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

 
 

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“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”


 
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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.

 

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Fitzroy Residence

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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.

 

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Fitzroy Residence

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"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.

 

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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 “

 

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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.

 

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Ba Xa Eatery

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Hawthorn Residence

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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.

 

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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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REECE UNVEILS LATEST ISSY COLLECTION WITH ZUSTER

 
 

IN THEIR SECOND COLLABORATION, WE MEET THE ISSY HALO RANGE, INSPIRED BY LUXURY FASHION

Following the success of the ISSY Z1 Ballerina and Z8 Butterfly bathroom collections, Reece has once again commissioned talented design duo, Fleur Sibbel and Wilhelmina McCarroll to create a striking new bathroom furniture range. The luxurious new collection, entitled ISSY HALO, is inspired by the pleats that graced catwalks during the time of creation, and is made with American Oak in natural, hazelnut and charcoal hues or a striking deep black. As with the first ISSY collection, the ISSY HALO range is fully customisable - designed and handcrafted in Australia to customers’ bespoke requirements.

“The ISSY HALO collection – like its predecessors – brings together state of the art materials and striking finishes to create a stunning product for the bathroom. As women designers, we are continuously influenced by nature, the elements, design and fashion. For this collection, we wanted to pay homage to the iconic pleat, and create a product a woman can enjoy, befitting her personal sanctuary and retreat.” Zuster Creative Director, Wilhelmina McCarroll said.

 
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The standout feature of the ISSY HALO vanity is its distinctive ‘HALO’ ribbed timber façade, accentuated with optional Corian handles and a Corian surface in Glacier White, Sonora, Oyster or Deep Night Sky. Ranging from a single door unit to a four-door unit with customisable options in-between, the collection also features Blum soft-closing drawers or touch release doors. Designed by women for women, ISSY HALO balances style and functionality to create a bathroom centrepiece.

“One of the hallmarks that we are proud to offer our customers is the option of a bespoke customisation service. The beauty of the ISSY HALO range is that it is designed and made in Melbourne, allowing us to create an exquisitely crafted product that fits the customer’s space – be it an existing nook or a new build. With ISSY HALO, our customers can have a designer product made to their requirements without any limitations.” Reece’s Bathroom Marketing Leader, Daniela Santilli said.

 
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ISSY by Zuster is designed and made in Melbourne and is available exclusively from Reece. For more information on the ISSY by Zuster collection, visit www.reece.com.au.

Designer: Wilhelmina McCarroll, Creative Director, and Fleur Sibbel, Managing Director, Zuster

 
 
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Studio Griffiths | Women in Design

 
 

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“Simplicity, style and elegance are the signature of the most successful design ideas and will always remain the cornerstone of my approach to design” Gilliane Griffiths

 

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Studio Griffiths is an interior architecture and design practice based in Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria established in 2014. Headed up by Creative Director Gillianne Griffiths with the philosophy that simplicity, style and elegance are key to successful design.

As a trained musician turned designer, Griffiths orchestrates single and multi-residential spaces with a focus on composition, rhythm and harmony, creating interiors that are considered, uncomplicated and highly sophisticated.

With a master’s degree in music, majoring in conducting, Griffiths began her career as a professional musician. “As a musician I also learnt about architecture and art, and these became a driving force in my creative expression, as they do for many composers. The volumes and forms of buildings, sculptures and paintings can inspire and shape a line of music,” Griffiths says.


 
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There are many qualities in the language of music that are resonant in design, and music thus defines Griffiths’ work as a designer.

For me the two disciplines go hand in hand. Composition, shapes, rhythm and form are used to create harmony in music as they are in design,” Griffiths describes. “I am accustomed to bringing black-and-white notes to life in the same way I can envision a room.” 

 

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Griffiths creates interior spaces that are modern, sophisticated and uncomplicated. Studio Griffiths’ work exudes a feeling of peace and calm, whether it’s a high-end home in Melbourne or a more organic abode on Mornington Peninsula. With restraint and attention to detail, rooms are carefully composed with all elements working together in perfect harmony.

“Any project will have endless possibilities, as long as you search for them. Our role is to realise our client’s dream home,” Griffiths says.

