A harbour-front apartment in Sydney in dire need of a refresh was completely transformed into a stunning residential property to meet the clients’ brief for a stylish, practical and versatile redesign.

The dated and uninspiring interiors of the Darling Island apartment did not do justice to its harbour-front location, which called for a stunning and stylish look. Designer Christina Reed took up the challenging project and delivered a stunning design outcome that did not disappoint the owners.

When Reed was first invited to inspect the 15-year-old apartment, she referred to it as a ‘beige box’ due to the widespread use of a beige tone throughout the floors and walls. The client sought interiors that were not only glamorous to suit the location and accentuate the amazing views but also featured finishes suitable for their young children.

Since the owners would also be entertaining both their clients and guests, they wanted the interiors to fit the needs of both business and family life while introducing warmth and character throughout, both of which were previously lacking in the home.

Timber flooring was at the top of the clients’ wish-list.

"The client was restricted with having to lay any new flooring option over the existing tiles – which of course presented its own set of challenges. Fortunately, Havwoods presented options that were not only beautiful, but able to meet our requirements," Reed explained.

For the apartment’s floor, Reed selected Havwoods HW16602 Notte engineered timber flooring in the Chevron pattern from The Italian Collection to bring warmth, character and timeless sophistication to the design. The client was happy with the Chevron pattern and the Notte colour with its rich tones, with the redesign of the apartment evolving from the floor up.

The final outcome of a stunning, sophisticated and stylish apartment exceeded the clients’ expectations and delivered them the home of their dreams.

“We love working with Havwoods. The whole team are so very helpful and the range is inspiring to say the least,” Reed added.