Case Study 5 – Terrace home – Glebe

Oct 27, 2013 | Anoushka's Blog

This is the fifth instalment this year of my case study series where I write about recently finished projects each with a different focus, brief, and style.

This project was a complete home renovation. It’s a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom property with a playroom, lounge and kitchen/dining area. The only rooms we didn’t touch were the bathrooms as these were fresh and modern. We went from taking down walls in the kitchen to create a discrete laundry and an open plan kitchen/dining space through to defining the living areas into functional spaces and designing and decorating these appropriately. In addition we turned what was a depressing attic conversion into a bright and playful children’s bedroom.

The property had great bones and some lovely original features so made the most of these. When designing the kitchen it was important to balance the traditional and contemporary. This is done through contemporary cabinetry and colours, finished with traditional hardware and lighting. Creating a banquette meant that we were able to accommodate more people around the dining table which was important for this family of five.

The lounge room was designed with a playful energy as it’s somewhere where all of the family will enjoy coming together to relax and watch TV. The wallpaper was sourced from a supplier in New York and this really is the feature of the room. Furniture pieces are a mix of Jardan, Matt Blatt, Sounds Like Home and Freedom. The artwork from my favourite supplier – Designer Boys.

As you can see from the rest of the images we redesigned the bedrooms injecting personality and comfort. For the master bedroom we created a serene relaxing space, whilst the boys bedroom is lively and fun. Look out for my next case study in the coming weeks. Until then, if you have any thoughts on the above feel free email me at

Happy decorating.

Kitchen before renovation with breakfats bar cutting across the middle of the room

Kitchen and dining room after renovation with large family dining area and kitchen island design

Kitchen full view, dark grey cabinets mixed with white adn traditional light fixtures and hardware

Custom made banquette with Warwick fabric seat cushions and Eames chairs under the Jardan table.

Lounge room before renovation

Lounge room after renovation. Wallpaper sourced from New York, Jardan furniture mixed with Matt Blatt and Freedom.

Lounge room after renovation, retro style mixed with contemporary pieces.

Designer Boys artwork

Master bedroom before design and decoration

Master bedroom after design and decoration

Kids bedroom before design and decoration

Kids bedroom after decoration with end to end beds and custom made bedhead

Attic conversion creates lovely architectural lines

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