From the rendered front facade to the slick black porcelain tiles and gold pendant lighting that welcome visitors upon entry, this home is a clear example of harmony between a build and fit-out.
The home was designed by Neil Salvia from Neil Salvia Building Designs, and built by Quattro Homes, with the interior styling expertise of YU Interior.
A moody palette of charcoal grey, gold and timber sets the scene for the desired luxury aesthetic, with an industrial edge.
The first glimpse of this enduring style is the open staircase at the front of the home, constructed with high-gloss black bamboo stairtreads. A feature wall in Dulux Luck, monochrome accessories, and dark timber hall table complement the feature stair.
Rebel Walls wallpaper in a Sum of Numbers has been applied to the small dividing wall separating the entry hallway from the main living area, for added drama. This is adjacent to the copper ball pendant lights that fill the void.
To the main living room and dining zone, these tones are mirrored in a selection of grey timber laminate flooring from Formica, Dulux Whitsunday Island walls, and Dulux Luck to the bulkhead overhead in the kitchen. A recycled brick wall in the alfresco is dressed in metal wall art with backlights, while, moving back indoors, the window treatments are textured black roman blinds, which were chosen to provide a more upmarket quality.
A fusion of the client’s favourite artefacts, with new on-trend pieces like the gold
trays and concrete planters, added character to the design.
Upstairs, the master bedroom is adorned with Chandabali – a black and silver textured wallpaper from Vision Wallpapers – and a besoke padded velvet bedhead and base. Cushions made by YU Interior from the Designer Guild Christian Lacroix collection Canopy Malachite inject a burst of colour.
A window looks through from the bedroom to the ensuite, with black gloss porcelain tiles, chocolate planked wood-look tile on the floors, and metallic silver-frame mirrors – a combination you don’t often see.
This residence, nestled on the Swan River in Shelley, was built by Ross North Homes.
The new owners engaged the services and expertise of YU Interior to style the home with new furniture, window treatments, and soft furnishings to make it their own. In the brief it was important to incorporate artwork and artefacts that the clients had collected from their years of travel around the world, while keeping in with a very classic yet contemporary style.
The existing colour palette of the home was strongly dominated with brown and taupe colour tones in which it was YU Interior’s task to soften the look by bringing in elements of colour and texture.
Initially YU Interior went through and painted the entire home in Dulux Natural White. They also installed floor-to-ceiling sheer curtains throughout the home to add softness. These two elements alone immediately freshened up the overall feel of the space, creating a light-filled inviting ambience. It was now the furniture, artwork, rugs and accessories to be selected to make the biggest transformation.
In the main living area, soft ‘duck egg’ blue was used as the accent colour, which
works wonderfully back with the existing brown taupe tones and Emporador stone benchtop in the kitchen.
Boyd Blue grass-weave wallpaper was used in the large recesses giving the walls texture and dimension. The bespoke dining chairs upholstered in an Elliott Clarke fabric are a talking point, and catch your eye as you walk up the solid floating-timber staircase. The soft blue hues tie in wonderfully with both the hand-picked rug from The Rug Establishment and the clients’ existing slipper chairs and Ken Done artwork.
For the lounge, YU Interior commissioned Creation Design to create a stunning custom made-to-measure modular sofa, to fit perfectly in the space. The leather for the sofa was sourced from Decor Design Centre in Northbridge.
All bedrooms were given an injection of personality, with a selection of wallpapers ranging from soft florals to the on-trend grass weaves. Bespoke padded bedheads, coordinating bed linen and cushions were all custom-designed by the team at YU Interior, to complete the overall look and enhance the character of each room.
The master bedroom also won the West Australian Window Coverings Association Soft Furnishing project of the year for 2015.