 

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Griffiths takes a purist approach to the forms in a room before layering it with warm and natural textures, jewel-coloured accents and shimmering metallic finishes. Custom elements add one-of-a-kind detail, and clients are always left with space to add their own personality and expression.

“It’s rewarding to see the joy and satisfaction clients get from living in their home and making it their own,” says Griffiths.

Offering a full interior architecture, design and decoration service for single and multi-residential projects, Griffiths takes a hands-on approach from the commencement to completion of the project. She leads a talented and professional team of designers with the studio consistently delivering spaces that exceed client expectations. Gilliane’s philosophy is to approach design with transparency and without constraints that limit a space to just one style.

 

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“In a nutshell, my style is understated luxury, sophisticated, elegant, considered and effortless. I am renowned for my uncomplicated and considered approach to intelligent design. I love minimalist and clean design, so my spaces are restrained but extremely functional and exudes warmth.”

The studio’s signature colours are Black, Charcoal, Greys, White and tonal variations. In addition, neutral earthy tones layered with accents of muted colour, unique objects and textural elements are always layered into the design.

“Using natural elements makes us feel calm, grounded and, above all, relaxed and connected with our surroundings”. 

 


 

Main Ridge House is one of Studio Griffiths most applauded projects to date. Located on a quiet hillside in the idyllic Victorian town of Main Ridge, this three-bedroom, three-bathroom modern English farmhouse is casual, sophisticated and timeless. The rolling green countryside and lush vineyards that surround this family farmhouse inspired the approach to the interior design.

The idea was to merge the forms of traditional farmhouses with clean contemporary lines whilst offering visual continuity with nature. The result is a modern interpretation of traditional English barn architecture. It strikes a balance between natural textures and materials, earth dark-stained furniture and black-stained panelling, juxtaposed against floor-to-ceiling panelled clinical white joinery.

 

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The open-plan living, dining, and kitchen area is at the centre of the house where it opens to outdoor living spaces and the landscapes to the north and south. The kitchen with its new three-metre-long central island bench, black stone and timber panelling is a focal point and juxtaposes the clinical white joinery behind beautifully. This central space leads to the bedrooms, bathrooms and utility zones and the consistent use of materials, colours and finishes creates cohesion throughout.

Floor to ceiling glass doors and windows offer a strong connection to the outdoors and frame views of the surrounding farmland so the expansive landscape can be enjoyed from every angle of the spaces throughout the house. A structure that provides room to breathe, see, hear and experience the surroundings, Main Ridge House delivers understated luxury and an exciting play of form and function.

 

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‘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

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

 
 

Drake House - Austin Design Associates

 
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All images courtesy of Austin Design

 

Originally a 1990’s Neo-Spanish, yellow rendered house with a terracotta roof and dated interior, this stunning home has been renovated inside and out by Austin Design Associates to become an elegant town house.

With an excellent client brief, Austin Design Associates were inspired and encouraged to really transform this home. Externally, the house was painted a concrete grey and the terracotta roof tiles were replaced with slate, a new front door was installed along with steel windows across the rear which gave the house a whole new aesthetic.

Inside, dark parquetry flooring was replaced with large pale oak floorboards and the walls were painted a crisp white. A new kitchen with a refined layout introduced Carrara marble to the black steel window, oak floor and white wall scheme.

Austin Design were able to make small but significant changes to the floor plan, enabling them to enlarge the kitchen, create a butler’s pantry, add extra windows, enlarge existing window openings and create a window seat in the living room.

 
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DRAKE AUSTIN DESIGN
 

Minimalist and taking over Instagram - Nichba Design

 
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If you follow us on Instagram you will have no doubt seen us posting images of this stunning brand… just quietly, we are a little bit obsessed!

Nichba Design is a Scandinavian interior design concept from Aalborg in northern Denmark created by Nichlas B. Andersen. The young label combines the Scandinavian design tradition with today’s requirements for modern living. Space-saving living ideas with sophisticated details and modern designs - that is the philosophy of the Danish label.

The label is known for simple and minimalist products. Powder-coated iron and an innovative use of magnets are the main features of these unique designs by Nichba.


 
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Homes to love - a mind blowing Sydney apartment!

