This classic Federation house, in Sydney’s vibrant inner west, revealed beautifully preserved timber fretwork, patterned ceilings and original floorboards. Our team worked closely with our clients on spatial planning, interior design of all spaces, lighting and furniture selection. Our process joyfully resulted in original front rooms with celebrated architectural features put on show, and contrasted with modern furnishings and style. A new extension was fitted with a 3 metre long marble island bench, steel framed windows, doors, and an expansive butler’s pantry. In a home with so many beautifully detailed moments, a team favourite is the dark contrast of the sitting room, a personal and enveloping retreat.
Photographs by Pablo Veiga, Styling by Madeline MacFarlane, Architecture by Maryanne Taskovski, Build by Green Anvil
“As the owners of a Federation home, we faced our major renovation with both excitement and trepidation. Excited because we were embarking on a dream 10 years in the making, fearful because of our desire to respect the heritage and soul of the home that we loved. We will forever remember our first meeting with Jill. People often talk about making changes that are ‘sympathetic’ to a period home’s character; but this always carries a sense of compromise. Jill’s talent is taking the old and the new and elevating both to a new level, working in harmony and neither subordinate to the other. With attention to detail to be believed, Jill has that ability to add that pop of colour, that contrasting texture, or dash of lighting that pulls all the elements together.”