A Peaceful Retreat in Melbourne

Designer Aaron Wong Integrates Lush Surroundings into this Modern Design

A Peaceful Retreat in Melbourne | Interior Design by Aaron Wong of Alexander Pollock | Photography by Armelle Habib | Modern Sanctuary | Dining Room | Modern Dining Room | Lighting | Art
Photo by:
Armelle Habib
01/16/2017

This apartment in Melbourne, Australia makes the most of its proximity to the Yarra River and surrounding bushland. The expansive treetop view creates the feeling of living in a very comfortable and stylish tree house. Designer Aaron Wong of Alexander Pollock, carefully integrated this lush outdoor environment in the interior design, with colors mirroring the river bank palette.

The young client craved a retreat from her hectic life, but also wanted the space to be a gathering place for family and friends. Wong took on this challenge filling the open floor plan with quiet furnishings and making the most of a large deck for outdoor entertaining.

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Armelle Habib

There is plenty of seating in the living area to accommodate guests. Wong also focused on comfort, creating several places to curl up and enjoy the view.

Sofa: Equator Homewares | Side Table and Table Lamp: MRD Home | White Rug: Freedom | Floor Lamp: Tub Design

Photo by:
Armelle Habib

Tactile textures in the form of linen and leather fabrics, grasscloth wallpaper, jute rugs and wood floors enhance the natural feel of the apartment and coordinate with its setting.

Photo by:
Armelle Habib
Photo by:
Armelle Habib

 The relatively dark dining space was brightened with a light palette, airy dining table and distinctive lighting.

Dining Table: Satara | Dining Chairs: Globe West | Lighting: About Space | Art: Boyd Blue

Photo by:
Armelle Habib

 The master bedroom opens to the large balcony and takes advantage of the gorgeous view. The graphic wallpaper treatment behind the bed brings the outdoor colors into the room.

Master Bedroom Chair: Tantra Imports | Pendant Light: Artemide | Wallpaper: Elitis

Photo by:
Armelle Habib

One thing that attracted the twenty-something client to this apartment was the large bedroom closet, something missing from her prior studio.

Photo by:
Armelle Habib
Photo by:
Armelle Habib

Office Chair: Globe West | Lamp: Bloomingdale’s Home

We think Wong struck the perfect balance in this apartment – calm yet stylish, private yet suited for entertaining and an ideal blend of indoor and outdoor living.

Meet the designer Aaron Wong of Alexander Pollock
Bio:

Founder and principal interior designer behind Alexander Pollock, Aaron Wong has had a somewhat unconventional entry into the industry. A degree in architecture or interior design or a role as assistant designer in a reputable firm has usually been the rite of passage. However, do not underestimate the inception of the practice; Aaron has achieved a body of work that has garnered recognition from major industry bodies within a brief space of time.

Having graduated from Melbourne’s Monash University with a Bachelor in Business Systems in 2006, Aaron scored a consulting role at Accenture – the world’s largest Management Consulting firm and a Fortune Global 500 company. He spent the next 7 years in the corporate world until he bought his first home. That was when he realised his passion for interior design that would become the creative drive behind Alexander Pollock.

Aaron Wong’s work is known for its versatile, luxurious and timeless appeal. Already, his work has been featured in major interior design publications.

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