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.

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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.

 
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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!

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

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

 
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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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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

 
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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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Home Tour - Ocean views in Mount Martha

 
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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

 
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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!

 
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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

 
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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.”

 
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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

 
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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.

 

 
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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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Home Tour - The Kensington Cathedral by Ha Architects

 
Photographer— Dan Hocking

Photographer— Dan Hocking


 

Kensington Catherdal by Ha Architects

The Ridgeway is a historically consistent row of Edwardian weatherboard houses that descend down the ridge line of Kensington. The past decade has seen many of the houses in the street commission architecturally designed additions to the rear, creating a split personality for the dwellings. The rear cobblestone laneways are establishing their own identity one hundred years later.

"The Kensington Cathedral renovation is unashamedly progressive, but is more sympathetic and respectful of the renovations in the strip." 

 
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Home Tour - Fitzroy House by Red Door Project

 
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Design & Construction by Red Door Project | Photography by James Geer 


 

There's a famous quote from designer Bunny Williams, "If you love something, it will work. That's the only real rule." Red Door Project is built on that one, guiding principle. Crafting bespoke spaces that people love. And doing it with unbridled passion.

Their latest project is nothing short of outstanding, an inner city terrace located in Melbourne's Fitzroy. Undergoing a full renovation from the outside in, the transformation of this property is divine. 

A colour palette of soft neutrals with the addition of black elements such as tap ware, steel doors and kitchen cabinetry creates an aesthetically appealing and very considered interior scheme. The whole house is thoughtfully designed with every single detail perfected before signing off, an absolute must for the size constraints of inner city renovating and living. 

 

 
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Home Tour - Grange Road Residence by Scope Building Solutions

 
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Scope Building Solutions is an exclusive building company with a prime focus on delivering quality homes of sophistication and innovation. Their latest project is a townhouse development and they have not put a foot wrong! Every single detail has been thoughtfully chosen, every fitting and fixture is of the highest quality and the overall aesthetic is modern contemporary Australian design. 

“It’s the little details that make all the difference”

With years of industry experience, Scope Building Solutions are able to understand that each project requires it’s own unique and individual lifestyle reflected by their clients’ needs and wishes. Managing Director, Ben Leury, is a meticulous builder who strives to deliver perfection and a quality product, knowing that it’s the little details that make all the difference.

With their collaborative client approach, it allows Scope to truly reflect individual and specific requirements, work within varying budgets and ensure that their clients achieve their ultimate dream home. 

 
 
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Home Tour – Davies Street Residence by Studio Four

 
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The Davies Street Residence by studiofour began as an existing single level residence, comprised of low ceilings and a series of dark compartmentalised spaces. With strategic re-planning of the ground floor, and the addition of a new highly flexible first floor, the functions of the house have been extended and rejuvenated and the design adapts to suit the ever changing dynamics of family life.

Cold, dark and stagnant spaces were eliminated through both the insertion of a central courtyard as well as a new connection to the rear garden; all volumes now provided fresh air, an abundance of natural light and garden aspect.

Equally important was the client’s vision to have a home that supported healthy living. Providing a built environment that had abundant access to fresh air, aspect and light was paramount to the success of this project.

 
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The team at studiofour comprises of designers with experience in architecture, interiors, landscape and art.  With the Davies St Residence they were able to provide a holistic design approach and therefore there were no boundaries in this project. Each discipline bled into another, to inform a cohesive, highly considered outcome. When approaching the alterations and additions for this project, studiofour's aim was to retain as much of the existing building fabric as possible and work within the existing structural envelope, as this would prove most economical.

This enabled the client’s budget to focus on items such as the custom steel screen and the series of glass sliding doors and walls, which maximised the functionality of the home, while, with their seamless detailing, increased the sense of space and usability, and connection to the surrounding landscape.

 
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Home Tour - Long Jetty Road Reno

 
 

From Palm Springs to Long Jetty

With a passion for breathing new life into tired, dated homes, renovation royalty and popular husband and wife personalities Kyal and Kara open the doors to their latest project – a sunny, bright and all-white, coastal-style property in Long Jetty, on New South Wales Central Coast.

Their style is influenced by the architecture of mid-century Palm Springs homes in California – a design movement known as Desert Modernism and recognised by its use of clean lines, glass, natural finishes and flow-on indoor/outdoor spaces.

