Double Take

The latest Vogue Living features the prettiest, breezy home in Sydney's Bellevue Hill by interior design duo Tania Handelsmann and Gillian Khaw of Handelsmann + Khaw. Together the pair worked a "washed-out dusty palette", adding the illusion of space via trompe l'oeil artworks, classic wall panelling and oversized statements

  2. Photographed by FELIX FOREST for VOGUE LIVING

  3. Styled by JOSEPH GARDNER


The Eye Has To Travel: the entry features a dramatic trompe l'oeil effect – a Versailles print (2011) by Felix Forest from Becker Minty, together with an Anglo-Indian 19th-century Savonarola chair from The Vault, and a Vaughan table from MCM House.

La Vie En Rose: the serene living room space features a custom sofa, a Senufo daybed used as a coffee table from Orient House, custom armchairs covered in Dominique Keiffer Oseille Sauvage Linen in Rose from South Pacific Fabrics, a rug from Robyn Cosgrove and a pendant light by Anna Charlsworth.

Divine Light: another view of the living room takes in a French Provincial limestone fireplace by Richard Ellis Design together with Turkish vessels from Camargue, and a shelving unit featuring a gorgeous assortment of lights and vessels including a bowl by Alana Wilson from Lee Mathews, Mad et Lan candles from Conley & Co, and a vintage Japanese ceramic vase from Planet.

Grand Plan: a custom table and Louis XVI-style chairs from Christophe Living lend the dining room a contemporary-classical twist, complimented by hanging lanterns from Laura Kincade and a vintage Turkish rug from Cadrys.

Sweet Dreams: above, the main bedroom features a heavenly custom bed with pretty custom-painted silk panels by de Gournay. Below, the kitchen is accented with marble benchtops and ornate shelving.

Take A Seat: below, custom Jacobean panelling and an artwork by Kristel Smits in the dining room; and below right, the designers Tania Handelsmann and Gillian Khaw (photographed at home for Moda in July 2017 by Hannah Roche.)