighting collections produced by Melbourne industrial designer Christopher Boots. With the US as his biggest market, Christopher

was recently honoured by French luxury brand Hermès when invited to envision seven windows of boutiques that flank Madison Avenue, New York. “Some works are part of my current lighting collection and others are uniquely created for Hermès,” says Christopher. “Thousands of hours of work have gone into conceptualising, negotiating, prototyping, testing, making and installing.” The upshot for Antipodean clients? A slew of new lighting designs ready for release, each imbued by a love of materiality, geometry and exquisite craftsmanship often featuring natural quartz crystals synonymous with Christopher’s most popular designs, spanning through to large-scale pieces that embody handmade luxury while hitting a variety of price points. “I think of the works as jewellery for a room,” reveals Christopher. Bespoke is key for Melbourne design duo Porcelain Bear, with products that offer styles and finishes unable to be readily mass produced. “Although evidence of the ‘handmade’ is all but erased from our work, each piece is handcrafted to 300-year-old methods, with unique treatments such as special glaze effects that can be customised,” says co-founder Gregory Bonasera. “It’s core to our design ethos to steer away from mainstream trends. If the mass market wants it, we’re unlikely to be interested. Our work is not disposable, it’s designed to transcend fashion and ephemeral trends — each piece is made to last. We produce heirlooms, antiques of the future that are classic and which will ultimately become collectable.” With the plethora of Asian copies flooding the market, never before have we seen so many replicated interiors. Perhaps we should be taking the lead from the architects and interior designers spearheading support for home-grown talent, and should first consider supporting our own creative talents over Asian copies or imported alternatives. True style is one that reflects the essence of those who inhabit a space and don’t blindly follow trends. Given we are spoiled by variety and exceptional quality, we should investigate locally made products and original designs and contribute to the future growth of a burgeoning new market that has captured the attention of the international design scene.

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french lessons Take a cue from one of the most stylish nations in the world — Paris, of course! Edited by Annabelle Cloros



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1 Relax and unwind in this traditional French three-seater sofa from LAVENDER HILL INTERIORS. Upholstered in pure natural linen with a carved solid oak frame, this piece is built to last. 2 Put the champagne on ice in style with this ice bucket from ARTISANTI. 3 Crafted from pine and gunmetal, this unique piece from FRENCH HERITAGE has curves in all the right places. frenchheritage. com 4 Simple but beautiful, this glass lamp from DOWN THAT LITTLE LANE includes a neutral white shade. downthatlittlelane. 5 Light a flame in this black-and-white candle jar from LIFESTYLE HOME AND LIVING. After it’s all burned out, you’re left with a stylish ceramic canister. au 6 Pretty and practical, Kikkerland’s Water From a Stone plant watering set from THE DESIGN GIFT SHOP keeps your plants hydrated for up to four days. 7 Recline in luxury with this OFICINA INGLESA sofa made in French cherry wood and finished with Italian gold leaf. oficinainglesa. com 8 Unwind with a good book and a glass of wine in this handmade wingback armchair from GHIFY. 9 Trade a traditional chandelier for hanging textural pendants from HAYDEN YOULLEY DESIGN. 10 You can’t go wrong with a classic chest of drawers, such as this one from OFICINA INGLESA. 11 Part of the Paper Series by HAYDEN YOULLEY DESIGN, this paper vase is cast iinn porcelain to ensure its durability. 12 This L Lulu & Luca bicycle-print tea towel from IN-SPACES pedals to tthe top of the style stakes. 13 The Sne Design ffelt storage basket from THE DESIGN HUNTER features leather fe hhandles and exposed studs, ideal for storing bits and pieces. 14 Featuring hand-formed scallops aand finished in champagne leaf, this Arteriors iron table from

Pure Crafted with a unique blend of Alpaca wool.

Using 100% undyed fibre; as nature intended.


WHAT’S HOT I love a bit of colour and fun — especially a polka dot or two, and CASTLE’s fluoro pink spotted bed linen fits the bill. Hand-printed in Australia, 100-per-cent cotton and 280 thread count, each piece in the range has a slightly different dot ratio.

Largely incorporating botanical motifs, bright patterns and an occasional nod to Australiana, BONNIE AND NEIL’s designs are influenced by their surroundings and a shared love of colour. Their black wattle plywood tiles combine graphic and botanical elements. Use them singularly as a simple table decoration or deck out your whole wall.

INTERIA is a creative studio located at the mouth of the Derwent River in Tasmania. Designed to be comfortable to hold, the studio’s simple timber door furniture — including this beautiful 200mm blackwood split handle — highlights the beauty of our country’s natural resources.

There’s no better name for this stunning pendant light by Melbourne artist VOLKER HAUG. The OMG pendant is beautifully and painstakingly crafted from reclaimed industrial shades that are then anodised in a rainbow of colour options.

The Stanley dining table is handcrafted in the workshop of St Kilda’s SCOUT HOUSE and is a refined, pared-back contemporary design. Featuring painted yellow legs and highlighted V-joints in the table’s top, it brings a little sunshine to every meal.

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ocal artists and designers seem to have a knack for creating beautiful pieces while not always taking themselves too seriously. This approach results in products that are beautifully crafted in workshops across the country, with a sometimes whimsical nod. Whether it’s largescale furniture items, fabulous lighting or quirky homewares, you’re sure to find the perfect piece for your home in your own backyard. I hope you love these local creatives as much as I do. HD


When accessories are as stunning as this Under the Canopy cushion, you can never have too many. Part of Sydneybased pencil artist Lisa Lapointe’s collection for SPARKK, Lisa’s artwork is inspired by spiritual and Indigenous Australian mythology.

Beautiful Australian interior products are not just limited to furniture and homewares. The Icon tapware range by ASTRA WALKER epitomises absolute simplicity and features a beautiful range of colours and divine metals such as brushed platinum and rose gold.

KINGDOM HOME is a young, creative studio that celebrates the strength, diversity and beauty of our great country. The In Australia We Trust wallpaper is designed and printed locally. Feeling patriotic yet? This twist on our coat of arms will have you standing up to be counted.

Don’t we all need somewhere to just sit and think? Handmade and painted using recycled Australian hardwood timber, the Thinking Swing by Melbourne creatives POP&SCOTT isn’t just for the garden. I’m crushing on one for the sunny corner of my office. Contemporary artist CAT LEE lives by the forest in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast hinterland, so it’s no surprise her muses include gorgeous Australian native birds. This is Elvis, the black cockatoo painted in acrylic and oil and mounted on wood. Made from cool ice porcelain clay, the Kaz bubble cheese platter from CRATE EXPECTATIONS is lovingly hand-rolled by artist Karen Morton. With its hand-blown indigo bubble design and hint of gold leather detailing, it will be the star of any grazing table.

With a laser-cut tabletop in Carrara stone and powder-coated metal frame, the Mitchell table by Melbourne’s TEMPERATURE DESIGN is a beautiful addition to any space, inside or out.

Iconic No. 1 is the first in the limited-edition series of portrait vases by Brisbane’s talented LOVESTAR. Frida Kahlo was well known for her floral headdresses among other things, and now you can style a pretty posy of fresh flowers to create your own unique floral headdress for Frida. I can’t wait to see who’s next!

