Following the addition of a modern extension to this double fronted Californian bungalow, the clients wanted new furniture and furnishing more suited to their new spaces. They had dated and ill fitting furniture from a previous home and wanted a home with ‘interest, colour, personality, warmth, wow.’
Given the client’s have a large family and entertain a lot the open plan area needed to be conducive to entertaining for both indoor and outdoor spaces. After an extensive discussion we developed a Style Goal: Modern, Art Deco, with warm deep colours and natural textures.
What We Delivered
The design element we focused on is a repeated straight line, a period pattern found in the home eg: entry window, handles, ceiling roses. This subtle design element was applied to the concept to ensure cohesion through the design in each space. The wow factor was delivered by painting the entire open plan area True Blue by Dulux, this colour added depth and warmth that complemented the primary pieces such as sofa, arm chairs, coffee table, dining table and dining chairs. To further add drama and interest a stunning piece of art by Isabelle Menin was added in the dining room, keeping this space simple but striking.
In the bedroom we focused on creating a New York chic hotel feel with monochrome colours and substantial pieces such as the bedside tables, table lamps and bed head all anchored by a striking geometric rug, which is another nod to the Art Deco influences underlying the aesthetic.
Throughout the spaces are peppered with unique and personal pieces such as a cuckoo clock and photo wall.
Like so many couples, my husband and I have very different styles and we were unable to agree on how to decorate our home. Trish really took the time to get to know us and our family and to understand the vision we had in our heads but were unable deliver on our own.
I describe the process as a little like a therapy session where we really got into the depths of what was important to us, likes, dislikes and what was the main goal that we wanted to achieve. Through this open line of communication my husband and I were able to have rational and practical conversations about what we wanted (without getting heated haha!!) and surprisingly we ended up agreeing on most things.
Trish has been such a pleasure to work with. From the beginning she set out a plan and time line and sticks to all that is within her control. She has always been accommodating when it came to meetings, problem solving and assistance with decision making as I tackled cushion shopping on my own (so much fun!).
Trish said something to both of us when we first started this process and it has stuck with me throughout the whole journey……. “you may not love every piece, but you will love the whole room”
As with marriage you will always have to compromise and it’s no different with interior design.
Thanks again Trish we love our new bedroom and living space and it makes us so happy every time we walk into the room. Loren, S
Photography by Michelle Broadhurst.
Styling by Bettina Archer