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traditional Chinese elements design featuring Ora Desk Lamp by Ross Gardam interior designed by Kate Challis Interiors

Brighton Project | Kate Challis Interiors

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In this Melbourne residence, Kate Challis Interiors marries traditional Chinese elements, bold colours and contemporary design. Along South Road in Melbourne’s coastal suburb of Brighton, this Australian-Chinese family’s home reflects their rich cultural background in an elegant and refined manner. Designed by local studio Kate Challis Interiors, the Art Deco residence is characterised by a punchy combination of art, design and functionality and traditional Chinese elements.

The studio used a bold colour palette throughout the home; intensely saturated colours are matched with more subdued palettes of grey and white. In the living room, traditional hand-painted silk wallpaper by Fromental is juxtaposed with bold colours and contemporary furniture, such as the Ora Desk Lamp by Ross Gardam,. Inspired by a striking lapis lazuli Paradiso wallpaper, the studio crafted a bespoke hue of Porter’s Paint which covers walls from the entrance through the home. One portion of a three-piece mural hangs in the entrance, injecting another slice of custom blue.

Inspired by the client’s love of literature, Challis and her team designed reading recesses and a stark white library, the latter characterised by a contemplative elegance with dove grey furnishings, silk damask blinds, a custom cabinet covered in bamboo wallpaper, a traditional Chinese mirror above the fireplace and a traditional Venetian glass pendant.

In the formal sitting room at the front of house, a cosy ambiance is evoked via thatched bay windows, which allow soft light to flood in and illuminate the soft champagne and deep periwinkle tones.

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Brighton Project – Kate Challis Interiors
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Text / Babette Radclyffe-Thomas
Images / Sharyn Cairns

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