My name is Lisa Vaccarella. I have recently graduated with a Bachelor Interior Design (Residential)/ Business in Sydney. I’m an ambitious and driven designer, constantly looking to foster my creative mind. I love working with different design styles, catering to the needs of clientele in creating human-centred, biophilic design solutions.
Located in Sydney's exclusive Eastern suburbs, the 40-storey Mnemosyne Residential complex takes form in four quadrants which turn and twist, creating residential suites which boast sweeping city views. Project 'Urban Luxe' is a luxury serviced apartment, built to facilitate clientele looking for long term stays in Sydney. The apartment adopts a contemporary and luxury colour and materiality palette, but still has a timeless element and aims to make clients feel that they are truly at home.
The floorplan of the Urban Luxe serviced apartment aims to make the most of every inch of interior space, with floor to ceiling windows in the bedrooms and living area letting natural light and the Sydney skyline flood the apartment. Curved wall elements throughout the space juxtapose against the angular floorplan, bringing an element of softness and interior flow into the apartment.
The inclusion of a kitchenette as opposed to a large conventional kitchen acts as a practical element for clients staying in Sydney and wanting to make the most out of the space.
The colour and materiality palette in project Urban Luxe reflects the apartment's high-end feel. Ice Jade marble acts as a feature in the bedroom, bathroom and kitchen areas of the apartment and is complimented through the use of olive green velvet in the upholstery. The inclusion of dark timber elements in the apartment joinery and flooring acts to bring an element of warmth into the space and brushed brass details bring a further luxury feel to the apartment.
The Grecian Charm Penthouse Apartment is located in Blues Point, Sydney, with spectacular harbour views and sweeping panoramas of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. The new modular helix structure in which Grecian Charm is located allows each apartment space to capture different perspectives of its iconic location on the harbour foreshore, with the cityscape and Barangaroo skyline rising above the serene water frontage.
This Grecian Charm apartment is all about the spectacular full frontal aspect of the Opera House, Bridge and the Harbour views. Designed as a tranquil and opulent retreat, Grecian Charm aims to transport its clients to the beach-front cabanas of Santorini through its light and bright colour scheme, materiality palette and open plan living areas.
From initial entry into the Grecian Charm penthouse apartment, architectural elements such as arched doorways, floor to ceiling glass windows and a feature floating staircase create a sense of impressive grandeur and scale. These architectural elements and the modular appearance of the building itself are softened through the natural and raw textures used throughout the apartment. Inspiration for the Grecian Charm colour and materiality scheme has been taken directly from the streets of Santorini, featuring fresh white rendered walls, v-groove panelling, rattan joinery panels and a feature terrazzo stone.
The textural and architectural transformation of this apartment creates an other-worldly experience for its clients, bringing the busy nature of the Sydney city into complete tranquillity and opulence.