Laura. Home Ideas. October 06th , 2017.
Keith Dyson‐Smith describes his Sydney apartment as “the evolution of an individual‘s taste“. It is clever, sophisticated and urbane ― the same words, you suspect, most often utilized to describe the man himself. When he moved in six years ago, he created English Country abundantly, but being an interior design enthusiast, ’le style anglais’ has made way more recently for a rather Frenchified 18th–century feel.
Evolution it may be, but the beauty and fascination of his rooms now are an end in themselves. The interior bears no link to its exterior⁏ no link with the 1930s post—and—beam building and what it ′says′. The apartment block might be in cosmopolitan Elizabeth Bay, New South Wales. But some of the rooms suggest a grand decaying chateau, and others, the charmed eccentricity of a certain Beatonesque vision of England.
As the head of Ascraft Fabrics, he seeks splendor: he sells some of the world's best fabrics ― the brightest Indian cottons to the beautiful (wickedly expensive) fortuny.
The range of fabrics at is fingertips aside, Keith has his own decorating philosophy which is simple and traditional. “To me interior design is an attitude, a look, not about value. It′s comfort ― over than style ― that counts. Interiors must have the reflection of the people who live there,“ says Keith. Whose own highly sympathetic eye was influenced by Leslie Walford, leading Australian decorator, for whom he worked before joining Ascraft.
In the 80s, when the insides of houses were being issued ruthlessly. And less fine things put back, Keith stuck to his guns and improved the existing balance and order of his apartment. Putting in real paneled walls, refitting black iron windows and good dentil cornices.
The color, pattern, elegance, and energy envelops you as the door opens. His rooms might look casual also colorful but they have been gingerly composed. He chooses neutral colors (exactly the right neutral shades) and buys good furniture, "always the best I could afford".
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