Matt Blatt’s home styling service teamed up with The Living Room‘s Barry Du Bois to reinvent the living zone in TV presenter Scott Tweedie’s Bondi pad.
A keen surfer – and socialiser – Scott regularly hosts friends for drinks before heading out to dinner, as well as having interstate visitors come to stay; so he asked Barry for for a furniture plan which was functional, flexible and fuss-free…
Check out Barry’s key tips for making over your space for today’s modern, multi-tasking life…and peruse the pics
Think about how you use your space
In Scott’s case, Barry found it was important to choose furniture – and a layout – suited to hosting guests and accommodating visiting friends and family…all while taking advantage of Scott’s terrific view over iconic Bondi beach.
Curate your space with colour
Colour adds personality to any space, so for Scott’s place we chose the bold blue velvet Marcella Sofa to reflect the colours of the ocean through the window it sits opposite – and bright yellow dining chairs for a powerful pop of seasonal colour.
Crafted from hardy metal, these Replica Xavier Pauchard Tolix chairs are sturdy, stylish, and can be stacked away when not in use. They’re also easy to move around, from the dining table to the coffee table when extra guests pop in.
The Sean Dix Triple X Dining Table reflects light around the room and makes the space appear more spacious – a stylist’s strategy that works wonders in any room.
A slim leather seat and timeless timber frame make the Bourke Occasional Chair a great option for a comfy armchair by the window – without the bulk of a conventional occasional chair.
In easy-care leather, the United Strangers Slab Sofa will only improve with time…and it doubles as a handy sofabed.
Accessories tie it all together
For Scott’s pad, we kept the accessories simple, choosing crisp, coastal blues, bright whites and lush greenery to bring the space to life and let the view do the talking.
I’m loving my apartment’s fresh new look. It’s incredible how much difference a considered layout and carefully chosen furniture can make – Barry sure knows his stuff!!
Take a closer look at the pieces we used in Scott’s makeover:
L – R above: Marcella Velvet Sofa; Bourke Occasional Chair; Miro Cushion; Exquisite Natural Beige & White Cow Hide Rug; United Strangers Slab Sofa; Saffron 22 Rug; Monkey Bookends; Sean Dix Triple X Dining Table; Tropical Resort Canvas; Standing Fillet Fish; Replica Xavier Pauchard Tolix Chair; Remy Bar Cart; Esme Table Lamp; Giant Artificial Fiddle Leaf Plant; Soren Bone Inlay Side Table