The owners (a couple and their two children) of this 1890s Victorian terrace in Woollahra came to design studios Claudia Lambert Interiors and Jillian Dinkel to design distinctly feminine interiors.
In many ways, the project was an extension of another home that Claudia previously designed for the same clients.
She explains, ‘My client and I bonded over our affinity for pink when we first met years ago on our first project together… When it came time to integrate the existing pieces into their new home, it just made sense to carry that thread through into most of the spaces.’
On this occasion, the use of pink was slightly softened by Dulux Mellow Beige applied across the walls and joinery. ‘We then cooled things down a little more with the use of the custom travertine floors in the kitchen, the macchia vecchia marble countertops and a cooler white on the wall,’ says Claudia.
Spaces are otherwise differentiated by wall treatments, sculptural art, and bold furniture forms. ‘We introduced layers of neutral texture, such as the pink grasscloth wallpaper, to add dimension while still allowing for the art and furnishings to take centre stage,’ says Jillian Dinkel.
Viola marble creates a dramatic effect in the main bathroom, while the kids bathroom incorporates beige tinted micro cement to offset a lack of natural light.
The result upholds the integrity of the original home, while reflecting the modern family who lives there.
Claudia adds, ‘It was an absolute labour of love for everyone involved, including the clients, who were instrumental in most decisions so they could have a bespoke home completely catering to their needs.’