Posts filed under interior design

Lenny 3206 Albert Park, Melbourne Australia - Design By Golden

"Inspired by its location on a breezy bayside boulevard, Lenny 3206 takes the site’s heritage bones in a bold but youthful new direction, coming alive through preppy pastel tones, robust materials and a textural palette that beckons guests to stay awhile. A nod to the café’s cursive brand identity and the adjacent bay, organic motifs are peppered throughout the space, from the shapely communal table and arched pendant lighting, to the central bar rendered in jagged rock formations." - design by golden

Pot Bellied Pig Cafe, Dublin Ireland - Kingston Lafferty Design

"The brief for this design was to create a fun, exciting and vibrant café space to tie in with the branding and name, and equally appeal to the broad demographic in the urban Rathmines area. The concept KLD presented was hugely inspired by the pig. A large part of the brief was that the business would be focused on catering to the young, professional, brunch market so the design required a cool aesthetic with maximum capacity for covers, providing both takeaway and eat in options, as well as an outdoor area to enjoy. The main challenge of this design was the small space and how to create multiple experiences within the one small space. The solution was clever zoning, identified by stark changes in materials. a particularly innovative design installation of tubed lighting was designed by KLD for the front, initial entrance part of the café. Texture and tactility were imperative to the overall design. KLD used a mix of tiles, brass, velvets, leather and lush planting for interest and excitement throughout. Nature and greenery were drawn in to enhance the palette of pink and green. The building’s limited natural light and a long orientation encouraged the design team to add a lot of mirror in order to bounce light and reflect the space, giving the illusion of a wider frame to the café. A mixture of velvet caged booths and green leather booths provide cosy seating and play on that idea of different experiences. Another side to creating different zones, related to the vast market in the area. Clientele was likely to be varied and so seating was design to cater for everyone from groups, couples, singles and families. The front tube installation was originally inspired by the pig, and specifically the pig’s snout. By grouping multiple tubes on the ceiling and adding lighting in these tubes (some in the shape akin to the pig’s curled tail) the brand was reinforced through the design. Undulated fire rated tubes were lined with a gradient of pink tones to draw the eye and lead customers into the main space, seeking to see more. The tube installation also serves the purpose of framing the coffee making process, enhancing the experience for the customer nipping quickly in for their morning coffee. Ultimately this design was a based on a youthful new business launching and making a name for itself in the area. It was an ambitious project in the highly competitive café/brunch market and the KLD team knew the importance of a strong design to help push the business and in offering something different and exciting in the market." - kingston lafferty design

Toorak Triangle House, Melbourne Australia - Molecule Studio

"The Triangle House is a new home in Toorak, designed for a family of five. The clients’ brief requested a ‘beach house’ in an urban context with qualities including natural light, robust materials and a strong connection to the landscape. The architectural form is conceived as an elevated sinuous element, a timber-clad boat sitting on a rocky breakwater. The corner prow of the upper floor projects into the street, anchored by the dark recessive ground floor mass. The Triangle House is a thoughtful architectural response to a challenging site, creating a unique and small footprint home for its growing family." - molecule studio

Ester Apartment 2.0, Berlin Germany - Ester Bruzkus

"The move from one apartment to another in the same building provided the ideal opportunity for Ester Bruzkus to revisit the identical design problem with fresh ideas. The new design - Ester’s Apartment 2.0 - is an expression of both restraint and opulence through its efficient planning, its playful use of color, its exceptional lighting, its custom-designed furniture, and its carefully detailed material volumes. The apartment feels bright and spacious like an airy open loft because its space extends from east facade to the west and sunlight enters from sunrise to sunset. It is intricately planned to offer a rich variety of spaces – and to make the most of hidden storage - despite its small actual size – just 80square meters inside. Exterior rooms expand the concept onto the roof terrace, where a variety of outdoor volumes, spaces and framed views create a rooftop garden." - ester bruzkus

Melt, Henley Beach South Australia - Studio Gram

"A sense of personality and charm. a muted palette of colours and textures allows the sand and the sea to wash the interiors along with the golden hues of the local sunsets. The soft furnishings and scattering of plants that inhabit the interiors give it a personal touch, and invites the patrons to relax and enjoy the beach side atmosphere. Bright and airy, the large openings allow the gentle sea breeze through; along with the sun (or moon) light to create an atmosphere that fully integrates the beautiful surroundings of henley beach into Melt." - studio gram

Botanical Botanica, New Wallpaper Collection - Cole + Son

A seasonal exploration of the English landscape – from the captivating beauty of cultivated gardens, to the enchanting allure of rolling meadows and wild woodlands, Botanical ~Botanica~ studies the magnificent transformation of nature throughout the seasons. Capturing much-loved blooms including the headily perfumed perennials Lilac and Wisteria, native beauties Sweet Pea, Bluebell and Rose, and the delicate foliage of Fern and Maidenhair, the collection celebrates the remarkable diversity and innate beauty of the garden. Colour palettes are also inspired by the ever-changing landscape with the pastel promise of early spring and dazzling vibrancy of summer hues, through to the autumnal tones of turning leaves and crisp, cool colours of frosted winter, the garden provides a plethora of palettes to suit a vast range of interior styles and settings. Botanical ~Botanica~ brings the beguiling beauty and colourful charm of nature into the home with 15 original wallpapers hand crafted by the Cole & Son design studio."A seasonal exploration of the English landscape – from the captivating beauty of cultivated gardens, to the enchanting allure of rolling meadows and wild woodlands, Botanical ~Botanica~ studies the magnificent transformation of nature throughout the seasons. Capturing much-loved blooms including the headily perfumed perennials Lilac and Wisteria, native beauties Sweet Pea, Bluebell and Rose, and the delicate foliage of Fern and Maidenhair, the collection celebrates the remarkable diversity and innate beauty of the garden. Colour palettes are also inspired by the ever-changing landscape with the pastel promise of early spring and dazzling vibrancy of summer hues, through to the autumnal tones of turning leaves and crisp, cool colours of frosted winter, the garden provides a plethora of palettes to suit a vast range of interior styles and settings. Botanical ~Botanica~ brings the beguiling beauty and colourful charm of nature into the home with 15 original wallpapers hand crafted by the Cole & Son design studio." - cole+son

