Australian House & Garden May 2017

The Lowdown

Texture and colour give this living area a huge boost. “From carpet to curtains, everything works together to create a sophisticated outcome.”

+ Custom joinery in Polytec Ravine in Maroso Milan, installed by Kastell Kitchens, about $15,000, Lynne Bradley Interiors
+ Kett Studio modular sofa, $17,500, Cosh Living
+ Custom-coloured Persian wool rug, $2,290, Designer Rugs
+ Custom-made curtains in Eventide fabric from Unique Fabrics, about $6,000, Ozshade

Room rescue

Emerald accents and gorgeous joinery marry to reveal a sophisticated and luxurious living area.

The brief

“My clients asked me to transform their living room into an elegant and sumptuously appointed space,” says Lynne Bradley, principal of Sydney firm Lynne Bradley Interiors. “It lacked personality, and the owners wanted it to feel luxe and inviting.”

The makeover

On her first visit to the apartment, Bradley instantly realised it made sense to echo the curved form of the home’s windows. She set about designing a bank of beautifully rounded joinery that hosts the television, provides storage and is undoubtedly the room’s hero. Similarly, sheer curtains soften the space and add a touch of glamour. Limited as to where she could place the sofa, Bradley opted for a deep modular from Cosh Living. “I kept it lowlife to avoid any interruption to the views beyond.” She took a gamble on emerald green as her accent colour of choice and, upon presenting her vision to the owners, was delighted to discover it was their favourite shade. “It’s an energetic complement to the grey and white palette,” says Bradley. The rug, from Designer Rugs, was custom coloured to Bradley’s specifications. 

Why it works

The curtains provide a sense of scale and height, and the curvaceous joinery is an elegant storage solution. “The owners really love this space now,” says Bradley.