A double front Edwardian was given a Entry Hall and Guest room renovation.
A beautiful Block printed wallpaper is the feature of this Guest room and forms a unique backdrop for custom soft furnishings and unique lighting.
An exciting project of a new beach house in Portsea on Victoria's the Mornington Peninsula for a Melbourne-based family, their grownup children and extended family to enjoy throughout the seasons. This project included cabinetry design, furniture design, indoor and outdoor finishes, pool pavillion change room addition, balustrade design, paving selections and lighting.
This project was an interesting full apartment renovation. While many of our jobs revolve around increasing natural light to a space, this late 1970s apartment was excessively bright. Our builders were often seen wearing sunnies on the job. We had the luxury of using deep colours in this apartment to soak up some of the sun and offset our client's art collection.
We set to work to open up the small corner kitchen space, and a second bedroom, to take advantage of the spectacular bay and city views.
Another challenge was how to conceal the unattractive, yet necessary, fire sprinkler piping that we overcame with a custom-designed pelmet running the perimeter of the apartment. This served the dual purpose of also housing sheer curtains and roller blinds.
As well as replacing the cold, hard tiles with softer and more comfortable flooring, we replaced all the ceiling lights with beautiful pendant lamps. New custom cabinetry features throughout the apartment.
The brief was to overhaul the outdated ensuite and guest bathroom of this traditional Victorian terrace house in inner Melbourne. Our design work involved replacing the oppressive stone clad floors and walls and heavy fittings to make a brighter space that took full advantage of the rooms’ natural light. To improve functionality of the master ensuite, robe storage was installed and a separate shower and toilet was designed to allow two people to use the facilities with privacy. A stylish handmade (in Victoria) porcelain lighting perfectly finished the look.
The guest bathroom was retrofitted into an existing hallway – space was a premium and the design had to be simple and efficient. A New Zealand handmade light fitting is a feature.
This project was a very special project indeed – a beautiful Monsalvat style mud brick and stone home originally built in the 1960’s by a stone mason. This house required an overhaul of various elements including lighting, curtains, blinds, flooring and various other interior elements. A new outdoor terrace, additional cabinetry, pendant lighting, and soft furnishings have given this house a stunning lift.
A sensitive renovation and restoration was required for this Heritage Victoria listed Arts and Crafts apartment built in 1923.
Careful attention to detail was paid to enhance and protect the existing Arts and Crafts details whilst adding comforts for contemporary living.
This apartment renovation included a new kitchen, laundry, study and ensuite to the master bedroom.
An original wardrobe area was re-worked to become an ensuite bathroom for the Main bedroom, and the original robe doors were reworked into doors to the study and laundry.
A dark corner 'bedroom' (a casualty from a 1960's renovation) was reconfigured as a laundry and small study which opens directly onto a light filled enclosed sunroom which in turn leads to a beautiful outdoor Courtyard Garden.
Collins St Veranda Cafe
An interesting Cafe Project where a Compact impermanent Cafe was required. A pair of mobile Cafe cabinets were designed to expand on opening and contract on closing. The new design accommodates 3 staff for this busy little inner city Melbourne cafe, which sits within the veranda of the historic Collins St Baptist Church.
COLLINS ST VERANDA CAFE
An initial brief to increase kitchen storage for this 1980s Southbank apartment evolved into a total kitchen renovation, dining area and most recently, a bathroom/laundry renovation.
An island bench opened up the existing cut off kitchen, and sleek new cupboards and display shelves delighted our client. A special and unique touch was the creation of pendant lights re-purposing the client’s family’s antique teacups.
In the bathroom, the space was completely re-worked, with a spacious shower replacing an existing bath and more functional cabinetry was installed in the laundry. The overall result was a beautiful practical, lighter and brighter space.
Ringwood East - under renovation...
Ringwood East - under renovations
Cottles Bridge - under renovation
Cottles Bridge - under renovation
A beautiful previously renovated Californian Bungalow was given the final touches.
Use of wallpapers, rugs, custom lighting, new window furnishings and furniture, this family home was given the warmth it deserved.
A beautiful light filled apartment has been created within a 1990's block of apartments. This apartment was fully renovated including a kitchen and 2 bathrooms.
Originally three bedrooms, this apartment was made into a spacious 2 Bedroom apartment for a small family.
Opening up the third bedroom has given this family an intimate but welcoming semi-private dining space for entertaining and family dinners.
A challenge on this project was to give a sense of entry via the kitchen. A beautiful timber plate rack provides a screen to the kitchen whilst directing attention back into the 'Hallway'.
Custom joinery throughout provides display and storage spaces and adds warmth to the interior.
The kitchen features hand made tiles from New Zealand and Hand made porcelain light fittings from Melbourne.