Maximising storage, letting in more light and above all keeping the character formed the brief for the renovation of this inner Sydney Art Deco apartment. Oh and a modest budget. A timeless palette, opening up walls, custom cabinets, polished floors and the use of mirrors to bounce the light were all employed to create a chic city home for a young family. Darling Point by Studio Kate.
Faded grandeur, modern furniture, tribal touches, truncated torsos, a confection of a little girl’s room and a blowsy summer garden. It’s a heady mix. Séguier, Paris 6 by Isabelle Stanislas.
A newly built home loaded with patterns (I count 7 wallpapers!), colours and lots of glamorous touches create max personality. Hats off to Missouri-based designer Jessie D. Miller for keeping these spaces dramatic yet family friendly as the homeowners have 2 kids and 2 bulldogs.
Whether you call it traditional with a twist, elegant eclectic or a just colourful family home this Gramercy Park apartment by interior designer CeCe Barfield is as joyful and exuberant as it is chic and stylish.
If this isn’t the coolest hangout/games space/playroom I don’t know what is! When your client hands you a 12-car garage from the 1980’s it is time to get creative. Four bays became a play room complete with four Pullman-style queen bunk beds, a shop became a dining hall and party room, and three bays became an indoor sport court. Working with durable finishes, eclectic furnishings, and outdoor fabrics a bulletproof retreat was created for children of all ages. By Hoedemaker Pfeiffer.
Photos: Andrew Giammarco