A couple of weeks ago, Danny and I were lucky enough to attend a design seminar by interior designer Greg Natale held at Coco Republic in Sydney. It was basically a presentation of Greg’s work and projects that he has done, but also about some of the processes and techniques that he uses to create them. While his style is not really my cup of tea, I really enjoy attending these seminars and talks to broaden my mind and to ensure that I am always considering all styles and why/how they all work. I have a strong appreciation for all design styles, and always admire how everything within that design has been carefully considered and planned. It takes a great deal of work and planning to complete just one room… from colour to layout, furniture choice, fabrics, textures and surfaces. Rooms like these can never just ‘happen’.
For those of you that have never heard of Greg Natale, he is an Interior Designer/Architect with a very bold signature style, most of his work influenced by ‘Hollywood Regency’ style. Like most of us, he draws inspiration from travel and other designers such as Jonathan Adler, Kelly Wearstler, Dorothy Draper and David Hicks. I am drawn to certain elements of his design and especially love his ‘Woolahra House’, which has been so cleverly designed and considered (I LOVE the black kitchen!). A lot of the inspiration for this home came from The Viceroy in Palm Springs, and when compared, the similarities really present themselves.
Of course a lot of his projects never involve a ‘budget’ as such which makes things a lot easier to get what you want! But it’s nice to dream isn’t it?
So, I just thought I’d post a little gallery of some of his work… Maybe attending these seminars isn’t such a good idea??? It always makes me want to change my own house or start again!!! OR I need a ‘couple’ of houses all in different styles!