When moving into Melbourne’s architecturally-significant Beverley Hills flats earlier this year, Bailey Jones was overwhelmed with inspiration. ‘It’s difficult when you’ve been hoarding ideas for a long time and they’re suddenly unleashed on one space!’ she says.
Bailey’s priorities were to respect the architecture of the significant circa 1935 building, while embedding her own personality into the interiors.
Luckily for Bailey, she had a secret weapon up her sleeve — her mother, Paula! The mother-daughter duo have long collaborated on projects such as Paula’s fashion label Jonei, so they channelled this creativity into the apartment interiors. ‘I concocted ideas in my head that seemed ludicrous to execute on a budget and in Australia, and my mum would take a swing at doing it herself and execute it very well,’ says Bailey.
Over the past eight months, Bailey and Paula have revitalised the fireplace themselves with paint and marble tiles, sourced and reupholstered secondhand Ligne Roset Togo lounges, extended the kitchen bench, and built a custom desk.
The apartment’s pièce de résistance is the bedroom, featuring a scalloped bedhead made by Paula. Delicate paintings of fish, flowers, and leaves by Bailey and her aunty hover above the bedhead’s blue-trim — an homage to the home of artist Cy Twombly in Gaeta, Italy that Bailey has long considered a masterpiece.
Tamber bedding by Sheridan showcases the same playful trim to perfectly match this Mediterranean-inspired scheme. ‘The scalloped edges of the Sheridan bed linen align with the organic shapes throughout this space and the deep tones allow the mural to pop,’ says Bailey.
The same thoughtful attention has been paid to the living areas, styled with Sheridan’s Abbotson and Sterwell Breakfast linen cushions, textured rugs, and tactile artwork for a relaxed feel. ‘I think there’s a bit of a push and pull in the space between eccentricity and refined minimalism,’ says Bailey.
Of course, one can’t feature this home without talking about the treetop views and magical surrounding grounds, with the 1930s pool, tropical planting, and community of like-minded residents. ‘I love that I live with a relatively small footprint and have access to all of the space and beauty I could want,’ says Bailey. ‘I share it with many wonderful people who make this building and community special.’
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