The colours of life

Posted on Fri, 8 Apr 2011 by midcenturyjo

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!






Very nice home

homestilo says:

Great transitioning of space from outdoor in.

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

All that light and color. SO beautifully done.

doug says:

wow! love the pops of color!

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

… and maybe the big Indian family/party people 🙂

E says:

I must have it!!

Erica M. says:

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

SWAD PL says:

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.

Mary Anne from Melbourne says:

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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