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!
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.
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.
You can see both accent pieces here in more detail.
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.
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.
Marble details can be seen peeking from the bedside table.