We are loving the work of Sydney based Interior Design firm Arent & Pyke, and find them pretty inspiring if we are honest! It may have something to do with the fact that the firm was founded by two friends, Juliette Arent and Sarah-Jane Pyke - (just like us here at Detail Collective) - but really it's all about the award winning work that this team now produce.
Park View House is one project that was short-listed for the Australian Interior Design Awards 2015 - and when we featured the kitchen last week as part of our Interior Trends post (with it's stunning rounded bull-nose marble bench tops) - we knew we wanted to see more!
After seeing many straight-edged profiles on bench tops it is refreshing to see the curved nature of this one. This really highlights the tactility of the marble - you really want to reach out and touch it! The rounded tap and finger groove on the joinery are the perfect accompanying details.
The brief for this house, was to minimise the contrast of the glaringly bright outside with the darker interiors (challenging with a three storey house built into a hillside).
Arent & Pyke have produced an interior that has a relaxed, balanced and harmonious ambience, through the soft colour palette and subtle repitition of materials such as natural timber, stone with brass and black detailing.
The use of curvaceous fixtures and fittings is another tool that adds to the nurturing and calming atmosphere.
It is clear from this project, that Arent & Pyke are adept at producing 'responsive and emotionally layered interiors'. The client obviously agrees commenting that "I am so pleased to have a home not a house and I feel so strongly that it is perfect".
We love a great upholstered bed-head and it's a classic element that will never go out of date. There is a fresh elegance to this one, a perfect balance of colour, shape, materials and fittings.
We end on the kitchen that started it all (for us!). Simultaneously it has a hint of retro and yet is bang up to date, we LOVE it!