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    Bilgola Plateau Residential Interior Design

    Serene Family Sanctuary Bilgola Plateau

    Interior Design
    Design Direction

    When this family moved from Sydney’s buzzy Eastern Suburbs to the lush green setting of the Northern Beaches, it was serenity and calm they were seeking. Their vision for the interiors of the new home reflected this change in lifestyle, as they hoped to “dial down the noise” of their busy lives and create a sanctuary for their growing family.

    From the architecture to the interior design details, this four-bedroom property in Bilgola Plateau was built to showcase its natural surrounds. With floor-to-ceiling glass in the open dining and living spaces, the garden’s tall palms and distinct native trees bring a sense of tranquility indoors.

    When our interior designers got the call, they were excited to take on this Interior Design  project and knew that a Light Coastal concept would be perfect for the property. They closely collaborated with the homeowners to pin down the key design elements (including colour palettes, tones and textures) and then created a mood board to bring together this vision.

    Aside from the brief to promote serenity throughout the space, our team knew the importance of incorporating the homeowners’ personal pieces in the overall design. As these belongings help to tell the family’s story and hold such strong sentimental value, we made sure to include them as key features. 

    Some of the personal items that became centrepieces were a set of wooden surfboards engraved with meaningful dates and places, along with a richly-textured wall hanging and photos of memorable occasions. These were woven into the design in a way that ensured consistency and flow.

    Another challenge for our team was to curate a look that was equal parts practicality and style. The homeowners’ preference for comfort and livability meant that the house shouldn’t feel like a ‘copy-paste’ version of a design magazine, but instead a cosy space with soft-touch furnishings that are safe for toddlers and pets (and all those inevitable spills). Framed by a contemporary pendant light and an oak dining table, we opted for white leather chairs that were easy to wipe down, yet still carried the allure of sophisticated dining.

    Our stylists placed woven lampshades and bedheads along with neutral linens and other fine fabrics to achieve the ‘light and airy’ aesthetic the homeowners had envisioned. They accessorised with glass vases, wooden bowls, shell-inspired design pieces and lightly-scented candles to complete the look.

    The homeowner, Sarah Sargent, was thrilled with the results and left a glowing review:

    “I would recommend BOWERBIRD to anyone in a heartbeat. When I walked into the house I was blown away. I knew it was going to be good because we had stepped it through every stage of the process, but the thing that took my breath away was how I felt. It was that sense of tranquility I’d hoped for.”

    If you’re as impressed as Sarah, speak to our team to find out how our Interior Design  servicecan save you time and deliver a stress-free journey to truly inspiring interiors. Get in touch on 02 9531 2233  or drop us a note at


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    Bringing the outside in

    To create a peaceful ambience, we mirrored the natural light and styled with fresh greenery to echo the home’s native gardens. We also added artworks of coastal landscapes and shell-inspired design pieces as a nod to the local surrounds.
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