Australian House & Garden



Alexandra Donohoe Church

Decus Interiors, Woollahra, NSW;

(02) 9363 4004 or

“This is a forever home for our clients, a place they plan to enjoy with their children’s children,” says Alexandra of this new build in Sydney, designed by architect Luigi Rosselli. The owners, a family of six, briefed Alexandra to create a classic yet contempora­ry interior featuring luxurious finishes while retaining a warm, family environmen­t. The kitchen is a triumph with custom joinery in oak veneer, marble benchtops, handmade tiles on the splashback, travertine flooring and accents of black. The standout is the vast island bench topped with Calacatta Oro marble. “It’s oversized to allow the four teenagers to sit together at any given time,” Alexandra says. The caramel tones of the oak joinery tie in beautifull­y with the gold veins in the marble.

ROOM NOTES Custom joinery in natural oak veneer. Honed Calacatta Oro marble, WK Stone. Casa handmade tiles, Onsite Supply+Design. Indi pendant lights and wall light, Articolo Lighting. Mater ‘High Stool’, Cult. Brushed Classico travertine flooring, World Stone.

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