South African in­te­rior design firm ARRCC brings per­son­al­ity to an el­e­gant har­bour­side home in Syd­ney



Achiev­ing a per­fect bal­ance be­tween fine design and per­sonal touch is al­ways a chal­lenge when it comes to home in­te­ri­ors. Un­like hos­pi­tal­ity, F&B and other in­te­rior design projects, an abode is in­hab­ited 24/7 by the in­di­vid­ual or fam­ily that owns it, and so should cater to their spe­cific needs and per­son­al­i­ties. When award-win­ning South African in­te­rior design stu­dio ARRCC was com­mis­sioned to do the in­te­ri­ors for a stun­ning, two-storey house in the Dou­ble Bay sub­urb in Syd­ney, its de­sign­ers were work­ing with South African ar­chi­tec­ture firm SAOTA’s eye-catch­ing shell as well as the clients’ brief for a space that would al­low for am­ple en­ter­tain­ing and qual­ity fam­ily time. “The over­all design for the in­te­rior of the house is a con­tem­po­rary ap­proach that bal­ances the clients’ re­quire­ment of for­mal so­cial func­tions with more re­laxed, ca­sual liv­ing and small fam­ily gath­er­ings,” says Mark Rielly, ARRCC’s di­rec­tor.

The home is dis­tinc­tive for its geo­met­ric el­e­ments and un­usual lay­out, which seam­lessly in­te­grates the in­te­rior and exterior spa­ces, cre­at­ing a num­ber of airy en­ter­tain­ing ar­eas. Upon en­ter­ing the lobby, you’re im­me­di­ately greeted by a wind­ing stair­case framed with wooden slats — which is also vis­i­ble from out­side thanks to the ground floor be­ing com­pletely trans­par­ent, al­low­ing the fam­ily to en­joy the sur­round­ing stel­lar views of the har­bour. The floor-to-ceil­ing win­dows also eas­ily con­nect the indoor liv­ing ar­eas with the out­door ter­race and green­ery. The up­per floors, on the other hand, are solid, grant­ing ad­di­tional pri­vacy to the bed­rooms and pow­der rooms therein. The out­door area is strik­ing in­deed. Flanked by a shim­mer­ing pool, the ter­race is fur­nished with wo­ven out­door fur­ni­ture by Paola Lenti, fea­tur­ing blue and grey tones that mir­ror the in­te­rior spa­ces. Trans­par­ent glass dividers con­nect the ter­race to the sur­round­ing pool just as the floor-to-ceil­ing win­dows al­low for un­in­ter­rupted views.

Fur­nish­ings are sculp­tural, state­ment-mak­ing, and work har­mo­niously with the home’s palette and sur­round­ing na­ture. ARRCC worked closely with the clients to metic­u­lously select the art­works and artis­tic ac­cents fea­tured prominently through­out the abode: cus­tom-made

談及室內裝潢,一定會明白在精湛設計和個人風格之間追求完美平衡是一項艱鉅任務。住宅的性質向來與酒店、餐廳和其他室內設計項目與別不同,它是你和家人在任何時刻都能好好待著的專屬空間。因此,宅舍的佈局理應按照個人的生活習慣和興趣巧妙安排,成就溫馨宜人的避風港。當南非室內設計工作室ARRCC收到當地建築公司SAOTA委託時,他們依循客人以家庭為本的設計理念,在悉尼雙灣區打造滿載現代風格的兩層度假別墅。ARRCC設計總監Mark Riel­ly指出:「室內裝潢以時尚優雅的主題掛帥,並配合屋主需要創作出讓家人歡聚的休閒區域。」

