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The Leafy Suburb House

Project by Anne Resplendino


Anne Resplendino is an interior decorator and stylist in Sydney. 

She was briefed by a professional couple to design the formal lounge and dining spaces in their house. 

The client was inspired by a photo of a lounge room set in a Danish Palace; they liked the feel of the room - fresh, uplifting and formal and in particular, the colour blue!

Anne’s brief was to create both rooms in a modern yet elegant formal style. 

A list of specific requirements included:

• The colour blue had to be dominant especially in the lounge room

• A rug with a luxurious feel underfoot and preferably blue

• A reading nook with good lighting was essential

• The dining table had to be the star of the room

• And all had to blend in with the client’s existing artworks and accessories.


Anne’s initial concept was met with extremely positive feedback.

Once she had direction, she visited various hi-end showrooms for the furniture and other items, including LightCo’s showroom in Alexandria. At LightCo, after consultation with Monica, she chose Me by Northern and the Alchimia collection by IL-Fanale to create the right light for the spaces. 




Meet the Designers: Anne Resplendino

Anne Resplendino is a Swiss born interior decorator and stylist with over 12 years experience in the design industry. She prides herself on keeping a finger on the pulse of design and tracking local and international trends. Her focus is very much on creating environments for clients that meet both living or work needs, suits their lifestyles and reflects their individuality.

Qualifications, memberships and affiliations

Design Institute of Australia Member MDIA

Diploma of Interior Decoration

Certificate IV (Arts)


PO Box 4155 Denistone East NSW 2112

+61 422 105 639


Photos by:  Craig Bryant Photography




Featured Products:  



Alchimia - Il Fanale



Me - Norther