“Angela has an inherent curiosity for the spaces we inhabit and how that space can influence and transform our lives. She aspires to bring joy to the daily routine of her clients – making the ordinary extraordinary” – www.angelaharry.com.au
I first came across Angela’s work when I saw “Tonal Terrazzo” (a pink bathroom she designed for a client) on Instagram and was amazed! On further research into Angela, I realised she also designed the Fred International showroom in Melbourne which I had previously visited and loved the space. It was warm, refined and homely, not your typical furniture showroom!
With my own renovation coming up I knew I had to work with her and engaged Angela to design my formal lounge room (I will be sure to share the pictures once its completed 😊).
With 15 years’ experience in interior and architectural practices in Australia and New Zealand, Angela’s work is timeless and soulful with beautiful attention to detail, materiality and texture.
Angela Harry www.angelaharry.com.au
Describe your style in 6 words or less.
Angela: Textured, tailored, soulful and warm.
Which architects/designers most inspire you?
Angela: The art and design community in Melbourne is invaluable to me as a source of inspiration for so many reasons, but particularly at this time. We have all built resilience and reinvented ourselves in the middle of a pandemic.
Some would argue that art and design isn't a 'life necessity'. However there's never been a more important time to be surrounded by beauty, and to be uplifted by it. I know I am very fortunate to be part of the design community, and to be able to help bring beauty into my client's lives at this moment.
Who’s a favourite you’re following on Instagram at the moment?
Angela: A&A. Adam and Arthur.
A collab between Adam Goodrum and a french marquetry artisan Arthur Seigneur - particularly the 'Exquisite Corpse' collection, reminiscent of childhood wooden tessellation shapes and puzzles. The colour and detail in the pieces is mind blowing!
What is your go to white interior paint colour?
Angela: I visit each new project with no preconceived design ideas. I don't have a regimented approach, it's a fluid journey influenced by my client and their surroundings. More and more I am making a conscious decision to avoid white during this process, which is a round-about way of saying that while I still like it, I haven't used Dulux Natural White since painting my own home 8 yrs ago.
What is your most cherished piece at home? (furniture, art, lighting or decorative)
Angela: A piece by local artist Greg Wood called 'Union, Northcote'
To me Greg’s piece has a personality that changes all the time. At first glance it's so simple, but it has incredible depth.
If you could splurge on a piece of furniture or art right now, what would it be?
Angela: I DID just splurge! On a pair of BrDr Kruger Pauline bar stools from Fred International which I have coveted for some months. I love the refined timber detail which the leather upholstery sits upon, both offset by simple steel legs.
Do you have a trade tip you can share?
Angela: Delete the downlights!! Don't underestimate the atmosphere that a considered approach to lighting can bring.
Image - Felix Forest.
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