Main Beach Sky home
A rare find in apartment living, this incredible home started as two apartments purchased ‘off plan’. Reconfigured to become a unique one-apartment-per-floor penthouse ‘sky-home’, this consolidation of spaces has allowed the client to have two extra large living spaces, a parents retreat at one end of the apartment, a stunning wine cellar, and an all-important entry reception area which houses two elevators.
The Design Brief was to consolidate the apartment’s flow, pull the elongated living spaces together and add colour and a wow factor.
The entry foyer was paramount to the client, being the first ‘port of call’ for receiving guests. It provided an excellent opportunity for creativity because the client could have absolute control over the space’s decor as it is wholly part of the one apartment per floor residence. This area, on build completion, was narrower and darker than first envisaged. It was essential to create the illusion of space, interest and mood. High-impact luxury wallpaper was selected. To amp up the reception area, custom-made bronze mirror panels were installed to reflect light and create the illusion of space.
A Scott Redford pop art model depicting the Gold Coast’s iconic Pink Poodle, is proudly displayed in the entry to greet visitors on arrival. A curation of luxury wallpapers were installed in the dual living areas and powder room to add character and cohesion to the residence.
The clients wanted finishes that complement large-scale paintings, including a stunning contemporary artwork they acquired in London.
The ‘Union Jack London Calling’ neon work set the ‘rock-star-chic’ tone. A blood-red damask wallpaper was installed in the Cocktail Bar and Games areas. Assorted bespoke soft furnishings and objects were added to create colourful punctuation marks and interest to the overall neutral palette.
Furnishings, including a stack of the always iconic Series 7 Chairs by Arne Jacobsen, were repurposed from the client’s former home to the new dining space.
The result has a clean, minimalist, spacious vibe that celebrates colour, art, and form.
Mike and Jodie Atkins
“Janelle brings passion and enthusiasm to every project and we love working with her. Her knowledge of the principles and history of interior design and art is unfaltered. But she likes to ‘break the rules’ in order to elevate an interior into something completely unique. We are always excited to see what she creates. She has a wonderful eye for combining objects, furniture and art to produce an inspiring and truly international vibe and aesthetic. Janelle is reliable and dependable and can be trusted to take a project from its inception to completion.
We have enjoyed her collaborative approach and design expertise in our projects over the years and would have no hesitation in recommending her.”