design: Greg Natale
Photos: Anson Smart
Greg Natale was engaged by a private client to design a game-changing private suite from which to cheer on the Geelong Cats AFL team at all home games.
Taking his cues from the Polo Lounge in New York City, Natale set about creating a sumptuous clubhouse feel with intricately detailed coffered ceilings and custom Tasmanian Oak flooring and joinery throughout.
Cambrian Black granite bench tops and custom brass trim brings a luxurious touch. Ceiling lights, wall sconces and table lamps from Ralph Lauren cast a moody, intimate glow in the evenings when the stadium lights flood the playing field. Ralph Lauren cushions contribute a softening, decorative layer.
Wallpaper from Greg Natale’s collection for Porter’s Paints underscores the owner’s allegiance to the Geelong Cats with the teams colours in blue and white as well as Cats memorabilia and rare team artefacts adorning the walls.
New steel and glass window partitions were designed to connect the outdoor terrace to the indoor spaces. Here a custom tessellated pattern was created in floor tiles using the team colours.