This classic, inner-city hideaway balances a new country-focussed lifestyle with a convenient urban location. Our brief was to update and refresh the whole house, solving the previously unaddressed storage functional issues to bring delight and loveliness where there was none.

The house, already a sun-bleached pink externally, faces parkland and its abundant birdlife. In finding a striking portrait of ‘Queenie’ the common Australian Galah by photographer Leila Jeffreys, our palette was born; we drew inspiration from these natural pinks and greys for the balance of snugness and sophistication.

Extensive upgrading included earthy pink floorboards, large grey, concrete/planked tiles, strong and cool in the bathroom, and finely detailed joinery with mitred marble and timber dressing tables. The flow of traffic through the living room was redirected, making the sole living space amore usable room. One bedroom robe was treated to a secret slideaway full-length mirror, the other is an abstract box, designed as loose furniture to complement surrounding sculptures. A mixture of Australian and European furniture was chosen, including modern classics and contemporary ‘unexpected’ pieces to complement the interior. Fritz Hansen ‘Ro Chairs’ were chosen for optimal comfort and cosiness during story time between our client and her grandchildren.

Photography: Jonathan VDK


AIDA 2017 – Shortlisted for Residential Decoration
IDEA 2017 – Shortlisted for Residential Decoration


  • Interior Design
  • Finishes & Fittings Selection
  • Custom Joinery
  • Interior Colour Palette
  • Bathroom Design
  • Interior Styling
  • Accessories and Styling
  • Furniture Selection & Procurement