A leader in the Australian design community, Steve Cordony is a prominent interior and event stylist and the ‘style director at-large’ for Belle Magazine – Australia’s leading interior design magazine. Specialising in creating exceptional events and interiors for luxury brands and personal clients, Steve’s interiors are bold, dramatic and inspirational. Steve’s latest project is no exception. Creating a country chic masterpiece, Steve’s Rosedale Farm project combines a quintessential traditional style with contemporary functionality.
A well-regarded leader in interior styling, Steve has refined his skills over an illustrious career. Beginning his career working with the likes of Neale Whitaker and Imogen Naylor, Steve is now the ‘style director at large’ for Belle magazine. Also regarded as one of Australia’s top interior Instagramers, Steve is devoted to pushing the boundaries of Australian design.
Recently, Steve finished his latest project – Rosedale Farm. Located in rural New South Wales, Rosedale Farm is Steve’s very own tranquil sanctuary. Crafting a contemporary twist on a traditional country interior, Rosedale Farm features Arabescato Vagli Marble from CDK Stone. We briefly spoke with Steve about how this daring marble sits within this unique design.
“One of my key design choices for our new kitchen at Rosedale Farm was the Arabescato Vagli Marble from CDK Stone.”
“One of my key design choices for our new kitchen at Rosedale Farm was the Arabescato Vagli Marble from CDK Stone”, explains Steve. Featured on the island benchtop, backbench, splashback and in the butler’s pantry, Arabescato Vagli pays homage to timeless Italian marble patterns whilst evoking a more daring, contemporary veining.
“I love the heavy vein and texture of the stone, it brings the whole kitchen together”.
Born in Italy’s Apuan Alps, Arabescato Vagli creates a balanced contrast while effortlessly synergising with both light and dark architectural elements. “I love the heavy vein and texture of the stone, it brings the whole kitchen together”, Steve goes on to explain.
Fast becoming one of the most sought-after premium Italian marbles, Arabescato Vagli is a popular choice for architects and interior designs as it intertwines subtle and stark veins that presents a raw, natural aesthetic. It’s this timeless beauty with a bold flare that Steve has envisioned for his Rosedale Farm project.
At the heart of this country chic masterpiece is the Shaker style kitchen. Tying together functionality and timeless interior design, Steve’s unique take on this classic trend is inspiring. The deep, dark khaki cabinetry creates a strong contrast against the natural light and brass hardware. The warm tones of the recycled Chevron Oak floors creates a natural, down-to-earth aura. Effortlessly tying all these elements together is the Arabescato Vagli Marble benchtops.
The traditional roots of this kitchen design are perfectly balanced with modern functionality. With a range of Miele appliances throughout the kitchen and laundry, this kitchen delivers the best both of traditional and contemporary trends.
Designed for entertaining, this kitchen flows directly into the dining area whilst leaving the butler’s pantry for preparation. Steve has crafted a perfect space for a time-honoured lifestyle in a state-of-the-art home.
“The quality of the slabs of marble we’re beautiful to work with and working with the team at CDK Stone was seamless.”
Throughout this project Steve worked tirelessly with CDK Stone to make his Rosedale Farm vision a reality. “The quality of the slabs of marble we’re beautiful to work with and working with the team at CDK Stone was seamless.” Steve explains.
Steve Cordony’s Rosedale Farm project transforms the concept of traditional into an inspirational masterpiece.
Photography by Edward Urrutia