This stunning three-storey, 19th century Federation home is in Mosman, on Sydney’s north shore. Our brief was to modernise two rooms, the drawing room and dining room, and various outdoor spaces, as the first phase of a larger ongoing project.
In removing the ‘stuffiness’ of these formal spaces and the dated decor that accentuated it, the challenge was to create warmth, elegance and drama, while honouring the home’s heritage.
Contemporary classic furniture and lighting complement the original elements, creating an uncontrived casual elegance, while custom-designed pieces – timber joinery, rugs, furniture, lighting, and the bay window – lend a high-level edge. Art curation is well considered and provides sophisticated and surprising vignettes.
In sensitively restoring the original features and creating more fluid and multifunctional spaces, this grand old home can now accommodate the modern lifestyle of its busy family.
Photography by Felix Forest
Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2017
(FINALIST – Rado Emerging Design Star)
“We couldn’t be happier with what Alexandra, and the team at AP Design House have created in our home. They approached the design with a confidence and style that has transformed our home into something really special. They did it while maintaining a great respect for our tastes and without sacrificing practicality. We were particularly impressed with their attention to detail and the perfection they demanded when managing the trades during installation.”
Mosman House, client