Apartment Renovation – Rose Bay part 7 – Renovation completion

Jul 9, 2018 | Anoushka's Blog, Interior design and decoration

Hi Guys. Since my last instalment on this project we have completed the full renovation on this beautiful art deco apartment. The journey hasn’t been easy, as with any older building it had it’s challenges and we had to come up with lots of plan b’s and c’s at times.

The last few weeks saw a big push with installing the new hardwood timber floors, the client chose spotted gum and we finished this with a natural matt seal to make the most of the beautiful tones that spotted gum can offer.

After: Spotted Gum flooring through whole apartment

We also had the whole apartment painted, the simple colours paired with the stunning light that fills this apartment work so well, everyone comments on how the soft warm grey walls work really well in the space. I then kept the doors, skirtings, decorative cornicing and ceilings to a bright white which really pop against the darker grey walls.

After: Warm grey and white paint colours soften the amount of daylight

We installed a feature light in the hallway, and left of the rest of the lights to downlights for a clean and simple low maintenance look, this is especially important in rentals.

We also installed block out roman blinds throughout and more practical roller blinds in the kitchen area (for easy cleaning). The roman blinds work so well with the style of the sash windows keeping in with that classic/traditional feel.

By matching up the cornicing in the newly defined areas to the rest of the apartment, running timber through all of the rooms, repurposing all of the original internal doors and beautiful door hardware we achieved consistency true to the age of the building, this helps balance the new additions in the kitchen and bathrooms.

I’m super happy with the end result, and whoever snags this apartment to rent will be really lucky tenants!

Before and after shots of the kitchen

Kitchen now opens up into the dining area and lounge

The wall between the kitchen and dining room came out to open the space up

We split the 1 bathroom into 2 to create an ensuite

To accommodate a laundry we custom built this vanity to store the washer/dryer

We used some space from the main bedroom and bathroom to create a master bedroom ensuite

Beautiful traditional style basin and framework

Feature light in the entryway accentuate the curved detailing of the hall through to the lounge and bedroom

Photography: Liam Malloy

Builder: Lifestyle Building

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