For those of you who couldn’t make the Furnishing Master Class held in the Brookville apartment last week we thought you might like a sneak peak inside to see what you missed…
PHOTOGRAPHY Derek Swalwell
As the mastermind behind some of Melbourne’s most stylish boutique apartment developments, Neometro founder and director, Jeff Proven has built a reputation based on ensuring enduring design for every project that is undertaken. And Brookville, Neometro’s latest development in Toorak, is no exception. Local architecture studio, MA Architects, were commissioned to design both the building and interiors for a well travelled, sophisticated buyer in search of space – but without the maintenance and upkeep that goes with it. “Everything has been designed with a sense of purpose and with respect for the neighbourhood and the high standard of living expected from a Toorak address,” explains Proven.
Panna Cotta Oval Table and Grado Panna Cotta Small Table, Turner Sofa 3 Elements, Gio Ponti Armchair, by Molteni & Dish Seat by Loewe Furniture, LIM 3.0 Table and Flow Chair by MDF Italia, Pebbles Crystal by When Objects Work at Hub.
Through the use of a colour palette consisting of various shades of grey and charcoal and a curated selection of furnishings sourced from Hub, the timeless interior exudes a European sensibility in its styling – and offers a contemporary oasis right in the middle of one of Melbourne’s most established suburbs.
Ribbon Bed and Gio Ponti Armchair, Domino Square Side Table With Marble Top and 45 Composite Small Table by Molteni & C, Afra Table Lamp by Anta, Miniature Rimini White by Bitossi, Shetland Twill Bison Throw by Wallace and Sewell at Hub.
Herringbone parquetry floors in natural oak define the open plan living areas, while black high gloss American oak, milky grey marble tiling and brushed stainless steel have been used in the kitchen and bathrooms. Floor-to-ceiling windows framed in slimline columns and rendered masonry open out to the landscaped terrace while the clever use of white sliding walls internally allow for flexibility of space and a delineation of living and private work areas.