Home Tour - Bondi House by Mark Shapiro Architecture

Photography Justin Alexander

Photography Justin Alexander

The Bondi House by Mark Shapiro Architects is a significant renovation of a semi in North Bondi, retaining only the front single storey section of the house. The house consists of 3 bedrooms, media room, open plan living, kitchen and dining, laundry, carport, new landscaping and swimming pool over two levels.

The challenge was to satisfy the client's desire for a light filled home in what is by nature a long and narrow floor plan. The solution was to insert a triangular wedge shaped courtyard deep into the floor plate, flooding it with natural northern light over the both storeys. The courtyard is landscaped with a beautiful 80 year old 'elephant's foot' tree, which had to be craned in to place. 

 A boomerang shaped curved steel stair completes the other half of the triangle. The sculptural stair creates a focal point at one side of the open plan space, with the lush garden a counterpoint at the opposite end. A real sense of drama is created upon entry with the entrance passageway clad in dark charcoal v-groove cladding, which curves and flows to reveal the dramatic stairwell and courtyard. 

The palette of materials help to create a relaxed but sophisticated beach house aesthetic, with the v-groove theme continued outside to the white weathertex cladding. Much of the structure is on show, with exposed steelwork on the exterior and exposed floor joists in the interior, lit up with LED lights, adding to the sense of honest yet unfussy sophistication. 

Completed 2018 the build was somewhat experimental with all of the joinery, glazing and flooring being imported from China, proving to be a significant cost saving measure. 

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Source: www.dotandpop.com.au/architecture

Home Tour - Neptune Street by Space Control

DESIGNER - Cressida Kennedy, director of Space Control | PHOTOGRAPHY - Drew Wheeler | JOINERY - Bondi Kitchens

DESIGNER - Cressida Kennedy, director of Space Control | PHOTOGRAPHY - Drew Wheeler | JOINERY - Bondi Kitchens

This covetable ocean view Sydney home designed by Space Control has the cool factor. One of it’s draw card features is the stunning kitchen detailed with v-groove polar white curved island and back bench, along with American Walnut veneer full height cabinets, detailed by a solid walnut trim., brought to life by Bondi Kitchens.

Sublime ink-blue veined ’Calacatta Statuario’ is featured throughout the project, with the striking Artedomus ’Smetaldo’’ green quartzite for the bar.

Bondi Kitchens

Q&A with Cressida Kennedy, director of Space Control

What was the client brief? 

The brief was to bring this Coogee beach house to its maximum potential as it was in desperate need of a complete makeover and to introduce a sense of a playful contemporary style to the interiors that related to the client’s beach lifestyle.

Do you have a favourite room?

The first floor living (parent’s retreat) I like the open planning living that is focused around the marble fireplace along with the feature American Walnut and brass bar for entertaining. The house has amazing natural light and this space captures it beautifully. 

What were your design objectives for the project? 

To create a house that had a strong design direction but was still a liveable family home – not too perfect. Where the kids could come directly from the beach and feel relaxed to use the features and furniture in the house. Solid American Walnut Timber joinery is combined with a minimalist white colour palette that contributes to the laid back coastal atmosphere created within the home.

How would you describe the style of the home? 

The Coogee beach house is richly layered with numerous bespoke interior elements that add fun, joy and intrigue, whilst the design creates a new visual language for the family home.

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Source: www.dotandpop.com.au/architecture

Scratch resistant kitchen sinks are here and we are excited!

Scratch resistant sinks by Meir Australia.

It’s time to get excited... Meir Australia's new sub-brand Lavello, has just released an exclusive range of scratch resistant sinks and what’s even better, they come in all of your favourite on trend finishes!

This bespoke collection is available in gunmetal, brushed gold, as well as brushed nickel and they will transform any kitchen into a luxurious and super functional space. I know first hand how frustrating it is when you complete your stunning new kitchen renovation and on day 2 your sink is scratched and not looking a million dollars anymore, but thankfully Lavello have revolutionised the game with this new technology.

