TRENDING | Terazzo Lighting Love

 
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REMODERN - CERAMICS MADE BY BENTU

 

The hottest trend of the season is Terazzo - terazzo flooring, bathroom tiles, tables, furniture and now it's lighting - and we are super excited about it!

Designed by Bentu, an experimental studio based in Guangzhou, China, "Ceramics Made' is Bentu’s new terrazzo collection made using concrete and waste ceramic, and it is now available at Remodern.

Remodern supports and promotes progressive international design, searching out brands that push modernity, innovate and create original, timeless and highly crafted design. They provide architects, interior designers and industry clients with an emphasis on efficient product specification services, timely delivery and achieving project specific requirements.

Due to the inherent nature of concrete, each pendant has natural variances in texture and colour - qualities that are to be embraced and treasured!

 
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Interiors to swoon over... and at an RSL you say?!

 
Photographer | Damian Bennett

Photographer | Damian Bennett

TomMarkHenry delivers their authentic design approach to Rooty Hill RSL

 

Made by the Hill is a new social destination at Rooty Hill RSL that’s bringing the Scandinavian style of boutique bars and city cafés to Western Sydney. Designed by TomMarkHenry in collaboration with Altis Architecture, the revitalised space is relaxed and comfortable with a soft, natural and durable aesthetic to cater for a broad range of demographics and functions.
 
Facilitating this variety of functions, and accommodating large numbers of people and wide-ranging demographics required careful spatial planning. Circulating around the new island bar, the open-plan floor space has been divided into a series of zones to offer a more human scale and provide different levels of comfort and atmosphere. Banquette areas and long tables are for larger groups; and intimate pockets, booths and counter-height bars are for smaller groups and couples.

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The gentle palette of dusty pinks, pale yellows and soft greys complement the soft curves of the seating, booths and bars, which are drenched in natural light from the floor-to-ceiling window façade. Greenery throughout Made by the Hill adds contrasting colour and life.

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The Scandinavian-style furnishings, which offer durability and longevity in both practical and aesthetic terms, have rounded forms, organic lines and wooden frames. This includes classic pieces such as Thonet’s spindle-back Arka armchair; the cane-woven Benko chair; the Ironica beechwood dining chair as an updated version of the iconic Windsor; and Studioilse’s two-seater De La Espada with its high stick back. These are matched with contemporary upholstered chairs with enveloping forms that still reference Danish design. Natural materials continue throughout Made by the Hill with oak and walnut tabletops, Blackbutt timber, stone and marble, and leather, canvas and wool.
 
TomMarkHenry thrives on the creative and collaborative development of unique and exceptional spaces such as Made by the Hill, and its authentic and adaptable approach ensures the dynamic studio continues to push the boundaries of design and expectation. 

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Home Tour... An exercise in smart, integrated design

 
Images courtesy of Cantilever Interiors | Photographer - Martina Gemmola | Stylist - Ruth Welsby

Images courtesy of Cantilever Interiors | Photographer - Martina Gemmola | Stylist - Ruth Welsby

Cantilever Interiors Custom K2 Kitchen - Mills Street project

 

A beautiful townhouse in the Melbourne bayside suburb of Albert Park has been given new life with a contemporary kitchen from Cantilever Interiors that blends seamlessly with the existing architecture and provides maximum function and style in a narrow space.

The kitchen in the Mills Street home is central to a new extension at the back of the house. A testament to understated luxury, it has the clean, minimalist lines of Cantilever Interiors’ celebrated K2 Series and its classic white palette includes a splashback made from handcrafted Anchor ceramics tiles.

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As classic terrace house, the width of the home is quite narrow and the Cantilever Interiors design maximises space with an island bench that is 700mm deep. “All the services, such as the sink and the cooktop, are on the perimeter, so there is a clear surface for prepping and serving,” explains Travis Dean, Cantilever Interiors director and co-founder. “In small spaces, the island bench real estate needs to be multi-purpose. In the case of this kitchen, the owner is an avid baker and uses the open space on the island for rolling pastry and kneading bread.”

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The service-free island bench also features two blackbutt veneer open mitred boxes, which not only provide functional storage space but also add further texture and warmth to the design. Timber accents are also introduced through open shelf for displaying personal objects.

The classic, sophisticated style of the kitchen complements the overall design of the home and maximises functionality in a narrow space. Like all Cantilever Interiors kitchens, it fits perfectly with how the owners like to live.

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Stylish Inner City Melbourne Kitchen...

 
Photography Credit: Martina Gemmola | Styling Credit: Ruth Welsby

Photography Credit: Martina Gemmola | Styling Credit: Ruth Welsby

Cantilever Interiors - Bloomfield Road, Custom Kitchen

Cantilever Interiors is renowned for designing and installing elegant and sustainable kitchens – and they have gone a step further with this stylish inner-city Melbourne home.

Cantilever’s designs extend beyond the heart of this home to create a wonderfully balanced, consistent style throughout the key areas. In addition to its celebrated kitchen designs, Melbourne-based Cantilever Interiors
draws upon the furniture design background of co-owners Travis Dean and Charlie Wilde to create beautifully simple, highly functional residential cabinetry.

