Luxe finishes, contemporary furniture and a postmodern palette of pink and grey make a powerful impact in the renovation of this four-storey, three-bedroom house. Interior Design by Greg Natale and photography by Anson Smart.
Pale pink walls and ceilings create an inviting shell that takes a dramatic turn with a feature wall and ceiling of Porter Teleo wallpaper, which highlight the double-height dining space.
Framing and enhancing the space with their attractive brass balustrades are a staircase and first-floor bridge, which links the upstairs bedrooms. Downstairs, a graceful wall of three arches separates the dining room and kitchen, while allowing open flow between the spaces.
Pink tones are paired throughout with elegant grey, which appears in rugs, in the sleek lines of modern Italian furniture, and in terrazzo flooring and kitchen benchtops.
The magnificent pendant light arrangement featured above the dining table is the Candle Pendant Light. Its cylindrical structure with its half clear and half opaque white finish, perfectly synthesise with the stunning colours and textures that surround it.
Signature Il Fanale lighting fixtures with classic brass accents are featured within these stunning interiors. Featuring intricate Italian-designed looks, these lighting fixtures embody an understated quality that allows them to smoothly integrate with the furnishings and palette that encompasses the room.
The Molecola Floor Lamp adorns this open space as its spherical shades showcase curvature to soften the bold lines that surround it.
The Girasoli Ceiling Lights also bring to the space curvature through their cylinder forms as they sit flush on the ceiling for a clean look.
Featured under the staircase is are minimally designed wall lights named Ypsilon. The design features a clean line structure that gently inclines and emits indirect light towards the wall. These wall lights blend seamlessly amongst the bold rectangular forms of the stairs, the way the light softly declines also plays with the sense of space as seen throughout the gaps between each stair.
Amongst the elegant grey finishes in the bedroom is another Il Fanale classic; Bloom Table Light in the Oblong Shape with a grey finish. The complex texturised surface of the glass is a subtle addition to the elegant textural details seen throughout the bedroom.
Bloom’s perfume bottle-like shape and brass bottom complement the golden tones seen amongst the cushions to break apart from the grey tones in the room.
Meet the Designer: Greg Natale
Multi-award-winning Australian designer Greg Natale is known for his masterly use of pattern and colour, and his bold application of both in creating tailored, curated and sophisticated spaces.
His designs have featured in numerous local and international publications including Architectural Digest, Harper’s Bazaar, The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, Vogue Living and Belle Australia.
Greg has extended his passion for pattern, line and colour into other design disciplines, exploring his love of geometric and organic designs through the creation of ranges of rugs, carpet, wallpaper, tiles, furniture and homewares. His line of products are available in Bergdorf Goodman in the US and now many European and Asian stockists, as well as a flagship store in Sydney.
Meet the Photographer: Anson Smart
Anson Smart is a renowned commercial photographer specialising in Interior, Food and Lifestyle imagery and is one of the country’s most successful and prolific lifestyle photographers.