Mid-Century Modern Meets Exotic- A Wondrous Project in Melbourne

Mid-Century Modern Meets Exotic: A Wondrous Project in Melbourne

With a seal of “versatile, luxurious and timeless appeal”, Alexander Pollock’s founder and principal interior designer Aaron Wong does wonderful things whenever he gets his hands on a project. This astonishing project in a Southbank Penthouse in Melbourne ticks all the boxes of the standards from which the Melbourne-based interior design studio has come to be known, and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you. With a very “mid-century modern meets exotic” feeling, this penthouse will blow your mind. Keep scrolling and take a look!


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Mid-Century Modern Meets Exotic- A Wondrous Project in Melbourne

With a heavy mid-century influence, Alexander Pollock studio created this luxurious penthouse located on Southbank in Melbourne, the home base for the interior design firm. Much like we would expect from a project located in one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world, this whole house was designed to boast a very exotic atmosphere, highlighted by the bright and strong colors chosen by the designers.

Mid-Century Modern Meets Exotic- A Wondrous Project in Melbourne

To contrast with the glistening reds and the powerful geometric patterns used on the fabrics, the walls were left white, and a solid wood sideboard was placed under an impressive watercolor work. As for the other accent pieces, two oversized armchairs were placed by the window in a white and camel color blocking scheme. The statement lighting design is a mid-century inspired piece that was custom-made in gold-plated brass and glossy white lacquer on the outside, whilst a gold powder paint was used for the inside of the lampshades for a smoother cast of light.

Mid-Century Modern Meets Exotic- A Wondrous Project in Melbourne

You can see both accent pieces here in more detail.

Mid-Century Modern Meets Exotic- A Wondrous Project in Melbourne

As for the dining room area, the designers kept the feeling of a luxurious 1960s mid-century style by incorporating other strong colors like the burgundy dining chairs. The sideboard next to the dining table helps to enhance that mid-century feeling, featuring a classic style and four square polished brass legs that contrast with the white sliding doors. This time the designers chose a contemporary-style chandelier with a glossy black and gold-plated brass finish on the outside. Having gold-plated elements on both mid-century lamps helps to keep the open space room more harmonious and connected.

Mid-Century Modern Meets Exotic- A Wondrous Project in Melbourne

The master bedroom decor is where things get really exotic. The wallpaper that was chosen for the headboard wall displays some stunning golden-like branches as exotic wildlife. The color palette sees a slight shift, with bright colors being replaced by sober whites, navies, and dark grays. However, that feeling of luxury and comfort is a constant throughout the different rooms, and we can see how the designers made sure to make it feel like a whole.

Mid-Century Modern Meets Exotic- A Wondrous Project in Melbourne

Marble details can be seen peeking from the bedside table.

Photos © Alexander Pollock


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