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Our Balwyn Project Reveal

I have just received these photos from my recent session with Suzi Appel Photography and am excited to share with you our Balwyn project reveal. Although the clients have only been in their new home for a few months, it already has such a warm and homely feel. Working with them to select and order the ‘layering pieces’ while the build was ongoing enabled everything to be ready in time for their handover date.

The Brief:

The client came to us at the commencement of her project. They were building a beautiful classic Hamptons style home for her family of four. She had chosen the hard finishes and paint colours but needed some guidance with selecting and sourcing lighting, furniture and soft furnishings while also integrating some existing furniture pieces. The house had great proportions and beautiful classic details that we were so excited to work within. Although each space was considered separately, the overall aesthetic was always in the back of our mind to ensure the big picture remained complementary.


We chose beautiful traditional glass lanterns with a bronze finish as an entrance feature.

Sharing images of our Balwyn project reveal. The client wanted to incorporate her existing console and Sid Dickens wall blocks, so we referenced these colours in the choice of striped velvet fabric for the Chippendale armchairs. The black finish of the chairs complementing the frame of the lanterns. Given the artwork filled most of the space, the low crystal base table lamp works in beautifully to create night time ambience in the hallway.

Sharing images of our Balwyn project reveal.

Master Bedroom

In this luxe space, we incorporated a classic pendant featuring a bronze finish which was also reflected in the choice of curtain rod. We layered the window treatments using a soft textured sheer Roman blind with full blockout grey linen curtains.

Master Bedroom layers; curtains, lighting and cushions.

The client loved this black and pink floral fabric which was our base for the bedding scheme. We added a layer of pink velvet Euro cushions with black and white braid and a touch of leopard print in the accent pillow for some fun.

Details of master bedroom pillows; pink florals, pink velvet and a leopard print.

The client had this gorgeous armchair as a family heirloom which came with its original gold velvet seat. We reupholstered it using a beautiful chintz floral fabric to work perfectly with the tones of the room. Dark charcoal plush pile carpet adds to the sense of luxe throughout the home.

Reupholstered slipper chair in floral chintz fabric.

Powder Room

One of our favourite spaces, the glamorous Powder Room features a large floral motif wallpaper and pretty Kate Spade wall lights and silver bevelled mirror.

Gorgeous floral wallpaper and Kate Spade wall light.


The soaring ceilings called for some statement pendants over the island bench. These beauties are the perfect proportion bringing a touch of glamour to the open plan kitchen and dining.

Details of the kitchen pendants, white barstools and timber dining table.

We also customised the barstools with a family-friendly outdoor fabric.

Close up detail of white hamptons style barstool.

The 10 seater oak dining table is timeless and will be perfect for entertaining. Once again we specified an outdoor fabric for the Chippendale dining chairs which is easily washable. The customised sisal rug adds some texture and defines the dining space.

The oak dining table and Chippendale chairs.

Living Room

Using the palette from the commissioned artwork, we assisted our client with selecting their sofas. Complementary fabrics were used for scatter cushions and we added a bamboo side table.

Grey sofa and blue floral cushions. Bamboo side table.

Another sisal rug adds some texture. The client already had these Louis style chairs which we added a pop of colour to with some custom cushions.

Sisal rug and geometric pillow.


A carpet stair runner and wall lights up the staircase create a sense of luxe.

Wall lights in staircase.

With a window seat and custom cushions at the top.

Window seat cushions with wall lights.

Kids’ Bedrooms

We added a soft grey braid trim to the neutral Roman blinds in the kids’ bedrooms to create a timeless look.

Roman blind detail with grey trim.

Kids’ Powder Room

A classic geometric wallpaper was used in the Kids’ powder room with chrome wall lights with black shades. A simple chrome mirror with bevelled edge was added.

Sharing images of our Balwyn project reveal.

I hope you love our Balwyn project reveal. We are thrilled with the outcome and we wish our clients many happy years in their beautiful home.

Please contact [email protected] for any design or decorating enquiries.

Belinda XO



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