Fleur Hartigan is an experienced designer with a passion for creating homes rather than places. Her latest project sees her tackling the interiors and exteriors of buildings at West Village.
She has been retained by West Village as its interior stylist – a curator of space – and given free rein to transform the display suite and the public spaces at West Village’s first two buildings (Park and Lexington) into showcases of real village living. She will work with renowned Australian artist David Bromley and his wife Yuge who are providing the design overlay on the public spaces in Park and Lexington. The Bromleys are extending their West Village artists-in-residence brief to provide design direction and source unique, individual pieces for public realm spaces.
Fleur is styling the West Village display apartments, as well as providing styling services to residents. Seven have so far signed up for Fleur’s advice. Fleur says her motivation comes in part from the frustration of seeing bland, cookie-cutter public places that detract from new builds. “In my experience, display apartments are often not ‘real’,” Fleur said. “West Village asked me to create a home, not a two-bedroom display suite, and to show what real living is like in an inner urban environment.”
West Village is Fleur’s largest project to date and her brief is to use her style expertise to breathe life into the common areas of Park and Lexington, including hallways and entrance lobbies, a rooftop deck and around the poolside.
“When it’s finished, West Village residents and visitors will enjoy a creative environment – one with green spaces, unique handmade products decorating rooms, and of course some of David Bromley’s distinctive artworks,” Fleur said. “I will be creating spaces that are emotive and tactile, places to live and entertain. Fleur’s first West Village creation is the new two-bedroom display home in Park – one of the two residential buildings due for occupancy later in 2018.
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