Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes


Interior spaces

Hunters Hill House By Coco Republic Interior Design

For a newly built home in Hunters Hill, Coco Republic Interior Design created a scheme that was both animated and a little daring.

For the project, each room was furnished from top to toe with a full furniture and accessories scheme plus wallpaper, window coverings and lighting. The client wanted a sophisticated sanctuary that offered unique character with feminine influences and a sense of luxury for her and her young daughter.

The complete furnishings scheme introduced pieces from exclusive international designers Jonathan Adler, Oly and Timothy Oulton, available from Coco Republic, with wallpapers from local and international artists. Beautiful outdoor spaces with natural timber and white finishes are complemented by glamorous interiors with luxurious metallics. A hero piece in the formal living room is a custom designed rug, commissioned in the client’s favourite colours.

The client’s favourite room is the Summerhouse.

Separate from the main house, it’s a standout feature in the home. The room serves as a multi-purpose gaming and TV space or can be utilised as the client’s personal whisky and cigar room. It’s a striking statement, visible from the kitchen, dining and lounge rooms in the main home.

The design has created a space that feels completely separate to the rest of the house. The room is a sanctuary; an escape from the day-to-day routine and also a place to entertain friends, have fun and unwind. It remains cool in summer with a tiled floor and Abaca rug but also stays warm in winter with dark, sophisticated colours and luxurious textures in soft furnishings such as the vintage kilim Andrew Martin cushions and Jonathan Adler baby alpaca Zig Zag Throw.

It is a very prominent structure within the property with  and I wanted to highlight those beautiful linear details in the construction of the space and the alternating striped wallpaper Dedar ‘Ray’ from South Pacific Fabrics adds a classic element and a bold statement. This traditional touch was accented with charcoal and gold to ensure the space maintained a contemporary and luxurious aesthetic. This wallpaper created the starting point for the rest of the palette, including vintage leather and kilims, military helicopter inspired metals, elliptical glass rods, plaited banana fibre and brass. The clients love all things gold so I introduced a number of different brass finishes throughout.


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