A Perfectly Charming Pied-à-Terre in Killara

Pretty Pastels and Classic Furnishings Create a Warm, Feminine Home

A Perfectly Charming Pied-a-Terre in Killara | Interior Design by Lynne Bradley | Photography by Craig Wall | Modern Sanctuary | Living Area | Contemporary Living Area | Seating | Lighting | Dining Area | Contemporary Dining Area
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“This inviting apartment was recently purchased by a delightful empty nester who has downsized from the family home and wanted a peaceful, comfortable space with room to entertain her grandchildren and guests”, says Designer Lynne Bradley of Lynne Bradley Interiors.

The sophisticated color palette proves that pastels aren’t always “sweet”, and sets the tone for a stylish space. Lynne added glamour to the apartment with elegant furnishings, pattern and texture. A generous bespoke velvet sofa, patterned wallpaper, bamboo floors, custom joinery, new lighting and luxurious fabrics create a feminine atmosphere without feeling at all fussy.

Be sure to check out Lynne’s bio at the bottom of the feature for some great designing tips and her go-to artists and craftsmen.

A Perfectly Charming Pied-a-Terre in Killara | Interior Design by Lynne Bradley | Photography by Craig Wall | Modern Sanctuary | Living Area | Contemporary Living Area | Seating | Lighting | Dining Area | Contemporary Dining Area | Artwork
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“A key element to transforming this space was injecting two beautiful artworks of clouds, by photographer Pamela Pauline and a stunning rug by Designer Rugs.”

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Pro Tip:

“Decide on the focal point in your space, and come up with a colour and design scheme that supports that focus. This might be a fireplace, a piece of furniture, a window or door or even a TV.”

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Pops of color and metallics add sophistication to the neutral backdrop.

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Sleek cabinetry and a dark gray backsplash bring a touch of masculinity to the feminine design.

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Craig Wall

Pro Tip:

“One small element that can make a big impact? Layering! Combine rugs, textiles, drapes, cushions, and lighting to create a big impact by mixing patterns and textures.” 

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“Large mirrors, whether hung on the wall or propped on the floor, add scale and bounce light around a room.”

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This guest bedroom is so welcoming and comfortable, I’m sure guests never want to leave!

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At the completion of this project, Lynne received heart-felt appreciation from her client: “Thank you for transforming a very ordinary apartment I bought in haste at a difficult time, not even sure I could live there, into a stylish home I can’t wait to move to.”

We couldn’t agree more. The thoughtful design honors the client’s treasured belongings while injecting  much needed personality and style.

Meet the designer Lynne Bradley of Lynne Bradley Interiors

At Lynne Bradley Interiors we recognise that every space has its purpose and narrative. The Lynne Bradley Interiors experience is about guiding clients through a design journey that translates their vision into an innovative, sophisticated and responsive solution.

Creativity, flexibility and practicality lie at the heart of every Lynne Bradley Interiors project. Clear communication, a strong design process, technical excellence and professional teamwork provide the framework for success.

Studio principal, Lynne Bradley, collaborates with an elite network of architects, artisans and suppliers to ensure that every aspect of the project is professionally managed and executed.


Lynne Bradley Interiors offers a personalised design service that is tailored to meet your individual needs. Services include:
• concept and interior design
• colour consultancy
• interior styling and decoration
• brand concepts and enhancement

What are some design tips you can share with our readers?
Think about whether you need to accentuate architectural features or hide them.

If you want to add height to a room, use furnishings, picture hanging, wallpaper and paint to create verticals. If you want to add width to a room, use horizontal banding, again, with furnishings, picture hanging, wallpaper or paint.

Think about painting windows, architraves and doors in a colour or even black, to create interest and contrast.

Wall panels are very on trend at the moment, but have been used for centuries to divide space, create focus, add texture, add height, add width and protect walls.

Use a variety of textures, matte and gloss to reflect and retract the play of light.

Put your money into ‘getting the bones’ of your property right. This means flooring, lighting, a good paint job and attending to any structural issues. It’s also very important to purchase a good quality sofa and seating - the other items can come later.

Don’t be frightened of using colour - it adds much need personality to a home,
Who are some of your "go-to" artists and craftsmen?
1. Kerry Armstrong, Artist
2. Lisa Madigan, Artist
3. Pamela Pauline, Photography
4. Jonathan Adler, Ceramics/Homewares/Furniture
5. Jo Neville, Paper Couture
6. Paralume, Bespoke Lampshades
7. Richard Moffatt, Sculptor
8. Villa Botanique, Succulent Artist

All of these artists and artisans are leaders in their discipline. They are humble, creative, innovative and all produce works that compliment my designs.
What is your Modern Sanctuary?
My modern sanctuary is my home and garden. It is a place of refuge for me and my family, from our hectic lives. It is a place that we enjoy together and with our friends.

In my home, each room or area is designated to a particular function, so that
the senses don't get overloaded with multiple demands. There are areas for technology, to create, to read, to lounge, watch TV, entertain, make music, rest and be active.

My favourite space is my study, where I work, create and read.
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