cronulla house


A LYMESMITH collaboration with Amber Road  

Lymesmith devised a charcoal, white and grey palette to complement the existing marble floors, new artwork and furniture selections by Amber Road. The paint palette and detailing were carefully designed to improve the spatial volumes throughout the house. High tonal contrasts overcame the depressing grey shadows created by the former all white colour scheme and amplified the space.The result is an exceptionally crisp and dramatic interior.

Neutrals colour schemes are often the hardest to get right. Too neutral and it becomes boring, too much contrast and it becomes uncomfortable. This home strikes just the right balance with a sophisticated well-crafted use of an achromatic spectrum. It’s a rhythmic scheme with continuity and flow as the colours easily transform from one part to another.
— Resene Awards Jury Citation
It feels iconically Australian. It has sophisticated colour and the material combination are very successful. The use of a few beautifully resolved large gestures anchor the overall interior scheme for this house.
— IDEA Awards Jury Citation




2015 Resene Total Colour Awards
Winner: Best Neutral Colour Scheme

2015 IDEA Awards Highly Commended: Residential Decoration
Shortlisted: Residential Single

Design Team
Sonia van de Haar, Yasmine Ghoniem

Design Folio

Prue Ruscoe