The entrance serves as an introduction to the Villa Carmelina colour palette as it is the point at which eight of the custom colours harmoniously intersect.
The timber dado, on the main feature wall, is finished in a cool grey (Lady Gray) capped off by a velvet grey-lilac wall colour (Studio Mauve) that seemingly graduates towards a soaring 21st century glass roof.
The Victorian ceiling is washed in a sorbet lemon (Lemon Chiffon), with (Ivory Grey) piping, to highlight the decorative cornice and ceiling rose.
Colours: Walls, Studio Mauve. Dado Wall, Lady Gray. Ceiling, Lemon Chiffon. Ceiling Rose and Cornice, Ivory Grey
An elegant room whose monumental doors flood the room’s interior with indirect light, placing the focus on the contemporary glitter artwork by Reuben Paterson.
Walls are washed in an elegantly faded pink (Miss Havisham Rose) along with the decorative plaster moulds above the fireplace. Timberwork is finished in an ivory tone (Ivory Grey) highlighting the original architectural details and referencing the handmade lace curtains.
The lathe and plaster ceiling provides a plane of light grey (Marcasite), the perfect 1950s-inspired colour scheme.
Colours: Walls, Miss Havisham Rose. Ceiling, Marcasite. Ceiling Rose and Cornice, Ivory Grey.
Referencing a 1950s Hong Kong tea house, all walls are finished in a soft (Matcha Tea) shade that was custom matched to the beautifully textural hemp wallpaper that covers the feature doors of the joinery unit.
As there is no direct light in this dining room, the ceiling was highlighted in a darker grey (Modernist) to accentuate the handmade “cloud” chandelier floating overhead.
An antique Chinese moongate provides the focal point, to frame views and display a collector’s array of beautiful treasures.
Colours: Walls, Matcha Tea. Ceiling, Modernist. Ceiling Rose and Cornice, Ivory Grey.
This is the living heart of the home and is cocooned in timber hemlock walls. Strategically located within the expansive modern living area, it features a black and white terrazzo floor.
A linear island unit, covered in grey-lilac tiles, forms the high altar for food preparation and social gatherings. It also screens the larger kitchen appliances.
Two horizontal bands of custom architectural joinery seemingly float off the wall and are hand rolled in a saturated, deep pool of blue (Curious Planet).
Colours: Kitchen Joinery, Curious Planet. Ceiling, Ivory Grey.
A room that evokes a Victorian collector’s glass cabinet, the walls are resplendent in duck egg blue (Celadon Blue) to highlight a display of rare and beautiful objects.
These perfect grey-blue tones provide a quiet background to the ensuite’s dramatic miniature glass mosaic tiles.
The original fireplace-surround features a hearth trim in the room’s signature Edite’s Pink – the colour used on the room’s timber floor by the home’s former custodians, who were similarly passionate about colour.
Colours: Walls, Celadon Blue. Hearth, Edite’s Pink. Ceiling Rose and Cornice, Ivory Grey.
A grand room that looks out onto the main staircase whose walls are washed in a grey lilac (Studio Mauve) that magically changes colour throughout the day, thanks to the northern glass roof.
The studio walls borrow on this sophisticated, soft grey colour (Marcasite), while a horizontal line of (Jazz Age Coral) was applied to the perimeter walls above the tall doors, enveloping the cornice and ceiling in one dramatic gesture. The ornate (Ivory Grey) ceiling rose is crowned by a George Nelson 1950s pendant light.
Colours: Walls, Marcasite. Ceiling and Cornice, Jazz Age Coral. Timberwork, Ivory Grey.