度假別墅的戶外和室內空間無縫連接,呈現別樹一幟的佈局。活力滿滿的娛樂空間、俐落的幾何元素也是家居的矚目亮點。甫入玄關,以精湛木板裝飾的蜿蜒樓梯隨即迎來眼前,從內到外也能欣賞簡約柔和的設計。地下區域空矌明亮,透過巧妙連結內外的落地玻璃窗把璀燦星空、迷人海景和繁花密林完美引入室內。上層區域則以堅實隱密的風格主導,增加睡房和化妝間的私密度。放眼遠處即可看見閃閃發光的戶外泳池,猶如進入大自然的懷抱當中。來自Paola Len­ti的羊毛戶外傢具以湛藍和灰色調為主,恰當地點綴空間之餘亦響應內部環境。陽台和泳池之間的玻璃隔間與下層的玻璃窗有著相同用途,確保屋主能夠享受暢通無阻的景致。

brass discs cre­ated by lo­cal Syd­ney crafts­man An­drew Earp grace the lobby, while a mir­rored sculp­ture by Arik Levy adds im­pact to the open court­yard and a large foil art­work by Pae White takes pride of place in the liv­ing area. (The client came across the work in Los An­ge­les and was so taken with it that she re­quested ARRCC to source it specif­i­cally.)

While the home’s colour palette is mostly neu­tral with plenty of light woods and grey tones, metal­lic ac­cents and pops of bright blues and yel­lows abound, grant­ing a play­ful, trop­i­cal touch to the space. “The clients’ favourite colour, blue, was added to the neu­tral palette to pro­vide lit­tle bursts of colour that cap­ture and re­flect the hues of the wa­ter­front,” says Mark. Glim­mer­ing glass­ware sits on cof­fee ta­bles and is tucked among shelves, while light­ing pieces are as sculp­tural as some of the art­works seen through­out the home. Cham­ber mar­ble and glass fea­ture pen­dant lights dan­gle from the ceil­ing in the stair­well, con­trast­ing with the brass discs on the wall, while the ab­stract Polyg­o­nal Ring pen­dant light by Ital­ian stu­dio Henge hov­ers above the din­ing ta­ble. Mar­ble fea­tures prominently through­out the liv­ing spa­ces — an OKHA mar­ble cof­fee ta­ble and Falata & Tak­sim black mar­ble ta­bles sit next to so­fas by Minotti — while be­spoke rugs add tex­ture.

設計室ARRCC與客戶合作無間,締造出標誌性傢具、自然環境、家居色調三者均配合得宜的畫面。精雕細琢的藝術品貫穿全屋,散發著濃厚的現代氣息。悉尼工匠An­drew Earp親自製作的黃銅光碟盤為大堂牆壁加上潤色,配合開放式庭園中Arik Levy的雕塑鏡子進一步提升空間質感。來自Pae White的鋁箔畫作更是按照客人的要求在洛杉磯搜購而來,為客廳注入了一抹出脫的氛圍。

宅舍以大量木材、金屬元素和灰色等中色調為主,而亮麗矚目的湛藍、鮮黃色則完美呈現生氣勃勃的熱帶風情。Mark說:「藍色能夠響應海岸美景,也是客人最愛的顏色,色澤非常適合用作渲染空間。」咖啡桌上的玻璃器皿晶瑩剔透,猶似藝術品的燈具俐落典雅。梯間的玻璃吊燈和分庭大理石與旁邊的黃銅設置巧妙對照,而意大利設計工作室Henge的多邊形環狀作品也為餐桌注入類似效果。OKHA的大理石咖啡桌和Falata &


OCHRE ARIA The neu­tral grey and blue palette that dom­i­nates the ground floor is bro­ken up by warm yel­low arm­chairs from Saintluc S.R.L. and a sculp­ture by Yio­ryios (bot­tom right).完美交織來自Saintluc S.R.L的黃色扶手椅溫和深潤,連同Yio­ryios的雕塑(右圖下方)打破以灰色和藍色為主導的中色佈局。

PALE PALETTE The deep colours of the pool are re­flected into the neu­tral-hued out­door fur­nish­ings, in­clud­ing the Paola Lenti sofa, Ger­va­soni ce­ramic stools and Henry Timi mar­ble cof­fee ta­ble.和諧用色游泳池的深潤水影與淡色為主的戶外傢具巧妙對比,Paola Len­ti沙發、Ger­va­soni沙發陶瓷坐椅和Henry Tim­i大理石咖啡桌與空間緊密連接。

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