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A fresh and modern take on a vintage home

Inspired by mid-century design, a Hobart couple have fashioned a forward-thinking home that would make Mad Men’s Don Draper proud.
1970s sunken living room

“The sunken living room [pictured above] is probably more of a feature in a 1970s home than one from the ’50s or ’60s, but we just love it,” says the homeowner. “It makes this part of the house feel so warm and cosy, it’s probably my favourite spot in the whole home. If I’m here, it means I’m relaxing!” The lime-green sofa was custom-made by the owner, using Warwick’s ‘Globe’ polyester in Herb, and is dotted with colourful cushions from Country Road, Luc Design and Orla Kiely. A tiled feature wall of sandstone crazy pavers deserves an extra tick of approval, as does the shiplap timber ceiling cladding, and a soft-as-silk reindeer rug from Grey and Felt interiors which enhances the sense of comfort. The large artwork is ‘The Holmby Hills’ by Josh ‘Shag’ Agle and the framed photographs are of Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, sourced from Photographers Gallery in Los Angeles.

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