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A Luxe Sydney Home With Jaw-Dropping Views

Interiors

Sydney’s sparkly, sunny lifestyle has always held a certain appeal – but right now, it must be said, we’re swooning more than ever over that free-and-easy Sydney lifestyle!

This spectacular new home in Bellevue Hill takes ‘swoon worthy’ to new heights, with its unbelievable views of Sydney’s skyline, and incredible combination of cosy, luxe interiors, and expansive outdoor spaces.

It’s hard to compete with an outlook like that of the Hill House, but the personalised interiors by Decus Interiors, complementing architecture by Luigi Rosselli Architects make this home a triple threat!

8th October, 2020

Hill House by Decus Interiors accentuates the property’s jaw-dropping Sydney views. Photo – Anson Smart

‘Spectrumfigure X’ (2018) artwork by John Young. Travertine flooring. Photo – Anson Smart

CTO ‘Heron’ floor lamp from Spence & Lyda. Oluce ‘Atollo’ table lamp from Euroluce. Moroso ‘Redondo’ armchair from Hub Furniture. Christophe Delcourt ‘MUC7’ side table from Ondene. Photo – Anson Smart

Tammy Kanat fibre artwork. Indi wall light from Articolo. Lowe ‘Atticus’ table from Hub Furniture. Fritz Hansen ‘Series 7’ chairs from Cult Design. Photo – Anson Smart

Tammy Kanat fibre artwork. Indi wall light from Articolo. Lowe ‘Atticus’ table from Hub Furniture. Fritz Hansen ‘Series 7’ chairs from Cult Design. Photo – Anson Smart

All joinery in the home has been custom designed. Photo – Anson Smart

‘Indi Extra Large’ lighting pendants from Articolo. Mater ‘High Stool’ from Cult Design. Custom rangehood by Decus Interiors. Photo – Anson Smart

‘Indi Extra Large’ lighting pendants from Articolo. Mater ‘High Stool’ from Cult Design. Custom rangehood by Decus Interiors. Photo – Anson Smart

Custom ‘Branching’ pendant by Lindsey Adelman. Photo – Anson Smart

While the living scheme contains mostly neutral tones, the bedrooms and bathrooms feature variations of blue, green, grey, mustard and pink. Photo – Anson Smart

Leather tiles from Analu. Vola Brushed Black Chrome tapware from Candana. Custom design vanity by Decus Interiors made from Honed ‘Cippolano’ from Granite Marble Works. Photo – Anson Smart

Major New York vibes from this bathroom! Photo – Anson Smart

The main bathroom is more subdued than the powder room. Photo – Anson Smart

 ‘Casa’ handmade wall tile from Onsite. Victoria & Albert ‘Barcelona’ bath from Candana. Photo – Anson Smart

While the living scheme contains mostly neutral tones, the bedrooms and bathrooms feature variations of blue, green, mustard, pink.  Photo – Anson Smart

The same timber has been used across all the joinery, although the stain applied depends on the formality of the location. For example, the informal areas are lightest, the study and dining are richer toned, and the walk-in-wardrobe is most dramatic. Photo – Anson Smart

Left image: ‘September Session’ (2016) artwork by Jon Cattapan. Minotti ‘Lawrence’ sofa from Dedece. Right image: ‘Third Proposition: Triptych’ (2013) artwork by Philip Wolfhagen. Photo – Anson Smart

‘Bolle’ pendant from ULTIMO INTERIORS. ‘The Envoy’ (2015) artwork by ALEXANDER MCKENZIe. Christophe Delcourt ‘Tye’ table from Ondene. Knoll ‘Saarinen’ chairs from Dedece. Photo – Anson Smart

The incredible views from the outdoor terrace! Photo – Anson Smart

Amelia Barnes
Thursday 8th October 2020

‘Our response was to mix timeless pieces with fun personality pieces throughout, building depth through layering in the finishes, joinery and furnishings.’ – Alexandra Donohoe Church

Located in Bellevue Hill, this very fancy new home accentuates stunning views across Sydney city skyline, with equally glam interiors by Alexandra Donohoe Church, founder and managing director of  Decus Interiors.

Decus Interiors were brought onto to design the project’s finishes, joinery, lighting and furniture scheme to complement the house’s architecture by Luigi Rosselli Architects.

The brief was to design a classic yet contemporary home to accommodate a family of six. ‘There is a European inflexion in the language of the architecture. Our response was to mix timeless pieces with fun personality pieces throughout, building depth through layering in the finishes, joinery and furnishings,’ says Alexandra.

Furnishings in the living space are light, simple and translucent as not to disrupt the view – a scheme Alexandra describes as ‘easy, breezy Covergirl.’ The lighting scheme is similarly minimal, except for key, dramatic pieces such as the five-metre drop pendant by Lindsey Adelman in the stairwell. ‘Other choices were intentionally made to be quiet, to allow other aspects of the rooms to talk,’ says Alexandra.

While the living scheme contains mostly neutral tones, the bedrooms and bathrooms inject more personality into stylish home, introducing tones of blue, green, mustard, and pink as well as textured tiles and wallpaper accents. 

It’s hard to look past the splendour of the indoor-outdoor main living area, but the bathrooms definitely come close as a favourite room in the house! Standout spaces are the stone powder room, which Alexandra labels an ‘explosion of colour and visual layers’, and the bathroom shower window that frames incredible water views. A true Sydney stunner! 

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