A Nail Salon that dreams are made of...

 
All Photography - Damian Bennett 

All Photography - Damian Bennett 

California Nails, designed by Tom Mark Henry is what dreams are made of...

 

A far cry from the typical nail salon, California Nails is a new nail salon in Barangaroo, Sydney, designed by TomMarkHenry. It is a soft, feminine and dreamy space inspired by vintage Californian imagery. 

Gently dusted in powder pink with hints of blue-green and burgundy to enhance a vintage inspired Golden State vibe, the salon’s curvaceous features, customised fittings and textured accents create a soft and feminine environment that breaks the mould to deliver a nail salon like no other.  

Our brief was to reinvent the California Nails brand by creating a soft and feminine environment, a far cry from the typical nail salon that tends to lack warmth and soul,” says Jade Nottage, Director of TomMarkHenry.

The design and construction of California Nails meets Barangaroo’s Green Star rating requirements, minimising the salon’s carbon footprint and contributing to the development’s target to become Australia’s first large-scale carbon neutral community. The TomMarkHenry design team also selected materials that balance the chemical component of the manicure process, using an environmentally friendly clay-based render that helps to clean the air and control humidity.

TomMarkHenry thrives on the creative and collaborative development of unique and exceptional spaces, and its authentic and adaptable approach ensures the dynamic studio continues to push the boundaries of design and expectation with spaces such as California Nails. 

Now who wants to meet up for a Mani Pedi? I do!! 

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Need some colour inspo? Dulux Colour Forecast 2018

 
Creative Director - Bree Leech

Creative Director - Bree Leech

Discover the future of interiors with the Dulux Colour Trends for 2018.

You will find inspiring colours and ideas on how to bring the future of colour to life and into your home... we absolutely love this forecast, what a stunning collection of colours!

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DULUX Kinship – 

Details are informed by familiar and traditional architectural treatments, while colour is simple and uncomplicated, providing warmth without overwhelming the senses. Punctuations of red hint at Eastern influences.

Folklore revival. Kinship focuses on renewing our faith in one another and the world around us. Drown out the negative vibes and embrace truth and transparency.

The Kinship trend brings together a diverse mix of cultural references. Furniture forms are inspired by traditional crafts such as wood turning, knitting and sewing.

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DULUX Essential – 

A minimalist approach to shapes, finishes and forms is warmed by cosy Hygge vibes. Imperfections are a key attribute of the Essential trend, playing out through textured finishes and a handcrafted aesthetic.

Simple forms, subtle textures. Essential’s palette draws together cool greys and soft warm shades. Wall finishes such as Dulux Suede Effect allow you to create a bespoke finish that is either heavily textured, or soft and subtle – depending on the application.

Our search for genuine simplicity inspires a newfound appreciation for natural and recycled materials. As we embrace the old as new, we repair our rifts with nature and move towards a more conscious way of living.

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DULUX Reflect – 

Reflect looks at the past to re-imagine the future. Iconic designs are reissued in new materials and/or proportions while new designs reference classic forms with a fresh twist.

Metallic details add an opulent mood to the reflect trend. Porter’s Paints Liquid Gold in Bronze Gold is a rich metallic finish, with a depth that gives the impression of cast bronze.

The style plays out in an opulent fusion of eclectic classic style. Hints of 70's glamour clash with sassy bursts of 90's style. Twentieth-century relics are recast as sophisticates of the new century. Design statements are bold, yet an understated luxury remains intact.

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DULUX Escapade – 

With a distinct nod to the 80s, quirky shapes are finding their way back into our furnishings. Offset by the colourful undercurrents of the Memphis Movement as well as a 50's Palm Spring vibe.

Organic shapes blend with solid forms in a lively clash of styles. Kick back and prepare to take off, let your dreams run wild. Adventure and discovery hover on the horizon. Paradise is just a plane ride away.

The glamour of travel lives on in the fine leather finish of your designer luggage and the free-spirited selfies filling your social feeds. Luxury is what you make it – a hot Brazilian beach, a stylish Palm Springs spa, or a Miami-esque pina colada.

 

Houseboat Heaven... if you've ever wanted to live on the water, I've found your new home!

 
Project by Infinite Design Studio | Photographer Prue Ruscoe

Project by Infinite Design Studio | Photographer Prue Ruscoe

Is this the dream house we have all been searching for? It's on the water, has beautiful interior design, a deck to watch the sunset and drink vino and you can move it to a new location whenever you feel like a change of view... I'm sold! 

