MWa Design Files: new aesthetics for residential interior design

At MWa, we are constantly feeding our appreciation of fine design by looking for new aesthetics for residential interior design.

1 PORCELAIN: Porcelain is changing the asthetics of interiors

From textures and colours, to its thinness, large format porcelain sheets are being used as flooring, walling, benchtops and any other surface including cabinetry.  It’s unique, moving on from replicating the look of other materials such as marble, granite or timber, and coming into its own.  See the beautiful new aesthetic on display at the Artedomus showroom in Roseberry, Sydney.  Streamlined kitchen in maximum marmi onyx gold.  Image:

2 WHITE: White is the new black.

We’ve loved bringing a little bit of black back into interiors, as it gives such a punch and drama.  But we’ve noticed white is coming – white fixtures such as powdercoated taps by AstraWalker, and white steel doors in powdercoat by Dulux Electro Flat White by Steel Windows Australia .  Less contrast, more fresh. Image: / Hot Yoga Studio

3  CURVES: Be lead around the corner.

A curved wall with some texture, you can’t beat it as the way to enter into a space.  We’re using this device in a current project, to transition from the old to the new, from one level to the next, from the hallway into the open plan, just down the stairs and follow the curve…  Image: www. / Move Yoga


4 WALLPAPERS: Bold and exotic.

Unlimited in colour and motifs, wallpaper is a seriously delightful way to add character to interiors.   We have been lucky enough to have seen some stunning wallpapers installed recently in our Pymble project:  in the hallway, in the library, in a dining room and wrapped around huge sliding pantry doors in the kitchen.  We have a client who has a stunningly colourful black and white wallpaper with butterflies in colour, in a teenage girl’s bedroom wall (Butterfly Garden).  The challenge is choosing!  See,,  Image  Ardmore collection – Narnia, 109/10049

5 PERFORATED METAL MESH: Breathable joinery.

Why, we’re not sure, but we are seeing more perforated metal mesh being used in interiors, in particular, in joinery.  Cupboard fronts – breathable pantry?  Also great for robes.  Certainly useful for TV joinery so the remote control lasers work without opening the cupboards.  Here’s a stunning use of perforated brass mesh.  Image: Murdock Young Architects / Further Lane Kitchen.



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Interior Design: MWa Sneak Peak

pymble interior design

Interior Design: At MWa, we provide our clients with a comprehensive design services which includes the architecture, interior design and outdoor living spaces of their home.

The benefits of our MWa interior design service include:

  • a thorough and consistent design intent throughout the architecture and interiors of the home
  • an efficient detailed documentation process for tendering and construction
  • cost management of all items to be purchased and supplied by the client during construction
  • reliable, tried and tested MWa suppliers and sub contractors and
  • we pass on all of our trade discounts to our interior design and documentation clients, which add up to substantial savings (our way of offsetting the costs of our professional services)


Take a look at the sneak peak photos of our almost completed interior design of our 1930’s Pymble alteration and additions.


With a nod to the 1930s and lead by our client’s adventurous taste, the home features:

  • brass detailing in the kitchen and ensuite (joinery by MS Interiors, brass detailing by Property Techniques)
  • American Oak timber veneer
  • London Grey ceasarstone
  • urban brass tapware by Astra Walker
  • rainforest mural tiles by Di Lorenzo and
  • no less than four types of feature wallpaper by Cole & Son throughout the home

Consistent with the 1930s, this home also features interior design details of the era including the colours, wet area tile size and format, batten and board ceiling profile and construction, etched glass in joinery cupboard fronts to match existing decorative motifs.

The contemporary interior design details throughout the home include the new joinery in the library and for storage throughout the bedrooms and kids playroom and a resin floor – to satisfy the client desire for a low maintenance, durable, no-mess floor in the kitchen and dining – perfect for ease of living with young children.


Our 3D sketch up models of these spaces, side by side with our own site photos, show how effective our modelling capabilities are in the design process – in exploring and communicating design intent and detailing.


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