Downsizing from a large family home to a light-filled apartment boasting spectacular harbour views, our clients were open to exploring all the possibilities bespoke design and decoration presented. While stripping away all traces of the original 1970s interior, our priority was to ensure a character filled home with elements deliberately placed to add detail and material beauty. The continuation of brass detailing throughout the home brings warmth, tactility and surprising elements that will evolve with time.
Responding to an unusual Y shaped floor plan required a strategy to pull light from all directions to create a range of shifting light experiences: moody and subtle to the south; bright and open to the east.
Defining the kitchen, bespoke raw brass cabinetry has been designed to patina with time while revealing the warm beauty of bright brass in areas of high use. In the bathrooms, bespoke vanities express a formal but slightly quirky take on classic bathroom cabinetry.
Key tonal shifts are delivered with fabrics and furnishing while the bold textural statement of Sisal flooring provides the frame. The whole is softened by the romance of linen drapes that shift from opaque solids to a glowing expanse as the sun sets.
Photography by Felix Forest
Houses Awards 2018 SHORTLISTED: Best Apartment or unit