SmartSpace Interiors design – Randwick family home

Dec 3, 2017 | Anoushka's Blog, Interior design and decoration

Hi Guys. I’m super excited this week to share with you a project that I worked on for a lovely young family based in Eastern Sydney. This was not an easy one, there were lots of hurdles to work through in terms of council approvals, neighboring property objections, and then the build itself was problematic, not every build is plain sailing unfortunately. I worked with this family for nearly 2 years to create a home that both fitted the brief and also provided super practical spaces for the family to grow into.

This one was a fantastic design journey, my clients had a clear idea on what they wanted they just needed to be pointed in the right direction in terms of finishes, suppliers and timeless design. The brief included a sandstone wall as a must in the main kitchen area, plenty of crisp whites contrasted with some black and beautiful American Oak to tie in with the sandstone texture.

Sandstone feature wall

The whole back part of the home was knocked through and extended to create an open plan lounge, dining and kitchen space out onto a deck. A third bedroom was also created as well as an Ensuite bathroom for the Master suite. We also reconfigured the main bathroom and added in an external laundry which I have to say is one of my favourite spaces.

Open plan kitchen, lounge, dining room

Love this laundry!

New main bathroom

Master bedroom

Master Ensuite

We worked in many of the traditional characteristics of the original part of the home through using tessellated tiles in the front porch, retaining all of the original skirting, architraves and cornicing, and making the most of the stained glass window detailing.

Entryway included many of the traditional features of the home

Inside the colour palette included that black and white contrast, but this was softened through the American Oak flooring and cabinetry in the lounge room, the Sandstone wall in the kitchen and then hints of pastel shades in the fabrics and original artworks.

Black and white kitchen

Original artwork by Kate Clarkson

Pastel shades

When standing in this space there’s this sense of quiet and calm, nothing is overbearing, it all hangs together well. The diffused light is perfect in the open plan living space that only adds to that balance. I love the energy in this home and I know the clients are proud of what they achieved, it was well worth the wait.

One of the children’s bedrooms in the original part of the home

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