Interior designer Phoebe Nicol explores textural materials, muted tones and diffused light through a Sydney apartment redesign.
Phoebe Nicol showcases her signature hand at refined and reposeful residential interiors through a top-floor apartment in Darling Point, Sydney. Underpinned by a restorative colour palette and softly-lit contemporary spaces, the designer’s latest project is the perfect backdrop to reset and recharge.
Phoebe Nicol was briefed to introduce light and warmth to this top-floor apartment with views across Sydney Harbour. While the apartment didn’t have particularly high ceilings, Phoebe created an illusion of space by adding or minimising architectural details such as architraves. The designer has also maximised space through considered custom joinery insertions in each space.
“Tactility and functionality were imperative when designing this home,” Phoebe says. Brushed silver stainless steel cabinets and honed black Quartzite bench tops introduce a robust feel to the kitchen, juxtaposing the cream and beige tones in the dining and living spaces. The designer aptly refers to this as “a beautiful synchronisation between raw and refined”. Timber and Marmorino plaster add to this synchronisation, imbuing natural warmth and texture throughout.
The designer worked closely with the client to curate a tailored and personal selection of furniture and art within. “Bespoke and antique pieces, paired with unique contemporary art, all reflect his personal taste and style,” she says.
Through this tailored approach, Phoebe has cultivated an inherent sense of place – one that speaks to those that live there, the building itself and the harbour vistas beyond.