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The owners of this small mansion in Melbourne went to interior designer David Hicks, who had already designed their previous home, for the decoration of this new place of residence. As if he were an alchemist, Hicks sketched every corner of the house masterfully and delicately, providing it with a soul and a light lavishness, following the tastes and style of its owners’ lifestyle.
Keeping a distance from styles that were exaggeratedly diaphanous and lacking essence, David Hicks took a risk on very individualized rooms showing a personality of their own, managing to bring a unique atmosphere into the house which invites the invitee to discover each one of the rooms and enjoy the different ambiances.
As the house was built up on three stories, the designer took advantage of grand spaces at any chance he got, and emphasized its brightness to the max thanks to the play on contrasts between neutral tonalities and colours full of personality in fabrics and furniture, managing to paint a vivid and refreshing image in every moment.
Sophisticated but always practical for daily life, David Hicks also suggested the alteration of some of the rooms and created small “enchanted corners”, such as the chic dining room on the ground floor, or the “private oasis” for the youngest of the house in the basement, fit with a hobby room thought for fun. The project orchestrated for the exterior design of the house is also splendid, with a marvelous garden to thrill the family and guests throughout most of the year.
Each detail has been rigorously studied by the owners under the supervision and keen eye of Hicks, who selected pieces of exceptional quality that never go out of style for his clients, without forgetting antiquities to add a touch of elegance to the final result.
A project that, on occasion, reveals a certain feminine air, coquettish and sophisticated, but that also envelops the whole house in an aura of elegance and practicality that makes the comfort of modern family life possible and enjoyable.
Translated by Paula Geanau