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A Light + Lofty Family Home In Geelong

Interiors

They say it takes a village to raise a child, and it certainly takes a team of collaborators to create the perfect home!

With a building designed by Tecture and an interior palette formulated by Built by Wilson, it was up to stylist Simone Haag to bring the Newtown Courtyard House in Geelong to life. Armed with swoon-worthy furniture from DOMO and an incredible selection of art from locals Boom Gallery, this dream team have created a dream house. Goals!

27th August, 2021

All furniture pieces from DOMO: Bol Sofa by HC28 Cosmo; Leather side table and Miles Swivel Chairs by Wittmann; Oasis Coffee Table by HC28; Ilot Stool by Ligne Roset; House of Hackney cushions. Beyond Fake by Cricket Saleh from Boom Gallery. Rug from Halcyon Lake. Ceramics on shelf from Pepite. Photo – Dylan James. Styling –  Simone HaagSharon Robinson.

All furniture pieces from DOMO: Bol Sofa by HC28 Cosmo; Leather side table by Wittmann. Ceramics on shelf from Pepite. Photo – Dylan James. Styling –  Simone HaagSharon Robinson.

Bol Sofa by HC28 Cosmo from DOMO. Metal by Kasper Raglus from Boom Gallery. Photo – Dylan James. Styling –  Simone HaagSharon Robinson.

Ligne Roset TV dining chairs from DOMO. Sika Design ottomans from DOMO. Table custom crafted by Joel Elliot. Knock Out by Julien Pecaud from Boom Gallery. Photo – Dylan James. Styling –  Simone HaagSharon Robinson.

Ligne Roset TV dining chairs from DOMO. Table custom crafted by Joel Elliot. Photo – Dylan James. Styling –  Simone HaagSharon Robinson.

Knock Out by Julien Pecaud from Boom Gallery.Photo – Dylan James. Styling –  Simone HaagSharon Robinson.

The finishes selected by Built by Wilson are really on show in the sleek kitchen. Photo – Dylan James. Styling –  Simone HaagSharon Robinson.

Painting from House of Orange. Photo – Dylan James. Styling –  Simone HaagSharon Robinson.

Bursts of texture in the lounge. Photo – Dylan James. Styling –  Simone HaagSharon Robinson.

DS-1025 sofa by de Sede from DOMO in the courtyard lounge. Photo – Dylan James. Styling –  Simone HaagSharon Robinson.

Miles Swivel Chairs by Wittmann; Oasis Coffee Table by HC28; Ilot Stool by Ligne Roset, all from DOMO. Photo – Dylan James. Styling –  Simone HaagSharon Robinson.

Contessa Armchair by Wittmann from DOMOHelice Side Table from DOMODans le Rue by Jordy Kerwick from Boom Gallery. Photo – Dylan James. Styling –  Simone HaagSharon Robinson.

Contessa Armchair by Wittmann from DOMOHelice Side Table from DOMO. The Running by Christopher Jewitt from Boom Gallery. Photo – Dylan James. Styling –  Simone HaagSharon Robinson.

Marbled vanities in the bathroom. Photo – Dylan James. Styling –  Simone HaagSharon Robinson.

‘Chrome Bell Floor Lamp’ by Ligne Roset from DOMO. Triangle 2 and Triangle 3 by Shane Drinkwater from Boom Gallery. Photo – Dylan James. Styling –  Simone HaagSharon Robinson.

Sasha Gattermayr
Friday 27th August 2021

This home in the Geelong suburb of Newtown has lofty proportions newly designed by Tecture, and a light, neutral material palette selected by interior designers Built by Wilson. To tie the whole space together and create a liveable, comfortable family space – they enlisted stylist Simone Haag to curate furnishings that would do just that.

‘This project first crossed my plate when I was invited by the Built by Wilson team to furnish and style their newest project,’ explains Simone. ‘I was able to call on my trusted suppliers to source from items that didn’t carry lengthy lead times. This enabled a process where decision making was focused, and intuition was heavily relied upon.’

Working closely with DOMO, Simone focussed on a mix of earthy tones and patterned textures to complement the existing finishes. The Ligne Roset TV dining chairs were chosen ‘for their mid-century flavour’, while the sculptural stacked DS-1025 sofa in a minimalist grey makes a statement presence without overwhelming the space. Each sequence is tied together by a series of rugs from Halcyon Lake that share a textural and tonal narrative.

Painted walls created a cosy feel in the comfort-driven spaces, which were made cosy with soft, curved furniture like the Miles Swivel Chair and 3-seater Bol Sofa in the sitting room.

‘The De Sede 1025 sofa is a piece that I have always wanted to specify in a project,’ says Simone. There was a pocket of space beside the sliding glass doors that opened to the terrace, that didn’t have its own distinct purpose. For this slightly confounding ‘living space beside a living space’, Simone created distinct zones by grouping the lounge room furniture on its own rug. ‘We created the ultimate have-a-gin-with-friend moment that is the perfect vantage spot to both to the living-dining area and the outdoor courtyard,’ she says.

The end result is a truly gorgeous and live-able space, for design-conscious family living.

DOMO‘s extensive collection of international designer furniture includes key brands such as Ligne Roset, de Sede, Wittmann, Sika Design, HC28 Cosmo and Pulpo to name a few. Locate one of their showrooms now across Melbourne, Sydney, North Adelaide and Brisbane.

See more projects from Simone Haag here, Built by Wilson here + Tecture here.

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