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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Home Tour | Refined Luxury by Studio Tate

 
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Studio Tate have completed The Melburnian II, another stunning complete renovation of an entire apartment, following on from the success of The Melburnian renovation.

The overall aesthetic is one of refined luxury, an overall monochromatic palette with subtle touches of brass and stone. 

"Acknowledging that good things can very often come in small packages, we borrowed the idea of a jewellery box to create a compact and fabulous space filled with many special elements."  says Studio Tate.

 
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New shop alert... AURA opens the doors to it's first concept store!

 
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Melbourne’s newest inspirational shopping experience is now open!

 

If you’re the kind of person who’s spent hours drooling over Aura's Instagram feed, or finding yourself inspired by their stunning seasonal photoshoots, then you’ll be thrilled to hear that Tracie Ellis and her talented team have just opened their first concept store in Malvern, Melbourne.

The beautifully refurbished, heritage-listed building features a series of individual room spaces, impeccably styled by the team. For the first time ever, fans of the brand can see, touch and feel products as they stroll through the store, moving between the dining and living rooms, and on to the bedroom and bathroom area.

Inspiration abounds amid the Aura team’s expertly curated spaces, where the current collection of bedlinen, cushions, throws, towels, natural rugs, baskets and stoneware are showcased, all in the latest, on-trend tones and textures.

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To create the full experience of walking through an ‘Aura Home’, the team have hand-selected a range of sublime furniture pieces, lighting, design books, travel guides, jewellery, wallets, tote bags, candles and bath & body products from local and international brands, including the most darling handmade wooden toys for the littlest Aura Home customers.

And with Summer just around the corner, shoppers will also find inspiration for garden and outdoor-entertaining, with a curated selection of planters, uniquely stylish beach umbrellas and beach bags in the latest shades. 

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The new Aura Home Concept Store in Malvern is sure to become one of Melbourne’s hottest homewares destinations.

OPEN NOW: 1371 Malvern Road, Malvern VIC 3144 03 9822 6980 

 

Home Tour - Green Gables, Mt Martha by Studio Tate

 
Photography | Sharyn Cairns

Photography | Sharyn Cairns

We love a home tour, a little sneak peak into the beautiful homes of amazing people, and today's tour is one you will want to add to your Pinterest inspo board for sure! 

Green Gables House in Mt Martha is a heritage Tudor-style beach house which has been completely renovated and restored by Studio Tate. One of the main goals of the renovation was to stay true and respectful to the original heritage architecture and to add a sense of casual luxury, something which was suitable to the beach side location. 

Overall it oozes coastal vibes, with plenty of texture, nude and grey tones,  soft furnishings to die for and the use of robust durable materials to keep it balanced - and we just love the luxe beach side house vibe they have created - can we move in for summer please?!

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Check out one of Sydney's most Instagrammable new apartments...

 
1788 Residences Double Bay

Introducing Double Bay’s most beautiful address. Moments from one of the world’s greatest cities Sydney, 1788 Residences by SJD Property are designed with the utmost care, inspiration and appeal.

This elegant harbour-side enclave with its distinct European sensibility has been known and loved for generations. An exclusive sanctuary, it is a place to have it all and get away from it all.

Refined, convenient and beautifully conceived in every aspect, these custom-made residences are blessed with perfect proportion and a timeless aesthetic. Every element, every facet in these extraordinary residences is simple, beautiful yet highly crafted – there is no compromise on space, materials or detail.

The building is designed to reflect its privileged position at the very heart of the village. From the finishes and fixtures, to the lighting and walk in wardrobes, this is the apartment all influencers and celebrities would love to live in!

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1788 Residences Double Bay
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1788 Residences Double Bay
1788 Residences Double Bay
1788 Residences Double Bay
1788 Residences Double Bay
 

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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You will be drooling over this gorgeous home...

 
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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!

 

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’

 

Jackalope Hotel, Mornington Peninsula...

 
All Photography  Sharyn Cairns

All Photography Sharyn Cairns

The Mornington Peninsula has a new luxury hotel - Jackalope. Situated in Merricks North, on an 11-hectare winery planted in 1989, Jackalope has redefined boutique accommodation. 

