For the family of four who live in this home, comfort and durability was key when redesigning their home. However, they did not want to sell themselves short on the design and style. The solution was in hiring New York designer Tamara Magel, who has crafted an interior that is as much about the rough and tumble of having two small children – faux-leathers for easy cleaning, dark colours to hide spills – as it is about looking good.
With a strictly monochromatic colour palate, the challenge for Magel was to create interest and warmth in the house and this she has achieved superbly.
Texture was key in all the materials and fabrics chosen. Grasscloth wallpaper for the dining room, rich linens for the sofas with chunky knit or animal hide throws and handmade tiles for the kitchen splashback.
Throughout, these textures work to add subtle layers to the interior and breathe life into the strong monochromatic scheme. In doing so, Magel has created a home that comfortably bridges the gap between being family friendly and uber-chic.
Story by Brendan Guy, follow him on Instagram MrBrendanGuy