Infinite Design Studio has restored and redesigned a house that has prime position on Sydney Harbour. The two-storey houseboat moored in Pearl Bay, Mosman, was once the permanent home of the client and their children.

Infused with new life, it is now their holiday retreat and entertaining space, afloat on Sydney Harbour.  “I am a big believer in spending time on site to immerse myself in the location and to understand how best to integrate the qualities of the surroundings into the design,” says Michelle Macarounas, Principal and Lead Designer at Infinite Design Studio. “This property sits in such a fabulous location that we created an extremely pared-back palette so as not to compete with the views and environment.

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The restored and redesigned houseboat has an open living and kitchen area and deck on the first floor, as well as a double bedroom and ensuite. The master suite is upstairs, with a large bathroom, reading area and entertaining deck. Light, ventilation and openness are of vital importance for life on the water, fostering a sense of spaciousness and connection with the stunning surrounds. Infinite Design Studio transformed the interior and exterior living spaces with a soft palette and natural materials that reference the natural environment. Inside, French oak flooring, cream-coloured travertine tiles, contemporary joinery and custom-made furniture are a lighter counterpart to the darker weatherboard exterior.

Views of the harbour are captured through timber-framed windows, and circular mirrors throughout the house reference portholes and enhance the natural light and openness. The houseboat was originally constructed from parts of a barge built in the 1800s, which transported produce across Middle Harbour before construction of the Spit Bridge in the 1950s. To preserve this history, Infinite Design Studio restored the heritage features, including the timber window frames and leadlight window and the benchtops that date back to the original barge.

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Marine grade components ensure the houseboat is watertight, and all mechanics, hydraulics, electrical and facilities were upgraded, as were the finishes and fixtures. Infinite Design Studio creates sumptuous and sophisticated spaces with warmth and soul. A unique and exceptional project, the design of Mosman Houseboat pays respect to the vessel’s history, takes advantage of its privileged location and provides for contemporary luxury living on one of the world’s most dazzling waterways.

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The Pool | NGV

 
The Pool is co-curated by Isabelle Toland, Amelia Holliday and Michelle Tabet and was originally commissioned for the Venice Architecture Biennale by the Australian Institute of Architects.

The Pool is co-curated by Isabelle Toland, Amelia Holliday and Michelle Tabet and was originally commissioned for the Venice Architecture Biennale by the Australian Institute of Architects.

The Pool is an architecture exhibition that represents the connection between landscape, culture and architecture as observed through the frame of a singular architectural and landscape typology – the swimming pool.

As the 2016 Australian exhibition at the prestigious Venice Architecture Biennale, The Pool offers a lens through which to explore Australian cultural identity through an exploration of the pools of Australia – natural or manmade, inland or coastal, temporary or permanent. 

You can experience this incredible installation at NGV Melbourne

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The Pool is a fresh and joyful exhibition that extends the practice and thinking of architecture, offering a celebratory and accessible conversation about the ways in which pools as places affect us both socially and culturally. Pools are levellers of age, background, education and commitment.

The exhibition, consisting of a functioning pool, invites visitors to ‘take a dip’ inside the gallery. Complemented by multimedia and audio content the exhibition provides insights into the pool as a setting for cultural exchange, including stories of segregation, competition, sustainability and survival.

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FREE ENTRY | NGV AUSTRALIA, FEDERATION SQUARE, GROUND LEVEL, NGV DESIGN STUDIO
 

18 AUG 17 – 18 FEB 18 | OPEN 10AM–5PM DAILY

 

Brick is back... Fish Creek House - Houses Awards 17

 
Photography Ben Hosking

Photography Ben Hosking

Fish Creek House by Editon Office  was the winner of 'New House over 200m2' category in the Houses Awards 17 - which was announced this month. 

"The Fish-Creek house is contained within the singular gesture of a long, highly textured wall, which closely wraps three nested, black timber pavilions offering shelter while they sit upon the lowered wall and gaze out upon the undulating and extraordinary landscape that surrounds them." 

We love the modern simplicity of this single story dwelling, the use of brick to add texture and the way it fits into it's surrounding landscape. 

Jury citation

"An abstract object sits embedded in the landscape - a long, highly textured wall wrapping three black timber pavilions and enclosing five courtyards. The structures offer shelter from the at-times harsh climate, as well as views over the extraordinary landscape and coastline to the east.

