Design studio Fiona Lynch have worked with the owners of this South Yarra home for years. In this latest renovation, the clients were looking to create a space where they could relax and entertain friends. ‘Prior to renovation, this west-facing Victorian terrace felt dark and unwelcoming,’ explains studio director Fiona Lynch. ‘The furniture was ill-fitting and awkward, particularly the oversized dining table.’
The fireplaces also needed updating due to a previous, lacklustre renovation that saw the original marble fascia replaced with poorly designed, chunky sandstone replicas.
Inspiration for the new scheme came from the client’s eclectic art collection and appreciation of design. ‘This was a delightful project where we took our client on a journey, discovering designers like Charlotte Perriand and Christophe Delcourt,’ says Fiona.
The hero of the space is now the equally sophisticated and inviting curved Ben Ben sofa by Arflex, complemented by a range of