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In/Out - Arent&Pyke: Belle Mirvac

In/Out - Arent&Pyke: Belle Mirvac
You may remember our recent post on the display apartment we completed for the Mirvac Belle Life Series, a collaboration between Belle Magazine & Mirvac at Harold Park in Glebe.

The latest issue of Belle Magazine is out today, featuring a spread on the apartment and everyone involved in helping us make it happen. Sarah-Jane spoke to the team about our design approach and you can see the apartment in action in this video. Enjoy!

ARENT&PYKE: BELLE MIRVAC LIFE SERIES VIDEO

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Arent&Pyke have been shortlisted for the 2013 Sydney Design Awards for the New York Apartment and we are so thrilled by the honour. With that in mind we would be absolutely thrilled if our wonderful readers could take 5 and vote for us! This year the voting is based on a rating system. At the very top of our entry we ask that you very kindly click ‘Register to Rate’ and rate away. Let’s go 5 stars!

This brings us to one of the most eye-catching and recognisable elements of our New York apartment – the Utrecht chair upholstered in vivid red and orange wool felt. They have almost come to symbolise this project for us! We are long-time admirers of this design, and this was not the first (but not the last) time we had the chance to use them in a project.

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Designed nearly 80 years ago by Gerrit Rietveld, the Utrecht chair is still as cutting edge and unique as it was in 1935. Now manufactured by Cassina, there is just something about this chair: it is angular, geometric, masculine yet elegant, and somehow a bit gravity-defying. The lines of the Utrecht Chair are completely unlike any traditional armchair, and its stout form makes you think it is more substantial than it is. In fact, this chair has a remarkably small footprint at just 64x85cm.

It’s versatility comes from its broad range of uses – working just as well as a stand alone feature chair as it does when used in multiples. Usually upholstered in its trademark wool felt in bold colours with white contrast stitching, we do love it in cobalt blue. Most recently we have installed a pair in moody blues in the Randwick House (a sneak peak here)

Credits:
1 – 3. NYC Apartment by Arent & Pyke photography by Anson Smart
4. Living Etc magazine July 2011 via Urban Kaleidoscope
5. Dinder House by Ilse Crawford via NY Times
6. Homes & Gardens magazine August 2010 via Urban Kaleidoscope

THE UTRECHT CHAIR

In/Out - Real Living: September 2013

In/Out - Real Living: September 2013
In/Out - Real Living: September 2013
In/Out - Real Living: September 2013
It is a joy and a wonderful privilege for us to be featured in any press. We relish the opportunity to show ourselves and our work to clients old and new and to our peers. The magazines we read and who so very generously support us are a constant source of inspiration for us all as designers and as people. This year we have enjoyed our features in Vogue Living, Real Living, Madison, Belle and Instyle. It is a true honour to be featured in Real Living this September – the biggest issue ever!

In ‘Meet the Design Forces’ the always wonderful Karen McCartney has hand-selected a round up of Australia’s top creative talents and it is with all the pride in the world that we thank Karen for including us in her round up. Sarah-Jane flew to Melbourne to be included in this inspired collection of colleagues, contemporaries and collaborators of Arent&Pyke. This shoot is without the ‘Arent’ in person (Juliette is due to have twins very soon!) but certainly not without the ‘Arent’ in spirit.

Thanks go to Karen McCartney. And also to the Real Living team. The biggest and BEST issue yet.

REAL LIVING: SEPTEMBER 2013

Arent&Pyke, balmain house, Real Living, real living magazine, secrets of decorating, Sydney Design Awards

In/Out - Real Living: June 2013

A very exciting month is ahead for all of us at Arent&Pyke. It starts right here with this month’s Real Living magazine!

We are often asked about the ‘Dos and Don’ts’ and find it hard to distill what we do into a number of answers. This month Real Living got it all out of us and we are ever so proud to have it down in black and white (and plenty of colour) to share with you all. We answer a LOT of questions, we share our loves and our ideas on art, shelving, rugs, flooring, paint, chairs, window treatments, bedrooms and bathrooms. ‘Secrets & Lies of Decorating’ is a substantial feature based largely on the tips and tricks, questions and answers of decorating.

Beautifully shot in the feature to exemplify all of our tips and tricks is the award winning Balmain House. It’s a whopping big feature and certainly worthy of a sit down with a very large cup of tea this weekend.

Thank you to Real Living and our wonderful clients for making this feature happen. We hope you enjoy the read! And while you are at it, have a question of your own?

Doing this feature with Real Living made us realise that we would love to share more with you about how we arrive at the finished product – the decisions we make, the concepts for our work and the process we undertake. We are very excited to announce a new feature post series that will give you a behind the scenes look at our completed projects (room by room, space by space). Stay tuned…

In/Out - Real Living: June 2013

In/Out - Real Living: June 2013

In/Out - Real Living: June 2013

In/Out - Real Living: June 2013

In/Out - Real Living: June 2013

In/Out - Real Living: June 2013

In/Out - Real Living: June 2013

In/Out - Real Living: June 2013

In/Out - Real Living: June 2013

In/Out - Real Living: June 2013

In/Out - Real Living: June 2013

In/Out - Real Living: June 2013

In/Out - Real Living: June 2013

Real Living: June 2013

Madison, magazine, Interior design, Arent&Pyke, In/Out design blog, The Design Files, Textile & Terrain, Yellowtrace, Est Magazine

We were absolutely honoured and thrilled to be featured in Madison magazine for the month of April. Great cover, great read. Thank you Madison!