The Club Stand, Victoria Racing Club, Melbourne Australia - Bates Smart

“Flemington’s new Club Stand is a celebration of the history and character and joy of Flemington and the Victoria Racing Club (VRC). It provides a new home for VRC Members, a place to continue the long and rich traditions associated with thoroughbred racing at this famous location. In contrast to traditional sports stadia, the Club Stand presents itself in the round. In doing so, it captures the spirit of the promenading which enhances enjoyment of a day at the races. The sweeping curvilinear forms promote this unique movement and energy. The design acknowledges site context in which the theatre of horse racing is played out on all sides—mounting yard, track and members’ lawn to the south; parade ring and day stalls to the east; betting ring to the north and existing grandstands and winning post to the west. The new Club Stand occupies virtually the same footprint as the Members’ Old Grandstand, but will provide increased capacity, and more diverse venues and facilities in response to contemporary expectations. For race-goers, the new building ensures an enhanced experience with improved hospitality offerings, internal circulation and amenities. Operationally, the building provides staff and caterers with state-of-the-art facilities to ensure safe and efficient services support the member experience. The spaces inside the building are imbued with a sense of history without feeling beholden to it - featuring elements of the past, but interpreted with clean and sophisticated lines in a modern style, using warm materials. The story of Flemington Racecourse and the VRC is woven into the fabric of the building through material, pattern, pictorial and artefact reference and displays. The Club Stand is designed to build on the existing heritage at Flemington, and in turn to become an iconic part of the heritage of Flemington’s future.” - bates smart

HOH x Zuber - House Of Hackney

“House of Hackney’s co-founder, Frieda Gormley, first came across the French wallpaper house, Zuber, via a photograph of interior designer Franz Potisek’s bathroom on the cover of World of Interiors’ September 2012 issue. It was love at first sight. The image shows a capacious bathroom covered in an exuberant 1960s bamboo wallpaper design in an unexpected palette of grey and blue. “This was the picture that led me down a rabbit hole of researching this incredible wallpaper brand,” explains Frieda who, growing up a “complete wallpaper fanatic”, couldn’t believe she’d not heard of them sooner. Not long after, the same wallpaper appeared in Frieda’s path once more, sealing her admiration for the brand and even going on to inspire one of House of Hackney’s own prints. Fast forward five years and Zuber were still firmly on Frieda’s radar. “I had the idea of working on a collaboration, so I got in touch with Zuber to find out more about them. It felt like they were an undiscovered secret waiting to be shown off to a new generation of wallpaper consumers.” Jean Zuber founded the company in 1797 in response to the growing popularity of luxury hand painted papers for the interiors of aristocratic households across Europe and America. Their panoramic murals depicted intricate scenes set in India, Japan and the American civil war. The brand continued to accrue eminent fans such as Jacqueline Kennedy who famously redecorated The White House using $12,000 worth of French wallpaper in the 1960s. Today the factory still uses the age-old techniques and original woodblocks – there are approximately 150,000 in total – that were first engraved between 1797 and 1830. Today, Zuber is the world’s last manufacturer still using these methods.” - house of hackney

Brunswick West House, Melbourne Australia - Taylor Knights

"This addition to an existing Californian bungalow in Brunswick West was from the outset an exercise in ‘quality over quantity’. For the clients, a creative couple with a teenager, achieving ‘more space and lots of it’ was never the goal, rather, opting for considered, flexible spaces that would adapt with them as a family. Often, the very nature of alterations within heritage homes can call for fiddly solutions in negotiating the traditional corridor and room arrangements. In response, our strategy looked to avoid significant reconfiguration of the existing internal spaces by repurposing the generous ivy-lined side access, creating a lush and unassuming new entry point at the centre of the home. This approach enables the home to operate quite cleanly and disparately in two parts of a whole: the existing rooms now accommodate bedrooms, while the addition forms the new social heart of the home. These new primary living spaces are arranged in and around three sculptural masonry walls, creating nooks and reveals within the open plan of the new addition – spaces that could offer a place to sit and share with family, or to retreat within at other times. For the client, creating a space that would also accommodate their diverse collection of artwork and literature was also an essential part of their brief – a family favourite being the much-loved print of Kandinsky’s Upward (Empor). This offered an opportunity for us to draw upon some of the artwork’s beautiful geometric and tonal elements, which in turn formed a reference for the interior palette within the new pavilion space. The result is the interplay between the white walls and light-reflecting timber lined black ceiling, and perhaps most noticeably, the striking sage green concrete floor flecked with dark local bluestone." - taylor knights

Bombay Talkies, Whiford City Western Australia - Ohlo Studio

"Inspired by the street-side x stalls of old Bombay and early indian cinematic history, this casual eatery melds mid-century Bollywood with playful references to the contemporary Australian canteen." - ohlo studio