Senior interior designer Zoe McDermott and the team from Robertsons have outdone themselves with the fit out of this stunning Sanctuary Cove home.
Approached by a previous client to do the interior design of their new abode, the Robertsons team went into this project with a firm knowledge of the homeowner’s style and expectations – and boy, did they deliver.
The brief was for the home to be modern, and sophisticated, yet warm and inviting. It’s the kind of finished look Robertsons excel at, with their wealth of design talent and access to some of the finest high-end international designer pieces including a vast selection from companies including Century, Theodore Alexander, and Christopher Guy.
The home already had a generous layout, one which catered for large-scale entertaining but also had intimate lounge areas, and was quite the canvas to work with. Robertsons have enhanced and refined each of these spaces, injecting a more luxurious feel through the colour palette and tones – a base of whites and creams with warm chocolates and charcoals – and through the clever use of textures of the fabrics. The result is a neutral, timeless palette – one that would allow the client’s amazing art pieces to shine.
Located in a prestige estate set over three blocks, the home boasts beautiful, private bushland views. Multiple bi-fold doors open onto a vast patio area that invites the outside in; all of the main areas including the lounge, dining, kitchen, bar, and pool room are situated in one large area, and look out over the spectacular scenery.
While some of the client’s own furniture was brought over from their previous home, much of the new home’s features were custom-made or selected to suit the brief and cater to the designed layout. Robertsons used local suppliers for custom items such as upholstery, coffee tables, consoles, cushioning and soft furnishings, tailoring a genuinely bespoke design for the home.
A fabulous chandelier, in particular, is one of the most outstanding of these bespoke pieces, spanning seven metres by 1.8 metres in the entry – what the Robertsons designers term the “runway” – to the bar. These were custom made and designed, imported from overseas, and assembled and installed on site.
All of the joinery was custom-designed and manufactured locally, including the doors to the galleries and master ensuite and the classic open screens that act as a barrier between the main hallway and the sunken living space, kitchen, bar, cellar, bathrooms, and library.
Every inch of this home has a unique personality, thanks to the skilled interior designers at Robertsons – it’s a spacious, welcoming home filled with luxury furnishings, and luxury at its finest.
Photography Steve Ryan, Rix Ryan Photography