Tania Handelsmann is an Interior Architect and Interior designer whose work I have previously featured on the blog before without actually knowing it was her own (at the time Tania was running the BKH New York office so all credit went to BKH).

I have since been introduced to Tania (my neighbour is best friends with her!) and I have had the biggest girl crush on her ever since (she is a heady combination of gorgeous, stylish, funny, genuine and professional) when i first met Tania and found out that she was responsible for THIS apartment I have to admit I was a little star struck as it is one of the only examples where BKH have unashamedly used a lot of colour hence i was and still am obsessed with it;)

Tania worked at BKH for over 10 years and you can tell the streamlined understated luxurious style of Ian Halliday has certainly rubbed off on her, Tania's style is the perfect mix of contemporary with traditional notes; she utilises sophisticated materials and luxurious finishes - think velvets, buttery leathers, marble fan tiles and painted wood cabinetry with a bit of Knoll, Bertoia and the occasional custom piece and antique find thrown in for good measure.

Tania's work has been featured in Elle DecorVogue LivingHouse & Garden, The Sydney Morning Herald and Habitually Chic and of course Paddo to Palmy!

Tania has just launched her website since she has started her own practice in Sydney 2 years ago which features some of her work -

www.handelsmann.com

 

The New York apartment which i have previously featured on Paddo to Palmy - Tania was the Interior Designer on this project (She was running BKH New York at the time); OMG that custom mauve velvet sofa, the vintage knoll chair and THAT rug

Such clever use of mirror..

Tania loves her grey's - who knew mauve and grey would look so good together; Tania has an amazing eye for Art as well -love the combination of these brightly coloured pieces against the grey wall. The velvet panelling makes this room ooze sophisticated luxury

Apartment owner Kiane posing by the saarinen dining chairs and the Christian Chaize photo that i am still lusting after (all editions in this series sold out)

A pair of Ikat upholstered Louis armchairs

Tania loves the occasional use of wallpaper...this hand-painted silk de Gournay was used in the foyer of Kiane's apartment. The 19th-century French mirror and wrought-iron chandelier that BKH had gilded were all purchased from 1st Dibbs. 


 

Now we find ourselves in Tania's North Sydney home - Stunning painted grey kitchen cabinetry, honed carrara marble bench top, matte subway tiles. The oak dining table is from MCM house and the bronze Bertoia chairs with covers are from De De Ce (can you spot those white & ceramic ceramic bowls sitting on the kitchen bench - Paddo to Palmy;)

The sitting room features more stunning grey custom joinery to conceal the AV; bronze coffee table is from Restoration Hardware, velvet upholstered Louis XVI chairs and the bronze wall sculpture is from NY www.plantationdesign.com which also happens to have the most amazing light fittings

 

The other side of Tania's living room displays the perfect symmetry of this room - bookshelves flank either side of the french doors; the linen sofa has a gorgeous pom pom blanket perfectly placed (which i happen to sell;)

The front door opens up to the full expanse of the double height ceiling which provides light throughout the newly built townhouse

Front door envy - V groove timber door with an oversized bronze circular handle; i took this photo - hence its wonky - sorry;)

Tania's stunning traditional style bathroom is actually being featured in this months House & Garden, again such thoughtful design and symmetry; I am totally using these matte subway tiles for our upcoming Palmy bathroom renno (apparently they are around $35 a sq meter from Teranova) I figure if i can save on the subways then i might be able to afford my custom concrete basin..just maybe?!

 

A close up of the custom made vanity..this is one bathroom that will never date - so classic and timeless

Stunning nursery - the velvet upholstered bench seat was a lucky find at a 2nd hand furniture shop

 

 

Another stunning nursery - typical Tania style in her paired back understated luxury; the ottoman has been custom upholstered in Liberty, the cott quilt is also custom made patchwork Liberty, Vintage Turkish Kilim from Ebay; the change table is from Restoration Hardware in the US

Lastly the master bedroom; charcoal grey linen headboard matched with complimentary shades of grey in the bed linen and curtains; I helped style this shoot as i have been stalking Tania since i met her and i walked out of her house thinking which room in my house can i possibly paint grey as it really is the perfect shade that goes with everything..it may be the new white!

