Eclectic Grand Proportions – Art House Residence by Nina Maya Interiors
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Photography Felix Forest
Words Bronwyn Marshall

Once a postmodern Mediterranean-inspired home, Art House Residence’s new incarnation is inspired by a glamorous LA lifestyle. Complete with sinuous curves, luxurious materials and a curated selection of artwork, furniture and lighting, Nina Maya Interiors, together with Bevan Boss Design, propose a home of grand proportions and ambitions.

Previously a Mediterranean-style postmodern giant, the home did not speak to its current custodians and their contemporary aesthetic. Grand in size but not in impact, it was key that the new design bring a cohesive approach to each space as well as inject a sense of refinement throughout. Through a luxurious material palette and curated series of vintage and new furniture and lighting, the resulting aesthetic is one that evokes a storied home.

Through altering the tonality, geometry and connectedness of the home, the sense of scale and formal classicism is maintained, but it is refreshed through an introduction of colour and a contemporary aesthetic.

Located in Sydney, the home is inspired by the works of US-based Anne Decker Architects. In reimagining the overall relevance of the style and the bright, light aesthetic of its neighbourhood, Art House Residence uses the original home’s framework as a base and reinterprets its planning, movement and tactility. Custom joinery, kitchen and finishes throughout allow a conversion to commence throughout the design that reflects the owners, their values and style. Through altering the tonality, geometry and connectedness of the home, the sense of scale and formal classicism is maintained, but it is refreshed through an introduction of colour and a contemporary aesthetic.

From its neutral base palette of soft grey and cool whites, layers of textiles and natural stones and handmade elements add richness and a sense of luxury. Nina Maya Interiors’ curation of furnishings, lighting and artwork from local, international and antique collections allows the character of the home and the owners to permeate through. This approach is exemplified by the entry of the home, with an artwork that was commissioned especially for the space acting as a highlight that exaggerates the entry experience. The curving plaster staircase adds an element of luxury and helps balance the cooler materials in its softness.

From its neutral base palette of soft grey and cool whites, layers of textiles and natural stones and handmade elements add richness and a sense of luxury.

With the integration of a twenty-metre crescent swimming pool, separate entertaining areas, underground gym and speciality steam and spa rooms, alongside the curated selection of artwork, furniture, lighting and materials, Nina Maya Interiors has injected a heightened glamour into the home. Art House Residence is true to its name, and within its refined walls a collection of eclectic and intriguing pieces come together as expressions of personality, creating the backdrop for an enviable La-inspired lifestyle.

Published 29 May, 2020
Photography  Felix Forest
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