Modern Italian with Perrie Designs

July 21, 2020

A recent renovation on a home in Sydney’s Middle Cove took inspiration from the sleek and elegant simplicity of modern Italian design. Perrie Henderson of Perrie Designs was engaged to specify all finishes, functional joinery design and colour palette for the home.

The Project
The large family home includes an entertainer’s kitchen and galley butlers, marble clad fireplace, 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms.  An interior scheme of natural stones and cool tones of black, white and greys to contrast with warm weathered oak floorboards in Herringbone pattern throughout, was specified with the vision to create a minimalist, elegant-no-fuss feel throughout the home.

With large extended family gatherings the norm, the kitchen and galley butler’s pantry was designed to be the hub of the home and, “function like a great entertainers kitchen should with seating for six around the kitchen island, multiple dishwashers, zip tap, dual ovens and clever storage solutions for the client’s every need,” Perrie Henderson, Director.

The kitchen’s black cabinetry in Porters Aniseed is the ying against the yang of the showstopping 3m Super White Dolomite waterfall island bench with shadow line detail taking centre stage as the main feature of the living area.

Entryway and Guest Bathroom


Natural stone was used throughout. Sareen Stone’s marble like Manhattan Limestone ensures a stunning entryway to reveal more stone - a Fior De Bosco marble clad fireplace, and Superwhite Dolomite Island and bench splashback throughout the kitchen and butlers. The master ensuite features Labyrinth Marble Mosaics and large format Calcutta marble tiles make for an elegant guests’ bathroom.

Marble clad fireplace

Master Ensuite

Perrie’s Story
In 2013, after 7 years living in New York City, Perrie and her husband returned to Australia with their two young girls. They purchased their family home in Northbridge Sydney which they madly and enthusiastically renovated to be their dream home. This home turned out to be much more than their family home, it became the inspiration behind Perrie Designs.

Perrie admits she’s had a love for design from a young age when home renovations and new builds were part of her upbringing. However, it was during her own home renovation that she realised her passion for interior design, and it was something she decided she wanted to pursue for the rest of her working days.



Contact Perrie Design

If you need help to transform the living spaces where life happens into spaces you love, you can contact Perrie via email [email protected] or website

They will guide you every step of the way from concept to the last cushion, whether your project involves a home renovation with major construction from the ground up or a simpler refresh of a loved space to become more functional and better suit your lifestyle.

Collaborators on this project

Interior Design & Styling:   Perrie Designs
Photographer:                    Patrick Moran Photography  
Builder:                              West Avenue Group

For samples of our Manhattan Limestone or any of our Limestone range please contact us via email [email protected] or call 02 9666 9222 to chat to one of our Natural Stone Specialists.



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