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Hidden Gem / Studio Esar

Hidden Gem / Studio Esar

Project: Hidden Gem
Furniture Curation & Styling: Studio Esar
Location: Elwood, Victoria, Australia
Photo Credits: Kryssia Agius

An ode to Art Deco and eclecticism transform this Californian Bungalow.

Hidden Gem is a plush and seductive dining and living room that dials up the opulence to offer a saturated and tactile sensory experience where every touchpoint is highly considered.

The clients engaged Studio Esar to transform the formal Living & Dining rooms in their California Bungalow into a luxurious space for adults only. They were open to exploring ideas and to pushing the limits with textural materials and daring colours. Incorporating the clients’ decorative objects and artworks, rejuvenating heirloom furniture and selecting new pieces created a contemporary and glamorous room inspired by the client’s eclectic tastes.

“Heirloom furniture and brass toned objects reflect our Client’s eclectic taste in design to create a contemporary and glamorous space.” Silvia Roldan, Principal Designer – Studio Esar

living room

The tonal colour of the walls and floor creates an immersive, intoxicating space distinct from the other rooms in the house. The hues in Julie Corbet’s large, expressive painting inspired the custom deep-violet carpet, and the purple-toned grey wall paint complements the dark blue Marenco sofa. The soft-blue from the Redondo sofa balances and contrasts with the violet and deep blue.

New steel-framed reeded-glass doors are an ode to Art Deco, as are the dazzling palm tree lamp and starburst mirror, with the gold carried through the metallic detailing in the lighting and coffee table. Re-staining and re-polishing the client’s antique dining table gave it new life and the contemporary dining chairs upholstered in a chunky boucle let the table’s curvaceous legs steal the attention.

Decorative objects have intriguing forms and textures, from voluptuous metal and glass to ceramics that are beautiful and gritty.

Hidden Gem / Studio Esar

dining area

Hidden Gem / Studio Esar

Hidden Gem / Studio Esar

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