The textured brick wall, with its carefully curated mortar jointing, anchors the building to the site. Its earthen materiality is attuned to the landscape, mediating between screening a busy road to the west and opening up to the view.

The planning of the house into three discrete pavilions separated by courtyards allows for the entry of northern light along its length, and for the incremental shutting down or opening up of the house to suit either its owners - an elderly couple - or larger family gatherings.

Building a sizeable project with a high level of quality and detail on a relatively modest budget is a significant achievement in itself. This project goes much further - it offers an alternative model for ageing in place, with careful consideration of the single-level plan, the accessibility of bathrooms, access to outdoor spaces and an acute awareness of scale."

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Australian House of the year - Houses Awards 2017

 
Photography - Christopher Frederick Jones

Photography - Christopher Frederick Jones

Auchenflower House by Vokes and Peter

The Houses Awards 2017 have just been announced and we are absolutely blown away by the outstanding winners and finalists of all the categories. Over the next few weeks we will be showcasing some of the winners that we think you will love. 

The winner of Australian House of the Year was Auchenflower House by Vokes and Peter and we love it. It's a modest timber cottage that has been carefully modified and extended to accommodate a young family and orientate the building’s occupants towards the garden.

Jury citation from www.housesawards.com.au

"This project is distinguished by its deceptive simplicity. It is the result of the architecture practices sustained investigations into the Queensland vernacular, and the straightforward application and sensory qualities of utilitarian materials.

By identifying "the private house as a critical piece of city-making," the architects confer on this project a commonly missed role. In detail, the interpretation of the brief and site aligns with Fernando Tavoras idea that "each case is a case."

The architects siting strategy explores the potential of quiet suburban spaces and associations, apparent and real boundaries and notions of private and communal space.

The building forms, scale, plans, details, composition and sections acknowledge the suburban street-corner relationship, making beautiful connections with the carefully observed conditions of the site.

Auchenflower House offers an inventive model for working with traditional housing on suburban blocks and provides an intelligent and poetic paradigm for current practice."

 

Blushing beautiful... check out this new retail space

 
Photogrpahy - Jake Roden

Photogrpahy - Jake Roden

We love interiors and we love shopping, so when we discovered Rebecca Vallance's new Melbourne boutique we were ooohhing and aaahhing over the fit out and the clothes!  

Located on Armadale’s prestigious High Street, this is the brand’s new flagship store. Designed by local Interior Architect Shareen Joel , the space is light filled, modern, with the perfect amount of classic features. Timber parquetry flooring, stone benches and antique brass clothing rails are used as the stores’ foundations with complementary soft furnishings, ceiling-to-floor thick velvet curtains, leather seating, and antique silver mirrors, echoing the brands effortless elegance.

"The chic architectural interiors and natural light that fill the space are a perfect canvas to showcase our collections.” Rebecca Vallance, Designer

 

Sustainability... The Future of Design

 
Designed by Modscape

Designed by Modscape

With 2020 just around the corner I think we all believed we would be in our flying cars by now, instead we are grappling with the fact that we are slowly but surely destroying our planet and something big needs to change.

From a design and building perspective, one thing that we can do to help bring about positive change for the planet is to focus on sustainable architecture and design.  We need to build a greater and more sustainable world for future generations. By changing the way we look at architecture, design and building practices we can potentially combat some of the big issues and create innovative adjustments that will make a difference now and also moving forward.

Designed by Archiblox

Designed by Archiblox

Eco-friendly architecture can mean many things but first and foremost it means green/sustainable building - ensuring the structure and building work is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout its entirety, thus becoming a liveable design. Everyday more and more new construction technologies are being developed to ensure that we, as the generations responsible for ‘now’, are moving towards a sustainable future. We need to reduce our carbon footprint and celebrate renewable resources, which in turn will make an impact as soon as possible.

Designed by Alpes Green Design

Designed by Alpes Green Design

Giving back to the environment through thoughtful, clever design and building will ensure that we slow the decline and aim for a more sustainable future. New technologies see us being able to use less water as well as collect it in the process and we can now save energy as well as create it. In addition to new technologies, designing a building to benefit from the natural flow of light and air is a valuable resource; taking advantage of what nature has to offer us from the beginning is the key to changing the way we design structures.

