Melbourne House

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Melbourne House

A sophisticated, moody vibe with plenty of timber panelling was the brief given for this two-storey, seven-bedroom residence. Charcoal and grey offset the warm timber, teamed with sultry mauve, burgundy and gilt accents.

The size of the house allowed for the delineation of different breakout areas centred around furniture and artworks, with clever touches added such as panels of wallpaper to break up the white walls.

The design is a study in balance and contrast of textures, hues and shapes. The dramatic entrance, where the angles of the ceiling, windows and doors are juxtaposed by the circular ottoman, chandelier and organic-patterned rug, offers a taste of the dynamics within.