Décor Inspiration | At Home With: Collette Dinnigan in Sydney
Tuesday 8th November, 2016
by Louise Keane
When Australian fashion designer Collette Dinnigan announced in 2013 that she was retiring from Paris Fashion Week, you might have thought that meant a retreat for the busy designer. But thankfully for all of us who have loved catching glimpses of her immaculately beautiful homes over the years, this decision has allowed her to take on a myriad of new projects, most notably, a move into interior design.
She has already completed several interior design projects, her feminine, beachy style infused with a strong European sensibility. The imprint of her early fashion collections featuring wisp-thin slip dresses and diaphanous lace skirts has remained, now translated into delicate detailing on a dining chair, the scalloped edge of a bedspread or a flowing drape in soft pink.
The Sydney home showcased here was recently snapped up by a lucky buyer when Collette decided that she no longer needed such a big house after spending time in Rome with her family. Her plan is now to buy an old Italian farmhouse to restore and possibly find a smaller home in Sydney. The possibilities for more breathtaking interiors from this talented designer leave us excited to see what comes next . . . —Louise
PS For even more details of this home and an impressive fly-though, click here.
Images via McGrath
Louise Keane Interiors Editor, Edinburgh
Louise Keane grew up beside the sea in Dublin, inspiring a life-long love of the coast. She studied French and History of Art & Architecture in Trinity College in Dublin before moving to London to work first in publishing and then in Marketing & PR. After a move to Edinburgh, she decided to heed a creative urge which had been tugging at her sleeve for a number of years, and she retrained as an interior designer. While studying interior design, Louise discovered a love of pen and ink with watercolour illustration, which she now does alongside her interior design work. Louise runs her interior design company, Amalfi White Living, which offers her clients a fresh, elegant style, mixing vintage and modern pieces for a luxurious yet relaxed look. She dreams of renovating a white house by the sea.