Their scratch resistant sinks are handmade and finished in an environmentally friendly PVD coating, using a state-of-the-art nanotechnology layer of fine aggregate, which provides a durability unlike anything you’ve seen before. And although no household material is completely invulnerable to scratching, this cutting-edge nanotechnology allows these stainless steel kitchen sinks to withstand daily use. They have engineered the sinks with sound-absorbing technology, an easy-to-install design and matching wastes (included with every sink) for peace of mind. The hand-crafted internal edges have been rounded and surface edging has been compressed for a great slimline look, which also assists in avoiding grime and residue build-up over time.

Scratch resistant sinks by Meir Australia.
Scratch resistant sinks by Meir Australia.
Scratch resistant sinks by Meir Australia.

And the best bit? You can now match your kitchen tapware to your sink!  Gone are the days when you had to put up with a stainless steel sink and a gold tiger bronze tap - you can now have a brushed gold sink too!  Matching your tapware and sink will instantly transform your space and  take it’s design to the next level, kitchens have never looked so good! 

Scratch resistant sinks by Meir Australia.

Meir’s products are renowned within the industry for their stylish designs  and quality manufacturing, and as always their new sinks are Australian designed and hand crafted to precision from 1.5mm thick stainless-steel.  And if the above hasn’t already convinced you that these are the real deal,  they also come with a minimum 15 year warranty, because that’s how  much Meir believe in the quality of their products. 

Source: www.dotandpop.com.au/architecture/2019/3/1...

Home Tour - Clovelly House by Mark Shapiro Architects

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Completed in 2018, this contemporary luxury residence designed by Mark Shapiro Architects is just a short stroll from the iconic Clovelly Beach. It was approved under the fast tracked ‘complying development’ legislation, circumventing the need for a council development application.

Located on a tight 350sqm block with views to both the front and rear, the design sought to provide shelter from the sometimes harsh western sun and the coastal elements, as well as take advantage of the sunny location and views.

The house was designed for a young family, with 4 bedrooms over 2 levels plus double garage and pool. A centrally located timber clad stair with stucco walls bisects the floor plan and separates the master suite from the children’s rooms.

The external palette of form concrete, render and cedar cladding is designed to resist the elements, yet form a weathered patina over time. The internal finishes reflect the external design, but with an overlay of luxurious finishes including oak, polished concrete, exposed off form walls and ceilings and various marbles.

The result is an effortlessly unfussy luxury home, which the owner's adore.

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Source: www.dotandpop.com.au/architecture

Home Tour - Brighton 5 by InForm Design

Photography - Derek Swalwell | Styling - Bek Sheppard

Photography - Derek Swalwell | Styling - Bek Sheppard

Designed by InForm Design, Brighton 5 Residence is the epitome of modern laid back Australian contemporary design. It is a perfect example of how to achieve indoor/outdoor flow, how to capture an abundance of natural light as well as achieve a casual but luxurious interior.

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Inform Brighton

“This sleek two storey residential pavilion includes an open plan living area, study and master bedroom on the ground floor, with three kids’ bedrooms and a rumpus room on the upper floor.

A large loggia adjacent to the pool includes an outdoor kitchen and open fireplace. Quality, timeless external finishes include cement render walls, metal fascias and timber soffits, with contrasting black powder coated door frames and screens.

The theme of casual luxury continues into the interior, which includes a concrete fireplace suspended between the meals and living space.”

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Inform Brighton
Inform Brighton
Inform Brighton
Source: www.dotandpop.com.au/architecture

Home Tour - Wolseley by mckimm


McKimm are renowned for their stunning architecture, paired back interior palettes and their unique way of creating airy, open plan family homes. The wolseley #project328 is a unique property, designed to cater to the needs of a young family of five. The desired aesthetic for the client was one of honest material clarity and expression, allowing for intrinsic rawness within the selected materials of glass, concrete, steel and natural timber.


Conceptually, the architectural position of the home sits in an L-shape formation, centred around a focal pool and garden zone, creating uncomplicated transterior flow. Maximising the potential of the north-west orientation of the block and the corner positioning along an adjoining laneway, the Wolseley shoulders against neighbours and welcomes a clever use of introspective architecture.

