Brookvale, 2100

Mina Staples Studio

The Mina Staples studio in Brookvale showcases our design philosophy.

Embracing a simple and fuss-free approach, the design layers texture, colour and pattern to create a comfortable and convivial space.

The design maximises the small footprint and creates a welcoming oasis in the industrial concrete jungle of Brookvale.

“I wanted a work environment that was inviting, supportive and a pleasure to be in,” says Mina.

“The space reflects our approach and showcases the personality of the design studio.  Warmth, opennesses and playfulness are at the forefront in everything we do.”

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Build by Taylored Home Living
Stone supply & fabrication by Styled In Stone
Window Treatments by Blinds By Peter Meyer & Piega Window Furnishings 
Special Finishes by Tadelakt Sydney
Photography by Natasha Lorenzen 


2024, Bronte

Bronte Twins

Working alongside Sam Crawford Architects, our selections were informed by the client’s love of the natural landscape and their desire for a seamless indoor-outdoor flow.

From the street, the architect has retained the distinct facades of the two terrace houses, and at the rear they have been transformed into a single harmonious dwelling.

We schemed a playful colour palette, taking warm, earthy cues from nature, and adding interest with fresh pops of colour.

The large sliding screen doors separating the guest house from the entertainment area were a blank canvas. We engaged artist Ash Holmes to create a mural, which transformed the space.

“Working in synergy with the architect and artist, we created an created an environment that fosters joy and connection for this young family,” says Mina.

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Built by Build By Design
Architecture by Sam Crawford Architects
Landscape architecture by Spirit Level
Heritage consultancy by Wier Phillips
Structural engineering by Partridge
Mural art by Ash Holmes
Photography by Natasha Lorenzen & Brett Boardman

2030, Vaucluse

Hamptons House

This project in Sydney’s Vaucluse saw an outdated home transformed into an impressive Hamptons-style property.

Timeless and elegant finishes were selected for the large entertaining areas. Carrara marble, brass hardware, solid cedar doors and sandstone and limestone elements create a rich, natural feel, offset by a delicate colour palette and fine interior details. Solid timber flooring and wainscoting add a touch of heritage charm.

In the more intimate spaces, the client embraced the expressive power of colour.  Carefully curated wallpapers create a rich tapestry in the bathrooms and transition areas and interplay with prestige light fittings sourced from America.

“This was an exciting opportunity to reinvent the architecturally dated house into a breathtaking Hamptons-style manor,” says Mina.

“A sophisticated palette was used to transform this property into a timeless family home. My favourite space is the master ensuite, where we used Schumacher egret French blue wallpaper and included a generous bath, twin showers and custom vanities.”

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Build by Ellis Lane
Landscaping by Bailey Constructions
Window treatments byPiega Window Furnishings 
Landscaping by Bailey Constructions
Photography by Natasha Lorenzen