It is not everyday you get a call to fully furnish, accessorise and style a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment in 2 weeks however, this is the very call we received from Belle Magazine little more than 2 weeks ago. Of course, we jumped at the chance. Arent&Pyke are proud to introduce the third and final installment in the Mirvac Belle Life Series, a collaboration between Belle Magazine & Mirvac at Harold Park in Glebe.
The brief, to design an apartment for a young family, was a great fit for us. We have always loved working with families to create homes that are unique, warm, inviting, and personal. Our own childhood bedrooms hold fond memories of exploration and we hope to inspire young imaginations with the rooms we create. This was a unique opportunity to showcase some of the ideas we believe are central to designing for families. Finding a balance between style and practicality, without compromising comfort or the individual needs of family members.
One of the key design elements in the apartment is the use of wallpapers, defining the bedrooms and setting the tone for each space. Designing for imaginary clients, we were feeling brave, and layered up the palettes with plenty of colour and texture. Despite the use of bold pattern, the bedrooms maintain a sense of calm that comes from the cohesive schemes.
The apartment was officially launched on Wednesday at an event with a nostalgic twist complete with popcorn, giant Jenga and a balloon artist. It was a real thrill to see how it was received, and interact with guests in the space. The children’s room was definitely a crowd favourite, and the large artworks by Ildico Kovacs and Julian Meagher were also showstoppers.
This venture would not have been possible without the generous support of our suppliers & collaborators. We are especially grateful to Artbank Australia for the incredible contribution of artwork which makes the apartment sing the song we hoped it would, as well as Porters Paints for the wallpaper in the master bedroom and Quercus & Co for the children’s bedroom paper. A full list of all the wonderful suppliers is below.
The apartment will be open for a few more weeks so please feel free to drop in and have a look for yourself.
Arent&Pyke’s Belle Mirvac Life Series Display Apartment
Corner Wigram Rd and Ross St, Glebe,
Monday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm
Arent&Pyke extend their endless thanks to the following contributors:
Great Dane Furniture
Spence & Lyda
Lilly & Lolly
Quercus & Co.
Cult by Corporate Culture
Armadillo & Co.
International Floor Coverings
The Family Love Tree
Linen & Moore
Custom cushions by Arent&Pyke