Our Katoomba client has a personal style reminiscent of her Italian heritage and was looking for an Interior Design for her newly built home, which was reflective of a period style house. Anne from Thornton & Blake stepped in to support with a colour consultation throughout the entire home, including living areas, kitchen, bathroom and three bedrooms. In addition, the interior design brief called for new curtains and blinds, new lighting, hardware in the bathrooms as well as furniture throughout.


In the kitchen, Thornton & Blake supported with a colour consultation for the walls, kitchen cabinetry and trims as well as new curtains, and blinds. The richness of Dulux Collard Green was chosen for the cabinetry to compliment the green hue of the wall colour. Pale Tendril was used for the walls in the adjoining living spaces and hallway of the house as well as the kitchen, unifying the spaces.

Throughout the entire home, Dulux Fair Bianca Half was used for the trims. Using the same trim colour throughout the home creates a sense of unity between each of the spaces, particularly those with different wall colours.

Our client was drawn to ornate and intricate patterns, so Anne looked towards the prominent designs of William Morris prints for the curtains and blinds. Starting with the honeysuckle print in the kitchen and lounge spaces, pairing with a white sheer drape underneath, to allow a soft translucent light during the day, with the benefit of privacy. Ornate brass tiebacks add a sense of regency and opulence.

In the lounge room, a Jetmaster universal open gas fireplace was installed to give warmth and ambience without the hassle of firewood. A Molmic Sofa was custom designed to carry the warm rich green colour from the cabinetry of the kitchen to the open lounge space, creating balance and harmony. Custom rugs and furniture were also sourced, reflective of the client’s personal style and love for Italian design.

A window at the end of the central hallway gave way to the opportunity to create a feature. Anne selected ‘Pimpernel’ print by William Morris Designs for the curtain, pairing with an ornate gold rope tieback and tassel to add drama and interest. The Italian hand crafted chair and side table were selected for the space to provide a space for one to put on their shoes and take a last minute peek in the mirror before departing the house for the day.

In the Master bedroom, the walls were finished in Dulux Duck Egg Blue, which also complimented the tile selection of the ensuite. The bed linen was custom designed to pair beautifully with the William Morris ‘Pink and Rose’ curtains. Once again, use of white sheers beneath the blockout drapes provide soft filtered light and privacy during the day. 

The brass bed, beside tables and chest of drawers once again sourced to compliment the rest of the furniture in the home.

The blind in the bathroom was thoughtfully selected to ensure it would withstand the damp area. With hardware in silver to match the cool tone of the tiling. Finally, a beautiful ornate chandelier hung above the bath creates an interesting and opulent feature, creating a beautiful space to relax and unwind.

For the guest rooms, Dulux Beige Royal was used on the walls. The theme of William Morris Textiles for the window continued paired with sheer drapes continued with complimentary custom made bedding. Ornate, Iron bed frames were selected in support of the clients love for detailed furniture design and to reflect the traditional style of the home.