We got to peek inside the light-filled Armadale apartment of Lucy Glade-Wright, one half of the sister-duo behind Hunting for George, a quirky, innovative and not to mention award-winning online homewares destination.
Heritage listed and designed by architect Stuart Hall in 1940, Lucy purchased one of only 8 apartments in the iconic art deco block in 2008, which after 10 years of ownership is about to hit the Melbourne property market.
Over the last decade, Lucy has completely transformed the interior of the apartment with a modern coastal theme that also reflects the building’s palm springs inspired exterior.
What is it that originally attracted you to the apartment? Did anything in particular catch your attention?
I’ve always been drawn to Art Deco buildings, they have a certain romance to them. For the most part this style of design mainly exists around Toorak, South Yarra, Armadale and St Kilda so that’s where I looked and that’s how I found my home.
It felt like home as soon as I walked through the doors and that charm is what I loved the most.
What are your favourite features of the property?
My favourite thing about this apartment and also the main reason why I bought it, is its epic rooftop. As you can imagine, being a 20-something obsessed with The Secret Life Of Us, I thought that I had clearly found the real estate jackpot!
I used to hang out on the rooftop a lot, it is so peaceful up there and you get incredible views of the city. Whilst I thought I'd be having a ton of parties up there it was more often than not just me and a good book in the sun.
How would you describe the design style of the apartment?
In a word, happy. There is a lot of love in these walls and I made sure to honour that when styling the interiors. I kept styling to a minimum to allow the unique layout of the apartment to speak for itself but also on a practical level, to fully maximise the smaller spaces. To reflect the exterior Palm Springs aesthetic I decided to carry out a modern coastal theme internally.
What paint colours did you use and how did you choose them?
I was conscious of bringing more light into the apartment, so I painted all the internal walls in Haymes Barely There to lighten the interiors.
What is your favourite styling piece in the property?
The hub of the home is most definitely the living room as it connects you to the kitchen, courtyard and hallway. I wanted to centre this space around my favourite artwork, White Wash.
This photographic print was taken by my partner and it was snapped at his favourite surf spot down the coast. I love everything about this artwork, its feeling, the colour and mostly my emotional connection to the subject matter. I knew it would set the tone for the interiors perfectly.
For more information on Lucy’s apartment, head over to the Hunting for George Community Journal.