Hawthorn East House

Built in the 1930s, we polished this two-storey art deco diamond by restoring its original lustre while creating a functioning family home with substance and timeless, elegant and enduring interior design.

We were blessed with the building’s original architectural features, as well as the client’s impressive art collection. Director of Rent Fine Art, Nicole Poustie enlisted our services to refresh and revive several rooms in her historic home. The house had retained many of its original features, with a modest ’80s renovation making the space a little less cohesive.

Given the client’s art was a central and constantly rotating feature within the design, we wanted to create a base palette that could adapt to a moving feast of artwork and visual displays. We maintained the original fireplaces in both the living and family rooms, encasing them in a deep veined reflective black marble. Simple joinery allows the surrounding elements and art to shine as showpieces.

Form-focused furniture in the living room reflects the owner’s love of art and eclecticism. The blush Togo Settee by Ligne Roset is eye catching and inviting, its soft edges contrasting with the lineal Cadence coffee table from Domo Australia that is complemented by David Haymann’s Dartagnan Armchair.

In the dining room, IC Light Pendants by Michael Anastassiades for Flos hang sculpturally above the client’s dining table and Featherstone Scape Dining Chairs from Grazia & co were used for their gentle curved backs and formal leg details, paying homage to the home’s deco roots.

Completed whilst director of Meme.