Privee visit: Freshness, quiet and character in South Melbourne
Max and Vivienne Sinclair travel a lot for work, between China, Canada or Dubai. They finally decided to return to live in Melbourne, in the state of Victoria to start their new life has two. They already had a house (a Victorian home has a double frontage on the southern outskirts). It has remained the Extension and decorate and this is where the decorator Sally Klopper Caroline came into the stage.
This young couple has the distinct personality spends most of his time at home. Max works at home five days a week and Vivienne, only a day, but they had therefore primarily need bright and sunny offices, separated from a living-room. «This is a couple who loves to entertain, we had the house to be adapted to all aspects of their lifestyle. We have a space for feeding at once to organize dinners or celebrations while remaining a safe haven where they can take a break in their lives trepidantes «, Sally Klopper says Caroline. «Their house is like a mirror of their personality: fun, relaxed but full of character. «
Coup d ‘eye
Who lives here: two young married Vivienne and Max Sinclair, with their cockapoo puppy, Roxy
location: Elwood, Melbourne, Australia
Number of pieces : a house has two floors with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 living spaces and an office
The couple had a precise idea of the decoration they wanted for their home and it was largely influenced by the hotels in which they lived was abroad. The balance and harmony between the different parts were also an important criterion. The atmosphere of the house was to be at once soothing and reflect the personalities so that Max Vivienne.
«The idea was to choose relatively dark colors but sophisticated enough to stimulate the creativity of Vivienne», says the decorator. «The furniture, fixtures and accessories come from different suppliers both regional and international. We have combined the materials, patterns and forms with the utmost care so that the whole is homogeneous. The colors are deliberately soft and subtle with a predominance of blue, gray, dark hues or cream. Vivienne being passionate creations by Missoni, we have integrated the textile «Jacaranda» (used to the bench under the window) which brings a nice touch coloree. «
Vivienne has been very clear from the beginning of the project it was necessary to deter take only «safe» decisions, which are safe.
Caroline Sally Klopper has started working on the show and it offers some original ideas that might please her but she would probably never dare consider herself.
«The rug, with its Reasons and affirm matter, the tone of the room. We selects original fabrics and polished metals that we are associated with unusual accessories «, Sally Klopper says Caroline.
The couple likes neutral spaces, soothing, embellished only by a few colorees keys. They are also particularly fans of pop art. While the project was approaching its end, Caroline chose a work of Melma Hamersfeld for the dining room, which perfectly balance and nuance somewhat textiles Missoni very graphic the next room.
«The find was these chairs Lee Broom, imported from London», Sally Klopper says Caroline. «The comfortable and rock’n’roll, they correspond entirely to the state of mind of the young couple. » Indeed, this mixture of daring and restraint gives a home while his character.
The floor, reserved the office is separated from a living-room. The very fluid space of the ground floor between the living room, the dining room and the kitchen seems to be one and the same room, ideal for entertaining. The furniture was carefully selects to visually bring its originality and delineate each of the areas of this large space.
Brooklyn black leather stools by Evostyle with their feet hues highlight the counter. The kitchen, white and clear, reflects natural light throughout the house and provides a neutral backdrop that showcases accessories and furniture.
In the bedroom, Caroline was confined to soft hues that highlight the texture of the walls like these wall panels poses velvet behind the head of silvery Italian bed and sculpted by hand.
Max and Vivienne are great music lovers: the wall, made of gilded copper pipes, are a nod to the great organ there cathedrals?. The bedside tables are specially designed for the couple. They are covered with a varnish Silverline and adorned with antique silver plated handles.
«I love the lights as they give a particular atmosphere to the room while being very decorative. They provide soft light that matches perfectly to this sanctuary that is the room «, Sally Klopper says Caroline.
The current trend is to the game of textures and subtle, sophisticated materials. In recent bring in this room, a feeling of depth, warmth and comfort. The walls were completely painted black and covered panels. Each has been Dacron lining and silver velvet and framed with steel rods 3 mm in diameter.
These rods were fabricated and cleverly hidden in the velvet for a seamless effect that enhances the pleasant feeling of comfort of the room.
Velvet by Infinito Ascraft
The house was already very beautiful and full of character. An absolutely perfect working basis to create a cool decoration, quiet but with lots of personality. The entrance hall, bathed in a beautiful light, houses one of the favorite parts of the decorator …
«This? Piece on the wall is one of my favorite finds. It is very soothing. It is a Brooklyn artisan who made it out of old leather, feathers, branches and glass. I discovered his studio during a recent stay in New York and now we sell this product in our online store, Harklo «, Sally Klopper says Caroline.
«This is a catch-dreams. Native Americans used them to protect themselves from evil spirits. Nightmares are supposed to aspire and be lost in the network of son, while happy dreams however escape the long feathers and release the good spirits who then return to the sleep of those they shall protect. That brings a positive energy at home. «
The furniture and accessories are not the only novelties which have been made that the couple in the house. A cockapoo puppy has also moved in with Max and Vivienne, Roxy, standing here proudly on the living room carpet.
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