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Homes to Inspire | Potts Point Renovation


A couple of weeks ago I received an email from Richard Riboni regarding his recently completed apartment renovation in Potts Point, Sydney. When he said he was an avid reader of TDC and that the blog had been an inspiration for his project, I was eager to see the results. Luckily he included some imagery, including a link to some before photos. A HUGE transformation, the apartment has gone from dingy and dated (we're talking beige carpet and mint green walls) to being beautifully light and airy. A nice feeling to know that my blog helped with the overall vision, this was expertly brought to life by interior designer Kirsten Stanisich of SJB Interiors together with Grange Building & Construction. To fully appreciate how far the apartment has come, you can check out some before pics on Richard's Pinterest Page

Richard, who lives in the apartment with his partner and their Weimaraner Berlin, says the renovation took about six months to complete. It involved the removal of a number of walls in order to make the apartment lighter and more open. All-white walls and lime-washed floors further enhance both the sense of space and original windows which let through ample light. The surrounding trees provide beautiful pops of natural greenery. Now elegant and functional, the previously tiny kitchen features custom made joinery and beautiful Arabescato Vagli marble from CDK Stone

Now a stylish and relaxing place to live, Richard says one of their favourite spaces is the open plan living and dining area. This features some incredible design pieces including the Brass Lamps over the dining table designed by Paola Navone for Gervasoni, the Strips Sofa by Cini Boeri for Arflex and the Prima Signora Floor Lamp by Daniela Puppa for FortanaArte.

I also love the bedroom with its pared-back style and beautiful textures. The Flocca Linen bedhead by Hale Mercantile pairs beautifully with the mix of muted bed linen from both Hale Mercantile and Restoration Hardware, while the rug by Gan adds further texture and a graphic touch.

Photography by Chris Warnes

Images courtesy of Richard Riboni

Before I go, one last reminder to enter the Aura Home Giveaway as it closes tomorrow morning. Don't miss out!

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