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Creating exquisite spaces

At Studio Trio, creating exquisite spaces is what drives us, it’s what inspires us, it’s at the heart of everything we do. Because we believe a beautiful interior has the power to enrich, to invigorate, to elevate: To totally transform our everyday.

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The owners of this Sydney home requested Studio Trio design them a “functional, classic and beautiful” kitchen that would work like a dream for them and their young children. Director Lauren Mahoney certainly rose to the challenge, delivering a kitchen where there’s ample space for meal prep, room for kids to eat at the island, and where dinner time is a no-fuss operation thanks to the inclusion of two ovens, two dishwashers and two integrated bins.


From the statement lighting in the entry to the graphic floor tiles grounding the outdoor room at the rear, interior designer Lauren Mahoney of Studio Trio has created beauty and interest from every angle in this heritage home in Sydney’s north. For Lauren, founder and creative director of Sydney interior design firm Studio Trio, the brief was clear when she was enlisted by owners Kate and Andrew to give the mid-1920s home a top-to-toe overhaul.


The laundry is arguably the hardest-working room in the house and yet, traditionally, the design of this essential utilitarian zone has rarely been approached with as much care and consideration as our living or bedroom spaces. After all, it’s just the washing machine, dryer, sink and some cupboards, right? Not so. The way we view laundries is changing.



To Lauren Mahoney, creative director and founder of Sydney interior design firm Studio Trio, there was no question that this heritage home was ready for a new chapter. While the circa 1907 Federation Arts & Crafts-style abode was certainly liveable for owners Hannah and Craig and their three school-aged children, it appeared tired and dysfunctional.


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THE BRIEF Robust materials were on the ‘must include’ list for this family bathroom in Sydney – as was a good-looking bathtub. “The finishes had to be hard-wearing and super practical because four young boys use this bathroom,” says interior designer Lauren Mahoney, founder of Studio Trio.




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This two-storey home on Sydney’s North Shore is proof that it’s possible to create a home for a household of boisterous boys without showing style the door. With four sons – now aged six to 16 – Maria and Chris found their former house was bursting at the seams. In 2017, after a two-year search, they discovered this home, which overlooks a secluded bay.


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Joinery design can be challenging in an irregularly shaped space – which is exactly how this Sydney kitchen could be described. “It took us a while to get it just right,” says interior designer Lauren. “This 1960s house is hexagonal in shape so there are some tricky angles to work around.” Her solution was to create narrow floor-to-ceiling cupboards in vibrant Dulux Billiard Ball and team them with drawers in the island bench.

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When it came to deciding on the palette for the rejuvenation of a dull and dated Sydney ensuite, Lauren Mahoney of Studio Trio didn’t have to look far for inspiration. She directed her attention to the townhouse’s idyllic harbourside setting. A watery expanse of glazed sea-green hexagonal tiles now washes over the bathroom floor and shower feature wall, providing an enchanting contrast to crisp white fixtures and finishes.

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To do its impressive design legacy justice, a 1960s hexagonal house in Sydney got the right kind of renovation for the freestyling family of five who live there. Style of home A double-storey 1960s hexagonal house that’s been turned into a contemporary mid-century-stye mansion. The seven-month renovation was completed in December 2019.

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This narrow 1880s Sydney terrace punches above its weight thanks to smart spatial planning and a dynamic decorating approach. The three-bedroom property was built in 1884 as part of a development of workers’ terraces. All were narrow (this one is just shy of 4m), with compact rooms and creaky old staircases.


When it comes to client approvals, “I think I’ve died and gone to heaven” is a pretty good sign that you’ve nailed the brief. This was the positive feedback that Lauren Mahoney, the creative director and owner of Sydney interior designers Studio Trio, received when she presented her client, Simone, with the plans for the growing family’s soon-to-be renovated bathroom and ensuite.

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