Greg Natale, whose design studio is based in Sydney, Australia, had designed four prior residences for the customer, a fashion-industry businessperson. His unique approach would have been unimaginable without the client’s trust, which was created over many years. Take a look at The Newest Luxury Interior Design by Greg Natale!
Brabbu armchairs and coffee table before the anteroom’s Dale Frank work
The luxury home, a sprawling 16,200-square-foot dwelling, sits on 600 gracious acres that used to be a horse ranch. Greg Natale, also managed the architecture, tearing everything following to its building and cladding the outside in black Tasmanian oak.
Moooi’s Horse lamp, India Mahdavi’s Charlotte chairs from Ralph Pucci, and a Kelly Wearstler chandelier.
Lindsey Adelman’s Branching chandelier and the designer’s own custom carpet in New Zealand Wool.
Greg Natale brought in his regular partner, landscape designer Myles Baldwin, to “line up the architecture with the landscaping.” The centralized management of all these factors secured a rare artistic texture for such a tremendous design project.
A Downtown L.A. chandelier, Boca do Lobo table, and Minotti chairs for dining.
“The client has a real love of timber,” recalls Greg Natale, by way of illustrating the pervasive appearance of timber inside and out. “Internally, it is present in every single room.” The interior is moody and dark—partly for a break from the hot Australian sun, but often because it generates the richness the clients wanted, says Natale.
Christopher Guy mirror
Rivera collection from Minotti and a graphic Hex Ed Rug by Perennials.
“Because the house was so big, we needed color to break up what could have been an overly dark interior,” Greg Natale explains. “Rooms could have just blended into each other.”
Kelly Wearstler’s Holmby console sits atop a Natale-designed Diane carpet in the master suite.
Fuchsia and brilliant blues provide the color interventions. Greg Natale raised the azure of the banquette and stools from Anna Berezovskaya’s Melody for Flute in the building; the anteroom’s chairs owe their aqua cast to a great artwork by famed Australian artist Dale Frank; and Boca do Lobo’s fuchsia Diamond sideboard, as well as a Vioski sectional, draws influence from Andy Warhol’s hot-pink picture of Mick Jagger.
Vioski sectional with a Warhol Jagger portrait in the bar.
Jobim armchairs from Essential Home hold court with Wearstler’s lambskin Souffle sofa.
Greg Natale’s plans for stimulating the cavernous areas incorporated other tools. “There isn’t a surface treatment or finish that hasn’t been examined and exploited as much as possible for its decorative and visual impact,” he says.
This extended to the ceilings, which were variously lacquered, coffered, adorned with patterned moldings, overlaid with brass grids, treated to beadboard, and more. “Who wants plain ceilings?” asks Natale. “They are such an underutilized part of the room, and I love to engage that fifth wall to create a cohesive, encompassing environment.” Extensive use of brass adds flash, providing surfaces to ricochet light around rooms.
Porta Romana sconces illuminate the Thétis mirror by Jean-Louis Denoit for Pouenat.
Photo: Anson Smart
Source: Robb Report