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A North Shore Home Enriched With Texture + Jewel Tones

Interiors

Waverton House is an example of how considered art, colour, and texture can transform a home.

In the hands of Claudia Lambert Interiors, what was previously a ‘big white airy box’ has been given a personality reflective of the owner’s Indian heritage. 

A strong earthy palette punctuated with deep jewel tones enhances the home’s existing architectural features, inviting all those who enter to fall in love with the space.

19th December, 2022

Artwork by Henryk. Photo – Hannah Blackmore

Artwork by Henryk. Photo – Hannah Blackmore

The Lower North Shore home was cosmetically transformed by Claudia Lambert Interiors. Photo – Hannah Blackmore

Artwork by Dina Broadhurst. by Photo – Hannah Blackmore

Drawing on the owner’s cultural heritage and love of colour, Claudia chose a strong earthy palette for the interiors punctuated with deep jewel tones. Photo – Hannah Blackmore

There were lots of velvet in caramels, browns and merlots which were elevated with brass detailing in lights and art, rattan in the chairs, and decorative elements and stone in the furniture pieces,’ says Claudia. Photo – Hannah Blackmore

The updated home has a warmth and tactility to it, while maintaining its light and airy feeling. Photo – Hannah Blackmore

Artwork on left by Berny Bacic via Sibu Gallery. Photo – Hannah Blackmore

Art was an important element of the project, with key works selected to suit the client’s taste rather than a specific location in the home. Photo – Hannah Blackmore

Amelia Barnes
Monday 19th December 2022

‘It’s a home that has lots of talking points and places to rest the eye.’ – Claudia Lambert

This home in Waverton on Sydney’s Lower North Shore was a beautifully maintained and extended worker’s cottage—but it was lacking in personality.

After purchasing the property, the new owners engaged Claudia Lambert Interiors to transform the blank slate with quality materials and finishes reflective of their style and interests. 

Fundamental to the brief was to create a clear, strong voice for the home, with nods to their Indian cultural heritage. ‘The home needed to be family friendly but visually beautiful. They wanted to entertain and have people fall in love with each space,’ explains Claudia.

The clients weren’t interested in a disruptive renovation, so the project was entirely focused on updating the lighting, paint, and furnishings. 

Drawing on the owner’s cultural heritage and love of colour, Claudia chose a strong earthy palette for the interiors punctuated with deep jewel tones. 

‘There were lots of velvet in caramels, browns and merlots which were elevated with brass detailing in lights and art, rattan in the chairs, and decorative elements and stone in the furniture pieces,’ says Claudia. ‘This helped to create a very layered feel in a big white airy box.’

Art was an important element of the project, with key works selected to suit the client’s taste rather than a specific location in the home. ‘I always advise people to fall in love with each piece and it will find a natural home. This worked out especially well in this project,’ says Claudia.

The updated home has a warmth and tactility to it, while maintaining its light and airy feeling. ‘It’s a home that has lots of talking points and places to rest the eye. I would say it has a maximalist spirit in a pared back way,’ says Claudia. 

Waverton House showcases a cohesive interior scheme with no hierarchy—just harmonious pieces where each item is complemented.

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