The MJ hallway console is designed for spaces where a standard side table just won’t fit or if you just want something unique in your hallway. Each TUCKBOX piece is handmade in Australian hardwood and includes options such as faceted detailing and brass supports.

One part modern craft, one part wall sculpture and one part light fitting, the Neon Knot macramé light by PETRINA TURNER DESIGN is a handmade feature light and a modern interpretation of the classic macramé technique. The neon knot makes a beautiful wall hanging, whether it’s illuminated or not.

Sometimes, it’s the simple things that make the most impact. The leather joinery tabs by Melbourne makers MADE MEASURE are usable and honest. The beauty in these is that they will take on a patina made by the hands that hold it over time.

Melbourne glass artist AMANDA DZIEDZIC says her glass bonsai creations are a response to her travels to Japan. An avid fan of colour and shape, Yumemiru is Amanda’s version of a Japanese daydream. Available in translucent hues, they make for gorgeous groupings or a special stand-alone piece.


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The Recipio collection by Max Alto features a console, a series of round and rectangular multipurpose tables, a writing desk with drawer and a dining table in two sizes. Available from SPACE FURNITURE in light-brushed oak and grey- or black-stained oak.

for the love of curves People are more likely to call a room beautiful when its design is round instead of linear Edited by Linda Delaney


n recent years, neuroscientists euroscientists have proved that our affection for curves isn’t just a matter of personal taste — it’s hardwired into our brains. When people are asked to choose between an object that’s linear and one that’s curved, they prefer the latter. HD

TOM DIXON has created a totem for hats, coats and bags with circular discs instead of traditional hooks. The Peg coat stand has eight discs in four different sizes that are fitted to the stand using wooden dowels.


First released more than a decade ago, Antonio Citterio’s Solo sofa has a new edge in 2015. It is available in three colours and sizes from SPACE FURNITURE with ottomans that create a chaise lounge corner when placed beside the sofa.

The Ladle is a new family of seating designed by Luca Nichetto for Arflex and available from POLIFORM that puts a contemporary spin on classic chairs from the 1960s. The chair, as the name suggests, embraces the body just like the shape of a spoon.

Designer Marc Harrison’s Husque jug has lines that cast the mind back to the Art Deco era with a modern interpretation. Available from HUSQUE.

A reinvention of the classic ottoman, Coco by Melbourne designer Anne-Claire Petre — who founded ANACA STUDIO — feeds the senses with colour, texture and shape.

Available in ceiling, floor and table options, TOM DIXON’s luminous Bell pendant with polished mirror surface takes on the colours and characteristics of its surroundings. Winner of the 2015 Wallpaper Design Award, the Almora chair by Doshi Levien for B&B Italia is based on the design duo’s memories of a trip to the Himalayas. The shearling headrest and scooped leather seat make it ideal for curling up with a book. Available from SPACE FURNITURE.

From SPACE FURNITURE, the Mirto indoor collection by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia features tables with a unique black-painted finish and glass top enhanced by reflective bronze paint. Chairs are available in various finishes.

POH by Cappellini, available from CULT DESIGN, is a bench or low service table created from a patchwork of raw pieces of old and new wood assembled according to a computer-generated design. Each item is unique, but can be reproduced if desired.

Patricia Urquiola’s Tabano chair is the epitome of absolute comfort. Available from SPACE FURNITURE.

Tom Dixon’s Fan chair, available from DE DE CE, is a modern take on the classical Windsor chair. It will make a statement in any interior.

Accomplished documentary photographer Mark Tipple shares his enchanting underwater projects with us through a series of photographs on various papers, each to different effect. Available from OTOMYS.

Made from 100-million-year-old fossilised wood, TOM DIXON’s set of awe-inspiring bookends are one-of-a-kind objects designed by nature, symbolically marking the beginning and end of your book collection with aeons of time and wisdom.


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WHAT’S HOT It’s hard not to be relaxed in this stunning space styled with a collection of products by NORSU INTERIORS.

I adore these Tessellate modularshaped dishes by HAYDEN YOULLEY DESIGN. Gorgeous colours, and they’re all handmade.

The René Twigge Sanity Plate I from OTOMYS offers just the right amount of softness with gentle colours and beautiful floral details.

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The Drifter Nomad rug from KUSH LIVING is handmade and features gorgeous soft colours inspired by spring — perfect for capturing that relaxed outdoor feeling.

A peaceful space full of quality materials aterials and soft colours will never go out of style

G A small reminder to keep you in the happy zone. The relax cushion is available from ZANUI.

Marble is one of those materials that goes with almost anything — especially pastel colours. These Como marble tables are available from HOME CONCEPTS.


uaranteed to leave you feeling calm and refreshed, hed, luxurious textures, pastel hues, floral prints andd feminine art are go-to soul soothers. It’s the stuff uff dreams are made of! Finding a lounge that’s comfortable, stylish and timeless can be a tricky task, but BEYOND FURNITURE’s Snello taupe leather sofa ticks all the boxes.

Cute and simple accessories with a touch of natural wood, such as this pastel desk lamp from Etsy store ILIUI, create a fun and chilled vibe in any room.



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Check out the latest designer stores to hit the streets in Australia and around the globe 2



Since 1976, Fanuli has built a reputation as Australia’s leading stockist for premium furniture and homewares across Italy and Australia. Now, after operating for almost 40 years in its Sydney flagship store, the family-owned business will be opening its doors in Melbourne. The space will sit in the heart of Melbourne’s furniture and interiors district on the ground floor of the newly completed residential building The Avenue on Chapel Street, South Yarra. Offering Italian and locally made designs, Fanuli’s range features functional and high-quality pieces chosen to suit the Australian lifestyle. Boasting high-profile Italian brands such as Flexform, Kristalia and Riva 1920, each design across Fanuli’s collection utilises the combination of contemporary ideas with quality materials and expert craftsmanship.



Molteni&C has opened its second mono-brand store in Beijing inside Easy Home, one of the city’s top-of-the-range furniture malls. This confirms its partnership on the Chinese market with Vita Furniture, leaders in prestigious home furnishing design for more than 20 years. The 500m² showroom, arranged over two floors and linked by a glass elevator, houses the most recent Molteni&C collections. The store’s layout, featuring white walls and wooden flooring, allows each display to flow seamlessly into one another, creating a harmonious atmosphere. Expressing an eclectic, modern and sophisticated range, Molteni&C has everything your home needs this season.





As the exclusive Australian distributor of Italian bathware brand Teuco, DELSA has just announced its newest supplier thinkdzine, which has recently opened the doors to its new showroom in Alexandria. With a focus on expert craftsmanship and quality, thinkdzine is renowned for designing beautiful and highly functional kitchens, bathrooms and living spaces that feature the best and most innovative ideas and products from around the world. With brilliant kitchen and living room furniture from Cesar in Italy, beautiful bathroomware from Teuco and gorgeous natural stone from CDK Stone, the showroom offers plenty of exciting ideas for all types of kitchen, bathroom and living space renovations.





