While the impressive façade begins the sense of scale, full-length joinery, appropriately proportioned furniture, generous light fittings and seagrass wallpaper bring in light, reflection and texture, affording the home the feeling of space it has always deserved.
A water-front property on idyllic Sydney’s Pittwater called for a luxurious remodelling.
The brief was to provide a sophisticated landing pad for our well-travelled client, who appreciates luxury and life’s finer things. We remained cognisant the final result had to fit in the relaxed Australian lifestyle but steered away from traditional beach house or a Hamptons-inspired renovation; instead, we took our design cues from the 5 and 6-star hotels of the world. This significant renovation and redecoration project transformed this house over a concentrated period of 6-7 months.
We used a palette of beautiful natural materials, marble, limestone and dark timbers, and played with scale and balance in the soaring double-storey void in the living room. High-end fixtures and furnishings evoke a sense of extravagance and comfort while artwork and lighting add colour and warmth to the more sombre tones.
“Ioanna Lennox Interiors gave me a one-stop complete solution for my huge home and took it from outdated to short-listed for the International Design & Architecture Awards!”
The spectacular 7.5 metre media wall with stunning book-matched limestone slabs in deep grey and gold veins displays an oversized state-of-the-art TV and recessed fireplace. Custom shelving with decorative grille cabinets for any media storage needs sit on either side of the central panel.
Designed with long summer evenings in mind, the ground floor sprawling living room, kitchen and media room open onto an expansive entertaining courtyard at the front.
The masculine palette was continued into the master bedroom that was painted in a smoky midnight blue, while the feature wall behind the bed was wrapped in hand-woven silk wallpaper in the same tonal colour.
In order to create the luxurious, contemporary master suite that our client desired, the space had to be redefined and expanded; the existing walk-in-robe and ensuite were gutted and combined resulting in a large area for the new master ensuite, while the adjoining study was widened and enclosed to create a much more spacious walk-in-robe.
Each of the guest bedrooms have their own stylistic theme so that when guests come over, they’re asked if they want to stay in the Hamptons room or the mid-century room.
The masculine palette of midnight blues, molten golds and caramels continues into the home office, making it at once an energising retreat and a place of inspiration.
The kids’ bedrooms are practical, a little whimsical and designed so that they can grow into them.