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Publication Date: 2015-03-12

Melbourne Masterpiece

Sydney-based designer Thomas Hamel fashions a home for a large family in Australia.

Every time Thomas Hamel walks through the front door of a house in Melbourne, he looks for changes. But he never finds any. Paintings still hang on the same hooks, pillows rest plumped and positioned at the edges of sofas, and seating arrangements remain unchanged. After he finished designing the interiors of this seven-bedroom home in the suburb of Toorak, he expected some of the furnishings to be moved or certain decorative elements altered by the married couple. After all, it was a new home and the young parents have five active children.

“Even though the house has been finished for awhile, it’s exactly the same as I left it,” says Hamel, an American-born designer who has lived and worked (and thrived) in Sydney for more than twenty years. “It’s a great honor to see that what I’ve done has remained. These are the kinds of clients who know how to maintain a finished project in such a caring way. I love going back inside.”

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INTERIOR DESIGN BY THOMAS HAMEL

PRODUCED BY LESLIE NEWSOM RASCOE

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MATT LOWDEN

WRITTEN BY DAVID MASELLO

This story appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of MILIEU.

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