Ardesia Enterno boards by Tongue n Groove provide a consistent base for the interiors, combined with off-white walls, tactile wallpaper and crisp linen sheers in the main living areas. Jo says that despite taking an unconventional approach to the beachfront interiors, she didn’t want to disregard the location. “We were careful to select a palette of base materials that tied in with the locale,” she explains. “Sand coloured veneers, stone, grass-papers and fabrics were used throughout with greyed off oak floors to connect the two without being obvious,” Jo adds.
This warm and neutral colour palette is contrasted with darker hues from the classic Italian furniture pieces in rich leather, velvet and silk, including the Minotti Lawrence sofa, green Molteni & C Gio Ponti armchairs, Porro Voyage dining chairs and B&B Italia Argo dining table. Custom-designed pieces by Lawless & Meyerson, such as the marble coffee table, are at home next to these esteemed Italian names. A similar sophisticated material palette comes to the fore in the adjacent kitchen with a striking five-metre-long Italian marble island bench, Anthracite appliances, and bronze joinery hardware.