An expression of contemporary and innovative lifestyle, this furniture boutique features the latest in sofas, armchairs, coffee tables and accessories. The concept conceived by the brand’s design team draws from the area’s aristocratic Victorian architecture. The display windows typically frame an interior with a refined, eclectic mood embellished by rich materials, such as Emperador and Botticino marble, to create graphic patterns. The colour palette is based on warm tones, running from ivory and champagne tonalities to touches of gold and satin finishes. The new 750m² Luxury Living showroom houses the Bentley Home, Fendi Casa Ambiente Cucina and Fendi Outdoor collections. It introduces a modern look, which is emphasised by the addition of a maxi video wall facing the outside on which content on new items is projected.




Opened in February 2012 and designed by Paris-based architecture and interior design bureau KIREI Studio, Acqua di Parma’s Milan boutique was conceived as a “made in Italy” tribute. Certain architectural features of the aristocratic buildings of the city of Parma, such as the arches, have been reproduced to create a theatrical backdrop for the products of the brand in a modern reinterpretation of history and art. The atmosphere reflects that of a luxurious Italian townhouse, with rooms and lounges for customers to indulge the senses and take advantage of the boutique’s exclusive services. Visitors will take away with them the memory of a unique, welcoming environment designed to cater to the tastes of those who favour pure Italian style.

Roberto Cavalli fabric from PALAZZO COLLEZIONI.; (02) 9690 6533 Gold coin ring and necklace and KJL ornate gold cuff from PIERRE WINTER FINE JEWELLERY.; (02) 9331 2760



divine inspiration Go glamorous with lavish fabrics on windows and furnishings teamed with exquisite pieces to create a luxe haven Words Kate St James, FDIA Photographer Tim Bauer Creative stylist Sabrina Treliving Stylist Stanzee A’lex Model Monika Radulovic Hair & make-up Steph Cainero Location Roberto Cavalli and Versace Home showrooms


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FABRICS & FURNISHINGS Versace fabric from PALAZZO COLLEZIONI.; (02) 9690 6533 Oscar de la Renta necklace, gold coin ring and earrings and KJL ornate gold cuff from PIERRE WINTER FINE JEWELLERY.; (02) 9331 2760 Furnishings by Versace Home from PALAZZO COLLEZIONI


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Cathy Parade by Nina Campbell from SENECA TEXTILES.; (03) 9529 2788; (02) 9362 3044; (07) 3254 0663 Oscar de la Renta necklace and gold coin earrings from PIERRE WINTER FINE JEWELLERY.; (02) 9331 2760 Furnishings by Roberto Cavalli from PALAZZO COLLEZIONI.; (02) 9690 6533


CHARLES PARSONS INTERIORS Poppy fabrics in grey and watermelon.; 1300 306 316 Silver coin necklace and ring from PIERRE WINTER FINE JEWELLERY.; (02) 9331 2760 Furnishings by Versace Home from PALAZZO COLLEZIONI.; (02) 9690 6533


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under your feet With so many flooring options available, there’s a solution for every style and budget Words April Ossington


CARPETS The decision to carpet your home comes down to personal preference, though people with pets and young kids often avoid it. The bedroom is the place you’re most likely to be barefoot and least likely to spill food, so it’s ideal for all-over carpeting.

1 Designed by Ross Cleland for Tsar, the Porcelain carpet in Jet is a mosaic of different shades of grey, black and aqua. Made from 100-per-cent New Zealand wool, the carpet is made up of hundreds of raised pieces, which create dimension and an interesting texture.


2 The unique look of the Opal range from Tsar is achieved using 100-percent felted New Zealand wool. This magnificent cut-and-loop pile will create contrast and interest in your home. The Opal range can be hand-tufted to your specifications as an eye-catching rug or wall-towall carpet and is available with silk highlights. 3 Ideal for those who aren’t afraid of a little colour, the Condo Candy carpet from Godfrey Hirst comes in a range of bold hues including the delicious Strawberry Cream (pictured). This cut-pile wool-blend carpet is luxurious underfoot.




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FLOORING RUGS Perfect for bare, hard surfaces, throw and area rugs can provide the finishing touches to a room. In an open-plan home, a throw rug can help divide a room into zones. A rug with a soft pile is perfect for a lounge room or bedroom with a hard floor as it will make it seem cosier.


1 Monochrome is a staple in design as it suits all interiors and never goes out of style. The Triform rug from Rug Couture is hand-tufted in pure wool and available in various sizes. As this rug is customisable, its colours and shapes can be altered to your taste. 2 Anna-Carin’s Forsa collection for Designer Rugs draws on memories of her childhood in rural Sweden. Hand-knotted from Tibetan wool and silk, the Nest rug was inspired by memories of the hens her mother kept in the barn.


3 The latest collection of rugs from Spanish carpet manufacturer NOW Carpets is availablee at AJAR. This rug was designed by Francesc RifĂŠ and hand-tufted from 100-per-cent New Zealand wool. With its unusual shape, the Funghi rug is the ultimate statement piece for your floor.



1 TIMBER The authentic look of hardwood flooring is hard to beat, although it needs to be protected against moisture damage and wear and tear to maintain its beauty. Composed of two or more layers of wood in the form of a plank, engineered wood is a highly stable product that can be installed over all types of subfloors above, below or on grade.

1 A great way of adding warmth and colour to your home, timber flooring is a timeless and durable choice. Boral’s blackbutt timber flooring is perfect for a contemporary-style interior. 2 As part of its Make It Wood initiative, Planet Ark promotes the use of recycled timber for flooring. This blackbutt timber option is recycled feature grade sourced from Urban Salvage — proof that sustainability and style go hand in hand.;

3 It’s possible to get the look of authentic hardwood flooring with the installation flexibility of an engineered floor. Dutch company Hakwood, the original inventors of Duoplank, make flooring from highquality, responsibly sourced wood. The wood top layer is adhered to the highest-grade Baltic birch multi-ply to produce a dimensionally stable product that is available in planks or herringbone and comes in two thicknesses.


4 A new addition to Carpet Court’s Provincial Lane range by Darren Palmer, the Stained Oak Timber collection is a chic and durable option for DIY enthusiasts and renovators. These timber oak boards are available in the light and textured tones of Cashew, Hazelnut and Macadamia as well as the dark grey tones of Chestnut and Pistachio.




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TIMBER LOOK While hardwood flooring is a favourite among homeowners, it can be costly and tricky to install. If you still seek that wood look, there are several options available that use materials such as cork, vinyl and laminate.

1 Quick-Step has launched a range of luxury vinyl with the character of wood — the Livyn Essential collection. Its protective PU coating means spills can be wiped clean and as it’s completely waterproof, it’s suitable for bathrooms, laundries and kitchens. A renovator’s dream, Livyn can be laid on top of existing flooring and is ideal for underfloor heating. 2 A cost-effective alternative to solid-timber flooring, Formica Laminate flooring is available in five



new colours. Dijon Oak, Modena Oak (pictured) and Smoked Oak provide an earthy look, while the lighter colours of Whitewashed Oak and Blackbutt create the appearance of more space. The matt finishes of Structured Vintage and Structured Fabulous create a natural texture and provide the character of timber. 3 The ReadyCork Vita collection from Premium Floors combines the natural benefits of cork with the authenticity of timber. Made using state-ofthe-art digital printing technology, the product is extremely hardwearing due to its PUR Hot Coating surface finish. Cork is naturally hypoallergenic and with the patented Microban treatment, the growth of stain- and odour-causing bacteria, mould and mildew is diminished.

