Purple living room – check; modern Art Deco furniture – check; perfectly on-trend accessories – check. Finding a fault with this recently completed Brendan Wong Design project is nigh on impossible. With a successful twenty year career under his belt (working throughout Australia, London and Paris), a portfolio of edgy yet sophisticated projects to his name and a new appointment to the Fellowship to the Design Institute of Australia, the designer was an obvious choice for the owner of this pied-à-terre – an international client looking for an elegant Sydney base.
Drawing on the heritage of one of last century’s most sophisticated styles, the apartment – which was completed in the second half of 2014 – makes an impact courtesy of unexpected contrasts. Whether it’s colour combinations or furniture styles, the aim of this game appears to be opposites attract with a sophisticated sensibility.
“The inspiration was to create an apartment interior akin to a luxury hotel suite,” explains Brendan of the home on the edge of one of the city’s premier parks, “The client was seeking [something]… welcoming, calm and elegant.”
It was this desire for a truly luxurious hotel experience at home that led Brendan to the living room’s calming yet subtly invigorating grey and purple colour palette. Its case goods and seating are predominantly monochromatic with the room’s accents making the colour statement. Coming in a pale lilac hue which is far from sickly sweet, the pieces pop against the chicness of the modern grey-on-black-on-grey canvas.