A local property developer approached us to redevelop one of
his long held ocean front apartments in a prestigious Bantry Bay apartment
building. This would be done to assist him in unlocking the property’s value.
We opted for an aesthetic that could best be described as
While the architectural fabric would be kept extremely
simple, we would layer it with furniture that represents a contemporary
re-interpretation of traditional styling. This eclecticism would see the
architectural detailing being kept minimal, while the furniture would offer the
tactile layer of intricate detailing. The result would be a space that would
feel comfortable and lived in.
The entire space was washed in white. It allowed us to
introduce luxurious finishes, such as natural sea grass wallpaper to ceilings, delicately
routered super gloss panelling and traditional latticework wallpapers, with-out
the potential visual noise usually associated with these types of textural
In addition to the white base palate, each area received an
accent colour: turquoise, aqua, emerald green, pink, taupe. This would infuse
the various spaces with an individual character.
The décor elements were also selected for their subtle
glamour and glitz, such as the Christian Lacroix wallpaper and fabrics, Keith
Calder pewter sculptures, Mies van der Rohe daybeds. This would offer a
contrast to the super white base palate.
The result was a space that would appeal to most aesthetic
preferences. Both modernists and traditionalists would find appeal with-in the