Thames & Hudson
Arent & Pyke: Interiors Beyond the Primary Palette
Discover Arent & Pyke’s distinctive brand of decorative modernism through their experimental use of unique colour and material pairings.
The objects that tell stories, the colours that call to the senses, the materials that evoke certain moods – all these play a vital part in the design of a home by Arent & Pyke. Known for their focus on the psychology of space, the design duo maintains that a well-designed home can enrich your life. Their masterful approach to colour and materials results in optimistic, meaningful interiors high on charm and comfort.
With expertise in the softer nuanced tones of the tertiary palette, colours such as coral, nougat and olive, Juliette Arent and Sarah-Jane Pyke use colour to lift the spirits and arresting material pairings to evoke a nostalgic allure. Whether it’s the drama of three different types of marble or a checkerboard terrazzo floor of variegated greens, the Arent & Pyke signature style balances colour and materiality.
This, their first book, addresses their design ethos expressed through joy, colour, character, spirit and alchemy, and showcases their best work. Each of the projects featured include paint names, fabric brands, key learnings and insights into how these spaces were created. Generously illustrated and artfully designed, Arent & Pyke: Interiors Beyond the Primary Palette exemplifies how a thoughtfully designed space has the power to generate a sense of grounding, comfort and freedom to create a full, joyous living experience.
About the author
Juliette Arent and Sarah-Jane Pyke share a passion for design that places people at its heart. Their approach is deeply empathic and collaborative as they craft mindful interiors that respond to and reflect the lifestyles of their owners. With combined backgrounds in architecture, interior design and fine arts, the pair brought their years of design expertise, rigorous attention to detail and visionary flair to form Arent & Pyke in 2007.
Acclaimed by peers and press as exuberant, refined, authentic and exciting, Arent & Pyke's work has featured in numerous publications and won multiple awards both locally and internationally. In 2021, they were named Interior Designers of the Year at the Belle Fanuli Interior Design Awards, also winning Best Residential Interior. In 2018, they were one of six practices selected to exhibit in National Gallery of Victoria's Rigg Design Prize and in 2019 they received recognition as the only Australasian practice in the prestigious AD100 France listing.
Juliette Arent, Sarah-Jane Pyke
Published October 2022
250mm x 310cm