In this Art Deco apartment near Sydney harbour, interior designer Victoria Waters introduced a new wall of built-in bookshelves and cabinetry to frame the living and dining room’s main entryway, using a piece of the old skirting as inspiration for its traditional look. Detailed shelf edges and door profiles echo the original architecture, giving the impression that the new shelving has always been a part of the space.
The sapphire ‘Deco’ sofa from Coco Republic, upholstered in Elliot Clarke ‘Brussels’ velvet in Navy, provides a vivid contrast to the Orson & Blake fuchsia cowhide (try NSW Leather Co for similar). An Elle ‘Round’ coffee table from Globe West contributes to the Art Deco vibe, along with a chic brushed nickel lamp with a ‘Mona Lisa’ shade from Bloomingdales Lighting. A pop of pattern comes courtesy of the sofa’s Missoni ‘Montgomery’ cushion from Top3 By Design.
Victoria chose a backdrop of Dulux White On White and opulent Supertuft ‘Escape Velour’ wool carpet in Stomp. The flooring’s dark colour makes it the perfect base for the pink cowhide. Lounge Designer Furniture ‘Ali’ armchairs covered in Elliot Clarke ‘Brussels’ velvet in Plum contribute a soft, luxe-like shimmer.
The cool curves of the ‘Kingston’ console table from Interiors Online complement a round mirror – for similar, try the ‘Seriana’ mirror from Laura Ashley. Khroma ‘Any Touch’ wallpaper in Silka Blue from Ascraft creates a feature wall.
A chic ‘Tulip’ dining table with a white marble top from Glicks and ‘Serengeti Halo’ dining chairs from Globe West carry the elegant theme through to the dining zone. Here, the monochromatic scheme is revved up with a peek through to the Sandberg ‘Elton’ wallpaper from Ascraft lining the hallway.