Views from the adjoining laneway display the artistic expression of the facade and capture the extent of the Wolseley structure seamlessly, highlighting the depth and symmetry of the design. Concrete cantilevers shadow the upstairs quarters which offer beautiful views to the garden, pool area and beyond. Flooded with natural light and ventilation via a landscaped two-storey external void, the underground basement offers a retreat for family and friends and another expressional design layer to the home.

Designed with energy rating and zoning as key requirements, the Wolseley welcomes connectivity between shared spaces and uncomplicated flow between the three levels of the home. The clients wished to enjoy and inhabit every space with daily interaction, while every part of the block needed to be captured and utilised.

With contrast, texture and architectural layering at every turn, the Wolseley emphasises design finesse, creating an environmentally harmonious home for a young family. Accommodating functional spaces with consideration to lifestyle, contemporary styling compliments the raw texture of the finishes and brings a casual purity that personalises this family home.” says mckimm

Source: www.dotandpop.com.au/architecture

Home Tour - Alamer Brighton by Fiona Lynch Interior Design

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Warmth and luxury and the two words that spring to mind when oooohing and ahhhhing over the absolutely stunning interiors of Alamer Brighton by Fiona Lynch Interior Design. We have always crushed on Fiona’s work and this project has us wanting to move in, now please!

The interiors approach is one of a relaxed elegance that draws inspiration from the very distinctive surrounding landscape of Brighton. Luxe materials in muted tones are artfully arranged & layered, providing a sophisticated backdrop to enhance the owners personal aesthetic.

An expansive entertainers kitchen with bespoke lighting  complements the concealed jewel like wet-bar adjacent in the common zones of the house.  A sense of separation and privacy from the entertaining area has been created to the master suite through darker joinery and finishes create a more intimate feeling. The bathrooms are elegant and soft using natural materials and textural accessories.”

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Source: www.dotandpop.com.au/architecture

Home Tour - Textural Paradise for Adore Home Magazine


We fell in love with this stunning home when we spotted it in Adore Home Magazine’s Spring 2018 issue and we just couldn’t resist sharing it with you.

It’s a modern family home that is packed full of contemporary style, natural elements and as the name suggests texture as far as the eye can see!

Read the full story of this homes transformation over at Adore Magazine now - click here.

Source: https://www.adoremagazine.com/home-tours-1...

Rogerseller launches Claybrook - bringing its bespoke stoneware designs to Australia

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Rogerseller is thrilled to launch a new luxury brand to the Australian market, partnering with British bathware icon Claybrook to bring its exclusive portfolio of natural stone and MarbleForm baths and basins to Australia for the first time.

The exclusive European bathroom brand is a welcome addition to the Rogerseller range. It combines the finest materials with an innovative approach to design, uniting the quest for physical balance and beauty with a truly British understanding of quality and craftsmanship.

With over 30 years experience in the stone industry, Claybrook creates luxury products that refer to the past, yet have a uniquely timeless appeal. Its in-house product designers draw their inspiration from classic British bathroom interiors to create an inspiring, holistic collection that is thoughtfully considered and masterfully executed.

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Claybrook’s high quality, handcrafted products use the finest materials sourced from around the world. Created by highly specialised artisans, its bathware is made from eco-friendly natural stone and recycled materials in a low impact emission-free production process, using environmentally sustainable products, materials and manufacturing methods wherever possible.

With a London-based design team and its own manufacturing facility, Claybrook has greater control over the manufacturing process. This means better lead times and guaranteed supply dates for Rogerseller clients as well as bespoke solutions and an extensive variety of sizes, shapes and finishes.

“When Claybrook approached us to partner with them as their exclusive Australian distributor we realised we shared a number of synergies – both companies are family owned and run, have a history and expertise in their chosen field, directional designs, exacting quality standards and clientele from some of the best design practices in the world,” says Jo Jackson, Rogerseller’s Group Manager of Design.

Rogerseller suggested small but significant design changes to a select range of Claybrook’s products to ensure they resonated with the discerning Australian market. The bespoke Australian collection now features slimmer, tapered edges for Claybrook’s Ellipse and Skye baths and Ellipse, Orbit and Soho basins with a lightened overall appearance and contemporary style that doesn't compromise on strength and quality.

