In our last project for 2019, we were lucky enough to work alongside some of Australia's leading designer, adding the final touches to a display home in Elwood - a luxury private residence known as 'Adela'.
The impressive list of contributors includes:
Interior Design @heckerguthrie
Window furnishings, customisation and styling @anchorandbelledesign
Styling assist @jessretallack @interiordesignstein
Lovelight worked closely with design gurus Anchor and Belle who were enlisted to curate a collection of furniture and window furnishing to turn this contemporary display suite into a home.
Anchor and Belle design director Nina chose gorgeous sheer S-fold curtains in Unique Fabric's Carlucci Stream collection for the living room and master bedroom. 'We were trying to select semi-sheer linen materials to soften the concrete ceiling and match the restrained luxury in the finishes throughout the apartment'.
Motorised (unlined) Roman Blinds in linen from Unique Fabric's Tussah collection were used in the second bedroom and living space. 'By removing the lining, some light can filter through the fabric, enhancing its weave and texture. We motorised the Romans for ease of operation and to adapt to the rhythms of the home'.
Anchor and Belle also worked closely with Australian Furniture mavens Jardan to deck out the display home with furniture pieces and homewares from their latest collection. Some pieces include the 'Essie' Armchair which 'has a relaxed, inviting presence' and the 'Willow' bed which 'offers a soft and gentle touch to any bedroom setting'.
In addition to its aesthetic beauty, this luxury private residence also boasts an impressive 8-star energy rating. The Nationwide House Energy Rating (NatHERS) measures how energy efficient a house is, based on its design. Homes with higher HERs are more naturally comfortable in winter and summer and therefore easier and cheaper to heat and cool. This building designed by Jost Architecture utilises insulation, sun control with operable external screening, thermal mass and thermally broken windows to achieve this.
The director of Jost Architects, Patrick, says that window furnishing can play a big part in improving the energy rating of your home. 'External furnishing are fantastic at stopping the summer heat coming in, whereas internal furnishings (curtains and blinds) can slow the heat loss through the windows during winter.'
Whether you're building a new home or a block of apartments, we're here to help. Get in touch with our design team today!
All featured images by James Geer