Kirribilli Federation House Entry


Whenever we share pictures of our interior design projects, we always get the same comment: “Oh my goodness! I wish my house looked like this!”
It’s something we can totally relate to! Even we get house envy looking at the finished projects. However, the team at Sarah Jayne Studios are hugely experienced in sourcing quality furnishings, finishes and accessories and combining them for a seamless and striking interior aesthetic. It’s our job!

But, we’d love to share our passion and knowledge of interior design with you – which is why we’ve started this “SJS Style Bible” blog! Basically, we’ll be taking a snapshot of a recent project and giving you the insider knowledge on how to recreate the look in your own home.

The best bit? We’re even going to let you know where you can buy the items from. We’d love to help you find and purchase the beautiful yet affordable pieces that complete each Sarah Jayne Studios’ project. Because some of our suppliers are “trade only”, we’ll be offering these to you directly through our own website. For other items, we’ll connect you with the supplier, so you can purchase them directly.

We can’t wait to get started, and help you create a signature SJS look in your home!

SJS Style Bible: Kirribilli Federation House Entry

In our Kirribilli renovation, we accentuated the existing architecture and heritage features of the entry space with clean linear lines and contrasting elements of light and dark. Pops of rich jewel tones were introduced within the styling to mirror the original stained glass. We carried this concept through to the rest of the house, creating small moments of magic in each space.

1. soft minimal lighting

We love this classic Domo pendant light. It creates a timeless statement piece in the entrance hallway and can even be custom powder-coated if required. Supplier: Satelight

3. timeless linear console

A console table adds the perfect finishing touch to this dramatic entrance. We love this Elle console. Supplier: Globewest

5. layered textured runner

A rug from Armadillo completes the dramatic interior of the entrance hallway. This stunning piece takes its inspiration from traditional Moroccan designs in soft, natural tones. Supplier: Armadillo

2. bold statement styling

Keep Store’s hand-crafted resin vases capture the organic curves of the natural world. Supplier: Keep.

4. graphic flooring

Classic and timeless, flooring from Di Lorenzo Tiles lays the groundwork for clear linear lines and contrasting black-and-white styling. Supplier: Di Lorenzo

6. wall colour

We love how striking the deep charcoal paint is against the crisp, clean white that fills the space. It always helps to test colours in your own space and light before making any final decisions, but try Domino and Vivid White from Dulux for a timeless and classic palette. Supplier: Dulux