Australian House & Garden
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Katie Sargent Design, St Kilda West, Victoria; katiesargentdesign.com.
An eclectic room boasting a striking colour is what the owners asked of interior designer Katie Sargent when redesigning their Melbourne home. Situated on the lower-ground level, Katie knew she could “go a bit wild” in this subterranean space, and aimed to create something with unexpected textural elements that appeared as though they had been added to the room over time. “The owners loved hunting out vintage pieces such as the sideboard and asking tentatively whether I think this or that would work,” says Katie. The owners are thrilled with the result, and happy they took those risks. “Pushing the boundaries really pays off,” they say.