46 designer rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, some with private terraces overlooking the vineyards. Each and every room has a rain shower which is complimented by custom-made bath products by Hunter Lab, with larger rooms also containing deep-soak luxury Japanese baths.

The exceptional rooms and architecture were created by Carr Design Group, who worked in collaboration with Fabio Ongarato Design on the branding and graphics. One of our favourite Melbourne furniture designers Zuster created the elegant handcrafted furniture housed in the rooms and public spaces.

And for an added wow, the hotel entrance welcomes guests with a seven-metre-tall Jackalope sculpture by Melbourne artist Emily Floyd - see above image. 

Outside there is a super serene 30-metre infinity pool that offers views out to the vineyard and surrounding gardens - landscaped by Taylor Cullity Lethlean. See below image.

There are two restaurants – a fine dining room, Doot Doot Doot and a more casual restaurant and cellar door, Rare Hare; with interiors designed by Projects of Imagination. The Edwardian homestead 'McCormich House' situated on the property houses the hotel’s bar, Flaggerdoot.

For those unfamiliar with the name, a jackalope is a mythical rabbit-like creature with antlers.

"If luxury is defined by rarity, what is more luxurious than a creature so rare that it exists only in legend,” 

The eyebrow-raising names are all in keeping with the central theme: a Flaggerdoot being the collective noun for a group of jackalopes, with the Doot Doot Doot being the leader of a Flaggerdoot.

 

JBC Residence by Mim Design Studio...

 
Collaboration: Nixon Tulloch Fortey Architecture Photography: Shannon McGrath

Collaboration: Nixon Tulloch Fortey Architecture
Photography: Shannon McGrath

We have the biggest interior crush on Mim Design and love love love everything that they do and create.. their attention to detail, material selection and all round amazingness blows us away each and every project they do. 

Our current fave is their JBC residence in Brighton, Victoria which saw the complete rebuild of an Edwardian 1930’s home. It was a collaboration between Mim Design and architecture firm, Nixon Tulloch Fortley.

'The interior reflects the clients requirement for a light, bright and easy living home. Contrasts through texture, form and material were essential in melding original details with new additions.'

 

Lake Eildon Houseboat by Pipkorn Kilpatrick...

 
Photography by  Christine Franics

Photography by Christine Franics

Anything designed by the amazing duo at Pipkorn Kilpatrick has me wanting to re do my whole house, however after seeing their incredible work on the 'Lake Eildon Houseboat' these talented ladies have me wanting to take to the seas!

Feast your eyes on the this stunningly designed interior project and let's all day dream about where we now want to spend our weekends...

 

"The stunning natural backdrop of Lake Eildon and its surrounds was our inspiration for this unique project. Natural, textured and sustainable materials were balanced with the reflective properties of the water to create calm and light-filled areas. All spaces were made to feel generous and flow-through achieved through clever space planning and through convincing the builder to raise ceiling heights beyond the usual and to eliminate claustrobia-inducing bulkheads by burying services between the ceiling joists. The ground floor was designed as a 'free flow of lounge, dining room, galley kitchen and helm', while the top floor was divided into living and a private zone (housing three bedrooms and a bathroom feeding off the corridor). We loved every minute of designing this space and the challenges it presented. " says Pipkorn Kilpatrick

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Tamarama Home via Est Living...

 
ARCHITECTURE: Porebski Architects | PHOTOGRAPHY: Andrew Worssam and Justin Alexander

ARCHITECTURE: Porebski Architects | PHOTOGRAPHY: Andrew Worssam and Justin Alexander

We've just stumbled across another absolute beauty of a home on Est Living... keep scrolling for some super interior inspo!

This gorgeous beachside home is from Porebski Architects and it is sitting in prime position overlooking Tamarama Beach in Sydney.

"The design embraces bold proportions with the curving black and white exterior. The sweeping white render suggests a modernist sensibility, but counterbalanced by natural materials like stone and timber (not to mention the lush greenery around the home) it becomes something more unique, assured in its style. Helped by interior design from one of our favourite local talents Decus Interiors, this is the beach house we could easily spend all year at." via Est Living.

 

Fitzroy House by Fiona Lynch Interior Design...

