Dark and evocative living in a family home.

Our clients engaged us to revitalise and decorate the front of their Federation home, and inject life, understated luxury and emotion in a part of the house not used much previously.

We divided the 10-metre long living room into two functional areas: a library / grown-ups zone to idle the hours away in front of the fire and a lounging / media kid-friendly zone complete with a fun gallery wall that displays some of the children’s treasured artworks.

This family were not afraid of going dark and that was the only nod needed for us to visualise inky blue walls punctuated by white joinery, wrapping around caramel Tassie Oak herringbone floors.

The architectural details that speak of the house’s heritage, such as ceiling moulds, roses and cornices were embraced and restored.

Details and quality of execution were an important focus for the marble fireplace wall with custom cabinetry on either side. The accompanying furnishings are generous in size and emotive in feel and texture, while the reflective nickel pendants and distressed mirror tables add glamour and bounce light around the room.

There is a silent gasp when you walk into the room, a feeling that if you have time to linger this space will cocoon, support and piece you back together for another day out in the world. And that’s exactly the feeling that every home should provide.

Photography by Amanda Prior
 

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