“Simplicity, style and elegance is the signature of the most successful design ideas.”
Australian interior design is having a moment in my book (and on my blog, clearly). Griffiths Design Studio, led by Gillianne Griffiths, is based in Melbourne, Australia, and was founded with the philosophy that “simplicity, style and elegance is the signature of the most successful design ideas.”.
This apartment in Toorak, Melbourne, evokes a deep sense of calm and serenity with its clean lines and simple monochrome palette.
Highlight: the charcoal coffered wall.
Highlight: the whimsical but structured light fixture.
Black and white perfection.
Visual interest is created by mixing varying tones of grey within the same room.
Whoever said neutrals couldn’t be cozy was very wrong. A chunky knitted throw does the trick.
Clean lines keep the space looking airy and fresh.
Check out more of their projects on their official website.
The penthouse exudes understated luxury in its finest details, from the carefully selected marble, to the intricately designed ceiling strapping and custom cabinetry.
Melbourne-based interior architecture studio, Studio Tate, designed this minimal but luxe penthouse for an empty-nester couple. The couple favours monochrome interiors, so a predominantly black and white colour palette was selected. The penthouse exudes understated luxury in its finest details, from the carefully selected marble, to the intricately designed ceiling strapping and custom cabinetry.
Bold splashes of colour (such as the bright teal couch, chartreuse velvet armchairs and colourful artwork) prevent the space from being too monochrome and add visual interest. Areas that would benefit more from the calming effect of a neutral palette were kept neutral, such as the bedroom and bathroom.
Some of my favourite elements are the ceiling strapping, the mid-century modern furniture pieces, the clean lines, the glamorous touches of gold and brass, the pendant light over the dining table* and the statement-making marble selection.
*See my post on Douglas and Bec for a great selection of similar pendant lights.
More understated luxury to feast your eyes on, on Studio Tate’s website.