Interior Design

Luke Cable

Bachelor of Interior Design (Commercial) Sydney
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As a designer, I have a strong understanding of spatial planning, architecture, and the potential of any space to be resolved and innovative. To express myself as a designer is a driving force to work with artistic purpose. I utilise a multitude of skills, experience and knowledge, which informs a broad and detailed perspective in design, conceptualisation and delivery.

I have an extensive background in property from market and financial analysis, portfolio evaluation, real estate assessments and capital growth performance evaluations to purchasing. My dynamic exposure to stock markets, property development, buyers’ advocacy mixed with my developed skills and passion in residential and commercial interior design puts me in a unique position that allows me to not only design with a sense of bravery, passion, and skill, but in a functional and business mindset to maximise the user experience with design excellence.

Boambilly House

Soaring cliffs, snow-covered mountain peaks, roaring waterfalls and lush fertile valleys covered in towering redwood forests, the Yosemite Valley is iconically California. Located in the central Sierra Nevada mountain ranges, Boambilly House is an exploration of framing experiences in a rectilinear minimalist form. Designed for art collectors, the house not only boasts extensive galleries to showcase art collections, but the house is in itself a sculptural evoking piece of art.

Without rules, without dogma and with all freedom, the philosophical approach towards Boambilly House explores design ideas emerging naturally through the exploration of simplistic forms in architecture and interiors and contrasting them with the organic forms of nature. The protagonist of the exploration of form is through human sensations, proportions, and scale being manipulated to induce certain emotions and perspectives. Light and shadow heightens the sensations for proportion and scale and ignites the building to make it come alive.

Nature has been brought inside, with the interior materiality a celebration of natural materials. From poplar timber screens and joinery, greyscale terrazzo flooring throughout, bespoke metallic kitchen with calming green hues, the interior is an experiment in reflective metals and polished stones infusing with warm absorbing timbers and neutral fabrics.

Doyle’s on the Wharf

Doyle’s on the Wharf is a Sydney institution that has been serving seafood since 1855. The site began as a humble outlet where Doyle originally sold his daily catch, then became a fish and chip shop. The restaurant overlooks a small stretch of sandy beach with small dinghies that dot the shore that stretches to vistas of Sydney’s skyline.

The redevelopment of Doyle’s on the Wharf is a contemporary realisation of the Watsons Bay psychology that is a celebration of lifestyle and location while embodying the Doyle’s heritage to create a venue that is uniquely Sydney. The functionality of the building has been broken up to offer a street-facing takeaway kiosk, while the rear water-facing side of the venue offers in-house dining and bar facilities.

The iconic wharf location has been emphasised in the architecture of the building, with the raw exposed elements of the reclaimed rough sawn eucalyptus blackbutt revealing the simple structure of the building, creating a sense of occasion that evokes the notion of wood weathered by the unrelenting forces of the sea. The orientation of the building and the ceilings rise to the north to capture the coveted northern aspect and Sydney Harbour Views.