My latest design obsession is this Haberfield house in Sydney showcasing the brilliant work of Australian interior designer Brett Mickan. After ten years in the USA working predominantly in film and theatre design, Mickan returned to Sydney to set up his own interior design business. He has now built up an impressive portfolio of varied projects, each one demonstrating his inspiring use of colour and his appreciation for Architectural history. Mickan enjoys blurring the lines between traditional architecture and modern additions. His goal is to unite contemporary families with beautiful period architecture, while maintaining functionality and liveability.
His enthusiasm for antiques and vintage pieces adds different layers of historical interest to his work. In the room below, I’m particularly drawn to his choice of abstract landscape art above a traditional Victorian-style fireplace, contrasted by unique pieces of mid-century modern furniture. Mickan successfully marries different styles to create an aesthetic equilibrium. The result sets a tone of effortless style, despite the evident thought process behind each component. Mickan’s talent for carrying colour and texture throughout a room, while maintaining fluidity and balance, is no mean feat, and something many designers fail to achieve.
All photos via Brett Mickan Interior Design