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Art of darkness

Alma Road

A talented interior designer weaves her magic over the mansion apartment she and her young family call home. There’s a portrait of a chef – ‘Le Chef De L’Hotel Chatham’ by William Orpen – overlooking the kitchen. When Chelsea Hing and her family cross the threshold to their bewitching mansion apartment, the chef is the first detail to catch the eye. His wooly beard and self-assured stance are stately but not ostentatious. For Chelsea, his faithful presence signals a feeling of home. She says, “Seeing him makes me happy… that’s just what I want for my space.” Chelsea is an interior designer living and working in Melbourne, Australia. Within this creative enclave, Chelsea has established herself as the go-to auteur of smart design and effortless style. The designer has built her reputation on an innate ability to tease interior cues from their architectural contexts. The home she shares with her partner and baby Louis encapsulates that approach.

Still life with art and curiosities on the mantlepiece Chelsea Hing
left Still life with art and curiosities on the mantlepiece
right Chelsea Hing

Images: Nik Epifanidis via Taverne Agency. Words: Anna McCooe

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