Interior Designer of the Year Greg Natale opens his doors

Ever since we met Greg Natale at the Mary McDonald event in July, we have been begging to share inside his home with you!

Today that day has come and we could not be more excited… it’s not hard to see why he’s a multi-award winner, including 2014 Belle Coco Republic Interior Designer of the Year!

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Marilyn print by Andy Warhol
Greg Natale opens his doors to his Sydney apartment

It took Greg four months to transform his Darlinghurst apartment into the luxe pad you see today.

“I knew exactly what I wanted, so the process was pretty smooth — it’s what I do, after all!” laughs Greg.

“The result is a contemporary, tailored and sophisticated home. I enjoy living here — it’s like being on holiday all the time!”

With his incredible views over east Sydney, it’s obvious where Greg gets that holiday vibe. His one bedroom, one bathroom apartment is situated in Darlinghurst.

Greg Natale opens his doors
Every corner of Greg’s home is perfectly styled

What were your main sources of inspiration for your design and styling choices?

“Firstly, the building’s heritage — my home is in the Horizon Apartments by Australian architectural icon Harry Seidler. I’ve always been inspired by his modernist aesthetic.

“Secondly, the building’s design — my apartment features an abundance of angles, which I worked with and celebrated by incorporating more angles into elements such as the panelling, furniture and carpet.

“And lastly, my own influences — my love of monochromes and my fondness for the Memphis design movement, with its pop-bright colours and bold patterns.”

What is your favourite space in your home and why?

“The lounge room — it’s warm, livable and filled with the pieces I love. Design elements aside, it’s the place where I can relax and chill out. It also opens to a gently curved balcony that’s perfect for entertaining or just relaxing and enjoying the view”.

Memphis inspired living room
Greg’s favourite space in his home
Greg Natale living dining room
Greg mixes furniture from Kelly Wearstler, Jonathan Adler and Minotti

What design decisions did you make that you are most happy with?

I’d say the best move was taking apart the small, closed-in, U-shaped kitchen and rebuilding it using optical design tricks to suggest a larger space.

“I installed a bench on legs, which visually opens the space, and reflected that above with a narrow floating rangehood.

“I then used the same granite for both wall and floor to create the impression of a flowing, continuous surface, and added a slanted mirror to open it further. The result is more open and inviting.”

Greg Natale opens his doors apartment kitchen
Silver Cloud Granite bench top and splash back from Nefiko
Greg Natale Kitchen
Floating rangehood by Smeg

Would you say your personal style has changed in recent years?

My style has evolved and matured, but I’ve always stayed true to my love of monochromes, bold patterns and precise tailoring.

What do you treasure most in your home?

“The custom-made carpet, which I created specifically for this apartment, basing it on the angles of the place and the monochromes I love.

“That pattern is now available as a rug called ‘Tokyo’ in my latest rug collection, New Modern, for Designer Rugs.”

Thank you Greg for showing us around your inspiring apartment. You can see even more of Greg’s work on his website or follow him on Instagram for regular design inspiration.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Greg’s home is a la mode with its bold patterns and colours yet looks very livable. I’m sure his book will have lots of fantastic inspiration!

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