In this room, soft, comfortable and low-slung sofas were chosen drawing attention to the high ceilings, rather than trying to obscure the room's volume. Other accents that add impact include a large, carved wood fireplace surround and an antique-finish, gold-framed mirror, which, drawn aside, reveals a television.
In contrast to the living room, the dining room's graphite-coloured walls provide a moodier backdrop. However, colour and light are injected through the vibrant blue upholstery of the chairs, arranged with a semi-circular white sofa, around a modern dining table.
Extensive reworking was also undertaken in the kitchen, and the adjacent library. The home's previous owner, a dedicated entertainer, preferred not to have guests in the kitchen while cooking, and as such, the kitchen was a closed off space, says kitchen designer Matthew Quinn.
"Before, the kitchen was a dead-end. But by removing a wall and introducing pocket walls, we were able to open it up to the library."
To complete the kitchen's transformation, new cabinetry, with glass fronts, and a central island with a raised stainless steel top and quartz corner sink were installed.