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at the rear with a small balcony that
overlooks the rear garden below.
“Obviously, I’ve tried to make this room
as sensual as possible,” Trish says. She used
handcrafted wallpaper in a coral pattern,
pure-wool carpet and a custom-made,
padded bedhead to create this look.
The mood flows into a sleek ensuite,
which is fitted with porcelain ceramic
tiles and cabinets in a light, earthy veneer.
“I like a house to be considered as a
whole,” Trish says. “So, for me, colour
must continue throughout.”
Even in the courtyard, Trish worked with
landscape designer Jo to find the perfect,
Lashings of stone in the garden also
reflect the interior design scheme. “It was a
bit of a three-part team, really,” Peter says.
“Jo, Trish and I were able to work really
well with the owners.”
The result, a seamless blend of coastal
cool and hard-edged sophistication, is a
home that’s somewhat more than a beach
house. “ We love the way that it has come
together,” says the owner. “There are different
zones for our family and, as a whole, it’s
working fantastically.” I
ABOVECement-coloured stone surrounds the outdoor
LEFT The sculpted courtyard forms a visual centrepiece
throughout the property. It looks across the swimming pool, which
flows beneath the top level of the home.
Interior designer Trish Wood
shares her style secrets
Wher e do you like to shop? Melbourne for food; Ricarda,
Dalkeith, for apparel; globally for interior product.
Does wallpaper a dd to an interior? With the addition of wallpaper,
a space can be given a uniqueness, sensuality or serenity. There is an
abun dance of amazing papers to s elect from to reflect individuality. I
love the charcoal-coloured wallpaper, Murmurs by Six Designs
(from Fabric Agencies) , as used in the entry of this home, which
has a 3D effect, giving the impression of crumpled paper.
What styles of fabric do you like and why? My preference is for
natural fibres. I love the ‘drapeability’ of linens and that associated
eas y, cas ual-living feel. In this h ouse, lin en evokes a feeling of relaxed
coastal living. The charcoal sitting room drapes are also 100 per
cent linen and backed with a charcoal-coloured block-out lining.
What items are essential for a sitting room? This is the area of
relaxation for family and guests alike, so adequate, appropriately
scaled and invitingly arranged seating is vital. A large textural
rug creates a relaxed, cosy ambience and gives the space a
cohesiveness. Low-level task lighting also creates a calming
ambience, as do soft, generous, full-lengthdrapes.
What lighting trends are you loving? Lighting is one of the most
important elements of interior design as it must be both functional
and visually appealing. My preference is for layers of lighting where it
may have prac tical us eage or the ability to cre ate mood. C once aled,
energy-efficient LED is a favourite to warm and soften a space.
Over-scaled pendant lights offer a touch of playfulness and interest.
CONTACTS Sharp and van Rhyn Architects (08) 9383 3666,
svr.net.au; Trish Wood 0413 120 071, residenceaustralia.com.au;
Empire (08) 9388 1318, worldofempire.com; Fabric Agencies
(08) 9386 1885; Forezzi (08) 9384 4263, forezzi.com.au; Kikki K
(08) 6267 9035, www.kikki-k .com; RG Madden (08) 9381 4111,
www.rgmadden.com.au; Table Culture (08) 9380 6233,
tableculture.com.au; Table & Chair Company (08) 9388 1855,
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