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Home Tour | Gamma Gamma by Lawless & Meyerson

  • Lawless & Meyerson were tasked with reinvigorating an existing ’90s home in Sydney’s Tamarama by introducing natural light, a contemporary layout and a refined palette of materials.

    Despite its coastal locale, the homeowners expressed a desire to deviate from a typical beachside aesthetic, instead opting for an elegant home filled with sophisticated furniture and art. Lawless & Meyerson co-director Jo Lawless emphasises the immediate impression of “lightness and tranquillity” upon entering the home – a sentiment shared by the inhabitants who played an influential role in shaping the final design outcome.

    BassamFellows CB-23 Tractor Bar Stool in Walnut

    The marble-clad kitchen island echoes the colours and forms of sand dunes, connecting the home to its coastal locale. The space also features light-oak cabinetry, Flos track lighting, Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances and the BassamFellows Tractor stool.

    The main living area, once lacking in natural light, is now bright and spacious thanks to thoughtful reconfigurations and the expansion of the windows. The area is lined in Havwoods lime-washed oak floors and enveloped by fresh white walls.

    Recognising the inadequacies in the original layout, especially in the lack of natural light in the main living area, the design team orchestrated a spatial overhaul that prioritised light, openness, and a connection to the outdoors. Increasing the size of the windows became pivotal in drawing light into the home’s heart and enhancing the communal spaces’ functionality.

    The material palette pays subtle homage to the home’s surroundings by incorporating natural lime-washed oak floors, fresh white walls and calming coastal-inspired natural stones. “The marble in the kitchen reminds me of the sand dunes, while the travertine in the bathrooms resembles weathered cliffs by the sea,” Jo says. “Our objective was to evoke the feeling of being by the coast rather than the look.”

    Christophe Delcourt EKO Sofa

    Christophe Delcourt IBO Low Table

    Christophe Delcourt Dot Stool

    Cassina Kangaroo Armchair

    The living room features the Christophe Delcourt EKO sofa, IBO low table, Dot stool and Avon rug, as well as the Cassina Kangaroo armchair.

    henrytimi HT317 Long Table

    henrytimi HT112 Chair

    Marisa Purcell

    In the dining space, the henrytimi HT317 Arco table and HT112 Cerchia chairs are complemented by the muted tones of Marisa Purcell’s ‘Twofold’.

    Lawless & Meyerson’s design approach, characterised by neutral interiors rich in texture and meticulous detailing, manifests in the curated selection of furniture, lighting and art. “We are always striving for understated spaces; they may have the best of everything, but they are quiet about it,” Jo says. Esteemed brands like Maxalto, henrytimi and Christophe Delcourt find a place within Gamma Gamma, yet the interiors still maintain a sense of approachability and softness.

    The essence of this project lies in the trust established between the homeowners and the design team. Jo underscores the significance of this trust, emphasising that great design is a collaborative effort, where the synthesis of ideas culminates in spaces that are not just well-appointed but also exude a quiet, understated elegance.

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