 
Interior Design - Fiona Lynch | Photography by Sharyn Cairns

Interior Design - Fiona Lynch | Photography by Sharyn Cairns

Here is some super luxe and super divine Interior Design inspo for your Wednesday...

Fiona Lynch Office does it again with The Lara Boot Factory in Fitzroy, Melbourne. The space was originally converted into a living space by Ivan Rijavec in the 1980s - most recently Fiona Lynch Office was approached by the new owner "to create a private and relaxing retreat, one that offered space and storage for his extensive collection of books and art, in the midst of a bustling neighbourhood".

Blending old and new, the house embraces a refined interior, with bold use of materials and bespoke joinery, while respectfully preserving the original architectural elements. The darker tones, materials and textures are such a beautiful contrast against the concrete and white walls within the space, it makes me want a black kitchen with black stone so much.

Fitzroy House was awarded a High Commendation in the Single Residential category at the 2016 Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) in Sydney. Fitzroy House was also awarded the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Award for Best Bathroom in 2016.

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Fiona Lynch Office here - Facebook here - Instagram here  - Pinterest here

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Leman Locke Hotel London... can we please stay here?!

 

Some serious designer hotel inspo today - The Leman Locke Hotel in London is designed by Grzywinski+Pons, it features 105 spacious studios and 63 chic one-bedroom suites, all of which includes a bedroom, kitchen, and living area for the modern traveller to sleep, stay, work, and play.

Designed for travellers for whom a bed and shower in a shoe-box isn’t enough, Locke immerses you in its neighbourhood’s culture through spaces that connect you to a community of like-minded locals and travellers.

Feast your eyes on it's pastel hues, designer furniture, scandi vibes and modern architecture.

Leman Locke here - Facebook here - Instagram here - Twitter here

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Surry Hills House - Benn + Penna Architecture...

 
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ARCHITECTURE Benn + Penna | PHOTOGRAPHY Tom Ferguson

All images - Est Magazine

We couldn't resist sharing this absolutely stunning home that was featured on Est Living today. The Surrey Hills house is an inner city terrace that has undergone extensive renovation to bring in light and space. Architect Benn + Penna have created a two story floor plan that provides an open plan kitchen and dining space which seamlessly flows into the courtyard through bi-fold doors. Natural light streams into the home through a large skylight positioned above the staircase in the middle of the house. Oak flooring and cabinetry are further complemented by the choice the subtle natural toned furnishings. 

The A Joints Bench Seat and Dining Table by Henry Wilson feature in the open plan living and dining area.

The A Joints Bench Seat and Dining Table by Henry Wilson feature in the open plan living and dining area.

Benn + Penna here - Est Living here - Facebook here - Instagram  here - Pinterest here

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Forty Winks Unveils Australia’s Most Luxurious Mattress Range…

 

Adding a little bit of super-duper luxury to the blog today with the unveiling of Vispring in Australia. Exclusive to Forty Winks the Vispring is one of the world’s most exclusive mattress’s and has rich European heritage dating back to 1901, where it graced the first class cabins of the Queen Elizabeth II and the Titanic... wow, that's one fancy mattress! 

Inventor of the pocket spring in 1901, Vispring has been the technology’s leading specialist ever since, refining the subtle art of matching the ideal combination of spring size, tension and resilience with the finest materials nature has to offer. Individually crafted, a bed by Vispring is a composition of meticulous artistry, individually hand-made and fashioned from the world’s finest and most luxurious materials. Blending Horsehair from Austria, Bamboo, Silk and Cashmere from China and Wool from the Shetland Islands (amongst all natural fibres), a bespoke bed by Vispring brings supreme luxury, comfort and support to your home.

Exclusive to Forty Winks and available at the Forty Winks Hawthorn Prestige Showroom, with plans to extend this high-end offering to select Forty Winks stores nationally, the Vispring mattress range is priced from $19,999 to $45,999 (with the most premium mattress and base priced at $62,999).

As well as the exclusive and elite Vispring offering currently at Forty Winks Hawthorn, Forty Winks offers customers the best in sleep luxury with premium brands such as Aireloom and Crown Jewel also available in select stores nationally.

Forty Winks here - Vispring here - Facebook here - Instagram here - Pinterest here

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