26 OCT - 2022
Troye Sivan’s house in Melbourne is quirky, humble, and offbeat. And thank you to Architectural Digest (again) for letting us scope out its insides and live vicariously through his mid-century modernised home. Sivan opens the video with a warm welcome ushering us inside, “make yourselves at home,” he says. Troye chose to settle into the serene neighbourhood of Carlton, Melbourne, after the virus outbreak and growing sick of his ridiculously lonely 19-bedroom mansion in LA, Sivan laughs that he’s “unbelievably happy” to be home.
His fresh Victorian-style home was once a brick factory before being transformed into a mansion in 1970 by renowned Australian architect John Mockridge. Flack Studio, Australia's top interior design and architecture firm, then refurbished this lovely mansion in 2020. We talk about Flack a lot in this piece as you will soon see that they are incredible at interiors, in the AD video Troye simply put “they get it.”
We recently paid tribute to the comeback of mid-century modern decor and furnishings in new homes. The mid-century modern interior style gained popularity in the 1940’s and has yet to grow old — for good reason. The style has an obvious ageless appeal, defined by clean lines, organic shapes, minimal ornaments, and high utility. Sivan has taken this style to new modern heights and we are obsessed.
I mentioned earlier that Flack Studio are the large contributors behind this homely masterpiece. Many historic characteristics, such as the brick clay floor and stained cork ceiling, were retained by Flack Studio and Troye Sivan. The house's unique elements marry with Troye Sivan's personality. Timeless aesthetics and modern relaxation were essential during the design of the home. Troye wanted a location where he belonged, adorned with contemporary art pieces that stimulate his mind and the vintage furniture that compliments his wonderful contemporary taste.
I have constructed an itemised list of all the best items and shades that make this home a sanctuary. Utilise this list for your interior inspiration boards, or as a portal for your next house renovation, if you have a budget inline with the successful artist.
Let's start with the shades that build up palette of his soulful Melbourne hub.
Oxblood Red Outdoor Bathroom
Forest Green Marble Kitchen Bench
Terracotta Clay Guest Bathroom
Vintage Red Clay Finishings
- and onto the pieces that make this home whole -
Cut Up Apple/Pear Branches