A consistent palette of White Two Pack, American Oak Veneer and Caeserstone ‘Snow’ Recon bench tops create a sense of harmony between the key areas of the home. The simple, timeless colours promote design endurance while creating an elegant backdrop for the owners to express their personal style.

The kitchen’s concrete floors are complemented by a simple palette and the
design features a fresh white subway tile splash back and integrated appliances, creating a feeling of lightness and space. Inspiring yet attainable, Cantilever’s designs for the Ascot Vale home promote a sense of continuity throughout the home.

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Modern and Fresh - Caufield North Project by Joy Design Co

 
Interior Design & Styling Kristel Marshall - Joy Design Co | Built by NuScope Constructions | Photography Stephanie Rooney

Interior Design & Styling Kristel Marshall - Joy Design Co | Built by NuScope Constructions | Photography Stephanie Rooney

We love seeing home renovations and we love this modern, fresh, minimalist and super divine home designed by Joy Design Co

Situated in Caufield North, this 1980’s home renovation was dedicated to elevating it’s gallery-like living spaces with the new kitchen and bathrooms sitting quietly and elegantly alongside.

Joy Design Co's brief was to evoke calm and restraint in these rooms, to create a scheme that didn’t compete with the layered feel of the rest of the home. The kitchen and bathrooms were designed with a minimalist and timeless aesthetic with white joinery and quartz stone in subtle greys. They added small accents of black to anchor the look and compliment the artworks.

The lighting choices were chosen to honour the artwork throughout the home, hand-blown glass modernist pendants by Mark Douglass feature over the island bench in the kitchen and a single hand made porcelain pendant crafted by Porcelain Bear in the powder room.

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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!

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

A Nail Salon that dreams are made of...

 
All Photography - Damian Bennett 

All Photography - Damian Bennett 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wheatland House, Neil Architecture...

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

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

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

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

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

 

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.'

 

Living Edge launches Les Basics...

 

Les Basic is a new and exciting brand of modular furniture by Australian designer Alexander Lotersztain which was launched at New York Design Week on May 1 and is set to be released in Australia in June 2017.

Les Basic is designed for the Australian lifestyle and responds to the needs of living and working today. The functional collection includes modular furniture, lighting and accessories that can be configured and customised to create comfortable and creative environments for the home or office.

A range of seating systems have table attachments and power outlets; chairs are suitable for indoor and outdoor environments; stools and tables provide portable options; shelving units are modular and scalable; and accessories such as wall and door hooks, lighting, clocks and vessels are modern and versatile.

Les Basics is available exclusively at Living Edge. 

Understated and elegant with subtle and playful design cues, Les Basic offers high-quality affordable design. It is also socially responsible with textile offcuts from upholstered products used to create the Les Basic wombat, which serves to reduce waste and provides a percentage of every sale to the RSPCA.

“Locally designed by an Australian company for the Australian lifestyle, Les Basic can be adapted and customised for commercial and residential settings as well as being perfect for the new apartment developments in our major cities,” says Jo Mawhinney, Head of Retail at Living Edge, the exclusive distributor of Les Basic.

 

Courtyard House by Robson Rak Architects...

 
PHOTOGRAPHY: Shannon McGrath

PHOTOGRAPHY: Shannon McGrath

Courtyard House by Robson Rak Architects is our Tuesday house love... Light filled with clean lines and the most beautiful materials and textures. 

Keep scrolling for some serious house inspo! 

 

Douglas and Bec's new collection...

 

Furniture and Lighting design studio Douglas & Bec have released their latest collection which encompasses a range of freestanding lamps entitled 'Pare' and their first foray into sofa's, the RD sofa and RD half sofa.

The Pare lamps were inspired by the work of regionalist painters Rita Angus and Christopher Perkins, and feature playful geometric proportions, rich materials and a new earthy colour palette.

Douglas and Bec collections are innovative in their design and use only the highest quality materials, such as American ash and oak, copper, brass, hand-blown glass and natural leather. Take a look below... 

Douglas & Bec here - Facebook here - Instagram here

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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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Apparentt Designer Furniture...

 

I love discovering new super talented people and Apparentt Furniture is my latest find. Apparentt is a creative collaboration between a designer and a maker to create and be resourceful.

Established in 2016 by Managing Director and furniture designer/maker Elliot Gorham and Creative Director Louise Gorham; Apparentt is based in Melbourne and is a furniture design studio, working to develop attractive and innovative solutions for residential and commercial interiors.

Their driving philosophy is to create exclusive products that are beautiful, simple and durable. Each product is hand crafted using the highest quality materials, coupled with credible methods of construction to ensure that each piece is made to last.

Apparentt Furniture here - Facebook here - Instagram here

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Surry Hills House - Benn + Penna Architecture...

 
ARCHITECTURE   Benn + Penna   | PHOTOGRAPHY   Tom Ferguson   All images -  Est Magazine

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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Porcelain Bear Lighting Collection...

 

Love love love coming across new lighting brands and Porcelain Bear have certainly got my attention. The creative forces behind Porcelain Bear, Gregory Bonasera and Anthony Raymond possess a deep, intuitive understanding of porcelain that allows them to push the boundaries of the material, taking it to places no other artists have gone before.

They not only do beautiful lighting but also tableware and furniture that can we seen at their Collingwood showroom

Porcelain Bear here - Instagram here - Facebook here - Pinterest here

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