The Alamer project, comprising four apartments and a townhouse, was a collaboration between Lowe Living, Fiona Lynch Interior Design and the internationally recognised Wolveridge Architects. The build and design team have created a masterful series of grand open living spaces, combining timeless design and inventive use of space, materials and bespoke finishes that gently reflect the raw, natural beauty of the coastline.
Stylist Georgia Duncan from Studio Georg came on board in the final stages of releasing the residences to market, pulling together a look of refined elegance using luxury pieces from Lowe Living’s furniture partner, DOMO. “The base design of these homes is truly gorgeous. The textures and finishes are just so harmonious that they leave my job as a stylist rather simple,” says Georgia. “Here, I’ve used some of the heavenly DOMO pieces and amazing art from Studio Gallery Group to pull together and highlight the exquisite tonal and spatial explorations of the interior spaces and architecture.”
As the building is located in a coastal suburb, not far from the ocean and around the corner from a busy high-street strip, the location was key in dictating Georgia’s selection of furnishings for the styled spaces at Alamer. “I had two main ideas for the styling. The first was around the beautiful lifestyle that comes with having the beach and water close by, and the other was inspired by the cafe/bar culture of the area,” explains Georgia. “It was obvious, in this case, that the style of this building yielded to a relaxed yet luxurious palette and final touches, which the DOMO collections are perfectly attuned to.”
The impeccable finishes of the interior spaces designed by Fiona Lynch already merged tactile material selections and sculptural elements. Georgia was tasked with choosing furniture, lighting and accessories from DOMO’s collections to harmonise with the rooms’ considered poise and artistic elements for this endnote to the project.
The ‘Exclusif’ sofa by Ligne Roset (shown above) was chosen as a calm yet colourful anchor in one of the spacious, open-plan lounge rooms – and it’s one of the stylist’s favourite furniture pieces in the home. “This gorgeous sofa creates a welcome, fun vibe, especially when paired with the ‘Cinétique’ floor lamp, while the velvet finish has a hint of luxe,” Georgia says. “Building on that, using a natural-based rug from Halcyon Lake with a splash of rouge really makes the space sing. Having all the fixed fittings in gorgeous nude tones created the most calming vibe, so we added the ‘Paper’ lamps and ‘Lundi’ vases from DOMO to highlight these natural textures as the hero in this space.”
With custom-designed cabinetry and chic marble accents, the kitchens at Alamer required only a light styling touch. To punctuate the tonal scheme of the rouge sofa in one home, Georgia has used the ‘LA’ bar stools from DOMO in black with a black leg.
Meanwhile, in the secondary apartment space, a much more pared-back palette makes for a study in quiet restraint, with a tonal mix of furniture in grey and white and dashes of rust in the artwork and accessories. Here, the low-level ‘Prado’ modular sofa, designed by Christian Werner for Ligne Roset, was chosen as a functional and versatile piece thanks to its adjustable bench seat and square settee. Its minimal design makes it the perfect pair to the slim lines of the ‘Karusa’ coffee table by Duvivier.
The master bedroom is entirely furnished with pieces from the Ligne Roset collections from DOMO. The ‘Ruché’ bed, by renowned French designer Inga Sempé, is the star here, with its sophisticated mix of straight and curved lines and a distinctive boutis-stitch quilted headboard and frame creating a soft, restful mood.
Georgia added depth to the bedroom scene with the glossy black finish of the glass ‘Sitar’ lamp by Christian Werner and the simple ‘Episode’ side table by Marie Christine Dorner to bring an extra note of luxury. Just outside, the origami-look ‘Grillage’ loveseat beckons for relaxed mornings with a cuppa, curled up in the sunshine.
The terrace extends the understated elegance of the open-plan living areas to the alfresco zones, and features the Kun Design ‘Lotus’ cafe dining table, teamed with the DOMO outdoor ‘Soda’ chairs. With a central pillar inspired by the petals of its namesake bloom, the ‘Lotus’ table is available in a range of nature-inspired colours, with a series of matching accessories such as the ‘Lotus’ planter, also used here at Alamer.
Georgia has created a unique coastal look in these stunning homes, exploring the natural palette of the beach without resorting to cliches. It helps, she says, to have such incredible pieces to play with.
“So many of DOMO’s pieces are perfect for luxuriously appointed homes like these,” says Georgia. “You simply cannot find a single piece in their collection that you wouldn’t fall in love with!”
A wander around DOMO’s Brisbane showroom will reveal all the stunning furniture, lighting and accessories featured in the Alamer homes, for anyone inspired to create a similar sophisticated style of beachside living in their own homes.
“The calibre of luxury, design and aesthetic at DOMO only made styling these stunning spaces even more of a dream design project,” Georgia says.
Queensland design lovers can find these pieces and so much more by visiting the DOMO showroom at Bowen Hills in Brisbane or Bundall on the Gold Coast, or head online to www.domo.com.au
Words: Natalie Bannister | Photography: Dave Kulesza