Old meets new in Potts Point
Project - Potts Point Terrace
Location - Sydney, Australia
Product Used - HW1391 Versailles Antique
Designer - Tamsin Johnson
Contractor - JCorp
Photographer - Anson Smart Photography
INSTAGRAM - tamsinjohnson
Designer Tamsin Johnson was challeneged to explore the architectural, interior design and styling elements to create a seamless cohesion between old and new. Opulent heavy veined marble, stunning artworks, high-end fixtures and furniture, all sit on a foundation of Havwoods Versailles panel wood flooring.
Having travelled throughout the world, these homeowners wanted to combine elements of their former urban lives with the iconic elements of life in Sydney, Australia. Additionally, the home needed to be suitable for their young family, while also catering to their love of entertaining.
Overall, the design aesthetic needed to pair European inspired pied-à-terre to an inner-city Sydney terrace, without compromising on the homes unique heritage qualities.
To be feature throughout the entire home, the flooring was a key element of the design. It provided the foundation for the rest of the interior design and styling, and in some ways, it provided the soul of the building. Selected for this critical element was a Havwoods Versailles panel wood floor.
A dark brown Versailles Panel was selected for a myriad of reasons including its exceptional quality and finish, providing a superior product to a unique home. The authentic Versailles parquetry pattern drew familiarity of travels through Europe for the homes' clients and the lush brown tones delivered a lived-in warmth and richness to the home that aided in tying in and softening the heavily veined marble featured around the home and other dramatic architectural elements.
Tamsin's design is a beautiful negotiation between old and new. An exploration across the architectural, interior design and styling elements to create a seamless cohesion that pays homage to the homes heritage without recreating the past.