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1 TILES Made from stone or ceramic, tiles can be a luxurious and longlasting addition to your home. With the ability to be wiped clean, many varieties also come with anti-chip properties.

1 Fibonacci Stone’s Terrazzo tiles are custom made to be long lasting and hard wearing. Created in Italy, these unique tiles are elegant, durable and eco-friendly

and are available in honed or natural finishes. 2 Fibonacci Stone has a new addition to its Terrazzo tile range. Ultra-contemporary and bold, Urbane features a black aggregate and smooth, grey cement base. These chic tiles have a high slip rating, require little maintenance and have a lifespan of more than 30 years.

3 With excellent anti-chip properties, porcelain tiles are a great flooring option and an increasingly popular choice. The Carrara Blanco floor tiles from Earp Bros have a striking marble look that will add an elegant touch to your home.


4 Amber Tiles has launched a new range of densely stratified stone

tiles. Based on the look of Frenchstyle stratified stone, the La Roche collection comes in three different finishes including antiqued matt, smooth surface and slate hammered as well as four tones, including Grey, Blanc (pictured), Ecru and Mud. Ideal for high-traffic areas, each tile has been designed with high abrasion and scratch resistance as well as low absorption properties.


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THE NEW HIGH GRADE SOLID STAINLESS STEEL SOTTILE SINK MIXER Creating the ultimate modern kitchen look, our New Italian Sink Mixer range comes with an unbeatable twenty five year satisfaction guaranteed warranty, letting you rest easy knowing Linsol are standing firmly behind the style and quality of their product. With the kitchen becoming the entertaining hub for family and friends, a beautiful and easy to use tap is a necessity in any stylish modern kitchen. For more information phone 1300 LINSOL or

The new Luca sink mixer exquisite, contemporary design.

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turkish delight Home to a confirmed bachelor, this Istanbul penthouse offers all the creature comforts with plenty of modern twists

Folding windows ensure an unobstructed view of Karaköy



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Words Annabelle Cloros Photography Koray Erkaya ituated in the hustle and bustle of Karaköy, Istanbul, a lightfilled apartment intertwines earthy materials and futuristic pieces to create the perfect abode for the modern gentleman. With views of the Armenian Getronagan church and Galata Tower, the space was deliberately opened up to suit the personality of the owner — and it’s safe to say the brief was successfully met. Once known as Galata, Karaköy is one of the oldest and most historic districts of Istanbul. But the ancient area has undergone a period of transformation in recent years, turning into an epicentre of culture brimming with restaurants, hotels and art galleries, making it the perfect foundation for a unique and modern penthouse. Design team Yasemin Arpac and Sabahattin Emir of Ofist in Istanbul sought to transform the penthouse, occupying just 180m², and create the illusion of space by enlarging small window openings and inserting a skylight to create a view to the mezzanine. The flow of the apartment is uninterrupted and consistent, with all the rooms blending together and ultimately maintaining the same neutral design aesthetic. A standout feature of the penthouse is the timber wall — sourced


The flow of the apartment is uninterrupted and consistent, with all the rooms blending together and ultimately maintaining the same neutral design aesthetic from African iroko wood — that extends all the way to the ceiling of the loft upstairs. A cocoon-like feeling is evoked by the curved ceiling that connects the two areas together. With a confined space comes the issue of storage, however a simple solution was the use of 12mm iron rods. Spanning two levels and running the entire length of the house, a 60cm x 60cm grid covers the surface of the walls to hold a TV, books and various household items — problem solved. The other longitudinal wall of the home was covered in natural stone, maintaining a friendly, neutral balance. The spacious bathroom, featuring a luxurious marbled white wall with black vein, juxtaposes the wooden panels in the bedroom. Clean, crisp and minimalist, the space boasts a white colour scheme, with frosted glass encasing the rainforest shower. A touch of modernism is introduced into the area by the industrial basin and neutral walls. To ensure consistency, the flooring of the penthouse is the same throughout the entire space. Comprising a cement-based material by Hit Design, it was chosen for its “pleasant feeling on the feet”, according to the design team. The living room introduces some colour into the penthouse, with pops of red from the cushions and auburn-glowing hanging lights. Storage is again cleverly facilitated, with a slim cut-in shelf housing CDs. Three spherical black ottomans line the stone coffee table, adding a functional but arty touch to the space. V


A unique fireplace turns up the heat in the living room and kitchen


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Artworks brimming with red and yellow tie the entrance to the living room


Clusters of lights utilise the high ceilings by hanging at different lengths

we love The way colour is introduced into the space using bright accessories and unique sculptural pieces


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genius trick Opting for neutral linen complements the rich timber feature wall


A standout feature of the penthouse is the timber wall — sourced from African iroko wood — that extends all the way to the ceiling of the loft upstairs

Storage is cleverly introduced into the space by utilising iron rods extending up to the loft


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EYES ON ISTANBUL The futuristic staircase is not only functional, but also doubles as an industrial focal point of the space


The hanging mirror is an innovative and aesthetically pleasing way to maximise space

A unique fireplace serves as the focal point of the room. It sits directo û pposite the folding window frames that slide the entire width of the structure, creating a balcony space complete with a picturesque view. The floating staircase is an architectural marvel in itself and the rugged and raw-looking material of the stairs adds an industrial edge to the penthouse, with a black suspending rail leading guests to the loft bedroom in style. The open-plan nature of the penthouse enables the kitchen to flow right into the living room. A six-seater table joins the stone bench complete with cooktop and washer and dryer on the other side; once again, addressing the space issue in a subtle and convenient manner for the homeowner. With the stunning views of Karaköy just steps away, it’s easy to envision a casual dinner taking place in this on-trend abode. Unique, neutral and bursting with character, this Karaköy penthouse is proof good design doesn’t require limitless space and over-the-top antics. Instead, an emphasis on light, earthy materials and innovative space-saving techniques reign supreme.

Marble walls create a luxe feel in a minimalist bathroom

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✜ The penthouse is owned by a 45-year-old bachelor ✜ The project began in July 2011 and ended in September 2012, spanning a period of 14 months ✜ The design aesthetic revolved around the bustling location of the penthouse as well as the living needs of the client ✜ “Not to have too many ideas” was the design mantra for the project HOME DESIGN

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Interiors are kept clean and crisp with a neutral colour scheme

“We wanted to create a building that sat comfortably within its natural setting without shouting ‘look at me!’” — Albert Hoggett, owner & architect Words Annabelle Cloros Photography Marian Riabic here’s nothing better than starting with a clean slate, with bulldozed land offering up the perfect foundation to create something that’s entirely yours. Perched high above the sea, this ideal holiday home was created, filled with light, happiness and an iconic water view that never gets old. Located on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, the land previously housed a 1950s home. “The house was demolished and the land subdivided into two sites by the original owner,” says architect Albert Hoggett. “The land is situated within the Pittwater Spotted Gum Forest geotechnical slip zone, bushfire zone and ecologically sensitive zone, so it was an 11 out of 10 degrees in difficulty!”



