Sophisticated Indoor Outdoor Living in Melbourne

A Luxe Great Room Flows Seamlessly to a Spectacular Terrace

Sophisticated Indoor Outdoor Living in Melbourne | Interior Design by Aaron Wong of Alexander Pollock | Photography by Nicole England | Modern Sanctuary | Living Area Inspiration | Contemporary Living Area | Seating | Modern Seating | Great Room Inspiration | Contemporary Great Room | Art | Modern Art | Fireplace Inspiration | Modern Fireplace
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Nicole England
04/26/2017

One of the  hallmarks of great design is the creation of a sense of place; unifying the interior spaces with the exterior surroundings. South Yarra is a distinctively sophisticated neighborhood of Melbourne, filled with trendy restaurants, upscale shopping and prestigious real estate. For this apartment renovation, Aaron Wong, principle designer of Alexander Pollock paid homage to its luxe setting while creating a quiet, comfortable environment.

The clients, a  family of four (plus their Burmese cat) were transitioning from a traditional home and ready for a change. They requested a contemporary aesthetic and low maintenance. Aaron chose a soft, timeless color palette and added quiet drama through sculptural elements, textures and modern furnishings. He also made the most of a spectacular aspect of the apartment – the outdoor space. Sumptuous furnishings, a fireplace and modern art make this terrace a true extension of the interior environment.

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Nicole England

The open floor plan lent itself to a contemporary aesthetic which Aaron enhanced with the sleek fireplace and kitchen cabinetry. The Walter Knoll coffee table is a beautifully artistic centerpiece for the living space.

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Nicole England

Kelly Hoppen lamps highlight a contemporary console.

Photo by:
Nicole England
Photo by:
Nicole England
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Nicole England

Graphic and geometric touches such as the metallic cube accent tables and bold pillows in the living area add interest to the calm, neutral background.

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Nicole England

 Low, sleek furniture prevents the small study from appearing overcrowded.

Photo by:
Nicole England
Photo by:
Nicole England

I would spend my weekends camped out on this terrace enjoying the fireplace and fresh air.

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Nicole England

With this apartment renovation, Aaron proves that sophisticated can also be welcoming and comfortable.

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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