“Ratifying Newton’s law of opposites attracting, high chroma finishes mingle with raw instinct and dollops of warm spice tones with nurturing potency. Olive green, turmeric and peach are the binary shades that link the spaces, in turn maximising the modest 55 SQM floorplan – from joinery to bed linen and antique kilims.”
Think colour, texture and finesse. From modest to fun and fabulous by Sydney-based YSG.
Photography by Prue Ruscoe
“An elegant yet robust home for a young family with a passion for design and travel, Church Street residence takes its cues from archetypal Roman forms. Art and furnishings add zest, warmth and richness. Arches were introduced strategically throughout the floor plan to contain elegant spatial volumes and create vistas, as well as ordering the ‘flow’ within the dwelling. The arches express mass with the use of deep wall reveals, linking spaces and framing rooms with elegant steel framed glazed doors for privacy.”
Contemporary luxe to withstand the day to day rough and tumble of family life. Church Street Residence Toorak by Maria Danos Architecture.
“An addition to an existing garage, this loft space was designed to create a backyard artist retreat for the homeowner. Though the footprint may be small, the design pulls out all the stops. We like to think of our design as the more lighthearted, well travelled, slightly bohemian sister of the primary residence. With built-in planters, an oversized pitched skylight and unique detailing throughout, this retreat will allow our clients creativity to flow.”
I dream of a artist retreat in my backyard but my dreams have never reached these lofty heights (pardon the pun). If this is the garage extension I wonder how amazing the house is. Park Hill Loft by Calgary-based Fort Architecture.
Photography by Jamie Anholt Interiors
Old and new. Soft and subdued in private areas, luxe and dramatic in public spaces. Antique and bespoke with an emphasis on ongoing patina of materials and the pattern of stone. Carefully curated and but playful. John Street by Sydney-based Phoebe Nicol.
With a design concept informed by its distinctive facade this Melbourne house seamlessly combines the old and the new. Walls of steel and glass allow the light to flood into the extension’s interior. Dark and moody is dramatic, not drab. The Dutch Gable House by Melbourne-based Austin Design Associates.