A Painterly Approach

It was a chance encounter with another project by Arent&Pyke that encouraged the owners of this federation home in Sydney’s Inner West to embark on a journey of transformation for their own home. The client’s passion for colour, texture and art, and compelled by the depth of character and soul seen in other homes, they engaged our studio to bring their own home to life.

What originated as a richly textured furnishing scheme quickly blossomed. Inspired by a proposal for a series of astute ‘design interventions’, the client expanded the commission to encompass interior design.

Hue House is a celebration of colour and materiality, manifested through a series of ‘lightweight’ design manoeuvres that were subtle in their intervention, but with great impact.

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With particular attention paid to the kitchen, living and dining spaces as well as the Master Bedroom, we blended new and vintage furnishings with custom-designed pieces.

Colour and texture is layered in a painterly fashion, building beauty, comfort and character into functional, useable spaces. The role of materiality is equal to both furniture and furnishing, enriching each space as paint might upon a canvas.

What began as a largely decorative brief morphed into a brief that called for modifications to furniture, lighting, sculpture, art, and original joinery elements that encouraged greater function, usage and above all enjoyment of the space. The end result is a home that feels layered, textural and deeply personal.


Special thanks to Karen, Bill and Dale (the Jack Russell)