Faced with a number of obstacles from the get-go, the family of four pushed forward with construction company ANT Building and site manager Craig Brown to complete four bedrooms, three bathrooms, an open-plan dining/living/kitchen area, laundry, double-car garage and a pool elevated 6m off the ground surrounded by spotted gums — how’s that for being at one with nature? The three main challenges that had to be overcome included the “number and size of the spotted gum trees on-site”, says Albert. There was also an existing sandstone retaining wall situated near an 8ft spotted gum, which was integrated into the design of the house, and the steepness and size of the land had to be carefully considered when master-minding the design of the property. V


A palette of soft greys and browns adds warmth to the living area

genius trick A glass sliding door extending the width of the family room brings the outdoors inside


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With a picturesque view like this, a dining table outside is a must-have



Tucked high among the trees, this one-of-akind home truly oers its own oasis for friends and family to spend time together and enjoy the serenity of seclusion


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A neutral colour scheme with hints of blue complements the natural landscape outside


BREATHING SPACE A deep-set bathtub is the perfect vessel to relax in

“The existing sandstone wall was kept as it provided the foundation area for the massive gum near the front entry, but concrete piers needed to be drilled through the fill to reach good founding material,” says Albert. With a brief revolving around the concept of creating a low-maintenance home away from home, the main criteria involved establishing a separate area for kids and teens to spend time in as well as supplying ample accommodation fit for two families at once. “The idea was that everyone could be accommodated at any one time and take full advantage of the water views. We wanted to create a building that sat comfortably within its natural setting without shouting ‘look at me!’” With its geometric lines and modern structure, the design of the home was inspired by the environment surrounding it. “The roof forms and

geometry of the building are quite varied, and the irregular plan layout was a direct result of the conditions imposed from the natural features of the house,” says Albert. “It was important to achieve good-quality sunlight within the house, so we oriented the planning to receive as much of a northern aspect as possible.” But Albert’s family aren’t the only ones calling the architectural feat home. “We have a nesting box attached to one of the spotted gums,” he says. “A family of rainbow lorikeets have adopted the box as home and they now have a chick as a full-time occupant.” To address environmental concerns, rainwater is collected off the roofs for reuse. “Photovoltaic panels supplement the mains electricity supply,” says Albert. “Solar hot water heating is provided with gas back-up and the pool is heated by Sunbather black solar heating mats.” V HOME DESIGN

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BREATHING SPACE Basic is best for this laid-back and calming home

The interior design of the home is very much suited to the natural setting it stands in. Timber features heavily throughout the abode, from the furniture to the stairs and the panelled front door welcoming you in. Open space definitely isn’t lacking in this house, with glass windows and doors ensuring the home is always brimming with warmth and light. The white kitchen features a glossy Cirrus White benchtop from Corian that juxtaposes the stainless-steel appliances and pale grey pendants. Tucked high among the trees, this one-of-a-kind home offers an oasis for friends and family to spend time together and enjoy the serenity of seclusion. HD For more information,

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An infinity-edge pool is a modern addition to the backyard


 The land was subdivided into two sites before it was acquired by Albert  The family of four use the space as a holiday home  One bedroom is a bunk room for the kids and their friends  An 80m spotted gum tree became part of the design of the house  Nepean river pebbles were used on the roof to blend the structure with the natural landscape

new beginnings A converted 1930s wool store apartment went from shaggy to chic for two almost empty nesters

genius trick The striking contrast between the wallpaper and rug adds texture and drama to the space




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INDUSTRIAL LIVING Brass elements add a glamorous and warm feel to the space

Words Annabelle Cloros Photography David Sandison ith a full redesign on the cards, turning this wool store space unintended for residents into a home full of warmth had its hurdles, but perseverance and innovation paid off in a big way for a professional couple who were seeking a new lease of life for this historic space. Located in the Brisbane suburb of Teneriffe, the clients had a specific brief for Revy Bryce-Browning from Design Vision — to evoke a feeling of masculinity, be an ideal space for entertaining and to serve as a comfortable home for their family. “The apartment was tired, poorly fitted out and needed an entire overhaul to suit its new owner,” says Revy. The clients’ wish list detailed a fresh layout of the ensuite with a rainforest



shower, standalone bar as well as a kitchen complete with new cabinetry, appliances and an island benchtop from Caesarstone. “Design Vision selected all paints and new wallpapers to make the apartment feel more homely and warm,” says Revy. “The apartment has a variety of textures that reflect its wool store architectural heritage.” The kitchen is a crucial focal point of the home. Hues of black and charcoal exude a sophisticated vibe, while gold stools evoke the industrial feel the client desired. “The living, dining and kitchen spaces all work as one,” adds Revy. The Caesarstone Oyster benchtop seamlessly marries the kitchen’s cabinetry and appliances, and with young adult children living in the home part-time, the open-plan kitchen and dining area suits their family needs perfectly. V

Timber on timber on timber. We just can’t get enough of these stools

we love The green wall next to the dining area. It’s the perfect way to introduce nature without the hassle

Busy art pieces add interest and liven up a simple room


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The map outline on the pillar disguises a structural necessity, instead, turning it into a quirky talking point


INDUSTRIAL LIVING Sourced from a salvaged table with the legs removed, three timber stools surround the bar, inviting you to “have a seat” — literally!


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Painted in a metallic silver shade, the industrial-esque door conceals the bathroom without compromising the aesthetic of the calming bedroom

Separating the ensuite and bedroom with a sliding door ensures the two spaces maintain their own character




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A block-colour armchair breaks up a neutral space

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 The owners share their home with their dog and daughters, who live in the apartment part-time  The depth of textures throughout reflect the wool store heritage of the building  The apartment is located on the ground floor  The renovation was subject to limitations

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INDUSTRIAL LIVING A free-standing bath is a luxe addition to a minimalist bathroom

A structural beam in the kitchen was utilised with a quirky map of the city etched onto the column, creating a conversation and art piece out of an element that could have easily disrupted the flow of the space. Creating a unique standing bar was high on the agenda for the couple, who wanted to use recycled timber to evoke the feeling the bar was not a new addition and had been in the home for years. Copper and salvaged timber were used to ground the structure within the space, which is situated in the living room. Sourced from a salvaged table with the legs removed, three timber stools surround the bar, inviting you to “have a seat” — literally! The electrical cables from the wine fridges are cleverly concealed by a fixed cocktail trolley that is a practical necessity. Three industrial pendants are suspended over the space, making you feel as if you’re enjoying a drink in a casual speakeasy bar. Complementing the timber bar and contrasting with the industrial theme, a faux plant wall brings a green element to the space. Spanning the entire wall next to the dining area, the wooden chandeliers and matching chairs are an earthy addition when juxtaposed with the glossy, dark kitchen space, creating a homely sanctuary in which to relax.