Tania Handelsmann is an Interior Architect and Interior designer whose work I have previously featured on the blog before without actually knowing it was her own (at the time Tania was running the BKH New York office so all credit went to BKH).

I have since been introduced to Tania (my neighbour is best friends with her!) and I have had the biggest girl crush on her ever since (she is a heady combination of gorgeous, stylish, funny, genuine and professional) when i first met Tania and found out that she was responsible for THIS apartment I have to admit I was a little star struck as it is one of the only examples where BKH have unashamedly used a lot of colour hence i was and still am obsessed with it;)

Tania worked at BKH for over 10 years and you can tell the streamlined understated luxurious style of Ian Halliday has certainly rubbed off on her, Tania's style is the perfect mix of contemporary with traditional notes; she utilises sophisticated materials and luxurious finishes - think velvets, buttery leathers, marble fan tiles and painted wood cabinetry with a bit of Knoll, Bertoia and the occasional custom piece and antique find thrown in for good measure.

Tania's work has been featured in Elle DecorVogue LivingHouse & Garden, The Sydney Morning Herald and Habitually Chic and of course Paddo to Palmy!

Tania has just launched her website since she has started her own practice in Sydney 2 years ago which features some of her work -

www.handelsmann.com

 

The New York apartment which i have previously featured on Paddo to Palmy - Tania was the Interior Designer on this project (She was running BKH New York at the time); OMG that custom mauve velvet sofa, the vintage knoll chair and THAT rug

Such clever use of mirror..

Tania loves her grey's - who knew mauve and grey would look so good together; Tania has an amazing eye for Art as well -love the combination of these brightly coloured pieces against the grey wall. The velvet panelling makes this room ooze sophisticated luxury

Apartment owner Kiane posing by the saarinen dining chairs and the Christian Chaize photo that i am still lusting after (all editions in this series sold out)

A pair of Ikat upholstered Louis armchairs

Tania loves the occasional use of wallpaper...this hand-painted silk de Gournay was used in the foyer of Kiane's apartment. The 19th-century French mirror and wrought-iron chandelier that BKH had gilded were all purchased from 1st Dibbs. 


 

Now we find ourselves in Tania's North Sydney home - Stunning painted grey kitchen cabinetry, honed carrara marble bench top, matte subway tiles. The oak dining table is from MCM house and the bronze Bertoia chairs with covers are from De De Ce (can you spot those white & ceramic ceramic bowls sitting on the kitchen bench - Paddo to Palmy;)

The sitting room features more stunning grey custom joinery to conceal the AV; bronze coffee table is from Restoration Hardware, velvet upholstered Louis XVI chairs and the bronze wall sculpture is from NY www.plantationdesign.com which also happens to have the most amazing light fittings

 

The other side of Tania's living room displays the perfect symmetry of this room - bookshelves flank either side of the french doors; the linen sofa has a gorgeous pom pom blanket perfectly placed (which i happen to sell;)

The front door opens up to the full expanse of the double height ceiling which provides light throughout the newly built townhouse

Front door envy - V groove timber door with an oversized bronze circular handle; i took this photo - hence its wonky - sorry;)

Tania's stunning traditional style bathroom is actually being featured in this months House & Garden, again such thoughtful design and symmetry; I am totally using these matte subway tiles for our upcoming Palmy bathroom renno (apparently they are around $35 a sq meter from Teranova) I figure if i can save on the subways then i might be able to afford my custom concrete basin..just maybe?!

 

A close up of the custom made vanity..this is one bathroom that will never date - so classic and timeless

Stunning nursery - the velvet upholstered bench seat was a lucky find at a 2nd hand furniture shop

 

 

Another stunning nursery - typical Tania style in her paired back understated luxury; the ottoman has been custom upholstered in Liberty, the cott quilt is also custom made patchwork Liberty, Vintage Turkish Kilim from Ebay; the change table is from Restoration Hardware in the US

Lastly the master bedroom; charcoal grey linen headboard matched with complimentary shades of grey in the bed linen and curtains; I helped style this shoot as i have been stalking Tania since i met her and i walked out of her house thinking which room in my house can i possibly paint grey as it really is the perfect shade that goes with everything..it may be the new white!