Australian interior design favourites Arent & Pyke create a youthful, playful family home in their Bronte House project.
It’s no surprise the project has led to the design studio being nominated as a finalist in the coveted Interior Designer of the Year at the 2016 Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards. I’m intrigued to see who will take out the top gong when announced next month.
Bronte House is a beautifully done residential project. Perfectly put together, natural elements such as stone and timber are strengthened by metal accents and carefully layered black lines and pops of bold colour. The living room is the stand out for me, where a new fireplace has been added to separate the living and small dining nook while still creating a unified, collective family space. The fireplace is finished in a bold coloured marble to great effect. Where existing windows had no view, they were removed to allow feature art pieces to truly shine.
I love the way the large aniline leather Longreach sofa adds warmth to the space and sits beautifully with the reupholstered Maralunga armchair and patterned coral coloured vintage rug. The kitchen cupboards are finished in bold teal, while bedrooms feature a softer blue colour or statement wallpaper. The white, fresh bathroom is finished in marble, hand made white subway tiles and a pop of buttery yellow on the floor.
This project uses doesn’t shy away from bold colours, instead using them with playful confidence.