Happiest of Friday’s here in the studio today! The Annual HIA Awards night are upon us tonight, and as we all get excited for the night ahead we thought what better way to end the week then with a reveal of one of our award entry projects! So bringing to you all – Part Two of the Bay House Reveal!
We were engaged to handle both the full interior design and build of the extensive renovation of this property. This included remodelling of the interior architecture, with a big transformation in the living spaces featuring a new mezzanine level, a built in double sided fireplace, re positioned openings and ceiling detail work. We also handled the full interior furnishing, decorating and styling of the client’s home which enabled a full- service approach which allowed us to ensure that the design, decoration and existing architecture was cohesive and that the new extension worked hand in hand with the new finishes and structural changes throughout the house.
From the outset there was always a large focus on designing a home which merged the clients love for the Australian bushland with the elements and colours from the immediate exteriors of the property. The clients loved the architecture of the existing property but wanted to breathe new life into the interior.
The entry of the home opens up to an immediate view of the large volume living / dining space. To complement the surrounds an earthy Hare and Klein round rug that references running lakes was selected for the entry with modernist George Nelson bubble pendent layered above to accentuate the soaring ceiling height. The client’s reworked indigenous art and antique sofa which was reupholstered in a beautiful Banksia Tawny’ natural linen from Quercus Co. ensures the new entry immediately exudes a sense of home for the couple.
Due to the sheer size of the living room and ceiling height of the space we were able to create a mezzanine floor in the main living room. The mezzanine level adds a sense of uniqueness to the property and a separate retreat for the clients, also with exceptional views of Moreton Bay. The mew mezzanine provided a separate breakaway space for a home office as well created an opportunity to have large display cabinets to house the clients ornaments from their travels. Whilst we decided to retain the existing timber ceiling cladding to bring a sense of warmth to the space, we stripped the timber wall cladding and retained it to re-use in the ceiling under the newly created mezzanine floor creating consistency in ceiling finishes.
The main living room features a large modular lounge from Cosh Living in charcoal fabric for practicality and longevity. The purpose was to create a space where the client’s family could gather and relax. The large teal rug frames the lounge and an occasional crosshatch Living Edge armchair within the space draws out colours from the featured native ‘banksia’ floral artwork by local artist Simon Barlow. In the adjacent dining room, we designed and manufactured a custom live-edge solid timber table. Ensuring the character of the timber remained centre stage we designed an edgy modern black table base. Drawing your eye upwards are stunning Laurent pendants by Lambert and Fils. The durable rustic dining table was complemented with the fine lines of the Gubi Beetle chairs upholstered in a deep purple fabric.
Have a lovely weekend!