Sculptural furnishings, precious objects and constantly evolving architectural volumes: the home that studio Nina Maya Interiors he packed for a young Australian couple in the heart of Bellevue Hill, the upscale eastern suburb of Sydney, home to the country’s top billionaires. Right there, the interior designer who stands out for “purity of materials, unexpected elements and custom-designed details” created a sophisticated restyling that winks at the modern glamor of designers like Kelly Wearstler. It is no coincidence, in fact, that in the past of Nina Maya there is a multi-year career at the head of a fashion label: in terms of trends, this villa is in fact a very successful example of mix & match.
The Art House Residence, born in the wake of an ancient Mediterranean house, today represents a modern architecture that looks to the aesthetics of the luxury lodge to meet the design dynamics of Anne Decker and the striking and eye-catching taste of the surrounding villas. “Conceived as a fresh canvas punctuated by bold sculptural elements to suit customers’ unique style”, thebuilding meets, inside, ancient and modern. Given carte blanche by the clients, Nina Maya began a careful search to select the most appropriate furnishings for the context that would host them: “the focus was to support a color palette of soft tones that did not detract from the breathtaking views. “Hence the choice of using simple but of great value construction materials: if Montenegrin limestone covers the floors, marble was used for the kitchen and bathroom.
Focal point of the house, crossed by an imposing staircase, is the living: embellished with a noble fireplace, it houses a pair of Vladimir Kagan vintage sofas, upholstered in Dedar fabric and decorated with a series of personalized ball cushions by Nina Maya Interiors. From the same creative team is the curled leather ottoman that looks at the pair of Redondo armchairs by Moroso and at the Belt Coffee and Bongo tables by Meridiani. The Italian design is then combined with a rare vintage palm-shaped lamp from Stephen Conley and a series of splendid works of art by Paul Rousso taken from the Piermarq art gallery and the Rive Roshan artwork taken from the Sally Dan-Cuthbert Gallery. So, just as happens in the most careful wardrobe of any fashion guru who wants to define himself as such, everything is in perfect balance: the lightness of the metal inserts responds to the heaviness of the velvet, the brightness of white to the darker shades.
Video: The House “dresses” with elegance and refinement (Mediaset)