The result is refined and elegant styling combined with the warmth and tactile nature of Claybrook’s MarbleForm material, producing distinctively superior designs both in quality and aesthetic.

Shop the collection here.

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Source: www.dotandpop.com.au

Meir Manufacturing – Watch the flawless precision that goes into manufacturing their stunning tapware.

Tapware: Meir Australia | Design & Build: Scope Building Solutions | Photographer: Aspect11 | Styling: @trestylist

Tapware: Meir Australia | Design & Build: Scope Building Solutions | Photographer: Aspect11 | Styling: @trestylist

Meir is an Australian tapware company who specialises in the design and manufacture of modern tapware with an emphasis on clean lines and bespoke finishes. Personally we have loved Meir’s products ever since their first collection of matte black tapware and they have continued to impress us year after year with their innovative and stylish designs. Meir is focused on quality craftsmanship, flawless precision and are dedicated to crafting every product with world class engineering to stand the test of time.

As Meir's anniversary approaches they are inviting people to step inside the world of Meir and join them on their manufacturing journey. Each and every piece is beautifully designed, brilliantly engineered and finely crafted with incomparable precision. And you can experience exactly how these bespoke tapware pieces are made by watching their wonderfully insightful and educational video below.

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Tapware: Meir Australia | Design & Build: Scope Building Solutions | Photographer: Aspect11 | Styling: @trestylist

Tapware: Meir Australia | Design & Build: Scope Building Solutions | Photographer: Aspect11 | Styling: @trestylist

As a design and renovation lover, I am always in awe of the stunning fixtures and fittings that come across my desk, however I don’t often think about how exactly these pieces are made. Watching and understanding the craftsmanship, how these pieces are handmade and created with such care and precision is quite extraordinary and I’m so happy to have more of an understanding of how these pieces are created, it really does make you appreciate the product even more!

With new product ranges and finishes in the works for 2019, we can’t wait to see what Meir crafts next!

See Meir’s full collection here!

Photographer: Dave Kabii

Photographer: Dave Kabii

Photographer: Dave Kabii

Photographer: Dave Kabii

Photographer: Dave Kabii

Photographer: Dave Kabii

Photographer: Dave Kabii

Photographer: Dave Kabii

Photographer: Dave Kabii

Photographer: Dave Kabii

Photographer: Dave Kabii

Photographer: Dave Kabii

Source: https://www.meir.com.au/

Design Duo Zephyr & Stone unveil their latest project...

Photographer | @ the.palm.co

Photographer | @the.palm.co

The incredible design duo Zephyr & Stone have recently completed two new projects and they are beyond stunning… we wouldn’t expect anything less from these super sisters! 

Known for their use of beautiful materials, attention to detail and use of only the finest fittings and fixtures, they have blown us away with the interior palettes of these projects. Completing the look and giving both projects an extreme of level of luxury they have opted to use Quantum Quartz in Alpine Matte for the countertops.

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Zephyr & Stone WK Quantum Quartz
Zephyr & Stone WK Quantum Quartz
Zephyr & Stone WK Quantum Quartz

Following on from the popularity of Quantum Quartz’s Alpine White, there is now a brand new matte version entitled Alpine Matte. Alpine Matte has a subtle warm white tone and velvety smooth finish which offers design flexibility and works perfectly with all interior styles.

“In this project we wanted to showcase two classic styles which were both contemporary yet timeless. We used Quantum Quartz Alpine Matte on the kitchen countertop in the ‘Melbourne Luxe’ Townhouse, as well as in the ensuite, bathroom, powder room and laundry. We also used it in the ‘Scandi’ Townhouse in the ensuite, bathroom and laundry.” Says Zephyr & Stone.

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Matte finishes are very on trend in the design world right now, creating a sense of refined luxury due to their non flashy and paired back finishes. Quantum Quartz products are only the highest quality, they are extremely durable as well as being a very practical choice for your home. It is also a hygienic choice for your kitchen, bathroom and laundry and we love that it is backed by a 10 year limited warranty.

“Throughout both interior schemes we opted for honed and matte finishes where possible, therefore Alpine Matte was the obvious choice. The matte finish worked seamlessly with all our other matte finishes, including our honed tiles and matte basins. Like the original Quantum Quartz Alpine White, we found the Alpine Matte to be the perfect tone which worked well with all our finishes.” Says Zephyr & Stone.

