“We are Duet, a duo devoted to creating timeless interior outcomes, evolved from transparent and fruitful connections. Together we specialise in design solutions that compose a duet between aspiration and nostalgia. There are no quick fixes; just solid, joyous, longhand interiors.”
Bold colour choices, family pieces mixed with antiques and bespoke, open and airy yet dark and moody. This Sydney family home refresh by Duet breathes new life into an old home.
Photography by Anson Smart
“Spotted Gum House is an alteration and addition to an existing interwar bungalow nestled amongst the mature, leafy green trees of Sydney’s North Shore neighbourhood of Artarmon. While respecting the suburban landscape and heritage conservation area we have restored the street-facing façade while exploring a hidden, modern sculptural annexe at the rear.
The three-bedroom home has been transformed into a blend of traditional and contemporary architecture. The design vernacular is courageous in its exploration of scale; Spotted Gum House now explores a tension between three distinct architectural languages; the existing front of the home, and the upstairs and downstairs of the new rear extension.”
Sensuous, sinuous and downright sexy. Spotted Gum by Alexander and Co.
This Grade II north London family home is a ‘masterclass in distinctive detail’ (House & Garden, David Nicholls). From the extraordinary gothic exterior to the unexpected interplay of light, colour, and rich materiality in the interior, this project demonstrates the unique approach and vision of the studio. A full restoration, decoration and furnishing project stands testament to the relationship between designers, client and restorer. With a focus on creating an environment that reflected the interests and tastes of the client, with inspirations from their studies, travels and collections, this project at its core is a home with memories at its heart which has resulted in a profoundly poetic space.
Gimme all the gothic architecture! This house really is my dream home and I can barely contain myself with the exterior much less how gorgeous those gothic windows are from the interior. DYING. Highgate house designed by Maddux Creative. Photos: Paul Massey
The designer calls it an indulgent affaire in the heart of Clapton, East London. Bold, bespoke, dramatic it’s all in the details, a feast for the eyes but enveloping and cocooning. A London abode by Sella Concept.
“Set in the bush and beach hamlet of Bundeena, this house is a contextual response to the local vernacular of modest fisher-cottages. Its single-storey, timber-clad form wraps around a sunny central courtyard, enjoying a large north-facing garden. Conceived as a sustainable kit-home prototype, the design follows a strict mathematic logic in its construction. The sense of beachside calm belies the rigour and precision in the plan.”
Simple lines belie the considered design of this beach house with its seamless integration of indoor and outdoor living. Bundeena House by Tribe Studio.
Photography by Katherine Lu