In/Out - MADISON: APRIL 2013

In/Out - MADISON: APRIL 2013

MADISON: APRIL 2013

Belle Magazine - Kitchen & Bathroom Special

In/Out - Belle: April/May 2013

It is always a great privilege to be featured in Belle Magazine, and it is especially sweet to be included in the annual Kitchen & Bathroom Special. Arent&Pyke recently completed a beautiful home in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, of which the kitchen is the heart both physically and figuratively.

The clients wanted a kitchen that would feel substantial and also form a natural extension of the larger living space. Form and function were carefully balanced with the inclusion of a large timber servery used daily by the family for eating and working, and to screen the sink from view when entertaining.

What we love most about this kitchen is the expansive Calacatta marble and finishing elements such as the timber edging and amazing copper lighting from Dunlin Home.

Be sure to check out page 206-207 of Belle Australia (April/May) to see the full feature.

Credits: Images courtesy of Belle Magazine

Belle: April/May 2013

InStyle - March 2013

In/Out - InStyle - March 2013

In/Out - InStyle - March 2013

We at Arent&Pyke are great fans of InStyle magazine, and so of course we were more than a little happy to be included in their newly revamped format, which now includes 20 pages of interiors every month! Exactly as Kirsten Galliott says in her Editor’s note – style is more than the clothes we wear and the make-up that we apply. Homes, and the way we dress our spaces, say just as much about the people that we are.

Check out page 214, where we give a little advice on how to make your house feel like a home in the Homes Q&A section.

Credits: Images provided by InStyle magazine. Portrait of Juliette Arent and Sarah-Jane Pyke by Tom Ferguson Photography

INSTYLE: MARCH 2013

Vogue Living, Arent&Pyke, Juliette Arent, Sarah-Jane Pyke, Manhattan, Interiors, interior design

In/Out - VOGUE LIVING: MARCH 2013

In/Out - VOGUE LIVING: MARCH 2013

In/Out - VOGUE LIVING: MARCH 2013

In/Out - VOGUE LIVING: MARCH 2013

Last year, amidst the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, Arent&Pyke completed our first foray into designing in New York City – which was a huge thrill and privilege for us. This same project has now been featured in Vogue Living’s current issue (March 2013) – which is about as good as it gets! We are just so super proud.

The brief for this West Village pied-a-terre was from an international client, for whom we had previously delivered a project in Sydney. They are an Australian family – and wanted to maintain the Australian aesthetic and lifestyle when in New York. While being a 2-bedroom home with a rare courtyard garden in the stylish heart of Manhattan, the indoor space was intimate, so every element was specific and considered.

Relationships between style and function had to be clear for the space to work. The scheme is soft and relaxed with punctuations of colour, texture and pattern. Nothing is over-decorated, and accessories are kept simple and elegant but not stuffy.

The end result – an urban oasis for the client that revels staying in the most exciting part of the city but one who desires their personal space to be calm, comfortable and stylish. We hope you like it!

Credits: Interior design by Arent&Pyke. Images courtesy of Anson Smart.

VOGUE LIVING: MARCH 2013

Magazine, RealLiving, BlogWatch

Well, lookey here! Our little blog was featured in December RealLiving’s ‘Blog Watch’! Thank you very much RealLiving.

In/Out - REAL LIVING: DECEMBER 2012
In/Out - REAL LIVING: DECEMBER 2012
In/Out - REAL LIVING: DECEMBER 2012

REAL LIVING: DECEMBER 2012

December, InsideOut, Magazine, Press, Arent&Pyke, Interior Design, Kira Jamison, interiors, design, decor, decorate

In/Out - INSIDEOUT: DECEMBER 2012

In/Out - INSIDEOUT: DECEMBER 2012

In/Out - INSIDEOUT: DECEMBER 2012

In/Out - INSIDEOUT: DECEMBER 2012

In/Out - INSIDEOUT: DECEMBER 2012

In interior design, it is always a thrill to see your work come to fruition, and all those months of design and careful planning and decisions come together. To have your finished project shared in the press is like the icing on the cake! We are so proud to see our beautiful Sydney Harbour-side project featured in the Jan-Feb issue of InsideOut.

Finished just 18 months ago, this grand home designed by Bruce Stafford Architects stretches luxuriously over 3 levels, with breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour. For the owners, such a sleek and contemporary space complete with its concrete floors, vast expanses of glass and dramatic timber cladding raised some feelings of apprehension that the new home would not feel homely and comfortable.

Arent&Pyke were enlisted at the concrete-pouring stage to help with the decisions regarding furnishings, finishes and colours to ensure that the home was livable. Initially wary of colour, the clients were encouraged to be open to print and pattern to ensure that the home avoided feeling cold and bland and overly neutral. A highly detailed brief was taken from the clients about how they lived, and used their living spaces – as functionality, comfort and connection are paramount in our approach to successful decoration and design.

The clients signaled a desire to recreate the comfort and calm they felt on family holidays in their daily living spaces – so careful attention was taken to ensure that the home felt natural and livable, and that everything could be sat on or touched. I think we achieved that!

Credits: Interior Design by Arent&Pyke. Images courtesy of Lucas Allen courtesy of InsideOut

INSIDEOUT: DECEMBER 2012

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