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The colours of life

Back in November last year Sydney architect Scott Weston of SWAD shared the beginnings of a wonderful project, a renovation of a small house in Rozelle. (You can read all about it here.) It's finished. It's fab. And it's here. I'll let Scott tell you all about it.

As promised a few shots of my house in Rozelle just completed this week with the steel frame table finally made (steel angles inset with charcoal tiles) and hand-painted this week and elegantly positioned to the outdoor deck. It was nice to visit this week and just have lunch and a coffee with the Client..... pause........just stop to take in the space......very calming and to reflect on what we have completed. The house also was given a Hindu blessing and I was honoured to take part with the family in the proceedings and the wonderful food that was prepared by the Client's mother. The house was a fantastic foil to the procession of women and children in silk saris which continually walked past my 'hermes orange' joinery wall with looks of great delight on their faces. How to take a sows ear and literally turn it into a silk purse with a dramatic open plan and hero wall in split batten joinery of orange laminate (no greasy children's hands to scuff the corridor wall). Build in all the joinery and customise the internal carcasses in both colour and functional necessity. Operable commercial aluminium sliding doors and louvers for maximum northern light and clerestory for cross-ventilation. No air-conditioning just ceiling fans and elegant uplighting. Simple hardwood shiplap facade and steel skillion roof lifting to the north and cantilevered 1.2 metres by steel angle outriggers. Select the loose furniture and hang the artwork and choose the 'kenzo' and 'missoni' bedlinen. A hand in glove match between Architect and Client. Desire to inspire please enjoy the visual feast!






Reader Comments (15)

the bedroom shot told me it was home to an indian..what with a little ganesha on the bedside table..my favourite part is the kitchen..with the glass walls looking out into the patio and the garden! nice job! xx meenal

It's certainly no sow's ear now. I love the use of colour in this project. Gorgeous. x

8 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrismod

Beautiful use of space. I can imagine that this would be a great place to live, especially because Rozelle is such an awesome suburb!

I love the cushion in the living area. Beautiful colours and really brings the room together.

8 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJodie

Very clever use of the Aussie outdoor room...but what I love the most is the skull painting.

8 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGeorgia

Very nice home

8 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDagný Björg

Great transitioning of space from outdoor in.

8 Apr 2011 | Unregistered Commenterhomestilo

I love the colors used in the kitchen and dining room.

8 Apr 2011 | Unregistered Commenterangie schwab

All that light and color. SO beautifully done.

wow! love the pops of color!

8 Apr 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdoug

Oh I wish I had a neat jewelry drawer like this... Ok, and the shower. Yum!

... and maybe the big Indian family/party people :-)

8 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRelatable Style

I must have it!!

8 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterE

Beautiful. Does anyone know where the skull painting is from?

9 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErica M.

Okay the artist is Julian Meagher and he was a doctor but now is a full time artist.
He can be found via the gallery in Sydney called Chalk Horse.
I have a few of his paintings and he's a very clever artist with a quirky sensibility and great use of colour.

10 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSWAD PL

Love the marigold colour in the kitchen! The house is fresh, colourful and contemporary!
Nowadays it takes a lot for me to comment as there is so much beautiful imagery out there in blog land - but SWAD always does something eye catching! Fabulous job! Love also the skull painting! Thanks DTI and SWAD!

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