 
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"Nuanced, unique and of its place, 9 Young Street is defined by luxury of material and detailing, where every apartment offers a bespoke environment of comfort and style." says SJB Projects

Beautifully realised as highly crafted interiors of timber and stone, the boutique apartments echo the rich, velvety materials of the building’s elegant facade. Each apartment takes advantage of glorious views across the city and harbour with expansive balconies and over sized windows. A granite and spotted gum kitchen delivers a beautiful and tactile experience - with the granite lined bathrooms continuing the level of elegance and luxury.

Comprising eight levels of apartments perched high in the city skyline with landscaped rooftops and framed views of Sydney landmarks, 9 Young Street offers one, two and three bedroom apartments as well as penthouse options. Part of the AMP Master Plan for Young and Loftus Precinct, 9 Young Street is due for completion in 2020.

 

 
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SJB Projects
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TRENDING | Peaches and cream interiors

 
 Bicker Design

Bicker Design

 

Trending - Peaches & Cream

 

Tonal, muted and undeniably gorgeous - we love this trend! Popping up all over the gram, pinterest, design blogs and mags, it's here to stay. 

So whether you add a pop with a cushion, go big with a whole wall or all out with a complete room overhaul - you will not regret it! 

Are you loving this trend as much as us?!

 
 Bicker Design

Bicker Design

 Dan Gayfer Design

Dan Gayfer Design

 Dan Gayfer Design

Dan Gayfer Design

 Arabeschi di latte Bitossi

Arabeschi di latte Bitossi

 Odod Design

Odod Design

 Via Pinterest

Via Pinterest

 Tribe Studio

Tribe Studio

 Stone Designs

Stone Designs

 India Mahdavi

India Mahdavi

 

Our top 6 bathrooms from the 2018 Australian Interior Design Awards...

 
 Hornsby Residence by Conrad Architects | Photography Derek Swalwell

Hornsby Residence by Conrad Architects | Photography Derek Swalwell

 

 

The Australian Interior Design Awards recognise and celebrate interior design excellence via a credible, industry-based program, which is backed by the Design Institute of Australia, the professional body representing Australian designers. 

We love scouring the entries and seeing what the best in the business are creating! There are so many incredibly talented people within the design industry in Australia, I wish I could show you everything but for now, here are our top 6 bathrooms, selected from Residential Design category

 

 
 Concrete Conceal House by Tecture Architecture and Interior Design with Swee Design | Photography Shannon McGrath

Concrete Conceal House by Tecture Architecture and Interior Design with Swee Design | Photography Shannon McGrath

 Canning Cottage by Bicker Design | Photography Nikole Ramsay

Canning Cottage by Bicker Design | Photography Nikole Ramsay

 Clark House by SJB | Photography Nicole England

Clark House by SJB | Photography Nicole England

 Gordon House by Austin Design Associates | Photography Armelle Habib

Gordon House by Austin Design Associates | Photography Armelle Habib

 Oreo House by Taylor Pressly Architects | Photography Tom Blachford

Oreo House by Taylor Pressly Architects | Photography Tom Blachford

 
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Home Tour | The Ivy Home by Seidler Group

 
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The Ivy Home by Seidler Group in South Melbourne is a masterpiece in architectural design for small homes. South Melbourne has traditionally narrow Victorian homes and Seidler's solution to combat this was to combine landscape architecture and clever fabrication to create a spacious oasis of white and green, within the confines of the narrow block.

 

 
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The interior is bright and airy with a raw, neutral colour palllette and each space is open and filled with light, giving this home fresh new life. The styling was undertaken by the clients themselves who have added beautiful furniture pieces and injected each space with colour and character, giving a real sense of style to the home.

 

 
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A custom designed floating staircase maximises the outlook through a glazed southern perimeter overlooking an Ivy garden, offering a green backdrop against the adjoining boundary wall. The garage extensions timber facade references coastal tones injecting warmth into the outdoor entertaining space complete with a spa. Exposed timber fins direct views from the upper entertaining room into a lush backyard complete with a floating weatherboard bathing box, a further extension from the original home.

 

 
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The most beautiful nail salon we ever did see...

 
 Photography | Justin Alexander

Photography | Justin Alexander

 

PROFESSIONAIL | BY JASON BYRNE DESIGN

 

 

Professionail Hornsby asked Jason Byrne Design to create a new salon unique within the Professionail franchise family and what they have done is most likely the most divine nail salon EVER - check out the images below, I'm sure you'll agree with me!

