For today we decided to share an interesting residential project located in Dover Heights, Sydney and envisioned by MPR Design Group. Entitled Portland Street Duplex, the architecture approach in this case consists of two buildings, each structured on two levels. With balconies and terraces that take advantage of the wide views of the city and harbour, openness becomes a strong feature of the architects’ work. Each of the “twin houses” accommodates the highest living standards and design just comes to increase the comfort level. The focal point is an open plan living and dining area, accommodating a sophisticated sofa set, a table encircled by white leather armchairs for twelve and state-of-the-art kitchen utilities. With floor to ceiling windows and a contemporary lighting schemes, all the furniture elements seem put on display. Like what you see? [Photography by Karl Beath]
Create height with items such as plants, artwork and books. Alternate taller pieces with shorter items such as peite vases, as shown below in the A Beautiful Mess studio living room. Not sure where to start? Choose a cohesive look and go for it! The next shelf vignette featured at Emily Henderson showcases a “Desert New Age” style, which welcomes earthy tones, tribal patterns, succulents and mineral specimens, among other pieces. In fact, in the next image we see the exact same shelf, this time styled to create a Playful Scholar look featuring neutral, masculine colors. Note special touches such as a globe and a bust displayed in a cloche. Incorporate a few unique conversation pieces into your shelving display for added interest.
And who says recessed living areas need to be indoors? Your outdoor space can benefit just as much from sunken seating, as evidenced by this elegant, stone-lined patio by Dean Herald-Rolling Stone Landscapes. And for one final dose of sunken living room eye candy, feast your eyes on this over-the-top living area by Chris Barrett Designs. The former estate of Johnny Carson features giant windows overlooking a cliff in Malibu, so it’s no wonder a safe and plush sunken sofa was added to ground the space.