Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Featured Designer: Greg Natale

This truly famous interior designer is based in Australia. 
A designer extraordinaire of residential, retail and commercial spaces. 
I've only chosen a sampling of his residential interior spaces but you really must have a look at his entire portfolio found HERE!


I've had this photo in my "foyer inspiration folder" for a while. 
This is where I'm headed!


Is this sun room not gorgeous!


There are some designers who intentionally do something unexpected in every space- it becomes their trademark. Greg Natale seems so focused, almost as if he has a design formula that he follows and does not waiver from. I think this approach is why his interiors are so dramatic (and to me- awe inspiring, I am not that disciplined when it comes to design).


DRAMA!


Just plain pretty :)


Now we have moved onto a different house. This house is similar in many aspects to the first. He does have homes in his portfolio that are filled with color- these first two homes just make me a little weak in the knees
- don't be jealous honey!


If you know me at all, you know I LOVE this! 
Super modern cocktail table, traditional rug, black walls...very cool.


What do you think of using a wall covering to accent just a few walls, a single wall or even part of a wall?


He uses what appears to be the same wall covering, in different colors, throughout. In this house, he did the same thing with the tile in the bathrooms...same tile, installed in the same distinctive pattern but a different color for each bath room.


Again, a similar wall covering but in baby blue
- it becomes the perfect nursery accent wall! 
Do you see what I'm talking about? It's a design "formula". 
On his website, if you look at all of the rooms in this house, you will see how effortlessly one room flows into the next, yet at the same time, each room possesses a distinctive mood, provoked by the color choice. 


I could frame this photo... A beautiful composition!


Are you sick of me saying "I love, I love"- allow me one more time :)
I love the white cabinet! It makes me want to saw the legs off from my Russell Wright buffet, paint it white and mount it on the wall.


I love I am so fond of the white "vintagey" bed with that awesome green velvet paired with the equally "vintagey" gold chair and equally awesome green and white fabric. 


 This is just fun, right?



Some inspiration for all of you that like to paint vintage furniture and give it an updated upholstery.

So what do you think? Forgive me if I sound like his agent- just every now and then you find a designer that strikes a nerve- Anyone else feel this way about Greg Natale?

9 comments:

  1. When you said this designer seems to have a "formula", I kinda agree. I think his formula is using black and white with green and sometimes blue accents in most of his rooms.:) Just kidding, of course.

    He is a talented designer, no doubt and I am gravitated towards his darker rooms for some reason. Good post, thanks for sharing!

    Enjoy your day!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  2. I loved your analysis. I never would have picked up on the formula if you hadn't pointed it out. Btw, the foyer in the first picture immediately caught my eye. What a perfectly classic color combination.

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  3. I literally love every single room. I especially love those where black is used. Black is so elegant and dramatic and rich. He has great design sense...beautiful!

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  4. First room is stunning! Thank you so much for the Versatile Blogger Award! I will now have to rack my brains. I love the blogging community for this reason!

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  5. He uses contrast so well! And I love how he mixes it with green. These images need lots of further study from me!
    Camille

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  6. Love it! The rooms are quite masculine but they just ooze glamour and style!

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  7. Wow, I love the light in the kitchen in that 3rd image.

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  8. Thanks for introducing me to his work. If that first image is your inspiration for your foyer, I'll be very excited to see the finished space.

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  9. I love his style of decorating.

    Dee

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