Our brief for this home extension and alteration was to not only create a stylish and functional space, but also to create one that emanates a sense of comfort and calm. Spatial Designer Kate Duncan worked with our overseas-based clients to establish the colour palette and finish, drawing inspiration from the surrounding landscape – a call to what nature had already provided.
Much thought was given to design functionality, colour, texture and surfaces. The result showcases a meticulously planned and connected series of spaces, with a high level of tactility due to the use of steel, linoleum, oak, tile and cleverly integrated powder-coated cabinetry.
Our approach to design and materials is revealed immediately when entering the home, with an integrated seat in oak and near invisible storage cabinets in the hallways. This philosophy continues throughout the home with smart use of design and colour, resulting in previously ‘dead’ areas now converted into valuable, near invisible storage space.
Adjacent to the main living space is the library; a retreat for reading and a place to showcase some treasured memorabilia. We chose black oak bookshelves as the centrepiece for this room, a strong anchor and a reflection of the clients’ desire to mirror the deepest colour in their natural-focused colour palette.
Oak cabinetry and tiles were used in the ensuite, guest and powder bathrooms, with built-in front and back of cabinet mirrors. They are well proportioned, tactile and well lit. The walk-in wardrobes, hallway and laundry cabinetry likewise echo the design features and materials utilised throughout the home, cleverly connecting each space.