“Drawing upon the site’s architectural period and surrounding bushland, Wahroonga House is an example of mid-century modern design, referencing the warmth and playfulness of Palm Springs balanced with a laid-back sense of sophistication.”
Add an earthy colour palette of greens and browns inspired by the surrounding bushland and a play on geometric curves the result is relaxed yet refined. Wahroonga House by Tom Mark Henry.
Photography by Damian Bennett
In Australia, we have quarantine hotels where returning citizens must stay isolated for 14 days to ensure the virus doesn’t escape into the community. We are very, very lucky to have extremely low and in most cases, no community spread. Unfortunately, none of our quarantine rooms looks anything like this “Waking up in Palm Springs” suite by Patricia Bustos. If only! Bright, fun, great vibes and positive energy.
Nicole Hollis defines her design tenet as a “holistic design philosophy for the home, which thoughtfully balances a modern spirit of innovation with a timeless reverence for great craftsmanship. She masterfully blends the simplicity of line with organic complexity to create warm, refined spaces.”
It’s about carefully curated, beautifully elegant, understated interiors.
Contemporary art contrasting with original midcentury design pieces, mixed with bespoke pieces. Add in original features such as elaborate cornices, wall panelling and tile, highlight all with soft light filtering through floor to c ceiling windows and what do you get? Gallery? Home? Perhaps both. Barcelona II by Miquel Alzueta.
The perfect white backdrop accented by pops of gold. Light bouncing off mirrors. Dashes of black for contrast and texture, layers of subtle texture. A sophisticated home with a touch of the Parisian panache in Brooklyn. Fenimore Flat by Shelby Girard.
Photography by Morgan Levy