DESIGN | How Tastemaker Steve Cordony Makes the Bed.

DESIGN | How Tastemaker Steve Cordony Makes the Bed.

14 JUN

DESIGN

How Tastemaker Steve Cordony Makes the Bed.

We recently asked accomplished interior stylist and tastemaker Steve Cordony to style our pieces in his spectacular home, Rosedale Farm. Today, he shares his go-to trick to transform a bedroom in one simple step, opening up his home after 7 years of restoration and his daily rituals.

Tell us about yourself and what you do.

I am an interior stylist who creates spaces, content and hosts events all which share a story and combine my love of interior design and entertaining.

How would you describe your aesthetic?

I guess very simply it can be summed up as a modern meets classic aesthetic that is accented with European details. But more importantly I always strive to create a look or a design that tells a story, evokes an emotional response and is never one dimensional or too easily defined on first view.

"I always strive to create a look or a design that tells a story, evokes an emotional response and is never one dimensional or too easily defined on first view."

Tell us about Rosedale Farm. What’s behind the name? Who lives there?

Rosedale Farm is located in Orange, NSW, 3.5 hours from Sydney, and is a Georgina style home that was built in 1877. My husband and I acquired the property 7 years ago and have been restoring it ever since. We finally finished this past March, and opened our guest house accommodation early 2023. We spend as much time as we can here, commuting between Sydney and Orange weekly. Mike works the garden and I style and shoot inside, and we have recently launched the property for weddings, events and location hire. It's a passion project that is home but one we get to share with visiting guests!

What is your favourite trick to transform a bedroom in one simple way?

Scatter cushions and throws. They are the simplest way to reimagine a bedroom look, but also contrasting different sets of bed linen makes a statement, and something I tend to do seasonally. They also allow you to layer texture which draws the eye around the bed, my faves include velvet, heavy weight linen, a stripe cotton or linen graphic and boucle.

When it comes to bed styling, how important is layering?  

It is the number one styling tool - a bed should never be one dimensional or flat. There should be layers and textures within the sheets, duvet, bed cover and throws, as well as cushions starting from standard pillows and scatters or bolsters and lumbers. A bed should always feel inviting and simulate a chic hotel bed you want to dive into.

What makes a house feel like a home to you?

Personal objects collected from family, friends or travels which evoke a memory when you walk past, a personal home scent and fresh flowers or greenery.

What does the term ‘luxury’ mean to you?

Now as I am getting older, true luxury is being content, doing what truly makes me happy and being unapologetic about it. In more shallow (but still important) terms - fresh crisp linen, fresh flowers weekly, being able to travel to places that change my creative outlook and collecting dinnerware.

What are your daily rituals?

I start every day by meditating for 20mins, which is also how I end my day. I then workout, have my daily green smoothie, get dressed and start the day by checking emails - ideally not my phone until all of the above is complete!

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