Middle Harbour House by Les Interieurs

  • Les Interieurs welcome us inside their latest project; a lesson in warmth, tranquillity and curating eclectic, one-off pieces.

    We’ve been privy to two of Les Interieurs’ projects on the Northern Beaches of Sydney – one being their own concept store – both affirming director Pamela Makin’s hand at bespoke bohemian design. A departure from the studio’s usual white waterfront projects, Pamela Makin describes this renovation in Sydney’s Middle Harbour as one with an underlying ‘sophisticated European influence’. Delicately restoring the home’s strong architectural details, the dated build has been given a new lease of life by Pamela through muted colours and vintage furniture.

    The home had charming heritage characteristics that could be polished and brought back to life. New carpet needed to be installed, but Pamela managed to retain the original parquet floors by sanding them down and returning them to their initial colour.

    The new kitchen reflects the period details found in the ornate architraves and ceiling work, with traditional shaker-profiled cabinetry painted the same warm white as the rest of the home. The European influence shines through in the striking marble-clad island bench, ensuring the kitchen remains a timeless feature for years to come.

    The Matter Made Arca 2-Tier Chandelier hangs gently in the hallway.

    Pamela has an affinity for heirloom pieces and wall art as we’ve seen inside her own home.  Eccentric artwork, sculptures and furniture pieces reflect Pamela’s discerning eye, particularly in the living room. Contemporary pieces like the Diesis Coffee Table, Taccia Light and Spin Candelabra by Tom Dixon pair unexpectedly well with the antique Chinese cabinet and oversized terracotta urns, exemplifying the old-meets-new fusion that Pamela executes so effortlessly.

    Les Interieurs’ Middle Harbour House is a turning point for Pamela, demonstrating the same thoughtful composition and adventurous pairings with a distinctly different style to her previous projects.

    The bedroom features the Atollo 235 by Oluce.

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