This Photographer’s Queens Park Home is a Minimalists Dream
When you step inside this light-filled Queens Park semi in Sydney’s east, you feel as though you’ve entered into a real-life Pinterest tile. You are instantly welcomed by soft muted hues, natural materials and textures, and a display of effortless styling that would leave any interior aficionado swooning.
It’s no surprise then that this impressive residence was featured on the cover of this month’s Inside Out magazine (courtesy of West Elm). The modern, but warm family home is occupied by Sydney photographer, Esteban La Tessa and his wife Ariana along with their 19 month old daughter Florencia and cocker spaniel Luca—and in short, it is a design-lovers dream.
Ariana worked closely with Sydney architecture and design firm Alexander&Co on the design to create a practical family home that is equally (if not more) as chic. “The muted colour palette and materials create a relaxed feel that brings a sense of calm for us when we walk though the door,” says Ariana. “We try to create interest through texture rather than colour.” Scroll down and take a tour through this sophisticated space.
The kitchen was designed to ‘disappear’ when necessary, so Ariana and Estaben chose a dining table rather than an island bench. The timber top was made by Beachwood in a weathered grey finish to suit the carrara marble bench and gre birch veneer cabinetry.