On top of everything else, construction materials play a big part when building for sustainable living. Using reclaimed materials, like wood, recycled glass, using biodegradable paint and recycled metal make a huge impact locally and globally.

Looking ahead can sometimes be a scary concept, however if we act more purposefully now, we can ensure prosperity for the future generations.

Designed by BKK Architects

Designed by BKK Architects

This blog post is a part of Design Blogger Competition organised by CGTrader

 

No space, no worries... check out this incredible renovation

 
Architect: Apparte Studio | Photo: Christopher Alexander

Architect: Apparte Studio | Photo: Christopher Alexander

Apparte Studio has completed an incredible renovation on this single fronted Victorian Cottage that proves with the right architecture and design, limited space has no boundaries. 

This originally cramped, dark and damp Victorian cottage has been transformed into a light-filled, flowing and uplifting home, while still referencing the original features of the house. The project is unique in the fact that the architect was also the builder and joiner, which provided the opportunity to test out ambitious ideas and their consequences during the construction.

One of the special aspects about this project is the play of contrasts between the modest facade and what lies inside. Like a veil of camouflage, the front gives nothing away of its contents and remains perfectly anonymous.

This home is only 60m2... no that is not a typo! So the brief was "How might a professional couple live comfortably inside a formerly tight and dingy Victorian of no more than 60m2?" And to add to the challenge, an extension was out of the question due to budget constraints, so all changes had to be made inside the existing structure. 

Scroll down to see for yourself how they transformed this home into a modern, light filled inner city dwelling. 

 

A quick and easy way to brighten up your garden...

 
All images from Pinterest

All images from Pinterest

The garden trend of the moment is pots, well clusters of pots to be precise! 

You can use these babies to brighten up your courtyard, backyard, deck, balcony and wherever else you think needs a pop of green and some style! 

Odd numbers work best, so try to group your pots in 3 or 5, ensure your pots vary in height and in some cases that they also vary in size... this will give you the best display possible. 

Plant selection is also super important - do you want ever green? Plants with height? Plants that cascade? Succulents? Take a trip to your local nursery and have chat with them about the look you are after and they can lead you in the right direction. 

Happy Planting!

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You will be drooling over this gorgeous home...

 
Architecture: Madeline Blanchfield Photography: Prue Ruscoe

Architecture: Madeline Blanchfield

Photography: Prue Ruscoe

If you follow me on instagram (if you don't, you can here) you would have seen me gushing over the stunning bedroom of this home a few weeks ago... and since then I can't stop thinking about it! 

This beautiful home was designed by Architect Madeline Blanchfield and is located in Sydney's Clovelly. It has sweeping ocean views, an incredible amount of windows which bathes the home in natural light, the most beautiful textures, materials, fittings and fixtures and just has an overall sense of softness that I have fallen in love with.

Scroll down to be inspired and to add some of these incredible design ideas to your wish list... I'll be adding the brass framed shower screen to my mood board!

 

Au79 Cafe by Mim Design Studio...

 
Images via Mim Design Studio - Photography by Peter Clarke Photography

Images via Mim Design Studio - Photography by Peter Clarke Photography

We are in cafe heaven looking at Au79 Cafe in Abbotsford, Melbourne. Our style crush Mim Design Studio created this inner city oasis and we are drooling over the interiors, and the menu too! 

The indoor garden creates an instant wow factor and a lovely relaxed garden feel - this paired with polished concrete, marble, brass and leather and timber detailing forms the perfect Melbourne cafe vibe!

 

Studio Tate - PDG Melbourne

 
All Images from Studio Tate - Photography by Peter Clarke Photography

All Images from Studio Tate - Photography by Peter Clarke Photography

We love everything Studio Tate do here at Dot + Pop, and their latest collaboration with their long term client PDG is incredibly beautiful. PDG wanted their headquarters to feel more like a home or hotel rather than an office space and that's what Studio Tate have delivered!

Studio Tate said: "Paying tribute to PDG’s emphasis on high-quality projects and lasting relationships, our concept teased out the subtle sophistication of the tailored suit – made to fit an individual’s exact proportions using the finest fabrics, with every last detail considered, from the hand-stitching to button selection."

The design is split into three main areas: the entry and reception, Managing Director’s office and the work space. The materials range from stone floors, to hexagonal floor plates, to walnut timbers, tan accents, brass detailing and stone cladding. LOVE!

 

This is the apartment James Bond would live in if he was a Sydneysider...

