2012 / Australian Interior Design Awards / Commendation / Colour / Stepped House
2012 / House & Garden / Top 50 Rooms
The philosophy with this project was “if it ‘aint broke, don’t fix it”. The original bones and proportions were beautiful and any additions had to be designed in a way to complement the original. Although significant parts of the house were completely remodelled, the existing concrete block wall to the living room and timber panelling formed the basis for all new elements. Windows were removed and simplified. Ceiling lights were removed and replaced with LED strip lighting to all pelmets and above the kitchen. Other lighting was provided to tracks concealed within pelmets or via simple wall sconces that would throw a wash of light on the ceiling. This reinforced the general horizontal and open nature of the house, blurring the lines between rooms and allowing the space to flow from one room to the next.
Photography: Dianna Snape