Visit a WK Quantum Quartz showroom where you can comfortably explore all of the stone options available. They have many popular varieties of natural stone as well as 40 varieties of Quantum Quartz (engineered stone) and 10 QuantumSix+ porcelain options. And have no fear, because at any given time WK Quantum Quartz holds an inventory exceeding 30,000 slabs of stone ensuring that an abundance of stone is always readily available for any project, large or small. 

Check out WK Quantum Quartz here.

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Home Tour - Brighton House by Pipkorn Kilpatrick

Photography by  Christine Francis

Photography by Christine Francis


We love the beautiful, refined and modern interiors that Interior Design Studio Pipkorn Kilpatrick create, and their latest project, Brighton House, is one of our favourites yet.

The project brief for the extension of this Edwardian home was to create a modern interior to compliment CARR Design Group's architecture.

“The renovation had to suit the growing needs of a young family, whose love of entertaining and intimate family time became the driving force for the design, which connects individual areas within an open-plan format. Material selection, proportion of joinery and alignment create balance and a subtle transition from the old through to the new.”

The result is one stunning but also functional and practical family home… who wouldn’t want to live here?!

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Brighton House Pipkorn Kilpatrick
Brighton House Pipkorn Kilpatrick
Brighton House Pipkorn Kilpatrick
Brighton House Pipkorn Kilpatrick
Brighton House Pipkorn Kilpatrick
Brighton House Pipkorn Kilpatrick
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Home Tour - Ocean views in Mount Martha



This architecturally designed home embodies luxury and lifestyle, with uninterrupted views over the glistening waters of Port Phillip Bay and Marina.

It has a private outdoor pool on the terrace with ocean views, a seamless indoor/outdoor living and enviable entertaining area with uninterrupted views.

It has a relaxed coastal vibe, premium finishes and the highest level of craftsmanship.

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Home Tour - Ashford House



Located on broad acreage in Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria, Ashford House exudes contemporary design, inspired by the traditional farm-style Colorbond shed. Utilising minimalistic architecture, the home emanates luxury and quality craftsmanship. The floor plan consists of four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a gym, butler’s pantry and a spacious kitchen, dining and living room – forming part of the entertaining and alfresco area.

Built by owners Steve and Donna Bright from construction company Excelcon, alongside Graham Jones Design, the design brief was to frame the home and provide spectacular open rural views. “We wanted to incorporate floor-to-ceiling windows that could run seamlessly along the length of the house,” says Mr Bright.

Excelcon worked closely with Stegbar to customise windows to the specifications required. “At the time, Stegbar was developing a new innovative range called Alumiere, which became an integral part of the design – both aesthetically and structurally,” explains Mr Bright. “We wanted the windows to provide vast open living spaces, while maintaining minimal visual impact from structural elements.”

To seamlessly bring the outdoors in, Stegbar Alumiere Stacking Doors were specified, allowing Steve and Donna to take advantage of the alfresco space all year round. “In winter, we can keep the doors closed and still feel connected to the outside due to the large panes of glass and unobstructed views. During the warmer months, we can completely open them up and create a cohesive transition from inside out,” says Mr Bright.

“The design of Ashford House was always going to provide a challenge to window manufacturers. With a longstanding working relationship and a cohesive approach to construction, Stegbar’s Alumiere range has enabled us to achieve a final overall look that is true to our design brief, and creates an extraordinary home,” concludes Mr Bright.

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Zimmermann wows with it's latest retail store!



Australian fashion label Zimmermann has continued it’s world domination by launching it’s latest US boutique in San Francisco. And as much as we absolutely adore their fashions, we are crushing even harder on the interiors of this beautiful new retail space.

In keeping with the brand’s Australian roots, the new boutique is designed by Australian architect Don McQualter of Studio McQualter and is a physical embodiment of the ZIimmermann brand – relaxed femininity, an air of freshness and light, and unyielding optimism.

Zimmermann San Francisco was previously occupied by an art gallery giving the store ample square footage and grand high ceilings. In addition, Studio McQualter designed all custom metalwork, light fixtures, display tables, millwork and visual merchandising fixtures for both stores.

