Each month, we ask our designers to create a moodboard for their favourite celebrity.
This month, Milray Park designer Kate Anderton designed a living room fit for pro Aussie surfer Stephanie Gilmore.
Simple styling is key with this look as the room isn’t about heros, but about the pieces working together to create a peaceful laid back area to entertain friends and loved ones.
Stephanie Gilmore surfing
Stephanie Gilmore's Living Room as imagined by Milray Park Designer Kate Anderton
I have created a concept that centres around the idea that the living room is a space where Stephanie Gilmore can gather with friends when she is home from surfing the world best waves. A place to chill out and play music with her mates. I have created a space that is “beachy” and casual but still nods to her femininity with pulled back tones and touches of blush mixed in with neutral textures, and small punches of black and white to keep the feel modern and young. I have chosen relaxed furniture without fuss, so as not to feel too precious so when you come in from a morning at the beach you can sit around the circular coffee table and play some tunes, lay back and read a book. Plenty of seating is hidden in multi purpose stools and side table so when extra friends want to join in there is ample seating for entertaining. A large pendant to the side of the sofa creates drama, but is less formal and adds some moody lighting for the evening. Simple styling is key with this look as the room isn’t about heros, but about the pieces working together to create a peaceful laid back area to entertain friends and loved ones.
“Each space is different. Each client has different requirements from their space. Style and functionality mean different things to everybody and I like to find out about each for each client. Having a stylish AND functional room are both equally important. Getting these right will improve how you feel in the space, how people see the space and how the space functions to your needs. I aim to have my clients happy with both aspects – functionality and style.”