Private home of celebrated Australian children's author.

Tasked with preparing a private client's home (of 50 years) for sale.
Full redecorate - six week turnaround.
Because the house is about to go on the market, the house itself had to be a blank canvas, using the furniture to highlight and create spaces...
All pieces bought had to work in current spaces as well as spaces in new home (project to come).
Abitare Sydney
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Dining table: Green painted iron base with ice white marble top - auction Chairs: Client's own recovered with black and white stripe/black piping Wooden bowl: Clients own Pheonix: Abitare Sydney Photography: Timothy Ashton
“peacock” — abhinav exports
Abitare Sydney
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Dining table: Green painted iron base with ice white marble top - auction Chairs: Client's own recovered with black and white stripe/black piping Wooden bowl: Clients own Pheonix: Abitare Sydney Photo Credit: Timothy Ashton
Abitare Sydney
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Wall: Abitare designer's own Bedhead: Local Sydney auction Bedside Table: Brushed brass/glass top, Abitare Sydney Lamps: Ornate stone carved, Abitare Sydney Bedcover: Abitare Sydney (sourced in Damascus, Syria) Photographer: Timothy Ashton
Abitare Sydney
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Every room in the house was built to make the most of sweeping views, from the world famous sparking harbour of Sydney, to the cliffs flanking Bondi Beach. Photography: Timothy Ashton
Abitare Sydney
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Every room in the house was built to make the most of sweeping views, from the world famous sparking harbour of Sydney, to the cliffs flanking Bondi Beach. Photography: Timothy Ashton
Abitare Sydney
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Conservatory style entrance. Marble top table: Local Sydney auction Urns: Local Sydney auction Chimney pot with cultivated Irish Moss: Abitare Sydney Wooden hand carved pumpkins: Abitare Sydney (French colonial, sourced in Phnom Penh) Photography: Timothy Ashton
“Irish moss indoors” — jenniealice
Abitare Sydney
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Formal top floor drawing room adjoined with formal dining area. 18th C French chairs (Abitare Sydney - covered in P Kaufman "Jungle Boogie" in Copacabana) are used to gently divide the large space. The frameless mirrors flanking the painting of a Cassowary (Lawson-Menzies) constantly reflect the panoramic view through the 45 degree angle sides. Flanking the glass wall, a pair...More
Abitare Sydney
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Formal top floor drawing room adjoined with formal dining area. 18th C French chairs (Abitare Sydney - covered in P Kaufman "Jungle Boogie" in Copacabana) are used to gently divide the large space. The frameless mirrors flanking the painting of a Cassowary (Lawson-Menzies) constantly reflect the panoramic view through the 45 degree angle sides. Flanking the glass wall, a pair...More
Abitare Sydney
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Formal top floor drawing room adjoined with formal dining area. 18th C French chairs (Abitare Sydney - covered in P Kaufman "Jungle Boogie" in Copacabana) are used to gently divide the large space. The frameless mirrors flanking the painting of a Cassowary (Lawson-Menzies) constantly reflect the panoramic view through the 45 degree angle sides. Flanking the glass wall, a pair...More
“color of chairs” — abby914
Abitare Sydney
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Formal top floor drawing room adjoined with formal dining area. 18th C French chairs (Abitare Sydney - covered in P Kaufman "Jungle Boogie" in Copacabana) are used to gently divide the large space. The frameless mirrors flanking the painting of a Cassowary (Lawson-Menzies) constantly reflect the panoramic view through the 45 degree angle sides. Flanking the glass wall, a pair...More
Abitare Sydney
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Formal top floor drawing room adjoined with formal dining area. 18th C French chairs (Abitare Sydney - covered in P Kaufman "Jungle Boogie" in Copacabana) are used to gently divide the large space. The frameless mirrors flanking the painting of a Cassowary (Lawson-Menzies) constantly reflect the panoramic view through the 45 degree angle sides. Flanking the glass wall, a pair...More
Abitare Sydney
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Conservatory style entrance. Marble top table: Local Sydney auction Urns: Local Sydney auction Chimney pot with cultivated Irish Moss: Abitare Sydney Wooden hand carved pumpkins: Abitare Sydney (French colonial, sourced in Phnom Penh) Photography: Timothy Ashton
Abitare Sydney
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The red-brick, original art-deco style fireplace has been modernised. The brass-rosette panel mirror (Abitare Sydney) is flanked by two iron Persian horses, resting on miniature replica Indian chests (both Abitare's own) draw attention to the clean sculptural lines of the fireplace. The P Kaufman cushions on simple linen wing chairs (both Abitare's own) tie in with the french c...More
“mirror” — xeniaz
Abitare Sydney
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The red-brick, original art-deco style fireplace has been modernised. The brass-rosette panel mirror (Abitare Sydney) is flanked by two iron Persian horses, resting on miniature replica Indian chests (both Abitare's own) draw attention to the clean sculptural lines of the fireplace. The P Kaufman cushions on simple linen wing chairs (both Abitare's own) tie in with the french c...More
“fireplace” — cyrilll
Abitare Sydney
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In this sunroom, connected to the mid-level family room, the Irish Moss (cultivated by Abitare Sydney) provides texture. Linen upholstered tub chairs, with Indigo piping, flank a blue and white Edwardian ceramic brazier (Abitare designer's own). A Chinese blue and white charger (Abitare Sydney) sits on an Indian apothecary's chest (client's own). Photography: Timothy Ashton
“Tub chairs with piping” — suzkalac
Abitare Sydney
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The home has many hall spaces which have been filled using groups of antiques, collectables, mirrors, and museum boxes. Combining Asian, Mid-Eastern, French, and English influence, each "grouping" gives interest and beauty to otherwise empty and difficult spaces. Early Chippendale carvers (designer's own) flank client's own table, topped with blue and white Ginger jars, bra...More
“Hall table” — klawi
Abitare Sydney
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The home has many hall spaces which have been filled using groups of antiques, collectables, mirrors, and museum boxes. Combining Asian, Mid-Eastern, French, and English influence, each "grouping" gives interest and beauty to otherwise empty and difficult spaces. 17thC oak sideboard, decorated with Ginger jars, Chinese roof tiles and Qing Dynasty Chinese urn, create a visua...More
“Display Ginger Jars” — debif
Abitare Sydney
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The home has many hall spaces which have been filled using groups of antiques, collectables, mirrors, and museum boxes. Combining Asian, Mid-Eastern, French, and English influence, each "grouping" gives interest and beauty to otherwise empty and difficult spaces. 17thC oak sideboard, decorated with Ginger jars, Chinese roof tiles and Qing Dynasty Chinese urn, create a visua...More
“Above china hutch” — gandring55
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