Past and Present

Another exciting project is currently being undertaken in an iconic heritage listed building. Touted as being in the best example of residential art deco architecture in Australia, our client’s apartment is brimming with elegance, charm and character.

However, for long term amenity and 21st century appeal, it calls for sensitive updating. Requiring an engineer and a heritage consultant, this project is in fact a restoration more than a renovation, and engages our commitment to classicism in contemporary design.

Decades of patch jobs by previous occupants will be stripped away and replaced with sympathetic flooring, joinery, furnishings and window treatment, while a new kitchen and bathroom will fuse traditional references with modern comfort.

We will also breathe new life into this ground floor south-west facing apartment though the addition of a complete new lighting schedule. Our client looks set to ring in the new year with a brand new take on beautiful old world.

Secret Garden

Tucked away behind the brick walls of a villa on a busy street is this hidden oasis.

Our clients had underestimated the value and potential of this courtyard, accessible only via the laundry and garage, and which previously housed little more than a clothesline and an airconditioning unit. We had completed the redesign and redecoration of their interior, and knew that we could not consider the project complete until we had beautified this under-utilised area.

Every millimetre was of the utmost importance, and we wanted the end result to feel effortless, as though it had evolved over time. It had to be subtly luxurious, and useable all day, all year. In an eighteen square metre area we created a lounge and dining area, surrounded by greenery, accented with outdoor wall lights, and with a retractable awning, for both style and sun shade.

Our clients have an entire outdoor room that has added amenity, luxury, space and value to their home.

Bachelor Pad

This recently completed project required us to bring the client’s nostalgia for Sydney’s Northern Beaches to an inner city apartment. He wanted slick and contemporary; but comfortable and inviting, with plenty of touches of his childhood home.

Working with the constraints of a relatively small space, we employed clean lines and low profiles, executed in a palette that was both crsip and urban, while satisfying our client’s hankering for all things blue.

New floors, new joinery, new window treatments, a whole collection of new furniture, new colours and the addition of some unexpected wallpaper transformed an inner city flat into a super cool apartment.

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Chinois Takeout

We are currently working on our first commercial project, which is very exciting, while bringing with it a new set of challenges.

It will be some time before the space resembles the conceptual image shown here, but we are very inspired by our client and her vision.
She has taken a space that is currently operating as a newsagent, and we are converting it to a restaurant.

We are at the stage of Development Application and Council Approval, one of the essential behind-the-scenes jobs we undertake at Xavier Hinde Interiors.

Once unveiled, this eatery will be a unique interpretation of the traditional Chinese restaurant, reflecting the provincial cuisine it offers, not yet available in Australia.

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Contemporary Plantation

Our largest project to date is the complete renovation and redecoration of a three bedroom villa, which is currently underway.

After seeing their neighbours’ similar property, our clients were inspired to smarten up their own. Throughout the process the scope has expanded and the brief has evolved; and our clients’ open-minded approach to the project has allowed us to really develop the theme.

The location is a beachside suburb, and the clients had wanted a classic but relaxed interior with both country and coastal references. They have been generous towards our interpretation of this, and we look forward to delivering them an interior beyond their expectations.

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Chic and Sleek

Upon completion, this project will have transformed a very nice loft-style apartment into a luxurious contemporary bachelor pad.

The scope comprises changing the floor colour, selecting a complete new collection of furnishings, designing joinery, a lighting plan and choosing wall finishes and paint colours.

Minimal and masculine are the brief here. Simplicity is key. However, a sleek, streamlined style provides its own unique challenges; there is a fine line between minimal and bare, and every minute detail is of the utmost importance.

The result will be a subtly opulent, perfectly poised yet relaxing space.

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Eclectic Elegance

Shown here is a digital mood board for one of our current projects which is really exciting.

The site is a beautiful art deco apartment that requires re-configuration of walls, new flooring, wardrobes, joinery and colour scheme. Of utmost importance is retaining the original character of the building, while increasing the sense of light and space and improving flow and functionality.

Our brief includes adding to the owners’ beautiful but eclectic collection, enhancing a unique identity in a space that must still work as a comfortable family home.

Neither form nor function will be compromised, and the scope has included working with builders and engineers while having an understanding of the council approval process and the challenges attached to a heritage listed property.

We can’t wait to show you the results!

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New Horizons

The site of our first collaborative project as Xavier Hinde Interiors was in Sydney’s iconic Horizon building, designed by Harry Seidler, arguably Australia’s most internationally acclaimed architect. This was a real honour.

Our clients were a couple who had down-sized into one of the smart poolside terraces; they loved living there but were not feeling settled. The brief was about colour selection, but expanded to include editing their furniture collection and providing them with solutions to increase the sense of light and space.

You can read how happy they were on our testimonials page.