Our ‘Cato Residence’ clients have a growing family and absolutely adore entertaining. Creating spaces that were functional for the family on the daily, but were also excellent entertaining spaces was imperative. A Full Home Design Package was implemented. After the interior design was complete, we began our Furniture Curation Package.

Desiring a modern contemporary bespoke home, Birdblack Design was engaged to utilise a variety of colours, materials and textures, oozing luxury and impeccable taste. From stunning brass to mosaic tiles to natural marble, from natural leather bedheads and drawer pulls to plush rugs – this home is simply divine.

In total, at ‘Cato Residence’ we curated furniture in: the open living Lounge, Kitchen and Dining Room, the Master Suite, and the Formal Sitting Room.

Birdblack Design was inspired by the colours and the textures of the pre-existing warm auburn tones of the Spotted Gum timber flooring and terracotta roofing tiles. It is essential to keep the home’s overall style in mind: ensuring the colours, materials and finishes flow seamlessly throughout the spaces.

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This family loves to entertain so comfort and style were quintessential for the living areas of the home.

The Kitchen features black and white elements with that gorgeous terracotta flowing throughout. To warm up the space, we decorated with tan leathers, timbers and greenery. We also introduced pops of brass, rose pink linen, mustards and khaki greens. The results? Divine!

Both the bar stools in the Kitchen and the Dining chairs are tan leather, creating cohesion in the space. The Dining Table is a gorgeous black oak: solid and suitable for a growing family!

The lounge room features an incredible artwork – on the floor! The custom-made rug picks up tones found throughout the space: mustards, khakis, and greys to match the pewter linen lounge that sits atop. A brass coffee table adds another element of glam to the room, evoking a wonderful sense of warmth.


Say hello to this haven! A mature room for the adults featuring this gorgeous brass mirror which immediately brings a structural element to the fireplace wall.
We selected lighter grey tones for the lounges in this room and opted for brighter pops of colour with the navy blues and emerald greens, contrasting beautifully.
Another round, brass table sits in the middle, creating cohesion between the informal and formal lounge areas of the home.

This formal sitting room defines both class and comfort.


The Master Bedroom is spectacular. A stunning custom tan bedhead ticks all the boxes of approval. The natural texture of leather is beautiful. The Master Bedroom also features a gorgeous dresser, with a soft pink and brass stool. The dresser is divine for applying makeup and styling hair; our client desired a zone for her “Me Time”. We certainly delivered on that!

The bed linens pick up colour found within the home – khaki, navy and beige. This Master Bedroom Suite is the perfect, warm and welcoming space for our homeowners to retreat to in the evening.

A note from the owners:
Working with Sarah and her team was easy. All questions and concerns were always responded to quickly. We love our new space, especially the built to measure cabinetry pieces with lots of storage which was an important part of our brief. Seeing it finished, it all flows and fits so well together. The team did a fabulous job design wise and the workmanship is great.

Interior Design: Birdblack Design
Builder: Graeme Carberry Builder
Joinery: Marlix Bespoke Furniture & Joinery
Photography: The Evoke Company
Videography: PipeWolf Media

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