Collette Dinnigan's new apartments

Home Chic Home: Tastemaker Collette Dinnigan at Golf House, the new Sydney apartments she designed with architect Peter Israel. Below, a Fred Williams etching from Olsen Irwin gallery hangs in the bedroom.

From the runway to inspired interior spaces, designer collette dinnigan reinvents the modern family home

Portraits by HUGH STEWART  Interior photos by FELIX FOREST

  1. Interior Stylist VICTORIA COLLISON

It seems only fitting that an apartment imagined by fashion designer Collette Dinnigan would have the same je ne sais quoi as the collections she showed in Paris. The designer recently embarked upon an upscale residential project in Sydney's Surry Hills, and the mood is gloriously decadent. Designed in collaboration with architect Peter Israel, Golf House is all about high polish and warmth. Dinnigan says: “We spent hours meticulously planning the design and layout of each of the residences. It was important for us to create a liveable, contemporary home ensuring each apartment has space to relax and entertain.” Indeed, finishes include Carrara marble, recycled floors and the most elegant light fittings. Dinnigan says, “Luxury and efficiency has been carefully considered in each space to ensure each area is easy to use and truly feels like a home.” It's a magical mix. Construction is expected to commence later this year.

The Designer's Eye: in the sitting room; and below, No Man's Land by Guy Maestri from Olsen Irwin gallery.