Fin­ish­ing touch

Australian House & Garden - - HOUSES -

In the for­mal liv­ing room, items from dif­fer­ent eras cre­ate an im­pres­sion of or­ganic evo­lu­tion over time. “When the house was orig­i­nally fur­nished, the main room would have held a col­lec­tion of the own­ers’ best pieces,” says de­signer Brett Mickan. “My aim was to em­u­late that and cre­ate a col­lec­tion of mis­matched pieces to form a beau­ti­ful whole.” It’s now a favourite re­lax­ation spot for Melissa and Dar­ren.

FOR­MAL LIV­ING this page and op­po­site top “The im­pres­sive scale of this space, the am­ple light and wa­ter view al­lowed me to wash the walls in deep blue,” says Brett. Vin­tage chairs from Our Space In­te­ri­ors cov­ered in tex­tiles from South Pa­cific Fab­rics and leather from Pelle Leathers. ‘Trib­ute’ cof­fee ta­ble, Zuster. Cus­tom rug, Tap­peti Fine Hand­crafted Rugs+Car­pets. Art­works over man­tel by Michael Dan­ner. Brett de­scribes the dog por­trait, which he found in an an­tiques cen­tre, as “the per­fect mix of tra­di­tion and hu­mour”. Floor lamp, Hub Fur­ni­ture. De­sign clas­sic: Eich­holtz ‘La Perla’ curved sofa, $6065, James Said. STUDY Tra­di­tional cab­i­netry and Louis XV-style chairs are jux­ta­posed with a mod­ern smoked-glass desk and Mis­soni Home tex­tiles. Lamp, HG Fur­ni­ture.

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