I’m sure I’ve said this before but one of my favorite things to do is browse the internet in search of design inspiration. Like with any field, interior design is a continuous path of study and discovery. While on a design hunt the other day, I found this fabulous Sydney cottage that I’m now obsessed with and need to share with you! Some of you may know it and remember it from several years back, when it graced the covers of Vogue Living Australia. I missed it then and although I was familiar with the work of Cameron Kimber, I wasn’t familiar with his gorgeous home.
What strikes me as amazing design is a mixture of simplicity and sophistication that can be very difficult to pull-off. Tongue-in-groove panelling cover the walls in most of the rooms, contrasting with the more refined details and finishes – plantation shutters, intricate moldings, black lacquered floors and wainscoting, velvets and stripes. I love how the floors are kept bare in most of the rooms. In the living area, sisal carpeting anchors the space and extends upwards on the stairway.
The designer visually extended the living room by installing French style doors leading onto the garden. Skylights bring much needed light into the narrow floor plan.
To create a feeling of warmth and lightness, Kimber painted the walls white – the perfect backdrop for delicate antiques and gilt framed artwork.
”Because the street outside is intense inner-city, a bit gritty, I wanted to open the front door and immediately see a pristine, crisp space.” (Cameron Kimber for Vogue Living Australia)
When it comes to his design philosophy, Kimber describes it in three words: comfort, relaxation, elegance.
What can I say? I’m in love! If you’d like to see more of Kimber’s work, visit his website and portfolio here.