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A sad little cookie cutter apartment has received a dramatic makeover by Brisbane interior designer James Dawson. His Marine Parade Apartment design features bold black and white wallpaper, polished brass custom designed door handles and a bespoke "hidden" kitchen island bench (sexy legs!). Have you noticed the trend of "non-kitchen" kitchens lately especially in small open plan areas? Perhaps not the best for family living but this bijou apartment is all about drama and theatre and definitely more striking bachelor pad than kid friendly hangout. Crack open the champagne darling. It's in the fridge somewhere behind those gorgeous black doors.
Drama, glamour and pattern play. Three essential ingredients in any scheme by interior design maestro Greg Natale. Sydney-based Natale's redesign of this historic Geelong house, situated on an equine estate, sees him weave his magic with dark, moody colours, geometric riffs and a repeating horse motif. But it's not the grand rooms I'm concentrating on in this post. It's his bathrooms and kitchen that have my mind spinning with ideas. I'm smitten by the powder room. Love. Don't miss the rest of the house over on his website and if you love his work as much as we have here on Desire to Inspire over the years you simply can't miss his book The Tailored Interior.
Dual colour palettes of inky, moody blues contrasting with browns and creams and bright white with soft pastels define the private and public, the formal and the casual areas of this beachside house by Sydney-based interior designers Arent & Pyke. A mix of modern with mid century classics, tribal and texture, light and shade, the look is an easy elegance.