28th May 2014

Back in April I posted about Swinging Seventies, a fantastically designed house that had been shortlisted in the Residential Category in this year’s Australian Interior Design Awards, and I’m returning to the AIDA’s rich source of interior goodness with The Pavilion House in New South Wales, which was designed by Arent&Pyke.

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The project is described by the design team as such: ‘Our task was to seamlessly integrate the relaxed nature of our clients’ relationship with their home and its surroundings with an intensely detailed design execution that celebrated the architecture, harmonised the clients’ aesthetic and developed a cohesive, joyful, balanced yet effortless home.’


The end result looks as good as it sounds. Photos of this kitchen have been popping up on Pinterest and Instagram and I’ve admired the sleek and tactile combination of the gorgeous marble splashback and island detailing against those coppery pendant lamps – without knowing anything about this space – so it’s a delight to see this kitchen in the wider context of the open plan kitchen, dining and living zone.

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Special mention goes to the vibrancy of that burnt orange rug in the seating area, picking up on the warm tones of the pendants and the timber floor, and also note the glazed louvre window detailing.

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And just look at the subtle tones of the geometric tiling played against the marble and timber finishes in the shower room. This home feels so vibrant, yet at the same time the design isn’t ‘noisy’. The colour palette is actually fairly restrained, drawing the focus instead to individual pieces and the beauty of the materials.


Photography by Anson Smart.

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