 

Paragon of Pyrmont, Thirdi Group’s latest residential development promises to deliver stunning living at an unparalleled inner city location in Sydney’s Pyrmont to a standard never seen before.

Designed by globally renowned architects and interior designers, SJB, Paragon of Pyrmont features a range of luxury 1 and 3 bedroom apartments and exclusive 3, 4 and 5 bedroom residences that are guaranteed to excite even the most discerning purchasers. Paragon’s piece de resistance is its remarkably luxurious 5-level terrace townhouses, which impress from the moment you cross the threshold.

And I mean who doesn't want their Maserati in their office?!

Landscaping across the development by Black Beetle ensure a lush green outlook in the centre of the city. Huge vertical gardens are incorporated into Terraces 1-5, 10 and 21 with custom lighting and potential water feature visible from all bedrooms, bathrooms and living areas.

With innovation paramount, Paragon of Pyrmont residences will integrate the latest in advanced automation and green technologies. All apartments will incorporate the very latest in home automation, with the ability to control lighting, air-conditioning, entertainment, security and power consumption from an iPad or smartphones app.

Furthermore, each residence features a private basement garage, most accommodating two cars, with a smart home automation system that recognises when a resident’s car is approaching the garage and open automatically, turning on the lights (even into the terrace, depending on individual settings) and ensuring the private lift is waiting to ferry them up to their home. The generously sized garages also have ample room for a laundry, bike racks, additional storage and even a temperature-controlled wine cellar for up to 1000 bottles.

 

Exteriors... 5 of the best right now!

 
Canterbury Road Residence, Toorak by BE Architecture

Canterbury Road Residence, Toorak by BE Architecture

Stone - It adds a modern edge and as we all know, texture is everything! Stone is the perfect way to incorporate another texture/material into your exterior and add some WOW!

Escobar Renovation by Chen+Suchart Studio

Escobar Renovation by Chen+Suchart Studio

Steel - Super durable and very low maintenance - so a big yes to that! Steel is a sleek and modern option and the perfect choice for the minimalists at heart. 

House in House by Steffen Welsch Architects

Timber Slats - I love vertical timber slats as cladding and the interest they create - the positive/negative space draws your eye in and the natural tones lend themselves perfectly to greenery and gardens.

Kerferd Project by Whiting Architects

Kerferd Project by Whiting Architects

Shadow Clad - is timber cladding with a 'shadow line' between each board and I happen to love the look of this, especially since we used it on our last renovation. It suits almost all architectural styles and is super low maintenance and easy to install for a professional.

Cobourg Residence by Trevor Horne Architects

Cobourg Residence by Trevor Horne Architects

Brick/Masonry - A classic but still widely used exterior product. Bricks come in many a shape/colour/texture/material nowadays so do your research and get creative.

 

The new Haymes Paint Collection is neutral and beautiful...

 
Wall painted in ‘Siesta,’ floor painted in ‘Shell Pink’ and sofa upholstered in the fabric equivalent of the Haymes Paint ‘Gem’

Wall painted in ‘Siesta,’ floor painted in ‘Shell Pink’ and sofa upholstered in the fabric equivalent of the Haymes Paint ‘Gem’

Oh I love me some beautiful soft neutral tones and Haymes Paint latest collection entitled ‘Blended Neutrals’ (Volume 9 in their colour library series) is right on trend.

The range is comprised washed pastels and incorporates 9 new colours that blur the lines between the more traditional neutrals of the past. Coloured neutrals inspire, influence and inform the shift to the use of more colour in our homes.

‘This palette with its nuances of colours and hints of something other than greyed out tones, is offering softer alternatives. A blend of flesh like tones, and hints of pink and blue hues, adds a more grounded and calming feel to interior spaces. A shift in the interpretations of what is commonly accepted as neutral offers a more playful, relaxed approach to these tones, injecting life and soul to interior spaces.’

Ok, so now just to decide what to paint in my house in one of these dreamy shades?!

Wall painted in ‘Siesta’ and floor painted in ‘Shell Pink’

Wall painted in ‘Siesta’ and floor painted in ‘Shell Pink’

Wall painted in ‘Siesta’ and floor painted in ‘Shell Pink’

Wall painted in ‘Siesta’ and floor painted in ‘Shell Pink’

Haymes Paint in ‘Sun Dew,’ a warm powder blue

Haymes Paint in ‘Sun Dew,’ a warm powder blue

Wall painted in ‘Sun Dew’ and chair on left upholstered in the fabric equivalent of the Haymes Paint ‘Gem’

Wall painted in ‘Sun Dew’ and chair on left upholstered in the fabric equivalent of the Haymes Paint ‘Gem’

 

Wheatland House, Neil Architecture...