The concept was inspired by the simplicity of the nail file, the shape helping to soften the linear lines which was required to order the stores functionality. The nail file concept evolved into privacy screens, niches for nail polish displays and a hand wash area. To encourage customers to explore the salon, zones were placed opposing each other, with the drying station, magazine and drinks station placed in a central zone. This central zone is the heart of the salon, providing direction and privacy for customers.

The salon celebrates femininity, embraces thoughtfulness whilst improving workflow. It’s modern, has a feeling of space; yet provides pockets of privacy.

 

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Within the concept everyday materials were elevated to be luxurious. Paints were selected in flat and glossy finishes, appearing similar but offering different qualities and experiences. The accent green and blue paint is deliberately chosen to encourage customers to have fun with their nail polish colour selection. They are playful statement colours, surprising and bold, making customers look twice.

The end result – their client’s description of the store, ‘Cuban Barbie Gone Wild’ – and what’s better than that!

Professionail Hornsby was recently shortlisted as part of The Dulux Colour Awards 2018.

 

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“We were inspired by the simplicity of the nail file while evolving the stores concept. The nail file shape softens the linear lines which order the stores functionality. The store embraces greys and pinks as the predominant colours. Flashes of green and blue delineate changes in the layering of materials. These greens and blues also seek to encourage customers to have fun with nail colour selection. The store celebrates femininity and emphasises the fun and beauty of a visit to a nail salon.” says Jason Byrne of Jason Byrne Design.

 

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The Client:  Professionail Hornsby
@professionailhornsby

The Shopfitter: Danielle Guo | Addison Joinery

The Photographer: Justin Alexander
@justinalexanderphoto

The Floral Arrangements: Bird Wood and Bloom
@birdwoodandbloom

The styling: Kris Won
@kri.ss.ii

 
 
Source: Professionail Hornsby asked Jason Byrne ...

Need motivation to exercise? This space will get you moving!

 
 Photography: Damian Bennett.

Photography: Damian Bennett.

 

The Well, designed by Tom Mark Henry, a concept that embodies a holistic approach to wellness and health in both aesthetics and feel.

"Our aim was to create a sense of calm on arriving to the space, where you can leave your stress at the door and focus inwardly on your health and well being."

The design brief was to totally transform the existing site, which was dark and restrictive, to a light-filled wellness centre that radiated health and happiness.

The brief was realised by ensuring natural light travelled deep within the space and used a very soft palette to ensure that light was maximised. A 5-meter tall Ficus Hilli sits under a light-filled atrium, and a circular staircase made from white powder coated perforated mesh wraps around the tree to carry visitors from the ground floor café and reception to the first-floor gym, yoga studio and Pilates studio. This sculptural piece serves as the backdrop to the reception counter and can be seen from the café space.

 
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Tom Mark Henry won Emerging Interior Practice of the Year at the WIN 2017 Awards hosted by World Interior News. Cushla McFadden, co-director of Tom Mark Henry, attended the annual ceremony in London in February to receive the award.

“It is a real ‘pinch-us’ moment to be recognised on a global scale after only four years of business,” said co-director Jade Nottage. “It is an acknowledgement of the whole Tom Mark Henry team as everyone is imperative to our success and has worked very hard over the last four years. We are committed to our craft and it is gratifying and flattering that our passion and dedication has been recognised, particularly amongst the calibre of the other shortlisted practices,” Nottage said.

Judge Fiona Naylor commented: “For a relatively new practice Tom Mark Henry shows an energy and ability to deliver and retain the integrity of great design on what are probably high-pressure or low-budget commercial and hospitality projects… Their work is not overdesigned; there is a certain restraint and solid decision making going on.” 

 
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Breathe Architecture and Caroma collaborate on environmentally sustainable project, Nightingale 1...

 
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Nightingale 1 was initially conceived back in 2014 by Breathe Architecture. Breathe, who had just completed the award-winning sustainable development The Commons, were keen to build a well-designed, community-led building for owner-occupiers, not investors, that was financially, socially and environmentally sustainable. 