Kyal and Kara felt the unique design elements, simple elegance and informality was the perfect style to replace the original, dated weatherboard house – and also suited the laidback, coastal lifestyle of the area. 

“Our goal was to create a light-filled sanctuary that felt comfortable and inviting,” explains Kara. “It’s a real sanctuary but with plenty of space for entertaining.”

 
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Upon entering the house, high ceilings, large glass windows and an open-plan living space flooded with natural light take centre stage. “The first thing that strikes you about the renovation is the scale of the ceilings. At 3.6 metres high, they make a real statement,” says Kyal.

Complementing the look and feeling of space is the use of oak floors together with a soft white colour palette and Corinthian Moda internal doors for the entirety of the interior. “The Moda door is a long time favourite of ours,” says Kyal. “Its simplistic design ties in perfectly with our coastal style, whilst also providing a unique difference to an otherwise standard door.”

With the high internal ceilings, the added door height of the Moda design plays an integral role in the grandeur and scale of the interior. Kyal and Kara were also drawn to the profile of the Moda collection, “the shape of the Moda doors adds an extra layer of detail that would otherwise be missed if we used a flat, standard, profile door,” explains Kyal.

 
 

Looking to extend the feeling of space in the bedrooms, Kyal and Kara chose Corinthian Moda doors fitted with barn door hardware in a matte white finish for the walk-in-wardrobes.

The wardrobes are a design highlight for Kyal and Kara as they wanted to keep with the clean lines of the walls but also create a feature with the sliding doors. “This is a great design feature which emphasizes the shaker profile of the doors and creates a statement in itself,” says Kara. “We’re big believers in every detail being carefully considered – it’s the details that count and create a unique and beautiful renovation.”

 
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With a goal to design a family home that was built to last, the importance of high-quality and carefully selected materials was imperative. CSR Gyprock was the couple’s chosen plasterboard supplier for the second time, following the success of their Toowoon Bay renovation in 2016.

For the home’s internal linings, Gyprock Supaceil plasterboard was used for the ceilings, alongside quality Gyprock compounds. In the laundry and bathrooms, Kyal and Kara chose Gyprock’s Aquachek plasterboard, which is specifically designed for use as a lining in wet areas due to its moisture and humidity resistant properties.

Gyprock Alto cornices feature throughout the home and provide “a perfect balance between modern and traditional style,” explains Kara. Stylish yet unobtrusive, it was a well-thought-out design element for the Long Jetty home.

 
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The crowning glory of the home is the ‘outdoor entertaining space to die for.’ The couple’s vision for the backyard was to merge Palm Springs style with Moroccan textures as evident in the gorgeous mosaic tiled plunge pool, alongside lush greenery and a breeze block wall.

Being alfresco living enthusiasts, Kyal and Kara installed a fully integrated kitchen and barbeque, underneath a covered deck area with large skylights that lets in natural light. A poolside outdoor shower also adds to the backyard’s coastal vibe.

Overall, with the use of carefully selected quality building materials and a strong design vision, Kyal and Kara have created a beautiful beachside sanctuary, designed to last a lifetime.

 
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Doherty Design Studio | Women in Design

 
 

WOMEN IN DESIGN SERIES

THE LOCAL PROJECT & DOT + POP

“Our design style is contemporary and layered, and we are constantly drawn to Modernist design for inspiration, as well as the 1970’s-1980s for their architectural language and design detail”


 
Fitzroy Residence

Fitzroy Residence

 

Doherty Design Studio is a multi-disciplinary design practice based in Melbourne, who create tailored residential and commercial environments from concept through to completion throughout Australia. Mardi Doherty, Director of Doherty Design Studio graduated from Interior Design at RMIT, commenced a degree in Architecture, but dropped out to become an artist. She eventually detoured back into design, working for local Melbourne designer Chris Connell, before heading to London where she worked with Conran Design Group and David Collins Architecture & Design.  Mardi returned to Melbourne in 2000 when Federation Square was being designed, and spent three years working on the interiors of the National Gallery of Victoria.

 

Fitzroy Residence

Fitzroy Residence

Fitzroy Residence

Fitzroy Residence

 

Following her stint on the NGV Mardi decided to set up her own business - “The decision to open my own studio was quite intuitive just a question of time and place. I was naïve and young, and all I knew was that there was enquiry and interest in what I did, so I launched in! Says Director Mardi Doherty.

