Belle : 2020-11-23

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Sydney Home

Sydney HOME SPEED READ » While the owners of this four-level home on Sydney Harbour went to live in Europe for a year, they left the keys with their trusted interior designer Thomas Hamel. » A few years earlier he had made over the bedroom level, creating a master ensuite with walk-in robe. This time, he focused on the living room area which failed to take full advantage of the view. The dining room, too, was underfed for an active family with frequent visitors. » Thomas moved the kitchen to the side of the house and used that space together with an adjacent breakfast room for a generous living room with iconic harbour views. Meanwhile, he swapped over the family room and the dining room, so that the former shifted to the back of the house, while the latter shared the views with the new living area. » While the palette draws on the view, Thomas has added splashes of energising pinks, greens and blues. Texture plays a leading role, expressed in the marble flooring, tactile wallpaper, hardwearin­g indooroutd­oor upholstery fabrics and wool/silk blend rugs. » The impressive art collection throughout, including sculptures and oil paintings, was gleaned locally and from across the globe. 153