They mixed these designs with a selection of classic furniture, such as 1930’s Art Deco armchairs and Charles Dudouyt dining tables made of solid oak. Rare and expressive lighting elements such as 1976 vintage table lamps by Elio Martinelli for Matinelli Luce and a beautiful sculptured torch cut steel wall lamp with Murano glass designed by Marcello Fantoni are included to complete the overall store designs.

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Home Tour - The Floating House



The completed rebuild of a unique, eco-friendly and highly energy efficient house in Melbourne, featuring Stegbar windows and doors, has resulted in an extraordinary sustainable home in an exceptional setting that provided many challenges to overcome – including a running creek prone to flooding.

Located on Jeffery Street – a National Heritage street in Blackburn known as one of the most unique native environments in residential Melbourne, the project consisted of building a new four-bedroom home with three bathrooms and three living areas, including an alfresco entertaining space.

The original house was a 1950s flat roof home with big plate glass windows, and, according to designer, Peter Earnshaw of Earnshaw & Associates, it was very modern for its time. “The person who designed it had really taken into account the bush setting and the creek,” says Peter. “It was quite a modern house for its time and it was originally thought that we might try to renovate, but, unfortunately, it hadn’t been built well and had been quite neglected over the years, so it was ready for demolition.”



The design brief stipulated two key areas – to take advantage of the unique surroundings with north-east aspect and views to create an open plan home connected to the landscape, and for the home to have good green credentials, while sitting lightly into its environment.

While developing the design, Peter embraced the surroundings and used Stegbar’s Siteline composite windows and doors, which were fundamental to the project. “This a unique but difficult site that deserved special consideration when it came to the materials used,” says Peter. “In order to enhance and picture frame the unique bush setting from inside, we wanted the beauty of timber windows but, due to the steep terrain on the banks of a creek, we needed the benefits, simplicity and low maintenance of aluminium. Low maintenance is important on this site because getting access will be very difficult with the creek running around one side of the house. Add to this the Green Credentials that were also high on the clients brief and Stegbar’s Siteline windows ticked all the boxes.

Siteline windows and doors are a unique design combining the beauty and warmth of a timber window on the inside with the durability and practicality of aluminium on the outside.

The end result is a stunning, green, sustainable house in a very special location with an exceptionally unique setting. The home won the Single House – New Dwelling category in the City of Whitehorse 2017 Built Environment Awards.

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Remodern's bathroom collection: Good for the body and soul

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Remodern is redefining the face of progressive international design. This innovative Australian company has tapped into a new world of creation from emerging design centres such as China, where a new band of designers are breaking the mould with their authentic, high-quality and internationally acclaimed products.

Remodern was formed by siblings Jennifer and Timothy Schilbach, who believe that design should fulfil more than a utilitarian function. Inspired by designs that enhance everyday living and push the notion of modernity, they have scoured the globe for established and emerging designers who share this ethos – and who like to do things differently.

From mirrors and wall tiles to basins and accessories, Remodern has products that are good for the body and soul.

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Home Tour - The Russet House

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Industrial design meets contemporary living at The Russet House, located in the tranquil suburb of Paddington in Brisbane, Queensland. Built by Rob and Andrew Gray from Graya Constructions.

The Russet House provided an opportunity for Rob to create his ultimate dream home, which he and his wife Meghan now reside in. The overall design embodies a strong colour palette of russet and copper, which pays homage to the properties’ name. With its contemporary architecture and luxurious design, the home spans across four levels, accommodating five bedrooms, four spa-style bathrooms, two rumpus rooms, butler’s pantry, fireplace, underground car park and sauna.

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“The Graya philosophy is about quality design and finishes, and when it came to sourcing product and materials for the build, these elements were key,” explains Rob. Working alongside architect Tim Stewart, CSR Gyprock plasterboard products were specified throughout the home, covering the projects needs across acoustics, durability and fire performance levels. To add a unique design element, Rob envisioned curved walls, which were achieved with the use of Gyprock Flexible Plasterboard. “Featured throughout the hallways and in the rumpus rooms, the curved walls soften the transition between the zones whilst adding an architectural point of interest – my favourite feature by far,” says Rob.