 
Images Neil Architecture - Builder Hoodcon - Consultants Struct Plan, POMP, Eckersley Landscape - Photographer Hilary Bradford.

Images Neil Architecture - Builder Hoodcon - Consultants Struct Plan, POMP, Eckersley Landscape - Photographer Hilary Bradford.

We love a traditional heritage home with a super modern and contemporary extension and 'Wheatland House' by Neil Architecture is a winner in our books!

The Edwardian home, located in Malvern ticks all of the boxes and has been restored and renovated thoughtfully and meticulously.

"The double storey form, framed with contrasting timber and metal cladding, is punctuated by large windows set deep in to the façade providing solar protection whilst directing views into the backyard and parklands beyond."

 

The Dulux 2017 Colour Awards Winners...

 

The 31st Dulux Colour Awards winners have been announced and they are all incredibly inspiring and beautiful projects. 

Dulux Colour Planning and Communication Manager, Andrea Lucena-Orr, said the 2017 finalists presented works that delivered an entirely unrestrained skew on colour use, in line with this year’s theme of ‘Bold, Forward, Tilted’:

The Dulux Colour Awards looks to uncover the most inventive use of colour in built environments across Australia, New Zealand and beyond. Each year we look for the submissions that take creativity to new heights and this year’s award winners broke free of all tradition to deliver concepts that truly represent the future of colour and design.

The 2017 Dulux Colour Awards winners are:

Single Residential Exterior Winner Project: Burleigh Street House by ME - Featured Dulux colours: Melon Baby, Ginger Crunch, Stella, Black Water, Duck Egg Blue, Night Life, Indian Summer, Mondrian Blue and White Watsonia Photo by Christopher Frederick Jones.

Single Residential Exterior Winner Project: Burleigh Street House by ME - Featured Dulux colours: Melon Baby, Ginger Crunch, Stella, Black Water, Duck Egg Blue, Night Life, Indian Summer, Mondrian Blue and White Watsonia

Photo by Christopher Frederick Jones.

Commercial Exterior Winner Project: North Bondi Amenities by Sam Crawford Architects with Lymesmith - Featured Dulux colours: Khaki, Straw, Teal, Opaline and Cootamundra Photo by Brett Boardman.

Commercial Exterior Winner Project: North Bondi Amenities by Sam Crawford Architects with Lymesmith - Featured Dulux colours: Khaki, Straw, Teal, Opaline and Cootamundra

Photo by Brett Boardman.

Single Residential Interior Winner Project: Footscray Apartment by BoardGrove Architects - Featured Dulux colours: Natural White, Black Caviar and Colorbond Dune Photo Haydn Cattach.

Single Residential Interior Winner Project: Footscray Apartment by BoardGrove Architects
- Featured Dulux colours: Natural White, Black Caviar and Colorbond Dune

Photo Haydn Cattach.

Multi-Residential Interior Winner Project: Coppin Street Apartments by MUSK Architecture Studio - Featured Dulux colours: Sulphur Photo by Ben Hosking.

Multi-Residential Interior Winner Project: Coppin Street Apartments by MUSK Architecture Studio - Featured Dulux colours: Sulphur

Photo by Ben Hosking.

Student Winner Project: Carrara Baths by Taylor Chan from University of Auckland -  Featured Dulux colours: Osso Bucco, Tranquil Retreat, Fresh Lemon, Still Yellow, Window Blue and Brilliant Red Render courtesy the student.

Student Winner Project: Carrara Baths by Taylor Chan from University of Auckland - 
Featured Dulux colours: Osso Bucco, Tranquil Retreat, Fresh Lemon, Still Yellow, Window Blue and Brilliant Red

Render courtesy the student.

Commercial Interior – Public Spaces & Hospitality Winner Project: The Pool by Aileen Sage Architects with Michelle Tabet - Dulux colours: Water Raceway, Orchid Orange, Claypot, French Blue, Admiralty, APO Grey and Storm – Metallic Grey Photo by Brett Boardman and Alexander Mayes.

