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jacuzzi and changing rooms) and utility and
staff spaces. This area is 104sqm and is mostly
pool, with 36sqm dedicated to the cinema.
Bedrooms extend over the home’s top
three levels. The first is dedicated to the main
bedroom, and accessed via a mezzanine that
overlooks the entrance foyer below. Aside
from the sleeping area, it includes a large
his-and-hers bathroom and dressing room.
Plush carpet runs throughout the space,
adding a sense of luxury and sanctuary. A
grouping of chandeliers – Swarovski crystals
and hollow glass candles – brings in elegance
and a contemporary take on tradition. The
chandeliers don’t light up, instead recessed
downlights play off the crystals a nd glass.
Glass and crystals are a theme here,
with a faux-goat hide headboard featuring
Swarovski ‘buttons’, a Philippe Starck-
designed Baccarat console and three-drawer
bevelled glass make-up table. Glass bobble
and silver silk lampshades and silk cushions
with feathers and crystals add to the feel.
On the two levels above are the children’s
rooms – five in total. Each was created in
consultation with the siblings: one room is
based on a palette of ‘Schiaparelli pink’ with
an oyster-coloured Ulf Moritz wallpaper;
another channels the sixties, with a Missoni
rug taking pride of place. The youngest
member of the family desired a turquoise
room and windows with layered treatments
for different moods; there’s an oriental room
with a Gervasoni bamboo bed, sidetables
and lamps, and touch-me mohair curtains;
and a room of greys and buttermilk colours
with a smattering of red.
It’s these zones that bring that all-
important family feel to the home – spaces
where each member of the family can
feel they belong. So, while the home is
a lesson in restrained opulence with an
overwhelmingly beautiful palette of off-
whites and creams with glints of shimmer,
it’s a true family home. And with plenty of
space to retreat, play and more, we wonder
if the lucky residents ever need to leave their
slice of paradise. I
TOP The main bedroom is a lesson in luxury, with a
Philippe Starck-designed Baccarat console and Boffi Yvette
chair, lighting installation and custom three-drawer cabinet.
ABOVELEFTA commissioned plaster and wood sculpture sits
at the front of the dressing room, where walls are made of mother-
of-pearl. The wardrobe doors are upholstered in faux leather.
We choose our favourite three design
elements in the main bedroom
Contemporary chandelier Made up of Swarovski
crystals and hollow glass candles, master lighting
designer Ruhl Haagmans has created a modern
version of the traditional chandelier. Components are
suspended separately from the ceiling to look like a
traditional fitting. No power is supplied to them, rather
they are spot-lit by recessed ceiling down lights.
Statement bed Floating in front of sheer voiles, an
oversized headboard buttoned with Swarovski crystals
crowns the king-bed base, both upholstered in faux
goat hide. Cushions in silks and linens are trimmed with
crystals and feathers. The bedcover is in Romo linen.
Wall treatment The dressing room and bathroom
walls have been covered in a mother-of-pearl wall tile,
which has been laid in a staggered brick format.
STOCKISTS Emmemobili via FY2K (02) 8399 1644, fy2k.com.au
Ferlea via FY2K (as before) Gallotti & Radice spacefurniture.com.au
Gervasoni via Anibou (02) 9319 0655, anibou.com.au Minotti via
Katsui Design (08) 9385 3005 Missoni via Ricarda (08) 9389 9494,
ricarda.com.au Moooi via Space Furniture spacefurniture.com.au
Romo via Marco Fabrics (08) 9386 1885, marcofabrics.com.au
SHH shh.co.uk Ulf Moritz via Decor Design Centre (08) 9328
1077, decordesign.com.au Zimmer + Rohde via Tessuti & Village
Agency (08) 9389 8439.
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