Sydney Harbour ProjectTransitional Living Room, Sydney
Maree Homer Photography Sydney Australia
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SolutionBefore you purchase furniture, see how it will look on a floor plan and make sure it gives you enough space to move around. If the open-plan room is small and you can’t find furniture to fit, consider having pieces custom-made by a designer to suit the dimensions of the space. Also, seek out furniture that does double duty; a large round ottoman, for example, can be used as a coffee table and provide storage, freeing up precious space.How Bespoke Furniture Can Solve Your Design Problems
Starting pointI was inspired by the water and found this reflected in the swirling patterns of Indigenous artist Minnie Pwerle’s designs. We custom-sized a large square version of this artwork as a bespoke floor rug. The rug became the focal point of the living room, like a piece of art on the floor. The colours of the modern artwork also played a part. I picked up the sunny yellow, greys and metallic golds as accent colours to the blue and white scheme. The sofas were still in good condition, so were reupholstered in a rich blue chenille velvet; we added texture with silk scatter cushions to enhance the artwork over the sofa wall.