Previously living in a loft apartment in Parnell with their pug dog Coco, the owners of this newly built home in Hillsborough may have been further away from the action, but they didn’t want to lose their sense of style. An eclectic and colourful combination of furniture and flooring elements called for a neutral palette of materials from Verso Architecture + Interiors, who did the interior design and also worked on the exterior colour palette. The material choices were also a response to the homeowners’ intention to sell within five years.
Natural oak flooring, white walls and a pale grey carpet allows the personality of the homeowner’s furniture choices - and that of any future buyers - to shine through. In the living room, a vibrant Tang by Camilla rug from Designer Rugs and a custom-made rust velvet ottoman provide colour and texture. A Friture Vertigo pendant light graces the dining area, found in Europe by the homeowners.
The plans for the kitchen didn’t include an island, so this space was re-designed by Verso to accommodate this essential feature, which has a white jade marble top sourced from SCE Stone and a walnut stained ply base. The kitchen cabinetry was painted white with a high gloss finish to bring more light into the space. This is contrasted with a textured Facet wallpaper from Arte, while a screen between the kitchen and lounge allows light to be shared between these rooms.
In the bathrooms, the walls and floor are tiled, each with a different feature tile chosen from Tile Space. While still neural in colour, these rooms appear modern and have a sense of luxury due to the detailing provided by the cabinetry, mirror choices and tiling.
Words by Camille Khouri
Photos by Rob Girven