Taking centrestage in the open-plan living zone, the granite countertop adds texture and tone. Stylish cabinetry clad in timber veneer from New Age Veneers provides ample storage space, while integrated appliances deliver a streamlined look. Contemporary barstools from Ikea are ideal for informal meals at the island unit.
An eye-catching, oversized pendant light from Richmond Lighting is teamed with a bespoke timber table and sleek white dining chairs from Dare Gallery. The living area is furnished with a Jardan sofa and colourful striped rug – for similar, check out Armadillo & Co. Polished blackbutt timber floors, laid throughout the home, help to ensure a fluid connection between the old and new parts of the home.
The office is a vision of masculine sophistication. “I love the way it’s turned out – it’s one of my favourite rooms,” homeowner enthuses. Expansive American oak shelving stained in Feast Watson Black Japan is teamed with a monolithic bespoke timber desk and white Moooi ‘Paper Chandelier’ light from Space. A vintage Tintin poster over a restored Victorian fireplace brings a blast of colour to the otherwise neutral room. On the wall, black ‘Pacific Breeze’ grasscloth wallpaper from Baresque adds a tactile touch.
Carolyn encouraged the couple to make some bold decorating choices. Here, wallpaper by Osborne & Little makes a statement and ties in with the home’s period details.
Luxury comes courtesy of five-star finishes and a freestanding ‘Lanark’ bath from Reece. The bespoke wall-hung vanity unit boasts a Catalano ‘C3’ basin from Rogerseller, Zucchetti tapware and a honed bluestone counter. A trio of Tom Dixon ‘Beat’ pendant lights adds a sculptural element, enhancing the hotel-style vibe. “The lights are gold inside so that when you lie in the bath, you can see the gleam,” says Carolyn. “It was all about finding little surprises.”
Bronze mirrors and Beacon Lighting pendants add an unexpected twist. “We had this huge verticality with such a high ceiling and we wanted to do something different,” explains Carolyn. A feature wall in Nina Campbell wallpaper works in place of a headboard; the other walls are painted in Dulux Linseed. Chic bedlinen from Country Road complements the room’s metallic tones.
The walk-in robe connects the bedroom and ensuite, forming an opulent master suite. “The finishes are tactile, warm and natural,” says Carolyn. “We created a suite where everything relates.” Charcoal-grey ‘Wool Elegance’ carpet from Victoria Carpets offers softness underfoot.