How to Furnish and Style a Luxury Family Apartment
Development: Panorama Box Hill
Located in the heart of Box Hill, Panorama offers contemporary luxury living. It has spectacular views of Melbourne and is close to some of the top restaurants, shops, and gardens in the city. Panorama is the ideal area for young couples, business or medical professionals to call home because the Box Hill Institute and the Box Hill Hospital are just on the doorstep.
The apartments include large floor-to-ceiling windows that create bright, light-filled living rooms and allow occupants to feel connected to the outside while staying in their apartment. With great interior design options and the use of premium quality materials and fittings, the building exudes a sense of luxury.
MORC is the preferred supplier to furnish and style apartments at Panorama.
A small family of four had decided to downsize from a large suburban house to a brand-new apartment in Panorama Box Hill. This family had no idea where to start when it came to furnishing and styling a smaller sized home, so the building developer recommended us to help them. After so many years of living in a large house, the client found it tricky to visualise what sort of furniture would work well in an apartment. They wanted to feel a sense of luxury in their new home and for the whole apartment to feel as spacious as possible. This was a completely new lifestyle change for them and our team were able to make the transition to apartment living stress-free and exciting.
The floorplan for this Box Hill apartment included 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a large outdoor balcony. To plan for this, we needed to understand the family’s needs and undertake a site visit to gather all information about the property. Some of the most crucial aspects for the family were having adequate seating for themselves and extra for guests, including a study area without compromising on a bedroom and that a fully ergonomic space be designed where everyone could live happily together without it feeling too crowded.
After completing all the necessary background research and site measurements, our team worked on sourcing quality furniture and completing a scaled floorplan to ensure all selections would fit into the apartment space perfectly. A design proposal was then created and sent to the client which showed them the overall scheme, including styling, and a full inventory list so that the family knew exactly what they would be receiving in their new home
The Living Areas
In this apartment, the open plan living area is completely surrounded by floor to ceiling windows with views out to the large balcony and beyond. This allows lots of natural light into the space, automatically helping it feel bigger. We wanted to contribute further to this and ensure the furniture selections left the space feeling as roomy as possible.
The biggest challenge of planning this apartment came down to the family’s need for a study area and the location of the dining table. The kitchen and dining area is narrow, but without a table in there it would have felt really empty. We sourced a black marble dining table which was narrow enough to fit this space but still large enough to comfortably seat 6 people. The dining chairs that we paired with this table are slim and sturdy and they have an open back which helps let light filter through. These particular chairs are the perfect choice, as larger and more solid chairs would make this space feel too busy. Our styling choices with the glass vase and round mirror on the wall give the illusion of more space in the kitchen.
At the back of the apartment is where we find the small study and main living area. The study desk that we selected has storage included but it is still slim and minimal enough for the tight space. We wanted to make this feel like its own little ‘room’ and the artwork really helps pull that together. Being right next to the window means it’s great for light during the day time and makes it the ideal spot for completing homework or working from home.
To suit the older kids in this family, both of the secondary bedrooms needed a queen size bed. They wanted each of the rooms to feel quite mature when it came to the furniture selections and styling.
For the boy’s bedroom we chose some really soft green and blue colours and paired these with a light grey. This bedroom doesn’t get much natural light so we needed to be careful with our selections to not make this room feel too dark or small. The touches of black in the lampshades and artwork add a level of sophistication to the boy’s bedroom.
We selected a beautiful floral artwork for the girl’s bedroom which paired really well with the deep rust coloured cushions. Using natural beige in the throw and cushions help to give this space a calming atmosphere and the colour palette works well against the white linen. The lamps we chose have an incredible texture to them and with the feminine décor items the rooms is perfectly tied together. The gold bedside tables with narrow legs and a glass top are a great choice for the secondary bedrooms because they help make the space feel much bigger.
The master bedroom should always feel luxurious and have unique furniture that is different to the other bedrooms. We opted for a velvet charcoal bedframe which has a curved bedhead and gold legs. While this still ties back to the overall style of the apartment it’s shape and texture really stand out and make this a sophisticated setting for the parents. We went with lots of layers on the bed to make it feel as cosy as possible. Starting with the thick quilt in a waffle texture we then placed a light grey comforter and chunky knit throw on top. Neutral base colours allowed the peacock teal colour to really stand out and add some vibrancy into the room.
We selected some on-trend boucle textured feature cushions to compliment the rest of the bedding. Using different colours layered like this creates dimension really draws someone into the space. The rattan bedside tables tie back to the same texture used in the living area and study, and the storage makes them a practical yet stylish piece of furniture. The lamps on top are delicate and light which don’t feel too heavy on the solid bedside tables. All of the elements in this master bedroom work together to create a classy yet cosy retreat for the parents of this small family.
Thank you for joining us on our tour of this amazing 3-bedroom apartment in Panorama Box Hill. We hope you’ve enjoyed seeing how we created a beautiful luxury home for a family transitioning into apartment living.
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