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She provides interior design services
to some of the most prestigious
homes in Perth. She is renowned for
using big art pieces and statement
glass. And her speciality is voluptuous
curtains. However, Adele Fudlovski, of
Adele Britt Design, had to pare back these
decorating tricks in her own home.
Despite dreaming of a house with
room to spread out, Adele has had to adapt
to her one-bedroom apartment. Her love for
big, rustic furniture and natural fibres were
placed on hold to adopt a more contemporary
style of marble-topped tables, polycarbonate
chairs and mirrored splashbacks.
Her modern apartment is part of a mixed
commercial and residential building in
the heart of Subiaco. Once a car park for
shoppers and the cafe set during the day and
patrons of Paddy Maguires pub at night, the
18-month-old complex is today home to a
more stable clientele.
"I've become really good friends
with the neighbours, we do apartment
hopping and drink and eat at each other's
apartments, which is fun," says Adele.
"Most of them are around my age, so it's a
bit like Melrose Place here!"
She lives here in her stylish abode with
pint-sized playmate Allegra, a one-year-old
pug, who is often seen jogging with Adele
throughout the streets of Subiaco. She's also
taken to the social side of apartment living
extremely well. "She wants to play all the
time," says Adele. "You're allowed small
dogs in the complex, but she's still hard
work, especially as I'm a clean freak."
Adele had found herself continually
vacuuming the carpet to rid it of dog hair, so
she ripped it up and replaced it with timber
floorboards. It's not only helped the fur
issue, but also visually enlarged her living
space. "Having floorboards running straight
up the length of the apartment increases the
feeling of spaciousness," she says.
e floorboards are not the only technique
Adele has found to make a space appear
larger: she chose the see-through Kartell
Louis Ghost and Victoria Ghost chairs,
designed by Philippe Starck, to open up the
apartment. "I purchased the Louis Ghost
chairs (with arms) for the table's heads and
Victoria Ghost (no arms) for the length,"
says Adele. "You can stand in the kitchen
looking out to the balcony and nothing
really interrupts your view because you look
straight through the chairs."
In a similar vein, Adele bought her clear
coffee table from Freedom. "It's the only
piece of furniture that's store-bought,"
Adele says. "Everything else was custom-
made to fit the apartment, bought on eBay
Despite lusting after a sprawling Hamptons-style home,
this interior designer finds a sleek decor is better-suited to
her one-bedroom apartment and city lifestyle.
TEXT: Lisa O'Neill IMAGES: Alana Blowfield
SLEEK CHIC: (above) This over-sized Bally poster
is one of many works purchased online through a
Melbourne-based dealer. (left) Adele had her sofa
custom-made to not only suit her style, but to fit in
the elevator (many other residents were forced to
forklift furniture into their apartments!). (opposite)
Adele Fudlovski and Allegra the pug, who also
enjoys a busy apartment-living social life.
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