Nina Maya uses pastel colors and brass and dark accents throughout calm weekender on Sydney’s coastline
Clients, a middle-aged couple who wanted to create a weekend sanctuary on Sydney’s northern coastline, approached designer Nina Maya Skrzynski of Nina Maya Interiors to fulfil their idea of a peaceful retreat with neutral palettes.
“This luxurious but understated weekender could be described as the ultimate non-beachy beach house. There’s not a seashell, nautical stripe or anchor motif in sight – instead, the visual references to the house’s beautiful location eschew kitsch in favour or something more subtle and original. These include touches such as the striking photographic work from Japanese artist Shinichi Maruyama’s Kusho series, capturing the moment when ink meets water, and the circular black wall hanging made by a local artisan from palm tree husks. Nina Maya Skrzynski – a former fashion designer who dressed the likes of Cate Blanchett and Jennifer Hawkins before turning her attention to interiors – is the creative brains behind the project. Her clients, a middle-aged couple whose primary residence is in inner-city Sydney’s bustling Elizabeth Bay, commissioned Skrzynski to create a sanctuary where they could find respite from their busy day-to-day lives. The original building – a three-bedroom 1930s bungalow in Palm Beach in Sydney’s northern beaches region – was extended into a six-bedroom, six-bathroom retreat in the extensive two-year makeover,” explains Nina Maya Interiors