Tasked with transforming a beachside Victorian Terrace into a home befitting a dynamic young couple with small children, our brief required the spaces to evoke different moods while still being flexible to the needs of young family.
A careful dialogue was nurtured between the grandeur of the beachside home and the relaxed nature of the clients. Consequently, the decoration is addressing the formality and inherent seriousness of the home by curating moments of joy for the family within the stately rooms and the formal typology of the home.
A strong base palette of deep blue, which begins in the front formal rooms of the home, imbues formality with intimacy. Fading out to a silver grey blue in the hallway and then to a clean white, the home opens up to the casual living and kitchen and beyond, to the sea. Softening elements are introduced throughout the home with natural linens, leather, stone and timber. Wallpapers placed unexpectedly in the under-stair study, in the hall, and powder room, celebrate the smaller spaces within the expanse of the stately home.
Photography by Felix Forest
Australian Interior Design Awards 2015Commendation – Residential Interior Decoration categoryBelle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2015Finalist - Residential categoryIDEA Interior Design Excellence Awards 2015Shortlist – Residential Decoration