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Bayview House | Interior Design by Ioanna Lennox Interiors | Private Residence, Bayview in Bayview
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Bayview House - Interior Design

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This exciting project was an end-to-end renovation of a stunning luxury home in the seaside location of Bayview on Sydney's Pittwater. We steered away from traditional coastal style or a Hamptons-inspired renovation and instead took cues from 6-star hotels of the world. We remained cognisant the final result had to fit in the relaxed Australian lifestyle but provide a sophisticated landing pad for our well-travelled client, who appreciates luxury and life's finer things.

A key aspect of this project was to work within the architecture of the house with its soaring ceilings, oversized windows, multiple columns and sweeping curves. Our response was to embrace these features and integrate them seamlessly into the design as if they had always been an intended part of it. Materiality and texture were the tools we relied heavily on to achieve this, create the design narrative and forge an emotional connection with its occupants.

The back of the house saw a complete transformation: we redesigned the powder room into a dark, sexy and glamorous guest bathroom and created our client's favourite space, the media room. Here, we built a spectacular 7.5 metre wall with stunning book-matched limestone slabs that houses a large recessed fireplace and displays an oversized state-of-the-art TV. Custom shelving with grille-panelled cabinets for any media storage needs sit on either side of the central panel. Being an open plan family room, adjacent to the kitchen, this space has truly become the heart of the home and one our client never leaves.

This significant renovation and refurbishment project transformed the Bayview house over a concentrated period of 6 months. We are proud to have defined the design direction and project managed the revitalisation of one of Sydney's grand waterfront residences.

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We design spaces that inspire, replenish and provide joy - and create a new footprint for living.

Since its launch in 2014, Ioanna Lennox Interiors (ILI) has been dedicated to the creation of sophisticated, timeless and life-enhancing interiors in the areas of residential, hospitality and aged care design. The practice offers an end-to-end design service for its clients, from concept design, documentation and material selections through to construction administration and design management, as well as interior decoration.

With projects spanning from penthouse apartments to sprawling waterfront mansions and rural farmhouse estates in Australia and Paris, ILI have designed not only aesthetically beautiful but liveable, functional homes for families of all shapes and sizes.
As the Creative Director, Ioanna Lennox’ passion for design and drive to create better living environments have infused the practice’s values and design philosophy. ILI conceives beautifully layered, emotionally rich spaces, where colour is celebrated, every detail is considered and customisation plays a key role. ILI works with the best builders and artisans to produce exceptional quality, refined craftsmanship and considered interior design and create a world of ‘accessible luxury’ for our valued clients.

ILI’s work has been featured in the Australian Belle and House & Garden magazines and the international design et al’s Style Bible. ILI won the House & Garden’s Top 50 Rooms Award in 2017 and was shortlisted for the International Design & Architecture Awards in 2019 and again in 2020, amongst some of the world’s most acclaimed interior architects and designers.