The apartments in Nightingale 1 have been designed to exemplary levels of environmental sustainability with 100 per cent fossil fuel-free building operations with a minimum 7.5-star NatHERS thermal rating including features such as recycled timber, mid-steel light fittings and solar roof panels.

 
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A key feature of the Nightingale 1 project is that it has partnered with Caroma – Australia’s leading bathroom and kitchen wares supplier. For 75 years, Caroma has been committed to conserving water in its products through its continual innovations in bathroom technology. It has continually delivered best-in-class water saving solutions across many products.

 
 

The unique Caroma Cleanfush® toilet features in each of Nightingale 1’s 20 apartments. The Caroma Cleanflush® is an Australian first in bathroom technology. It features a rimless toilet bowl and new flush and flow technology resulting in a bowl eliminating the build-up of germs and bacteria and is easier to clean compared to traditional toilets. Engineered with a more powerful and precise flush stream, the Cleanflush® technology enables a superior solution in clearing the bowl.

Caroma proudly aligns with the sustainability principles championed by Nightingale Housing – a not-for-profit organisation which provides the support and processes enabling architects to deliver homes that have the future of the planet firmly in mind.

 
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A stunning country abode - Limerick House by Solomon Troup Architects

 
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Architect - Soloman Troup | Photogrpahy -  Tatjana Plitt

 

Brunswick based firm Solomon Troup Architects have recently completed their first project, Limerick House, located in Eganstown, about 10 minutes outside of Daylesford, Victoria. It is a modest addition to an existing house that was owned by the clients’ father, who built the house out of three disused railway cottages.

The form of the addition was inspired by the old dilapidated shearing sheds that inhabit the local area. Black-stained timber decking boards were used to clad the entire addition to further enhance the resemblance of the aged timber look of the local dilapidated shearing sheds, whilst silver-top ash lining boards add warmth to the interior space and contrast the black exterior.

 
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Stunning Interiors and delicious food? Melbourne's new Lello Pasta bar

 
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Photography: Stephanie Rooney

Lello’s Italian embrace: warmth, elegance and artisan pasta

 

Melbourne’s new favourite pasta bar, Lello, in Flinders Lane, offers a fresh and authentic take on traditional hand-made pasta offerings. Each dish tells a regional story, so when owners Chris McIntyre and Leo Gelsomino (who is also the head chef) wanted a beautiful new fit-out to reflect the elegance and comfort of Leo’s food, they turned to Sarah Elshaug of Maitland Street Interiors. With a background in marketing within in the food and beverage industry, Sarah fully understands what drives people to choose their favourite food destinations.

For owner Chris, it was important that the interiors captured the connection between their food and the joy of eating with family and friends: “Lello’s delicious pasta uses traditional recipes and techniques, and captures the authenticity and expertise of Leo’s heritage. We wanted an interior that reflects the comfort and tradition of artisan pasta, and to create areas that make people feel as though they are in an extended elegant living space with their loved ones.

Underpinned by beautiful images of the cliffs of Capri by photographer Katie Carmichael, Sarah has used a palette that captures elements of stone and sea to create distinct zones within Lello.

 
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A casual coffee bar takes full advantage of the street-front window, and is a perfect place to unwind with an Atomica coffee to watch the colour and movement of Flinders Lane. A circular living green wall, from Pap’s Vertical Gardens, and soft pink pendants over a pale timber window bar ensure it is a soothing space to start the day, or to simply catch your breath.

 
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The dining areas make the most of the largescale photographic art, letting it take centre stage and grounding the room with dark floors, grey-panelled walls and dusty-pink banquettes again softened with durable grey wool felt by Burel Fabrics. It’s graceful and comfortable - a space that promotes fine food and spending time with friends.

 
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“Using Dulux Deep Artic on the walls, with simple timber tables and white chairs, has lightened up the part of the restaurant with the least access to natural light. It also ensures that Leo and his team can showcase their craft, and provides a peek ‘backstage’. It’s a great way of letting food-lovers in, and showcasing Lello’s ambitions: to ensure that well-made, traditional pasta – and the skills required to make it - remains important and appreciated.”

 
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Helen Kontouris designs "NGV Room" for the Australian Open 2018

 
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Helen Kontouris Designs the Australian Open Pavillion for the National Gallery of Victoria called the "NGV Room by Helen Kontouris".

