This timeless family home effortlessly balances historic and contemporary charm

There is something inherently charming about the balance of contemporary and historic. The traditions of the latter serve to remind the former that timelessness is not found in of-the-moment trends. It is a balance that Decus Interiors manages with an expert hand in this delightful Sydney home. 

This home’s contemporary, light-toned kitchen is complemented with Mattiazzi’s Osso stools by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, available from Simon James.

A single-fronted Victorian terrace, transformed for a young couple and their child, this residence is given new life without entirely turning its back on its foundations. It exudes a modern sensibility via its subtle palette and considered use of materials like Calacatta pro marble, Carrara marble and injections of brass and timber. Recurring shades of blue and grey connect the spaces, while verdant touches and furnishings that don’t shy away from the spotlight, offer focal points throughout. 

Arflex’s Botolo chair by Cini Boeri, available from Studio Italia adds a tactile touch

But practicality was clearly never far from the minds of Decus Interiors. This is, after all, a family home and nowhere is this more clear than in the kitchen — where the appliances are cleverly integrated into a clean, simple design, anchored by a marble island presided over by a sleek, custom brass pendant. 

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