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  • ‘Sweeney’ armchair, ‘Spreckels’ rug and ‘Clementine’ sideboard, all from Jardan. Flat Earth artwork by Belem Lett from Edwina Corlette Gallery.
    ‘Seb’ chairs surround a ‘Navy’ dining table with ‘Olio’ serving bowl in Black, brass servers and ‘Studio’ vase, all from Jardan. ‘Olio’ tableware in White from Jardan on kitchen shelves

    Tribu ‘Illum Slim’ outdoor table and chairs from Cosh Living.

    THE VIBRANT INNER-CITY Brisbane precinct of Newstead is the location of Mirvac’s Unison development. unisonbymirvac.com.au

    What was the brief? It was to provide the foundation for a vibrant and sustainable residential community, and so Unison’s design is anchored in the vast communal recreation space. The Newstead waterfront has riverside bike paths, public parkland and magnificent tree-lined streets. Unison encapsulates this lifestyle by incorporating large balconies as an extension of indoor living spaces, and private outdoor amenities that echo the lush surrounds. Belle style director-at-large Steve Cordony selected the furniture and accessories and says: “I was thrilled to style an apartment in Unison, and develop an interior that appeals to a range of buyers, delivering contemporary urban design inspired by the Brisbane River backdrop.”

    What were the challenges of the space and how did you resolve them? The apartment floorplans are quite long, so it was imperative to create cohesion between rooms. We achieved this with the colour palette and styling elements.

    Describe the interior? Urban and contemporary, designed to suit a modern Australian lifestyle. We combined velvets, leathers and linens with glamorous accents of brass and marble.

    What are some favourite design elements? The artwork from Edwina Corlette Gallery perfectly mirrors the river views, with muted tones of green, blue and pink complemented by earthy neutrals. The furniture also reflects the colours of the river and leafy surrounds, such as the navy velvet Jardan sofa which ‘pops’ against a neutral base palette. Finishes in timber, marble and brass suit the apartment’s style.

    How do you envisage the future owners will use the space? The apartment is a generous size, so the owner will be able to make the most of an urban lifestyle and enjoy entertaining in the open plan living area and balcony with river views.

    ‘Fred’ coffee table on a ‘Spreckels’ rug with ‘Check’ planter, ‘Reflect Galaxy’ box and ‘Surf’ planter, all from Jardan. ‘Andy’ sofa and ‘Hector’ floor lamp, both from Jardan, with Gaspra Spinel Mountain by Ari Athans from Edwina Corlette Gallery.

    ‘Bobby’ blanket in Forest, ‘Pearl’ armchair and ‘Edie’ sideboard with ‘Seed’ vase and ‘Reflect Meteor’ box, all from Jardan. The Cover Up (I Wish I Could Say the Same) artwork by Sally Anderson from Edwina Corlette Gallery.

    The sanctuary-like bathroom with a cool monochrome palette. ‘Navy’ desk and ‘Brooklyn’ chair with ‘Sol’ table lamp and ‘Reflect Galaxy’ box, all from Jardan. Ceres Coral with Jasper Shards artwork by Ari Athans from Edwina Corlette Gallery. Sonos speaker.
    ‘Fred’ small coffee table and ‘Mac’ outdoor sofa, both from Jardan. ‘Nook’ bed from Jardan with stonewashed linen bedhead in Forest and ‘Bobby’ blanket in Smoke.

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