The bathroom and bedroom spaces were designed to “feel softer and fresher” in comparison to the kitchen and living areas, as well as provide the client with a retreat from daily life. Boasting timber cabinetry and pale walls, both bathrooms tie in nicely with the master bedroom’s muted and neutral colour scheme. A contemporary element of the master bedroom is the custom-made sliding door. “It was installed to eliminate the problems caused by two swing doors in a bedroom,” explains Revy. Painted in a metallic silver shade, the industrial-esque door conceals the bathroom without compromising the aesthetic of the calming bedroom. Recycled lime-washed pine wallpaper was utilised in the bedroom, which was selected to cover up the plaster work that conflicted with the rest of the home’s warm aesthetic. Maintaining an industrial theme throughout, this home has undergone a successful transformation from an uninspired space to an updated, modern home that ticks all the boxes when it comes to balance, functionality and of course, good design. HD For more information, HOME DESIGN

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PARISIAN 101 The combination of leather lounges and upholstered chairs ties luxe with contemporary pieces

a french tryst Sophistication and style mesh with hints of subtlety in this Saint-Germain-des-PrÊs apartment, masterminded by one of the world’s leading interior architects



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A gold-framed mirror sitting atop a stone fireplace is a throwback to ’40s perfection

Words Annabelle Cloros Photography Francis Amiand


enowned designer Gérard Faivre has put his magic touch on an apartment located in the picturesque Paris district of SaintGermain-des-Prés. The area has been a haunt for intellectuals, actors and musicians since the 17th century and exudes a historic air of culture and beauty. This 130m² two-bedroom apartment occupies the third floor of an 18th century building, complete with an elevator and unobstructed views of the Saint-Sulpice church. It is in the centre of Paris’ cultural hub, where famous cafés and restaurants dot the streets alongside designer boutiques. With inspired nods to the 1940s, Gérard reworked the apartment to ultimately combine luxe interiors with modern comforts. A monochrome colour scheme was deliberately selected to showcase the materials within the apartment including Carrara marble, Thala stone, hints of leather and brass along with furniture crafted by design icons such as Giò Ponti, Franco Albini and Méret Oppenheim. Drawings penned by Xavier Spatafora pay tribute to French writer and designer Jean Cocteau. Adorning the walls of the entrance, the artist’s work is also present on a stark white wall in the second bedroom. The black-and-white flooring of the entrance was recreated to the stylistic codes of the 17th century, consisting of a mixture of aged beige stone and black cabochon stone by Palatino. V

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PARISIAN 101 A casual sitting area in the foyer invites visitors to admire the artwork


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With inspired nods to the 1940s, GĂŠrard reworked the apartment to ultimately combine luxe interiors with modern comforts


genius trick Gold accents in each room tie the different spaces together for a harmonious atmosphere


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Drawings by Xavier Spatafora add character to the home



we love Glass perfume bottles filled with auburn liquid. A genius way to incorporate colour into a neutral space

An earthy accent is introduced with a lattice bookshelf crafted from sycamore wood conjured up by the interior designer himself. In contrast with the airy nature of the entrance, the dining room’s moody palette is lit by floor-to-ceiling windows framed by pale grey curtains from Ateliers Caffins. Hints of gold are introduced to the space in the form of brass light switches along with a side table by Méret Oppenheim. An ethanol fireplace acts as the centrepiece of the room, decorated by an original mirror and Leleu and Baccarat candle holders sourced from French antique store Trouvaille Antic. The flooring of the entrance is continued in the kitchen, almost mirroring the ceramic wall between the counter and cabinets that contrast against the black colour scheme of the Boffi Paris kitchen. For an extra Parisian touch, the ever-important Enomatic wine fridge conserves bottles of wine that can conveniently be served by the glass — how very French, indeed.

The first bedroom of the apartment is a cocoon of light and natural textures. The white leather bedhead designed by Roberto Lazzeroni for Poltrona Frau blends with the neutral space. Two crystal lamps sourced from antique store Giraud Art Déco add a touch of glamour to an otherwise organic and natural room. Continuing the earthy feel of the first bedroom, the second features an in-built bookcase and fireplace along with black vinyl wallpaper from Elitis. The moody theme is present in the black leather bedhead and dark purple vases that adorn the fireplace. Reflecting the neutral and airy colour palette of the first bedroom, the flooring of bathroom one features white Carrara marble combined with black Italian Marquina marble. Towels and a bathrobe stamped with Gérard’s logo offer a personal touch from the designer. V HOME DESIGN

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A three-mirror silver dressing table adds a luxe metallic feel to a crisp white bedroom

A cast-iron bathtub with polished aluminium feet is the statement piece of the second bathroom. Matching the colour palette of its bedroom, the dark marble floor gleams as the sunlight from the window shines through. Both dressing rooms are a thoughtful highlight of the structure. Sliding doors in woven Japanese paper were specifically created for Gérard, who also designed the black wardrobes brimming with shelves and hanging space. It is evident each piece in this residence has been carefully curated to reflect the delicate design aesthetic present throughout the apartment — a capsule of modern Parisian style combined with an essence of the ’40s. HD


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 The apartment is on the third floor of an 18th century building  Furniture pieces are perfectly positioned within the space to ensure harmony  Neutral colours were selected to accentuate the natural beauty of the home and materials used  Artwork inspired by Jean

Cocteau and created by Xavier Spatafora greet visitors at the entrance


An all-black kitchen with a steel splashback is the perfect mix of practicality and style

Black-and-white tiling is a trend that will never date


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the high life Boasting Hyde Park views and accessibility to the treasures Sydney has to oer, Eliza ups the ante when it comes to high-rise living

we love The use of prints in the living room and the contrast between textures


SYDNEY GEM Artworks courtesy of the Artbank collection


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genius trick When using a material like marble, opt for simple accessories to let the material shine

Words Annabelle Cloros Photography Justin Alexander; McGrath; Coco Republic uilt from the ground up in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, an apartment block named Eliza was created by Edward Doueihi to provide a new standard of luxe living. Featuring endless stretches of marble, 3D facades and an unparalleled design aesthetic, an eyeful of lush greenery from Hyde Park is simply the cherry on top. Builder Edward Doueihi and his property development/construction company Ceerose purchased a 280m2 piece of land with a vision to create something unique. “In 2009, the site was derelict with the previous commercial building having been demolished to make way for a new residential project that failed to be realised,” explains Edward. “Eliza was purchased by Ceerose, so we developed our own brief.” V



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With just themselves to answer to, the Ceerose team was given free reign to create their very own slice of 17-storey heaven. “We recognised the dress circle address as well as the opportunity to create a Sydney landmark,” says Edward. “The aim was to keep the development luxurious. Eliza has been constructed and built for the purpose of giving future owners a lavish experience that will not be experienced anywhere else in Sydney.” Containing 10 half-floor two-bedroom apartments, eight full-floor fourbedroom apartments and a four-bedroom, six-bathroom penthouse, Eliza’s occupants appreciate the finer things in life. “Several of our apartments were bought by people from overseas who know Eliza offers a rare chance to live in one of the best neighbourhoods in one of the world’s greatest cities,” says Edward. “These purchasers tend to use their apartment as a luxury hotel, staying here on business trips and vacations. There are international buyers from Europe, the US, Asia and the Pacific.” V




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“Eliza has been constructed and built for the purpose of giving future owners a lavish experience that will not be experienced anywhere else in Sydney” — Edward Doueihi, builder


