Dichotomy of Contrasts Apartment :: Project Update
One of the gorgeous projects I have been working on
is what I refer to as "the dichotomy of contrasts" apartment,
which involved a dramatic transformation of a 2 bedroom unit in a 1960s block
in an inner city suburb of Melbourne.
The owner has a wonderful appreciation of beautiful things,
and wanted a place to come home to at the end of a long work day
which was welcoming, calming, tranquil & something of a luxurious retreat.
She also wanted to be able to entertain,
so we needed a layout which could quickly be changed
from a cosy living space to one which would fit in a dozen people or so.
And of course a new kitchen which would inspire her to cook!
It's now almost complete - and we have just celebrated
the completion of building works,
which involved creating a new kitchen, new bathroom/laundry,
and a rework of the living room involving new bookshelves
a built in "gin and tonic bar" and a glorious new artwork.
There are a few more items of furniture to be added,
including a custom-made dining ottoman bench
(upholstered in diamond-buttoned oyster grey velvet),
a set of the ever-classic Thonet no 18 dining chairs, in black,
and some additional side tables and lamps,
but these are a few snapshots taken on my phone during site inspections,
of how it's shaping up so far....
It has been a joy to work on this project,
and to help create a home of warmth & beauty for my client.
Having one of my favourite builders take it from concept to reality
is a testament to the quality of his work & his team,
which has made it all come to life.
And for me,
hearing that my client loves her "new home"
is truly one of the most exciting,
aspects of being a designer,
which makes me feel ever-so-lucky to work in the industry
which I enjoy so much,
because it brings people happiness in their everyday life.