Located in the prestigious suburb of Sydney's Double Bay, the owners of this 90s apartment desired an updated design to deliver a balance between the demands of family life and the creation of a rich and immersive experience. Studio Prineas responded to the brief with a stunning palette of rich and bold textures and colour choices.

Studio Prineas was commissioned to transform this Double Bay apartment's dated interiors into a home that had all the practicalities for a family of five and also delivered a sense of experiential depth, akin to a design-centric hotel.

Working with various colours, textures and form, Studio Prineas was able to meet their client’s brief and exceed their expectations.

From the moment of entry into the apartment, there is a sense of high-design and comfort, which is exemplified in the dining and living spaces. Here, the beautiful blackened cabinetry, reflective surfaces, peach toned curtains and the owners’ own colourful artwork collection create a layered, warm and interesting space.

"Having designed a previous residence for the homeowners, we were liberated to explore alternative approaches to the family home, built on a foundation of mutual trust. With three daughters under the age of five, our clients sought an apartment that would accommodate the practicalities of family life — but also craft a sense of experiential depth, akin to a design-centric hotel," Studio Prineas stated.

Pallido herringbone timber flooring

Havwoods HW16002C Pallido herringbone timber flooring from the Italian Collection features throughout the home. Pallido was selected to add beautiful natural timber textures and a foundation of warm blonde tones in the timeless herringbone pattern that were perfect to contribute to the overall feel of the space. Being pre-finished, less time was needed for the installation and the clients had certainty in the finished outcome.

Shortlisted for a number of awards, Studio Prineas achieved a stunning result with Doria Apartment, delivering to the client an exceptionally comfortable residence that infuses everyday life with opulence, delight, and liveliness.

“It’s always a great experience working with Havwoods. They have an extensive range and an expert level of customer service, which we really appreciate,” Eva-Marie Prineas said.

Doria Apartment has been shortlisted for the following 2023 awards:

  • Houses Awards - Apartment or Unit
  • Australian Interior Design Awards - Residential Design
  • Dulux Colour Awards - Residential Interior

Project details

Project: Doria Apartment

Location: Double Bay, Sydney NSW

Product: HW16002C Pallido Herringbone

Designer: Studio Prineas

Architect: Studio Prineas

Builder: Prepared Projects

Photographer: Felix Forest