LightCo’s centrepiece ‘Etoile’ above dining table provides a focal point from the home’s entrance.
THE DESIGN BRIEF
This client had returned to Australia from Hong Kong and initially only required help with some bathroom tile selections, a bedroom for a teenage daughter and assistance with carpets.
As with many projects of this nature the brief then expanded to more areas of the home including window coverings, furniture, lighting, accessories, carpeting, artwork, wall finishes and a review of the items client had already selected to ensure everything was in harmony.
The client wanted to build a permanent home in Australia for their family and turn a previous rental property into a sophisticated yet comfortable family home. March Twice wanted to soften the existing space, as much of it couldn't be changed - this included stone flooring, aluminium windows and lots of glass. They did this by introducing soft linen curtains to frame the vast windows, and selecting neutral yet textured fabrics for any custom pieces, such as bedheads. They introduced some warmer elements with the decoration of the interiors - brass, warm woods, linens, handmade tiles and soft wool carpeting.
THE INSPIRATION FOR THIS PROJECT
Mosman is renowned for it’s federation homes with high ceilings, smaller room sizes and more traditional interior architectural details such as ornate ceilings, sash windows and floorboards. However this home had a very modern feel due to a previous renovation. This, as well as the steps the client had already taken with some interior details, guided the designers with selections and with pieces that would suit the home.
THE CHALLENGES IN RELATION TO LIGHT
This is where LightCo were able to assist. In the dining area, the Etoile light was the perfect centrepiece. They needed the warmth of brass to sit well with the rich colouring in the dining table and provide a focal point as the dining area was visible from the front entrance. In the daughter’s bedroom, the Le Trulle pendant worked perfectly with the soft feminine wallpaper, without overpowering it.
MARCH TWICE INTERIORS ON LIGHTCO
“The beautiful range of lighting that is available through LightCo means that it is always a first stop for us for when specifying decorative lighting for our clients. The consultants are knowledgeable and such a pleasure to work with and the range is unique and varied”.
Meet the Designers: March Twice Interiors
Following a 10 year career in advertising and marketing, working on campaigns as diverse as skincare, finance, rugby union and road safety, Lori returned to her first love of Interior Design, completed her studies through the Design Centre of Enmore, and opened her own interior design studio, March Twice Interiors.
With an emphasis on quality materials, beautiful textures and a clean and fresh aesthetic, Lori’s focus is simple – your home needs to work for you. It needs to be your sanctuary and retreat. Most importantly, interior design should never be intimidating. We will work with you on the largest details through to the smallest - however the aim we have is to help lay a foundation in your home that you can continue to build on over time.
Using her trusted trades and suppliers, and working closely with architects, drafts people and builders, Lori works with clients from the initial concept and ideas right through to completion of the project.
Photos by: Ryan Linnegar Photography