A little bit of Hamptons on a grand scale.
It's hard to believe this beautifully renovated mansion in Sydney's Upper North Shore was once a dark wood-panelled house with enclosed rooms, yellow walls and worn shag carpet.
Luckily its owners saw past all of that and recognised the potential that lay behind the brown brick facade in this grande old dame.
Their brief was a little bit of Hamptons in Wahroonga with lots of white and blues 'because these are colours we'll never tire of'. And we totally agree.
There is a symphony of blues used throughout the house, whether inky navy, teal or cornflower. They set the tone early on from the entry foyer and formal lounge at the front of the house and continue to meander all the way to the expansive outdoor living area at the back.
We wanted to achieve a lightness and freshness throughout, with an honesty of design and execution. Artwork is prevalent in most rooms and we relied on the colour, glorious textures and graphic patterns of the soft furnishings to weave the stories of our clients' lives, past and present.
This is a house where the future is bright and living is celebrated by the entire family, including the many pets.
Photography by Amanda Prior