Situated just a stone’s throw away from the pristine golden beaches of Mermaid Beach on Queensland’s Gold Coast is La Casa Sirena. Italian for The Mermaid House, this home is a wonderful example of tropical luxury living. The owner and designer of the interiors is Joe Pullos, an Australian expat living in Singapore. He renovated the house using inspiration from his travels to create a light, bright, contemporary space which includes tropical design features.
The Mermaid House – just a stone’s throw away from the pristine golden beaches of Mermaid Beach on Australia’s Gold Coast.
Whilst the house is contemporary in design, there are definite nods to a more traditional style with Raffles Hotel in Singapore being a notable influence to the owner. This can be seen in the beautiful custom made louvered timber internal doors, the crisp white and navy colour scheme and the timber accents, all of which add to the overall tropical luxury ambience.
A perfect marriage of old and new, it is the ideal home to showcase the chest of drawers Joe acquired from The Past Perfect Collection. This beautiful teakwood piece is from the late 19th century and is British colonial in design, with a rosewood drawer frame and warm brass details.
British colonial teakwood chest of drawers with a rosewood drawer frame and warm brass details.
‘The piece we selected from The Past Perfect Collection perfectly marries the old with new styling and fits perfectly alongside the contemporary pieces. It is an amazing piece that everyone who enters the house comments on’ he said. Positioned on the middle floor of the house, in a central lobby, the chest of drawers is a statement piece which creates a sense of arrival and grandeur in the heart of the home.
We absolutely love Joe’s style and as he is someone who has interior design clients in Singapore and Australia we thought we would ask him for any interior design tips he could share with us:
‘I always like to mix old with the new, contemporary with classics to create an eclectic space full of interesting things. I enjoy mixing statement pieces with a client’s collectibles so every piece in a project tells a story of personal journey’.
We agree! The exciting mix of antiques with modern interiors makes such an interesting and unique statement and we think La Casa Sirena’s tropical luxury perfectly illustrates this idea.