The Toorak project involved the furnishing and decoration of a newly built penthouse apartment set amongst the lofty tree tops of the leafy Melbourne suburb. The client, who had previously lived overseas and travels extensively, has a great eye for fashion and design. So naturally the search to find the right interior designer was extensive. After several subsequent meetings with potential designers the client was finally referred to Christopher Elliott. From the onset, Christopher and the client both saw eye to eye and the potential for great design was evident. The brief was to create a space that reflected the client’s love of progressive luxurious design whilst remaining timeless and allowing future decorative embellishments.
Working collaboratively, Christopher was able to incorporate the client’s ideas into the scheme, elevating the design to a new level. The catalyst for the scheme was a particular cerulean blue colour, humorously name ‘Swoon’, which the client adored. Christopher developed the palette to include this dramatic colour, seen in the dining chairs, which complements the warm tones of the Eveneer ‘Truffle’ veneer used throughout the apartment. Much of the furniture was custom made with several pieces specifically designed by Christopher Elliott to accommodate the exacting quality requested by the client. An original ‘Hans Wegner’ rosewood sideboard was the pivotal element in the overall design, creating a harmonious balance between modern tailored furniture and midcentury design classics. By referencing the past and including authentic vintage designs, skilfully demonstrates how Christopher brought character and charm to this contemporary space and the results speak for themselves.
“Our experience in selecting Christopher’s wonderful design concepts was both
professional and inspirational, when faced with the daunting and overwhelming task of furnishing a large penthouse. The end result is a unique, relaxed space that is functional, practical and ‘on trend’ with our current lifestyle. He uses top quality suppliers and craftsmen for all his eclectic furniture selections. I would recommend Christopher’s talent and passion for interior design. It was a journey that we loved sharing and the outcome is lavish perfection!”