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Burberry trench inspires Sydney home

When I read that the Paddington home of interior designer Melinda Clarke was inspired by the colour palette of a classic Burberry trench lining, I knew I’d love it even before I laid eyes on the first image.

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The renovation of the Victorian home Melinda shares with her husband and two children in the Sydney suburb of Paddington was all about creating a family-friendly space without compromising on style. Initially, the couple were drawn to the sense of grandeur that the house imparted with its high ceilings and original Victorian detailing in the cornices and ceiling roses. The classic layout and spacious rooms with natural light became the perfect canvas for Melinda to create a stylish home with heart.

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The grey palette with hints of navy blue and maroon are subtle and find a balance between the masculine and feminine. “Creating a unique space that reflected both my husband and myself and that was true to who we are and to the lifestyle we were living, whilst respecting our homes architectural integrity was a challenge”, considers Clarke. “I spent a long time just thinking about the space, how it would be used, and most importantly how I wanted my family to feel and move within the space.”

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 images via Est | photography Francoise Baudet

 

I’m back…with a beautiful Melbourne home

Hello everyone…it’s been a while, I know. I took some time off to recharge and plan for the new year. I hope you’re all safe, well and ready to dive into 2015 with me!

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I’m feeling an overwhelming desire for peacefulness and tranquillity – how about you? Let’s visit a quietly calm home in Melbourne that has a simplicity and elegance with layers of subtle details.

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Drawing on their Indian heritage, owners Eddie Kaul and Richa Pant wanted their inner city home to be a cherished sanctuary…a place to recharge. Sounds perfect.

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I’m in love with the soft grey palette throughout the apartment, the touches of wood and the watercolour floral textiles.

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   photography by Eve Wilson for Design Files