Old and new. Soft and subdued in private areas, luxe and dramatic in public spaces. Antique and bespoke with an emphasis on ongoing patina of materials and the pattern of stone. Carefully curated and but playful. John Street by Sydney-based Phoebe Nicol.
Alteration and change of use to this heritage listed commercial space has resulted in two levels of luxury loft like living. Think old posts and beams meet marble, linen fluttering at old windows looking out onto the city, beautiful new details in an old colonial structure. Oak House by Alexander & Co.
“The interior design direction is informed by the laid-back Australian lifestyle layered with the depth of European tone. The interiors are designed to complement the architecture in geometry, materiality, and finish. The journey of the home is a sequence of shifting palettes that transition between spaces to provide a sense subtle separation within open plan spaces. The interior base palette is tonally consistent, composed of; polished concrete, walnut timber, rattan, and bronze, enriched with variations of colour and texture using marble and sandstone. The palette shifts to both complement the daily rituals of the family and also the connection with the landscape and bay. “
Contemporary interior design informed by location and lifestyle, enriched by bespoke luxury. Gunnamatta House by Akin Atelier.
With a design concept informed by its distinctive facade this Melbourne house seamlessly combines the old and the new. Walls of steel and glass allow the light to flood into the extension’s interior. Dark and moody is dramatic, not drab. The Dutch Gable House by Melbourne-based Austin Design Associates.
Her own firm’s profile sums it up best. “An emotive potency defines Fiona Lynch Office’s work. Incorporating architectural and interior design services, our atmospheric creations embody a spirited minimalism with a keen emphasis on custom joinery, furniture and lighting design.”
A mix of raw and refined, tactile and smooth, handcrafted and hi-tech. The dichotomy defines the spaces but a restrained, neutral palette and a natural materiality cement them as one. Sorento House by Fiona Lynch.
Photography by Pablo Veiga