The brief for our Warrawee project was to redesign four bathrooms in this established family home on Sydney's Upper North Shore. The bathrooms were to be utterly luxurious but in an understated and subtle way. To achieve this we specified the very best materials and layered these textures, while keeping the lines very simple and clean. There is simplicity in the designs and therefore a sense of tranquility, even with the number of elements we have included.
A more beautiful setting would not be possible. The brief was to redesign three bathrooms, as well as to specify new furniture and decorate throughout the home. We did a little more and a little less. Our clients, with ideals of sustainability and environmental consciousness, were thrilled that we were able to reuse much of their existing furniture, making it look fresh by rearranging and adding key new pieces. The 'little more' was to upgrade all internal doors to something with more substance and style, as well as to fit aged-bronze hardware throughout the home, giving this house the bones it deserved. The master bedroom & ensuite are now a tranquil retreat, with its own steamroom in the bathroom and gorgeous hand finished textiles in the bedroom. The children's bathroom is quirky and uplifting, with the bath in a custom colour and a floor that is full of personality. On this project it was very difficult to hand back the keys.
Photographs by Jason Busch.
This project is home to a lively retired couple with vastly different tastes. With the husband's preference for neutrals (in fact really just white) and the wife's love of colour and more adventurous design style, the challenge on this project was always going to be about how to listen to both clients. The result is a flowing contemporary home featuring a palette of whites and soft neutrals, limed oak flooring and bespoke joinery, with a splash of bright Mediterranean blue at the front door, a stunning hot pink French pendant light on the stairs and charcoal joinery in the kitchen. As has become distinctive to our work, superb pendant lights and beautiful tiles are a feature of this home.
Photography by Jason Busch
An ever changing experiment in living with colour, pattern and texture. The furniture and decoration reveals several influences, including mid century design - an eclectic, relaxed and contemporary mix.
Underlying the pops of colour is a meticulously worked floorplan, which makes sense for this family of five. Thorough attention has been paid to creating a home which functions for the family's needs exactly, with custom designed joinery.
Photos by Suzanne Gorman + Sean Fennessy + Zan Wimberley
An extensive heritage project in an incredible mansion, full of history and soon to be completely revitalised home to a family with four young children. This project is an ongoing work in progress, working with the client as project manager and the expertise of a specialist heritage architect also on board. The brief is very much about beautiful design at a sensible price, a challenge we have risen too. With such an enormous project at hand, all design must be justified, in terms of the budget for our client, who has more than 20 rooms to consider. On this large project, Suzanne Gorman Projects invited like-minded Christina Prescott Design to collaborate on the interior design. We have reworked the floorplans, designed six bathrooms, a kitchen, laundry and bespoke joinery throughout. Furniture is being specified and costed in a comprehensive body of documentation. Excitement is building in anticipation of the completion of construction in 2015.
This incredible waterfront home, in a tranquil bush setting, was originally designed by respected Giles Tribe Architects. The initial brief was to repaint the interiors, finding just the right white. From there, we completely refurnished the open plan living and dining rooms, including a bespoke designed breakfast bar and installed an open fireplace. The clients wanted to enjoy contemporary style furniture and decoration that would befit the architecture, as well as being harmonious with the setting. Most pieces selected are modern classic that will stand the test of time. The lighting is a particular feature and again we looked to designer pieces that would enhance the architecture. The most recently completed stage on this project was to refresh the master bedroom's terrace, creating a private and peaceful space.