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 ...

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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Source: Cantilever Interiors Custom K2 Kitchen - ...

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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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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Au79 Cafe by Mim Design Studio...

 
Images via Mim Design Studio - Photography by Peter Clarke Photography

Images via Mim Design Studio - Photography by Peter Clarke Photography

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

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

 

Exteriors... 5 of the best right now!

 
Canterbury Road Residence, Toorak by  BE Architecture

Canterbury Road Residence, Toorak by BE Architecture

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

Escobar Renovation by  Chen+Suchart Studio

Escobar Renovation by Chen+Suchart Studio

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

House in House by  Steffen Welsch Architects

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

Kerferd Project by  Whiting Architects

Kerferd Project by Whiting Architects

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

Cobourg Residence by  Trevor Horne Architects

Cobourg Residence by Trevor Horne Architects

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Wheatland House, Neil Architecture...

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

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

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

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

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

 

Jason Grant's debut tile collection...

 
Photography by: Jacqui Turk

Photography by: Jacqui Turk

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

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

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

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

 

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! 

 

Y Residence by Studio Tate...

 
Design by Studio Tate - Photography by Tessa Ross-Phelan

Design by Studio Tate - Photography by Tessa Ross-Phelan

Studio Tate is my latest Interior Architecture crush... their clean lines, refined details, colour and material choices are just so divine. 

Y Residence in one of Melbourne's inner city suburbs was a complete renovation for a growing family. The project emphasises the potential of inner urban small spaces to provide everything you need for family life. 

Studio Tate here - Facebook here - Instagram here

D + P

 

Stunning Mutina Tiles from Urban Edge Ceramics...

 

We think of tiles for use in mostly bathrooms but trust me they can make such an incredible impact in so many space of your home - think kitchen splash backs, floors, laundry's, fireplaces, table tops... the list goes on.

Our latest tile crush is Mews by Mutina at Urban Edge Ceramics. Mews is industrially made in porcelain stoneware with a coloured mass dough. The collection has been designed with both contemporary and traditional use in mind. The variety of neutral tones allows the tiles to be a focal point or a backdrop in any interior scheme.

The Mews collection is inspired by the landscape, the history and the personality of the British capital, and by the huge variety of textures characterising its infrastructures, such as bricks, wooden floors and irregular geometrical patterns. The collection consists of 6 base colours: chalk, fog, pigeon, lead, ink and soot, each of which contains a palette of 15 different shades. This wide colour range adds depth and movement to the tiled surface making it rich and remarkable. 

Urban Edge Ceramics here - Mews by Mutina Tiles here - Facebook here - Instagram here - Pinterest here

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Quantum Six Porcelain Sheets...

 

The latest sustainable, environmentally friendly alternative to marble and stone finishes, QuantumSix+ porcelain sheets, has just hit the Australian market. Light, versatile and strong with extraordinary aesthetic appeal. At just 6mm thick, they are a more flexible, durable and affordable option than natural stone. Made in Italy, QuantumSix+ porcelain sheets feature all the beauty of natural marble in a stunning array of colour combinations and finishes, allowing homeowners to mix and match to suit their individual style.

Better still, Q6+ porcelain sheets don’t need to be sealed, so they’re effortless to use in a wider range of applications. Relatively unknown in Australia, there are so many reasons why Q6+ porcelain sheets are a superior alternative. They’re easy to handle and cut to any size on site. Sheets also come in an astounding 3200 x 1600 x 6 mm – the largest ever seen down under – or 2400 x 1200 x 6 mm. 

Some veined colours can be book matched or vein matched for perfectly seamless splashbacks, indoor and outdoor cladding, feature walls or beautiful, hardwearing floors.

Made from all natural materials, QuantumSix+ porcelain sheets are also naturally stain and mould resistant, which is great for wet areas and stairs. As they’re flameproof, heat-resistant and UV stable, they can be used for fireplace surrounds, behind your cook top as well as BBQ areas and outdoor wall cladding. Q6+ can even be cut to create sophisticated marble and stone-look furniture.

QuantumSix+ porcelain sheets are available in three collections – marble, stone and industrial – presenting over 20 colour combinations and come with a 10-year Manufacturers Warranty for added peace of mind. With such great features on offer, it’s clear they’ll soon become a fixture on the Australian design market.