When stylist Kerrie-Ann Jones and her family moved into their Darlinghurst home, they lived in the home for several years before renovation, in order to really get a feel for the place. She explains ‘I didn’t want any elements of the house to be driven by fast trends… we wanted to love the look and feel for years to come.’
The result is a timeless and minimal aesthetic, that balances classical refinement with a grounded family space. Kerrie-Ann explains that due to her professional role, she ‘has interior inspiration on tap’ so she honed in on key elements in the home to inform the overall design. The black steel frame doors and balustrade, marble herringbone floors and brushed brass fixtures set the tone for residence.
From her styling work, Kerrie-Ann realised that she was drawn to interiors that have a monochromatic palette, ‘that are elegant and uncomplicated.’ But this isn’t to suggest that this home is bland in ANY way! The wall that runs through the downstairs living, dining and kitchen zones dances with the family’s vibrant art collection – a neutral colour palette in the surrounding scheme grounds the busyness of the art wall.’
The downstairs area of the home is the bustling family zone, and upstairs Kerrie-Ann has created a ‘calm and serene environment.’ She explains ‘down stairs is where all the action happens’ with kids playing, and ‘I really love sneaking upstairs to the top floor bedroom and reading a magazine curled up on the bench-seat with sun streaming in.’ This clever zoning means there is a space for everyone – for play, sun naps, winter cosy nights and bright spring afternoons.