Signature Sanctum
Belle Magazine Australia|August/September 2017

Designer Pia Francesca’s inner-Sydney apartment is a serene ‘sky terrace’ that soaks up city sights day and night.

WHAT HAS INFORMED AND INSPIRED YOUR STYLE?

With an architect father and a mother who for many years was a potter, I grew up surrounded by design. My interiors style has always been understated, working with a minimal palette upon which to subtract or add to – be it muted colour, matte metal finishes or textures picked up in various pieces of sculptural artworks, window treatments, furniture or floor coverings. I have always needed to live and work in a tranquil space for my equilibrium. My design evolution has not been dictated by fashion, but has become more eclectic and layered when budgets allow.

IS YOUR HOME A SANCTUARY OR DOES IT DOUBLE AS A WORK SPACE?

My home is both, with a large upstairs study housing the samples library and reference material within joinery that conceals a queen-sized bed for guests on required occasions. Client meetings take place downstairs as the decision making process works perfectly surrounded by my joinery designs and natural light streaming in.

WHAT INITIALLY APPEALED TO YOU ABOUT THE SPACE?

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