- Article by Online Editor
- Photography by Jaime Diaz Berrio
- Designer SJB Interiors
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The project philosophy behind Prahran House was to highlight the building’s original period details expressed in white, and contrast the space with contemporary art, furniture and period pieces.
The existing 1970s extension to the rear of the house has been exaggerated, with vivid green studded vinyl flooring offsetting the stark white timber ceilings, black and stainless steel joinery and custom painted industrial light fixtures.
Steel, black timber and laminates contrast with the white and yellow industrial pendant lights. Soft furnishings include original modernist pieces set against black and metallic linen sheers, velvets, linen tapestries and white marble and glass finishes, evoking the eclectic mix of an artistic home.
The coloured walls reinforce the original Victorian architectural details with a combination of antique and modern art. The use of colour is paramount in the fitout. A striking fuschia pink front door provides a focal point against the maritime grey and white detailing. The master bedroom is painted in moody blue velvet with matching carpet, while the guest bedroom is painted in serene mauve tones which sit against rich blue, satin curtains.
Working with Edra from the start, Italian designer Francesco Binfaré has produced some of the brand's classics, including the recent Pack and Chiara sofa.