The studio draws on the strength of its professional in house team and collaborations with some of Australia’s leading creatives. Their aim is to enhance an interior experience through intuitive, holistic design principles and bespoke finishes that express individuality.

I lead the business but its certainly a sum of parts that keep it thriving. Our team is made up of a talented, hard-working, supportive group of designers.” Says Mardi.

 

Fitzroy Residence

Fitzroy Residence

Church Residence

Church Residence

 

"Its good to know that our studios work is contributing to the design industry, and we have a strong interest in mentoring, and encouraging younger designers.” says Mardi.

Fitzory Residence is one of Doherty Design Studio’s most applauded projects to date. The interior of this contemporary three-level terrace was designed for a couple opting to downsize to an inner city luxurious retreat. The interior takes its lead from the built form and the external materials used in landscaping to create a series of spatially diverse areas. From the entry, the home opens to reveal a richly layered material mix of: ceramic tiles, mirror, steel mesh, fluted glass, terrazzo tiles, stone, light and dark timber veneers, timber-lined ceilings and oak floors.

 

Church Residence

Church Residence

 

Each project is treated individually to reflect the clients needs and personality. We aim to express this through an artistic approach to customisation, materiality and bespoke detailing “

 

Church Residence

Church Residence

 

“Our job is to tell each client’s story in a meaningful way and to create something that is unique to them.” Says Mardi Doherty.

Church Residence is another of Doherty Design Studio’s stand out projects, a four-level, converted 1930s church that has been extensively renovated. The brief required a sophisticated, sympathetic response to the existing architecture. Spatial flow, light, and an outdoor bathing space were important. The project responds to the brief through employing minimal colours and materials and a base palette of white and pale grey ensures a light, calm feel while green acts as a contrasting neutral.

 

Ba Xa Eatery

Ba Xa Eatery

Ba Xa - Commercial Project

Ba Xa - Commercial Project

 

Eatery Ba Xa is a brave and sassy, sweet and gentle casual Vietnamese noodle bar at Melbourne Airports International terminal. Doherty Design Studio & Techne Architecture and Design collaborated to create a noodle bar that goes well beyond the norms of an airport food venue, giving it a sophisticated, feminine and very Melbourne look. The brief for the fit out were complex; the design needed to offer a nod to it’s namesake, the Ba Xa (which translates as ‘female village chief or wifey, someone who is nurturing, strong and fun) but also reflect Melbourne’s dynamic food scene and the punchy flavours of Vietnamese cuisine. A daring feminine aesthetic is delivered via graphic colours and forms. Underpinning it’s look and feel is a palette of neutrals and nude tones, punctuated with blue and maroon. As astute mix of material – natural stone, leather, terrazzo, brass, timber veneer, mirror and mesh provide continuity throughout.

 

Ba Xa - Commercial Project

Ba Xa - Commercial Project

 

The dynamic with our clients is informal yet rigorous, as we respond to the issues each client and site presents." says Mardi Doherty.

 

Hawthorn Residence

Hawthorn Residence

Hawthorn Residence

Hawthorn Residence

 

Hawthorn Residence - a 1980s Cocks Carmichael designed home which needed its interiors brought up to date whilst still celebrating its strong architectural form and beauty. At the heart of the brief was a request to reinvigorate the interior while retaining the home's original features – glass bricks, grey terrazzo floor, pale timber-lined ceilings and front door. Key design aspects are delivered in the form of custom cabinetry, colour blocking, the repetition of pattern and geometric details. The studio responded boldly to their clients love of colour and appreciation of 1980s architecture.

 

Hawthorn Residence

Hawthorn Residence

Mardi Doherty - Director, Doherty Design Studio

Mardi Doherty - Director, Doherty Design Studio


‘Women in Design’ Series by DOT + POP & The Local Project

Edition 1: MELISSA BRIGHT ON EMPOWERMENT | WOMEN IN DESIGN

Edition 2: DESIGN BY GOLDEN | WOMEN IN DESIGN

Edition 3: CASSIE JAMES-HERRICK ON SELF-BELIEF | WOMEN IN DESIGN

Edition 4: STUDIO GRIFFITHS | WOMEN IN DESIGN

Editions to be released every Monday and Wednesday, watch this space!

 
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