“Working with Gyprock has allowed us to incorporate quality building materials and finishes, and I only ever wanted to use the best of the best for my dream house. After two years in the making, my wife and I are extremely proud of what we can now call home,” concludes Rob.

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Home Tour - Bourne Road Residence by Studiofour

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The Bourne Road Residence by Studiofour was designed with the mindset of framing the outdoor space with the architecture becoming a backdrop for the family’s engagement with the garden. Stripping the architecture back to white rendered planes, this project became an exploration into enclosing the basic rituals of domestic life within restrained building forms.

In contrast to the modest and simple façade, upon entering, spaces unfold, through the private sleeping areas, through the internal garden, and culminating in the main living, cooking and dining area.

The garden must be passed through and experienced to reach the main areas of the house. Located within the centre of the house, one must continually move through and experience the garden; not only guests coming to the public areas of the home, but the occupants as they move from the public living areas to the private areas of sleeping and bathing.

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Private areas of sleeping, bathing, study and reading are purposefully concealed from interior sight lines, whilst the public areas in contrast are completely open and connected to the internal garden. 

A key challenge for Studiofour when designing this residence was to balance the functional requirements for a family with two young children, while providing a calming sanctuary required for the professional couple. A private, acoustically separated, master wing and a secluded second living area enable the remainder of the house to remain fluid and relatively open. At all times the family are encouraged to connect with the landscape, while all internal areas are flooded with natural light and fresh air.

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Real Reno - The Norsu Home

All imagery - Photographer:  Lisa Cohen   Stylist:  Beck Simon

All imagery - Photographer: Lisa Cohen  Stylist: Beck Simon


Introducing the norsuHOME - the renovation journey of a Nordic-inspired practical family home in just five months.

The team behind the Melbourne based Scandinavian Interiors store norsu interiors have been keeping themselves busy this year with a full renovation of Co-Founder Nat Wheeler’s original 1920’s Californian Bungalow in just five short months.

Nat, along with fellow Co-Founder Kristy Sadlier seized the chance to renovate when the Wheeler family purchased the Glen Iris property in late 2017 and the duo saw an opportunity to demonstrate their team’s styling prowess in norsu’s undeniably distinctive aesthetic.

Committed to designing and executing a superior look and feel at an affordable level (think flat pack kaboodle Kitchen cabinetry cleverly used as bedroom wardrobes), norsu partnered with an incredible line up of Australian and International suppliers on the project, including Caesarstone, Dulux, GlobeWest, Godfrey Hirst, Perini Tiles, Smeg and Sussex Taps.




Having thoroughly enjoyed renovating several homes in the past, the decision to capture the journey of this reno was easy states Nat. “We wanted to share the journey with our social media followers and prove that renovating doesn’t have to be an overwhelming experience. Our goal was to show viewers how to apply some creative choices during the renovation process without breaking the bank, while sharing tips on how to confidently select finishes, incorporate colour, create cohesiveness, and of course have some fun along the way.”

After the reno was complete, our day jobs kicked into gear, and we had some serious fun with the styling” states Kristy. “We live and breathe interiors, and truly believe you can create something magical by carefully selecting the right furniture, art and soft furnishings for your home. For us, it’s all about the feeling you get when you walk in that front door. By focusing on the right pieces, tones, placement and layering, you have the ability to create cosiness, joy and warmth which allows guests to instantly connect emotionally with the space.”

This project has been the perfect platform for the norsu team to officially launch their dedicated styling services arm, led by in-house qualified interior designer Lauren Bartlett-Bragg. “If you’re drawn to the norsuHOME and would like assistance recreating this look and feel within your own home, we offer a range of services to suit any budget” says Lauren.

Capturing the entire process on video through an informative, fun and relatable 11 part episode series, the duo share practical reno and styling tips, along with focusing on the various elements to consider when renovating, such as painting, flooring, tiling and lighting. The entire series is now available to view at www.norsuhome.com/episodes/ or via their dedicated norsuHOME YouTube Channel

Visit norsuhome.com to binge watch the complete series, read all content and take a virtual tour of the home now.

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