Perched on the top floor of a Paddington apartment, you’ll find a space inspired by the luxurious penthouses of New York.

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Working with a client that loved to entertain, Maryann Schmidt of Hunt & Design was briefed to create an open kitchen, updating of the two bathrooms, and also creating a functional and inspiring office space.

The end result is a space that features a balance of a classic black, white and marble colour palette. Mixed with deeply Australian shades of a burnt country.

“When addressing the brief for both the design and styling of the space we had to consider that we had an abundance of beautiful original Australian art. As well as treasured travel items and family heirlooms. So, the space need to be refined and act as a backdrop.”

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Not without challenges, Maryann explained that a top floor apartment in an urban setting came with it’s own set of obstacles.

“When designing the kitchen we had to consider the shared services such as plumbing and air-conditioning. So, we carefully designed them around kitchen. This was challenging, yet every trade we worked shared our vision to create the most wonderful home for our client.

“The curved wall in the kitchen was finished in Polyurethane which meant it had to be completed off-site. From there it was carefully wrapped and craned into the building in one piece. We all held our breath that day and thankfully it made it in without a scratch!”

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Photographer: Amanda Prior Photography

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