NEWTOWN HOUSE

ARCHITECTURE
Tecture

PHOTOGRAPHY
Dylan James

STYLING
Team Simone Haag

With architecture by Tecture and an interior palette defined by Built by Wilson, this Newtown home had a distinctive midcentury aesthetic. Exposed brickwork, full height glazed doors, internal timber cladding and living spaces that wrapped around the courtyards begged for a relaxed interior scheme. 

The clients enlisted our help in creating a series of liveable, comfortables space for a design-conscious family through the specification of key furniture pieces, art and object. Working to a tight deadline, we were required to not only work quickly but to source in-stock products in the midst of the global pandemic. We needed to draw on our team of trusted suppliers as well as our strong sense of intuition.

Informed by the definitely neutral palette and influenced by the home’s laid-back energy, we sourced a wide range of pieces with earthy tones that cohesively create a pragmatic but textured result. Ligne Roset dining chairs with midcentury flavour contrast the post-modern aesthetic of the De Sede DS-1025 sofa whose seductive curves are echoed in the curvature of the Miles Swivel Chair by Sebastien Herkner and a Bol Sofa. A curated addition of leather, bamboo, timber and terrazzo support pieces bring added flavour to our compilation; which is grounded by the integration of a number of large, wool rugs.

This project really required a healthy dose of decisiveness. By working collaboratively with an equally decisive client and our industry contacts, we were able to produce a unique and personal scheme, despite stringent lockdown restrictions.

~ Simone