Striking Modern Penthouse by Australian Designer Charles Prior

Jaw-Dropping Views Create the Backdrop for this Luxurious Sydney Apartment

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08/10/2016

This amazing Sydney apartment was designed by Charles Prior of Baxter Creative for a client who has multiple homes, but calls London her primary residence. This was going to be her Sydney base where she could spend time with her Australian family.

The client purchased the apartment online without even seeing the building. This allowed Charles to create a vision without any limitations often set by previously designed spaces and client furnishings.  However, as Charles explains:

“We were tasked with finishing off the space and furnishing it in a 10-week period ready for her to come and stay for Christmas and New Year.  As a designer the hardest part of this project was where to start … Usually we have a few pieces of art or furniture that can give us a starting point.  In this instance there was nothing.

“I sourced the Tibetan rain drum in the living space and the painting in the dining area, and these became the lead items. That helped to define a soft beige colour palette with pops of orange.  When the client arrived we had literally purchased everything right down to teaspoons and milk in the fridge.”

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The open floor plan, and minimal, low furnishings keeps the living space calm and functional. We love the two-sided fireplace which helps connect the living and dining spaces.

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The use of orange accents warm and brighten the neutral backdrop.

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“The sheers were a very necessary part of creating a more homey environment as the developers had installed fully automated roller blinds that gave the space a more commercial feeling.”

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Even the chandelier in the dining space supports the airy, light feel.

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We had a little fun in the three bedrooms, playing with a bold navy color in one, and a couple of Cole & Son wallpapers in the other two.

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 “As you can imagine the client was thrilled with the space and I understand has spent many wonderful days absorbed in the view and enjoying the pool.”

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 The outdoor space on the rooftop deck, is open to views but maintains a sense of privacy.

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We kept things clean and simple to allow the view to make its own impact.”

We agree that this view demands to be center stage!

Meet the designer Charles Prior with Baxter Creative
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Director, Charles Prior (BA Hons Interior Design, M (Des) Design Management and Design Environments), originally hailing from England, has been working in the Australian interior design field for over a decade.  During this time, he has had the opportunity to do design work on over three continents for both residential and commercial clients, as well as lecture at one of the most prestigious private design schools in Australia.  His projects have included hotels, merchant banks, yachts, and private homes.  He has also been a regular contributor on design and style for several lifestyle magazines.  Above all, the underlying philosophy Charles has sought to employ in all his projects is that it is possible to achieve beautiful, functional, and stylish results to suit all budgets.

Having recently completed two years on the DIA NSW council, Charles is still actively engaged in the industry and assisting the Design Institute of Australia in their student awards program.

Baxter Creative can design the perfect solution for your space and budget whether it is your home, office, restaurant, café, shop or hotel, working intimately with you to select finishes and furnishings that are unique and individual.

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