Once a grand family home, this cliff-side heritage property had long since lost its shine. Character features and original charm had been forgotten amidst an 80s renovation, and this once-majestic home had become tired, beige and dreary.

Working alongside Liskowski Architects, SJS Interior Design Studio were able to recapture the warmth and character at the heart of this property, and transform it into a stylish, livable and eminently welcoming family home in one of Sydney’s most stunning locations. Determined to create the perfect family home, they took inspiration from the contrasting light and shade of the old, original part of the home. Using practical materials in well-resolved spaces, they designed a home perfectly suited to a family settling back into Australia after living the ex-pat life in Asia for many years. The heritage details and proportions of the original architecture were carefully retained and restored, with small moments of magic being created in each and every room – from the dining room with its deep and dramatic teal wallpaper to the library with its rust upholstered arm chairs (Published with Bowerbird).

Photography : Tom Ferguson

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Anastasia is the lead author of House-diaries.com. She has studied English Literature and Psychology in the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens as well as Interior Design & Architecture in AKTO College. She works in the field of Higher Education and has a special passion for cozy interiors.

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