 

The National Gallery of Victoria has engaged Australian artist and furniture designer Helen Kontouris to create a unique hospitality space for fans on site at the Australian Open Tennis 2018. Through her furniture, lighting and object designs, Kontouris has created an intimate and sensory retreat that celebrates the energy and diversity of the Australian Open.

Known as The NGV Room by Helen Kontouris, the spaces evokes a cool and calming oasis for tennis fans to retreat to amongst the bustle of the Australian Open. Opened for the duration of the Australian Open from 14 – 28 January 2018, the space highlights Kontouris’ contemporary range of lighting and furniture designs.

Helen Kontouris has worked as a designer for over a decade and is known for integrating organic forms and imaginative elements into traditional concepts. Her approach often takes traditional, linear concepts and combines a fluid feminine sensibility inspired from a narrative informed by her travels. Kontouris has created work for industry leaders De Padova, Alessi, Kundalini, Celda, Ritzenhoff, Schiavello and museums. 

 
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 Pictured above are the Botanical Screens, Softscape seating upholstered in  Kvadrat  textiles, Softscape floor lamps, Softscape ottomans and Penelope Table and stool. All available through  L  EN  at  Stylecraft . Floral arrangements by  Flowers Vasette .

Pictured above are the Botanical Screens, Softscape seating upholstered in Kvadrat textiles, Softscape floor lamps, Softscape ottomans and Penelope Table and stool. All available through LEN at Stylecraft. Floral arrangements by Flowers Vasette.

 Shown above is the Softscape floor lamp available through  L  EN  at  Stylecraft . Floral arrangements by Flowers  Vasette .

Shown above is the Softscape floor lamp available through LEN at Stylecraft. Floral arrangements by Flowers Vasette.

 Penelope Table and stool available through  Stylecraft  and the Panier stool available through  Space Furniture .

Penelope Table and stool available through Stylecraft and the Panier stool available through Space Furniture.

 

Love Tech? My Top Highlights from the CES 2018 show in Vegas!

 
 

WINBOT 950 - The New Era of Window-Cleaning -

WINBOT 950 is the new superlative in window-cleaning, yes it's a robot window cleaner! With a 'smart drive' cleaning system and the ability to manoeuvre into corners, the WINBOT 950 is the perfect window cleaning companion, keeping you safe and off that ladder. 

 
 
 
 

 Hisense Australia - 65-inch OLED TV - 

Hisense announced it's new OLED TV technology, offering Australians even more choice and quality. OLED complements Hisense’s enhanced ULED range to provide Australians with the best available technology line-up.

So what is OLED and why do I need one I hear you ask? OLED  - which stands for Organic Light Emitting Diode - is a new type of panel that TVs use which offers better image quality (think blacker blacks and brighter whites), reduced power consumption and fast response times over traditional LED TVs.

 
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Whirlpool® Smart Over the Range Microwave with Scan-to-Cook Technology -

With Scan-to-Cook technology, families can eliminate the guesswork and get the right frozen food settings every time. The technology allows families to simply scan thousands of frozen food bar codes with a smartphone or tablet and send recommended cooking instructions straight to the microwave... ummm that's pretty smart!

 
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LG 65-inch rollable OLED screen - 

Yes that's right, LG have released a rollable tv, it literally rolls up like a big bit of paper! LG created the screen using its famous OLED display technology, which allows for a wide range of colours and impressive contrast. The panel also boasts an Ultra HD display resolution, meaning you can use it to watch 4K TV shows and movies. At this stage it's still a prototype, but what a feat - can you imagine what this will do for the world of tv's!

 
 
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Foldimate - Laundry Folding System - 

The robotic laundry folding machine, will easily fold your clothes into neat piles, ready to put away. Folding an entire laundry load with FoldiMate only takes a few minutes, and it’s so simple and fun to operate that your kids will be fighting over who’s FoldiMating.

 
 
 
 

Samsung - 146-inch The Wall TV -

Samsung Electronics introduced “The Wall” – the world’s first consumer modular MicroLED 146-inch TV. It can transform into any size, and delivers incredible brightness, colour gamut, colour volume and black levels. “The Wall” exemplifies how consumers can customise their television sizes and shapes to suit their needs. 

 
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