Harbour light
Belle Magazine Australia|November 2020
A collection of Australian artworks and a view of Sydney Harbour framed by eucalypts and a jacaranda set the tone for an interiors scheme by Arent&Pyke that confidently exudes antipodean style.

Though the peaceful, natural surrounds of sea and mature trees may soak up the limelight on this property, with an interiors scheme by Juliette Arent and Sarah-Jane Pyke, this home’s statement furniture, Australian art-covered walls and warm palette light up the everyday lives of its inhabitants. What was the brief? When our client first got in touch, the architectural skeleton of their new home was in place, and the build was underway.

We were brought in to refine the spatial arrangements, layer up the built materials and design all the interior elements, from the joinery through to the final furnishing. Our client’s brief was to build a connection between the interior space and the special location they had made their home. They wanted to feel relaxed, close to nature and deeply connected to the waterfront.

What were the challenges of the site and how did you resolve them? For this waterfront home we worked with the building form, with its ply ceiling and concrete floor, to shape the interior architecture in ways that relate closely to both the harbourside site with its Australian flora and the client’s existing art collection.

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