Location: Sydney, Australia
Size: 285 square meters or 3060 square feet
Years lived in: 4 years, owned
Located in Redfern, 3kms from Sydneys CBD, is where Villa Redferno can be found. Owner and architect Scott Weston is responsible for many prominent homes in Sydney, but its in his own home where we really get a sense of his bold and confident use of both colour and texture. From the stunning use of mosaic tiles in the bathrooms and garden to the hand printed wallpapers, Scott clearly has his hands on some of the best product sources in the country. While its easy to get excited about each of these elements, its what this architect chooses to do in him own home which is truly insightful. Take the full tour after the jump...
My style: Eclectic Modern mixed with rich materials, forms and finishes.
Inspiration:The Victorian qualities that are the buildings bones and then overlaying a modern interpretation of Victoriana through the use of modern materials and finishes. ie: Embossed silver laminates juxtaposed with hand printed wallpapers.
Favorite Element: The connection between the formal living and dining rooms and their play upon opposites of turquoise and scarlet red pinks. Also the contrast of leaving those formal spaces and continuing on to the open plan living, dining, kitchen and the visual link to my garden with the red raised planter.
Biggest Challenge: As the entire house was gutted, partly demolished and re-built then keeping a tight lid on the budget whilst not compromising on the quality and attention to detail.
What Friends Say:They say it’s a bit like the tardis from the outside as you have no idea as to what greets you once you venture inside. They like the grandeur of the formal rooms and that I have re-instated the main components of the terrace with original cedar doors and ornate plasterwork.
Biggest Embarrassment: Never embarrassed about my home as it truly is a beautiful home to live, work and relax.
Proudest DIY: I don’t DIY as I leave that to the professional contractors to do it for me otherwise I would have some major embarrassment going on behind closed doors.
Biggest Indulgence:My artwork collection that is slowly filling blank white walls of my living room.
Best advice: Live your dream and don’t be afraid to experiment with what you want. Also never take ‘no it cannot be done’ because believe me, you just haven’t found the right contractor.
Dream source:Cabramatta in South Western Sydney for Asian fabrics, collectibles and Italian furniture. Hong Kong for global fixtures and fitments.
Furniture:Moran Contract Furniture
Herman Miller Residential
Brescia Furniture Cabramatta
Grant Featherston Scape Chairs and Chaise Lounge
Artek Dining Chairs and table
Bespoke Architecturally designed dining table
Thonet dining chairs
Rugs and Carpets:Tretford Goats Hair Carpet to bedrooms
Purpose Designed Rugs
Window Treatments:Roller Blinds to all windows and doors
Formal Living Room turquoise silk box pleated curtains
Kitchen pink curtain JAB ‘top’ fabric
Beds:French Antique King Bed upholstered in Sensuede Chocolate
Paint:Dulux Paints throughout
Flooring: Stained timber floors in purpose made black brown Feast Watson mix