A finalist stand out, for me, in the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2016, is the cleverly re-imagined Finger Wharf Apartment by Architect Prineas.
Achieving luxury in the finest detail, this space delicately balances the heritage of one of Sydney’s most historic waterfront sites, with a contemporary and daring interior design.
The biggest challenge was transforming the original apartment layout (which comprised of low ceilings, rooms with no connection the view and generic architectural detailing) into a useable but unexpected space that connected to the spectacular Harbour vistas. Walls were re-imagined as a series of movable black panels, with pivoting screens that fold flush to allow the apartment to take on a number of reconfigurations. Over scaled door handles were added as a feature to bathroom, bedroom and storage doors. The balcony becomes an extended platform, which seamlessly connects the interior and exterior.
Each furniture and homewares piece speaks of iconic 20th Century design – giving the space a global, enduring timelessness. The classic natural leather Borge Mogensen Spanish Chairs accent the living space on a vintage Persian rug, while the Mantis floor and wall lights are used to create height and add dimension. The black wall panels dramatically contrast against the brushed brass kitchen island and natural timber floors beautifully.
This space has my vote for its unexpected and luxurious take on the classics.
Architects Prineas is a finalist for Best Residential Kitchen Design. Vote now for the Reader’s Choice Awards for your chance to win one of six $500 Coco Republic gift cards. For a full list of finalists, click here.