The King behind Siarn's interior style
Meet Nyria King from Palm Interiors, our go-to interior designer and valued member of our Cru.
Tell us about Siarn – how did your affiliation with this beachfront project come about?
I have a long history with the owners of Cru Collective, having worked on a few private residential projects for them on the Gold Coast and Sydney.
With a number of projects under our belt together there is a lot of trust that has built on both sides. I know that Cru Collective has full faith in me to make the right design decisions for them and their clients.
When they contacted me about Siarn, the Director of Sales took me straight to the location and we had the entire meeting on the beach. It was important to them that I fully understood the landscape to create a design as unique as Siarn’s oceanfront address.
The brief was great - a modern day private beach retreat for a “Sean Connery and Ursula Andress”. They wanted coastal, warm colours, classic lines, and sexy sophisticated palette that stood on its own while not ostracising buyers.
Designing for a wider audience needs to be carefully considered. The palette has to be strong on its own merit and also complement the architectural features.
I work on a lot of high end projects and feel with the classic aesthetic of the homes we have achieved a stunning stage for owners to showcase their own style.
Do you have a favourite design element at Siarn?
Siarn is classic in design and has sexy, yet subtle elements of luxe throughout.
The design is not based on a trend that will come and go before building completion. There is so much longevity in these apartments based on the interior styling alone.
Earlier on I identified a few areas that we could highlight for a real wow factor – but that’s a surprise for installation day.
What are the keys to styling a Siarn apartment – any hints for the future residents?
Showcase the view.
Furniture height is an important consideration – do not obstruct the spectacular oceanfront and coastline vistas. The views are the hero of these homes. Good design comes down to getting the proportions and composition right, and managing the balance of colour, shapes and textures.
Who is your design inspiration?
So many Australian and international interior designers inspire me daily and every project!
Each client has an individual aesthetic, a different budget, and sometimes existing furniture pieces or artwork that I need to consider.
It’s a journey and your design evolves pending on the brief and client.
What's your favourite part of design?
Installation day, the day the vision in my own head comes to life! When all of your hard work and concepts come together and you showcase to the client.
I also love the challenge of working with different aesthetics between projects. It challenges and stretches you as a designer – which is essential in business growth.
Not so favourite?
I’m allergic to administration duties and excel spread sheets. The only paperwork I enjoy handling is a receipt from a new furniture order.