PropertyPro has recently discovered the secret to East Melbourne Decor. It’s got to be upscale, luxurious and more importantly, tastefully executed mix of modern and antique furniture.
East meets West, Modern and Antique Furniture in Upscale Melbourne
Interior decor of this open-layout 8th floor flat at the exclusive 150 Clarendon Street in East Melbourne, depicts fine living in the modern cosmopolitan city. Key to this type of interior design are the open living spaces, generous use of glass and the clever blend of modern and antique furniture.Spanning over 540 sq. m., the East Melbourne flat in the exclusive 12-story 150 Clarendon Building is the perfect combination of contemporary and traditional. In essence the decor speaks to the warmth of old teak and rosewood furnishings and fittings yet retaining the sleek, streamlined silhouettes of contemporary furniture.
Providing classic balance to the cold walls of glass are the warm, rich honey oak plank floors which complement the antique pieces. Floor to ceiling windows extend views of the city and the distant Port Phillips Bay in the distance, thus the counter-balance of Earth tones and neutrals in the form of wood feature walls around the fireplace return an open-plan apartment to much needed balance.
Interior design of this luxurious East Melbourne apartment are simultaneously comfortable yet decorative, one might not want to recline on hard teakwood but the giant sumptuous modern sofas will suffice. High ceilings are further enhanced with recessed lighting, thus you never feel claustrophobic even when entertaining a huge party.
An Open-Concept Layout is Key mixing modern and vintage elements
When it comes to mixing modern and antique elements, enclosed spaces and rooms force you to obey the physical geometries of the space. An open-concept layout on the other hand, allows you to mix the furnishings in a way which create natural, transitioning demarcations of each space. Thus walking from living room to dining area, the simple placement of contemporary armchairs to separate the space from the antique coffee table announces that you have arrived at a different section of the house.
Design is fluid and maximises the expansive views afforded by the glass walls and full height windows. Again, with design like this, the idea is to invite panoramic views of the surrounds into your home. You should take into account whether your apartment is surrounded by warm verdant greens or cool seaviews, both require careful balance of cool contemporary and warmer vintage elements.
The modern kitchen with the extra-wide island creates the mood for a fiery feast while providing the strength and permanence for family foundations and traditions like sharing breakfast conversation before the day begins over eggs and toast.
The kitchen island is gorgeous, dominating and comprised entirely of stone. The delicate white marbling running throughout plays to the strengths and contrasts with the sleek white cabinetry, again reflecting the decor of modern and antique elements in this household.
The bar area, as befitting a modern home, utilises sculptural bar stools, thus avoiding the cliche in-home “speakeasy” so prevalent in hipster designed homes. Translucent table seating in one zone, plush, oversized furniture and settees in the next, once again draw the lines and alter the atmospheres into the different wall-free areas.
Intimate Nooks and a Study with Library
Your private spaces should be inviting and cosy as befitting a hideaway after a hard day’s work. Soft, sumptuous carpet dominates the seating area while custom blinds serve to dampen aggressive sunlight during periods of needed downtime.
Storage hides behind lacquered walls, again carrying the theme of modern and antique furnishings into your nook – in essence creating an ornate yet playful sense of classic elegance. Wide floor moldings create points of detail which break the monotony of cohesive interior design subtly yet unobtrusively. You will note that while much of the flat carries clean, light colour palettes of femininity, the study with library comes equipped with masculine energy by way of the billiards table.
Behold the Modern-Vintage Master Suite
Falling asleep to the backdrop that is the Melbourne skyline, home to title of most liveable city in the world is a bonus. Granted you might not get similar views (unless you are owner of this new Singapore development), plush carpets and soft drapes enhance the atmosphere of rest and romance. Here, the temperate climes of Melbourne call for a fireplace but it’s more likely the Singapore version of this style of classic interior design is to utilise the thinnest and largest flat screen LED TV that money can buy. Furnishings such as oversized lamps and the Asian screen complete the sense of traditionalism with some timeless Chinoiserie.
As befitting your private space, earthy tiles invite you to disrobe in serenity, straight into the shower, separated only by the inclusion of seamless glass doors. Once more, the vast wood vanity against mirrored wall, adds warmth in what can be a cold bathroom room in the winters. [via HomeAdverts.com]
The building is packed with amenities, including 24-hour concierge service, a state-of-the-art cinema with plush seating, and a 25 m indoor pool. You’ll also find a boardroom so you can hold a meeting without leaving the comfort of your building, a sauna, a gym and secure resident parking. 150 Clarendon St. is a building that has it all regarding luxury living, conveniences, and a premier Melbourne location.