It’s all about drama and bold personalities in this concrete addition to a Melbourne weatherboard home. Modern clean lines, a swathe of stone running through the kitchen and carefully chosen statement pieces bring a feeling of sculptural brutalism softened by fabrics and texture. Toorak House by Melbourne-based architectural firm Kennon.
I may be obsessed as of late with centuries old homes but on the other, completely opposing hand a simple, modern home with a black exterior and concrete floors is something I will always be drawn to. This home is giving me life and is GORGEOUS inside and out. For cityhomeCOLLECTIVE owner Cody’s Derrick’s personal residence, we worked with Sparano & Mooney Architecture and builders Sausage Space to create a “best of both worlds” concept: the goal was to bridge the gap between condo/loft living and a ground-level home that included yard space and room to grow. As lead designer on the project, Cody worked collaboratively with Sparano & Mooney to ensure that a simple but imaginative layout served as the blueprint for a plethora of natural materials and a focus on the elements (water being the feature at the center of the home’s footprint). Local craftsmen were hired wherever possible (in this case, for railings, cabinets, kitchen island, custom dining table, custom pigmented concrete, etc). For the interior design, we focused on a layered approach–from salvaged chandeliers and chairs to plants, books, art, etc.–that would add to the warmth of the open space and balance the newness of the project.
It’s like I say week after week. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it’s somewhere stylish. Joey Scandizzo Salon by Melbourne-based Kennon.
Oh girl the drama! Dark and moody. Wallpaper on the ceiling. Darkest green and pops of blue. Then there’s the kitchen. Another standout home by Crystal Sinclair Designs. Can’t get enough.
Photography by Nick Glimenakis
It’s like I say week in week out. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if you work somewhere stylish. By The Namesake Studio by Toronto-based Ali Budd Interiors.