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