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The pinnacle of the Eliza complex is, of course, the penthouse, which was yet to be sold at the time of publication. Comprising 499m2, the penthouse contains a private lobby and lift bedecked in limestone, onyx and timber. “Levels 15 and 16 are devoted to living, dining and sleeping, with the rooftop level being an ‘entertainer’s heaven’,” reveals Edward. “It has a landscaped terrace, outdoor kitchen and a transparent infinity-edge pool.” And exclusive Eliza is. Highlights of the penthouse apartment include marble flooring and a marble staircase imported from Italy, internal passenger lift, sandstone accents and 3.8m-high ceilings — and that’s just scratching the surface. But building in the CBD comes with its challenges. “Due to the highly trafficked nature of Elizabeth Street, getting access to the site proved an enormous challenge,” says Edward. “We had to use a cantilevered platform during excavation to park vehicles on-site, and we occasionally closed off portions of the road to get our heavy machinery in and out.” For architect and interior designer Tony Owen, inspiration struck in the form of Frank Gehry. “The architect was tasked with creating something truly unique yet sensitive to the historic context,” says Edward. “That’s why our inspiration was none other than the brilliant Frank Gehry, who is responsible for some of the most important works in contemporary architecture. It’s hoped Eliza will retain a similar timeless quality.” The unique nature of Eliza hasn’t been ignored, with the structure already securing national awards for best medium-density residential development


and best high-rise apartment building. “The awards are testament to the time and hard work of Ceerose employees and our contractors,” says Edward. “We have achieved what other builders once thought was impossible.” An unrivalled view over Hyde Park could only be matched by an equally sharp interior. Hints of gold work with the white marble staircase and black marble floor to instantly create an opulent ambience. A spacious kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, a white marble kitchen island and a view to the cathedral set the scene for decadent dinner parties. Living in the Eliza complex offers a sense of the riches Sydney has to offer. Matching the city it lies within, the structure brings a luxe design to a skyline that’s really something special. HD For more information,

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 Construction company Ceerose was responsible for developing Eliza  The marble in the home was imported from Italy  Every level features a 3D facade designed by Tony Owen  The living room,

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Clerestory windows in the living room make the area seem more spacious and contribute to the light and airy feeling of the home

Words April Ossington Photography Marian Riabic risp, airy and nearly incandescent, this new home in Sydney’s Cronulla is a shining example of open-plan living and the ultimate contemporary beachside abode. The clients requested a home that could accommodate their growing family, which currently includes two children. This was to be the final home for the family of four, so it had to be something special — a place where memories would be made. With its modern shape and finishes, this architectural residence impresses from the moment you enter the front yard. An on-trend addition, richly coloured timber on the garage and front door provides warmth to the otherwise neutral exterior. The clients requested an open-plan home where each room flowed on from the next. This was certainly achieved in the living room that connects seamlessly with the alfresco area via floor-to-ceiling glass doors. The interiors make use of a neutral palette with a mixture of whites, creams and browns. The combination of white walls, cream tiles and clerestory windows really opens up the space, creating an almost luminous effect. Hints of brown provided by furnishings and kitchen finishes add an earthy quality to an otherwise white colour scheme.

C Made from red mahogany timber, the cantilevered floating staircase in the hallway adds richness to the neutral colour palette


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The pool area provides a pleasant view from the dining room and kitchen

The standout interior feature is definitely the cantilevered floating staircase made from red mahogany timber. Just like the front door, the staircase brings warmth to the neutral palette. Extensive floor-to-ceiling glass allows the dip pool to be seen from the kitchen, dining and living areas, creating a calming and beautiful view with the added bonus of easy supervision from these areas. For more information, Starr Constructions (02) 9822 7799 HOME DESIGN

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bathrooms of the future We take a look at the latest innovations and trends in bathroom design Words April Ossington

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NEW AGE Remote controls are available for almost anything these days, from your sound system to the garage door, but did you know you can get one for your shower? “The latest innovation comes from Mira Showers with the introduction of digital thermostats,” says Marc Reed, managing director of bathroom design studio and showroom Candana. A digital remote control that allows you to turn your shower on and off, this


technology eliminates the need for tapware in the bathroom. “This is definitely the way of the future,” says Marc. “However, it may be a few years before we see this take off.” A tap that uses a digital thermostat will have a much longer lifespan. “Rather than having to service and replace tapware components such as the cartridge, the only thing you’ll need to change is a few batteries, just like your TV remote,” says Marc. “This results in huge

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savings over the years.” Perhaps the most impressive part about this technology is that the thermostat keeps the water temperature constant, so you won’t experience temperature fluctuations when other taps and showers in the home are turned on. In keeping with a modern aesthetic, it’s become the norm to use long, lineal grates rather than traditional floor wastes. “There’s a lot less cutting of tiles and the bathroom has a more seamless look to it,” says Marc. “This is what the modern bathroom is all about. There is also a huge demand for two showers, such as the convenient shower on a rail where the person doesn’t have to get their hair and face wet, with the addition of a rain shower for ultimate relaxation.” Marc has also noticed simple ideas such as wall-mounted basins and toilets that leave maximum floor space in the bathroom. “It’s important to point out to clients that the more floor space visible, the greater the feeling of space — not only in the bathroom, but in all areas of the house,” he advises.


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These days, it seems you can play music wherever you go — and the bathroom is no exception. Perfect for those who love to sing in the shower or bath, the Sound Wave acoustic bath by Kaldewei features an in-built Bluetooth receiver. The receiver can play audio files wirelessly from any Bluetooth-enabled device, with the bath acting as the sound box. “Sound Wave is Kaldewei’s vision of music in the bathroom,” says Nicole Roesler, head of marketing at Kaldewei. “Relaxation and wellness are aspects of our lifestyle that shift the focus onto wellbeing. We therefore want an outstanding sound experience that indulges our senses and enhances our wellness experience.” Comprising two transducers, six acoustic panels, a control box and a receiver, Sound Wave is quick and easy to combine with any Kaldewei bath model. To operate the sound system via the audio device, you simply activate the Bluetooth function, select Sound Wave and connect using the code supplied. Sound Wave then automatically recognises the playback device from the next use.

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FINISH FIRST Homeowners are continuing to move away from standard stainless-steel fixtures to something a little bit different. “By far, the latest design demand is for tapware in special finishes,” says Marc. “Bronze, copper, brass, satin nickel, matt black and brushed stainless steel are in huge demand.” Key players in bathroomware such as Hansgrohe are experimenting with some really interesting finishes including brushed red gold, polished gold and brushed chrome. Other companies meeting this demand are Brodware and Vola and, of course, Astra Walker, which recently released a range of taps in various primary colours.

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“Brodware tapware is always a great option,” says Marc. “It is one of only a few companies left in Australia to actually produce all of its tapware here. They are great quality and the company also gets its proportions of tapware right.” World-renowned tapware company Vola is set to release fixtures in various finishes such as copper and bronze this year. “The new finishes will add warmth and texture to tapware in a home rather than the contemporary/minimal look of chrome. Vola is, and always will be, iconic,” says Marc. “Matt finishes such as solid-surface basins and baths are also in huge demand, with companies like Kaldewei, Omvivo, Dado and Marblo leading the way.” For more information,

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bright ideas Whether you want to create a certain mood, effect or particular focus, lighting plays a significant role in every room of the home Words April Ossington


s you perform different tasks in each room, it’s only natural they will require different forms of lighting. Beacon Lighting’s product knowledge development specialist Denise Hammond outlines the best types for every room.

BATHROOM “It’s important your bathroom is well lit, especially when shaving or doing your make-up,” says Denise. She suggests selecting lighting that is specifically designed to withstand moisture and steam, and using a bathroom light with an exhaust heater for the colder months. Selecting accurate and flattering lighting is important when applying make-up, and Denise recommends using LED globes in warm white light for a more accurate reflection of skin tone. “If you want lights for your mirror or vanity, put them either side of it so the lighting is even and doesn’t cast shadows across your face,” she adds.

