Interior designer Daniel Boddam blew a new wind through this beautiful eighties home in Sydney. Lindfield House was given a totally new look that reflects a calm, refined atmosphere, representative of the personalities of the owners.
Daniel Boddam is an interior designer as well as an architect and furniture designer. This made him the ideal person to completely refurbish this house. Together with Studio CD, he gave the house a new look. The owners wanted a modern interior with a mid-century twist for Lindfield House. With fine textures and colours and a beautiful and sober selection of furniture – including some designed by Boddam, himself – the designers created a calm, timeless and refined interior which celebrates the personalities of the inhabitants. The shape and elements of the existing house were incorporated into the design with different styles mixed in. The stunning, large stained rosewood door at the entrance immediately sets the tone for the rest of the interior. The floor on the ground floor is made of oak and forms the basis of the refined, calm colour palette. All the doors inside have been raised and replaced by glass doors with a black steel frames. This gives a more modern look while also providing more natural light. The interior in general is simple and sober, but still manages to make strong impressions with the beautiful furniture and surprising colour and decorative elements here and there. The living space is enveloped in beige and grey tones. Here, we find a piece by Boddam himself, namely the Kelly Chair sitting atop the 'Agra' carpet by Armadillo & Co in the colour 'Pearl'.
The brief was: ‘Modern with a mid-century twist.’
The special table in the dining room is made by Boddam as well. The 'Vilda 3' chairs by Great Dane Furniture perfectly match the unique table legs with their terracotta colours. These shades are beautifully complemented by a golden pendant which creates a warm whole. The kitchen contrasts the colour of this space. Marble and dark wood are used throughout. Yet the atmosphere remains airy because the floor is light and the bar stools break through the palette. There is a second sitting area that is elevated, separated from the other living room by a sliding door. The natural colours that reign throughout the house are also reflected in the chosen pieces of decoration, including many ceramics objects by Spence & Lyda. At the top of the stairs leading to the first floor hangs the impressive 'Christopher Boots Prometheus II' lustre of Est Living. Further on in the bedroom, there is a grey tone that is beautifully complemented by green/blue and brass details. The different textures of the wallpaper, carpet and special velvet headboard give a stylish and cosy effect.
The whole house feels elegant and sober, yet cosy and warm. A true statement of timeless design.
Images: ©Pablo Veiga