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27 Each even­ing, as they set­tle into their re­fur­bished circa 1974 ‘Fal­con’ chairs and buf­faloleather sofa sourced by in­te­rior de­signer Peter Schaad, the own­ers of this din­ing room-turned-for­mal liv­ing zone in south Mel­bourne are re­minded of their child­hoods. A Jet­mas­ter gas fire­place and grass­cloth wall­pa­per on all four walls up the com­fort fac­tor. The floor has been restained a dark trea­cle tone as a foil for the beau­ti­ful white plas­ter­work and tex­tu­ral rug. Bronze ac­cent lights and sculp­ture catch the light, the main art­work makes a state­ment, and the green vel­vet cush­ions and bronze vel­vet ot­toman soften the mas­cu­line edge.

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