Flooring and furniture made all the difference to lounge room

Kym Kitching-Downs of Design File Warrior Studio was recently tasked with a complete restyle of a dated apartment lounge area and look at the results!


“The apartment overlooking Manly Beach was nine years old and looking a little tired,” she says. “The brief in the beginning was to help them with their entrance area. After the consultation we ended up refreshing the whole interior. The brief was to help them make their apartment their own.”

The main issue was the age and style of the existing fittings, surfaces and furniture. It was a tricky task because lots of the furniture was sentimental and passed down from family members. “There was a lot of soul searching over what to keep and what to pass on.”

The room was totally transformed with new flooring, rugs, accessories, artwork and custom furniture. Kym selected the fabrics for the ottoman and occasional chairs to give a soft, classic, coastal feel.

“I think the floors and painting the walls a crisp white made a huge difference to the feel of the property. Tiles made the space feel very dated. I love the oversized (1.4mx1.2m) artwork.”

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Suppliers of note

Rugs: Miss Amara

Custom occasional chairs & ottoman: HJ Furniture

Walls: Dulux Brilliant White

Floors: Havwoods

Photographer: Taylah Cunningham


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