Commercial Interior – Public Spaces & Hospitality Winner Project: The Pool by Aileen Sage Architects with Michelle Tabet - Dulux colours: Water Raceway, Orchid Orange, Claypot, French Blue, Admiralty, APO Grey and Storm – Metallic Grey

Photo by Brett Boardman and Alexander Mayes.

Commercial Interior – Workplace & Retail Winner Project: Financial Services by Futurespace - Featured Dulux colours: Silkwort, Natural White, Colorbond Shale Grey, Navy Gloss, Brume Half, Zeus Charcoal Satin and Gunmetal Kinetic Satin Photo by Sharyn Cairns.

Commercial Interior – Workplace & Retail Winner Project: Financial Services by Futurespace
- Featured Dulux colours: Silkwort, Natural White, Colorbond Shale Grey, Navy Gloss, Brume Half, Zeus Charcoal Satin and Gunmetal Kinetic Satin

Photo by Sharyn Cairns.

International Winner Project: Antarctic Heritage Trust – Hillary’s Hut by Antarctic Heritage Trust - Featured Dulux colours: Pram point, Snow Cat, Ponder, Transmission, Heke, Dieskau, Underbrush, Rose Pink Villa, Sceptre Blue, Dusky, Fanlight, Murray Red and Vivid White Photo courtesy Antarctic Heritage Trust.

International Winner Project: Antarctic Heritage Trust – Hillary’s Hut by Antarctic Heritage Trust - Featured Dulux colours: Pram point, Snow Cat, Ponder, Transmission, Heke, Dieskau, Underbrush, Rose Pink Villa, Sceptre Blue, Dusky, Fanlight, Murray Red and Vivid White

Photo courtesy Antarctic Heritage Trust.

Multi-Residential Exterior Winner Project: RMIT Bundoora West Student Accommodation by Richard Middleton Architects - Featured Dulux colours: Electro Mid Bronze Photo by Dianna Snape.

Multi-Residential Exterior Winner Project: RMIT Bundoora West Student Accommodation by Richard Middleton Architects - Featured Dulux colours: Electro Mid Bronze

Photo by Dianna Snape.

 

Jason Grant's debut tile collection...

 
Photography by: Jacqui Turk

Photography by: Jacqui Turk

Interior designer, stylist and product designer, Mr Jason Grant has just released his own collection of handmade tiles and we think that they are heavenly!

Jason joined forces with tile company Di Lorenzo to design the encaustic tile collection that is inspired by his love for Bondi and Byron Bay which has been appropriately named 'New Paradise'

The range is available in four shapes - hexagon, mini brick, diamond and square - and comes in seven beautiful pastel hued tones. Perfect for your bathroom, kitchen, laundry or for your floors, New Paradise will add a touch of the beach life into your home. 

“In this new range you’ll find subtle, muted pretty shades and neutrals, perfect for any space,” says Grant.

 

Fibonacci Stone Glass House by Sarah Waller...

 

Architect Sarah Waller spent 20 years conceptualising her dream home and found the perfect location in Noosa for her light-filled, midcentury-inspired design. Its chic, monochromatic palette is enhanced by Fibonacci Stone terrazzo tiles, which extend beyond the interior to blur the lines between inside and out.

Melbourne-based Fibonacci Stone is renowned for the design and production of beautiful terrazzo tiles and their application in Sarah Waller’s Glass House adds even greater sophistication to her home. Manufactured to last, each tile is highly durable and individually made to size, which means they are thinner and more versatile than other tiles.

Sarah Waller leads the multi-award winning residential design studio, Sarah Waller Design, which is location in Noosa on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. Nestled in the scenic Noosa Valley, the Glass House features the clean lines and minimalist details of a midcentury modernist home, such as a near flat roof and long expanses of full-height glazing, which help to create a wonderful sense of transparency. The monochromatic palette of the finishes includes black timber joinery and Arctic Ice terrazzo tiles from Fibonacci Stone, which extend from the interior floors to the floating patio to create a seamless connection between the two spaces.

Featuring a unique spectrum of pale greys and cool blue accents, Fibonacci Stone’s Arctic Ice terrazzo tiles provide a subtle and versatile finish suited to a wide range of interior colour schemes where a neutral, cool and textured finish is desired. Sarah Waller’s Glass House is an example of architectural simplicity at its very best. The addition of Fibonacci Stone’s Arctic Ice terrazzo tiles brings an extra layer of elegance to this midcentury inspired home.

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