Jensen pendant from Beacon Lighting.


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Ragnar pendant from Beacon Lighting



Often the busiest room in the home, the kitchen needs special attention when it comes to lighting. General ceiling lighting that can be turned on quickly is essential. “Recessed lights look great and help create a sense of space,” says Denise. “Otherwise, you can consider something more visible like surface lights and hanging pendants.” She suggests incorporating downlights over your benchtops to aid meal preparation. “Cabinet lights can also be fitted under overhead cabinets and above the sink.”

The main source of light in the bedroom should be neutral and relaxing. “This can be achieved with softer, warmer light globes and dimmer switches, which let you control the light levels,” says Denise. It’s a good idea to put table lamps on either side of your bed, especially if you like to read. “Some have flexible necks to let you direct the light where it’s needed, or there are lights you can mount on headboards to save space,” says Denise. She also suggests installing LED motion-sensor lights in your wardrobe.

Gewinn pendant from About Space. Interior by Canny.;



Kooper pendant from Beacon Lighting

DENISE’S TOP TIPS To make a room appear larger:  Use lights that point up, such as floor

lamps and lampshades.  Incorporate vertical lights.  Use wall washers to push light up onto

the ceiling if it’s light coloured.  Use uplights to bounce light onto the

ceilings and walls.  Create panels of light at one end of the

room — your eye will be pulled towards it, making the space appear longer.  Light all four corners of the room.

To make a room’s ceiling appear higher:  Use vertical light beams.  Hang pendant lights low.

To make a room appear cosier:  Don’t allow light onto the ceiling.  Use table lamps alone or in clusters to

create little low pools of light in a large, high room.


LIVING ROOM Gewinn pendant in black from About Space. Interior by Canny

Before you select lighting for the living room, think about the mood you want to create. A dimmer switch is a good accompaniment to general lighting in the living area as it allows you to dim the lights when you’re watching TV. “Decorative spotlights can be used to highlight paintings, photographs or feature walls, while floor lamps, wall lights and table lamps create a softer, ambient light,” says Denise.

DINING ROOM This is another room that can benefit from the flexibility of a dimmer. “You can have the lights low during dinner and then brighten them so the kids can do their homework on the dining table,” explains Denise. “If your dining table is rectangular, a row of pendant lights or track lighting is ideal. For a round table, use a group of pendants or even a chandelier.” Denise suggests hanging your lights approximately 80cm above your table to ensure they don’t shine in people’s eyes.

Pera pendant light from About Space. Interior by Canny

HALLWAY AND ENTRANCE Hallways should be well lit so there are no dark corners or shadows. “If it’s the entrance to your home, use lighting that’s practical and decorative,” says Denise. “Bright light can make a small hallway feel bigger, while spotlights can focus attention on a mirror or painting.” HOME DESIGN

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LIGHTING Bree Leech for Brilliant Lighting. Photography by Mike Baker

TRENDING NOW The ever-popular Scandinavian style will continue its reign this year according to Brilliant Lighting. In response, the company has released a range of decorative pendants inspired by the simplicity of Nordic design and the pared-back Japanese aesthetic. Interior designer and trend forecaster Bree Leech says the Scandinavian look can be easily recreated at home by incorporating materials such as lightly coloured, unfinished timber, matt-black metal and paper. While the traditional palette features tones that are neutral, charcoal, black and white, modern versions make use of on-trend pastels such as pink. “Simple Scandi is where graphic geometry and clean lines meet organic and relaxed finishes,” says Bree. “Sometimes, it takes on an industrial edge, but the look is always clean and modern.” The pendant range is exclusively available at Bunnings.



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◄ GREAT CHARACTER The round wooden tray table with wheels was designed in 1963 by Danish architect Hans Bølling. It became an established part of modernist Danish design, serving as the perfect spot for a drink and a good book or a bowl of fruit and some fresh flowers. The Bølling table has a witty sense of humour, blending utility with personality in a smart design. The two reversible trays can be flipped over to add colour contrast and personality, and the table’s wooden frame can also be folded flat and reopened without the use of tools. Like every Brdr. Krüger product, the Bølling table is proudly made in the company’s Denmark workshop. Danish Red;



Australia’s love affair with timber flooring continues, and Formica has refreshed its flooring range with eight new decors in the latest colours and finishes designed for Australian interiors. Now, homeowners can create modern living areas with Formica Flooring at a fraction of the price of most solid timber floors. The same warmth, character and richness of traditional timber is achievable with these new colours and finishes. Laminex; HOME DESIGN

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◄ LAID-BACK This Australian-made chair features a distinctive, contemporary line in design and is made with seamless comfort in mind — making it the ideal statement piece for any living area. Inspired by the fluid lines of Venetian hand-blown glass, the Murano chair is handcrafted from ecofriendly materials including natural plantation timber along with nontoxic foam, and is covered in Warwick’s Gili Flamingo fabric. Design Furniture;





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index PROJECTS Ofist ................................................................................................... 94 Albert Hoggett ................................................................................ 104 Revy Bryce-Browning ..................................................................... 114 Gérard Faivre ................................................................................... 124 Ceerose ............................................................................................ 134 Starr Constructions .......................................................................... 150

ADVERTISERS About Space..................................................................................... 171 Aquaport ............................................................................................ 69 Ask an Architect .............................................................................. 181 Austral Bricks .................................................................................. 175 Australian News & Feature Service ................................................... 49 Bali Stone & Bathrooms .................................................................. 161 Brita Water ......................................................................................... 35 Building Designers Association Victoria ............................................ 92 Chateau Architects & Builders ........................................................... 82 Cinajus ............................................................................................. 148 Cosh Outdoor Living .......................................................................IFC Chazelles ........................................................................................... 41 Danish Red ........................................................................................ 29 Design Furniture ................................................................................ 33 Designer Rugs ................................................................................... 14 Espresso Co ....................................................................................... 37 Globe Imports .................................................................................... 10


Jetmaster ............................................................................................ 64 Laminex ............................................................................................. 44 Laticrete ........................................................................................... 187 Laura Kincade ................................................................................... 23 Linsol................................................................................................. 90 Malcolm St James ............................................................................ 146 Master Lifts ..................................................................................... 144 Monier ........................................................................................... OBC Nectre ................................................................................................ 67 Newport Custom Shutters .................................................................. 53 Olio Effect ......................................................................................... 25 Par Taps ........................................................................................... 163 PGH Bricks & Pavers ..................................................................... IBC Rapid Effects ................................................................................... 183 Real Flame ......................................................................................... 47 Renee’s House of Design ................................................................... 18 Rugs of Distinction ............................................................................ 27 Sovereign Interiors............................................................................... 6 Stormtech......................................................................................... 168 Transtherm ......................................................................................... 21 Velieris............................................................................................... 56 Versace Home ...................................................................................... 4 Vincent Buda ................................................................................... 165 WAM Home Decor .......................................................................... 189 The Woodworkers Company ............................................................ 154

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In the Glamour Issue we showcase luxurious fabrics and furnishings from the world’s finest design houses along with stunning houses from Ist...

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