Introducing Andrew Waller and his Hunter Hill Project
Andrew Waller established his boutique design practice in 2003. Specialising in interior architecture, and the design of interiors and furniture, his passion for craftsmanship imbues a sense of clear function, purity of material and meticulous attention to detail.
Graduating with a BA (Hons) Architecture from John Moores University Liverpool (UK), Mr Waller won the Art in Architecture prize for outstanding design concept and has received extensive industry recognition for his work alongside his loyal client base.
Andrew Waller stepped away from the city to create an oasis of old-world charm, timeless detail and classic finishes in his Hunter Hill Project.
The Peninsula’s old-world charm was the inspiration for the project, with creativity being drawn from where Lane Cove and the Parramatta river meets. This is where the refurbishment of this beautiful waterfront home began.
The home was built in the late 1990s on the footprint of the previous 1930s home, Mr Waller’s goal was to reconstruct 20 years of family living. While taking a bespoke approach to joinery and meticulous attention detail with the use of marble and limestone finishes, paired with brass and bronze fittings.
We were provided a quick yet very rewarding conversation with Andrew Waller, He explained in detail his favourite element of the Hunter Hill Project.
Andrew: The project included several key design elements which were used to define the various spaces throughout the interior. One of our favourite pieces are the large pair of cabinets within the formal lounge, either side of the original fireplace (previously a pair of windows – with shutters fitted to conceal the side of house view).
The new design features a pair of bespoke cabinets with washed blue interior & linen sheer blinds to the rear. (The cabinets are designed with operable doors – allowing the client to close off the display shelving for a cleaner aesthetic during the winter months). The interior fitted with deep shelves creates a display space for our client’s decorative pieces –back lit by day with the soft light filtered through the linen blind.
We cannot help but agree with Andrew on this one. The stunning cabinets are filled with some of our favourite Boyd Blue pieces, aren’t they displayed to perfection. We are in love! Pieces included- Emmerson Sculpture, Singita Sculpture, Gerti Round Container and Edgar Decanter.
Andrew also touched on the Entry Hall, it’s another space he particularly enjoyed creating.
Andrew: The space was redefined – removing a low rendered (solid) wall, replacing it with a light weight steel & timber balustrade – allowing an uninterrupted view to the Parramatta River (which the garden backs onto).
Hotel lobby design was referenced with the use of the large round table with lantern pendant light above – to anchor the space.
The handsome table in mahogany with brass detailing (Baxter dining table from the Boyd Blue range) has an aged / subtle hammered surface treatment which ties back with some of the clients existing antique pieces. The table greets guests on arrival – acting as a view point to draw you into the inner hallway. Again the table acts as a display surface for some of our clients favourite collectables – display with seasonal flowers.
As we scroll through the images of the Hunter Hill project we can’t help but feel joy, spotting Boyd Blue products in such a wonderful light is why we love what we do. Congratulations Andrew Waller, the Hunter Hills project is magnificently put together.
Spotted Boyd Blue Pieces:
- Emmerson Sculpture
- Singita Sculpture I
- Singita Sculpture II
- Gerti Round Container
- Edgar Decanter
- Ravi Vase
- Sandstone Side Table
- Kanta Coffee Table
- Palar Vase
- Bryant Dining Room Chairs
- Baxter Dining Table
- Gemma Smoke Vase
- Norman Brass Table Lamp
- Norman Nickel Table Lamp
- Nikki Hurricane
- Clifton Tray
- Clifton Box