Fitzroy Loft by Architects EAT Melbourne

Melbourne based design practice Architects EAT were recently awarded Best Residential Interior at the Australian Interior Design Awards for this amazing loft conversion in a 125 year old former factory in Fitzroy, an inner city suburb of Melbourne. We love the soaring saw tooth ceiling as well as the fusion of respectfully preserved original features and the sleek new additions of steel, glass and timber, combining to create light filled open spaces as well as intimate zones on each level. The suspended foot bridge is an amazing addition connecting the mezzanine spaces. We love the soft grey kitchen and living space joinery paired beautifully with the marble finishes and the black steel framed glazing.

Design statement

Fitzroy Loft is a warehouse conversion inside the 125-year-old MacRobertson chocolate factory in Fitzroy, Victoria. The project is about bringing light and air deep into the home, while maintaining the integrity and context of its historical significance. Three internal voids are devised to highlight the original factory heights. While the brief called for a sizeable family home, keeping the integrity of the original factory’s bones was vital. Walls and floors that were built in more recent years were torn down to expose charred beams and remnant paint.

The interior is a series of spaces linked by three internal voids. The first void is the courtyard, which is directly connected to the main living room and the kitchen. The second void is located as a zoning device, separating the living spaces from the private zones on the lower floor. And the third void is placed at the very back in the library, displaying the original timber column and beam, and allowing the soft southern ambient light to touch the library and the mezzanine study above.

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A stunning Gothenburg apartment for sale

This gorgeous turn-of-the-century apartment, built in 1906 and located in Linnéstaden in Gothenburg, Sweden is for sale by Stadshem Real Estate.  Beautifully captured here by photographer Jonas Berg this light-filled home is immediately appealing with its monochrome palette and gorgeous mix of designer furniture, art and lighting. Currently under bid I’m sure by the time you click on the website it will be sold. In love!!

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The home of a Swedish stylist

This gorgeous apartment is that of Swedish stylist Pella Hedeby.  Pella is renowned for her work on behalf of IKEA Livet Hemma, Residence magazine, RUM Magazine, ELLE Decoration and for her popular blog Stil Inspiration where you will find daily doses of inspiration on interior styling, design and photography. These images taken by Sara Medina Lind featured in the new MY HOME Magazine.

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Concrete House in Torquay Australia

This concrete house, designed for a young growing family by Auhaus Architecture Australia is located in Torquay on the Victorian Surf Coast. The house has been designed as a walled sanctuary, opening up onto itself, an internalised habitat with draping roof gardens and curated glimpses onto the adjoining wetlands. A portal opening in the concrete facade conceals a small secluded courtyard leading to the glazed front door. Upon entry, the house opens up into double height gallery space, glazed on one side to reveal the plan which wraps around a large, north facing courtyard. Each floor rests on slender columns, the fine lines counterpointing the natural mass of the concrete. Hardwood battens and brass detailing throughout provide patterning and warmth.
Builder: Oliveri Construction
Photography: Derek Swalwell

 

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Sara N Bergman’s Stockholm Studio

Sara N. Bergman’s Stockholm studio is a fascinating mix of exposed brick, copper pipework, concrete and tile.  Surrounded by a carefully curated selection of treasured fleamarket finds and a clever blend of contemporary white in her choice of office furnishings Sara has loved converting this once auto workshop into an inspirational, creative hub for the Love Warriors of Sweden illustrator’s beautiful work to emerge. (Original story published in Swedish via Residence Magazine).

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Inner city apartment in Melbourne

The captivatingly beautiful spaces within this contemporary apartment are designed and styled with a neutral palette and restrained use of colour but enriched with layers of texture and the very clever use of natural elements giving the owners a truly relaxing haven to return home to at the end of a busy day. Designed by architects Woods Bagot the apartment is located in the inner city suburb of Carlton in Melbourne Australia. Owners Eddie Kaul and Richa Pant engaged the assistance of renowned interior designer Hamish Guthrie and his talented team at Hecker Guthrie to give this beautiful home a sense of harmony, light and a distinct Nordic flavour by selecting the perfect combination of furniture, lighting and artwork to reflect Eddie & Richa’s unique personalities and drawing from them new and exciting pathways of inspiration. Photography by Eve Wilson. Original story via The Style Files.

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Crisp Street Apartment by Mim Design Melbourne

Mim Design based in Melbourne Australia is an interior design firm with a team of talented young designers and stylists creating outstanding new residential and commercial projects including this fabulous apartment by Megan Rawson.

Crisp Street offers premium residential living in the heart of Melbourne’s Bayside. Inspired by its coastal proximity this apartment reflects a composition of contemporary living zones that builds on a softened monochrome palette. This balance is punctuated with furnishings in blue-greys and dusky pinks with accents of coral and copper. Set back a block from the beach, the client brief inevitably called for a design that captured the coastal positioning while portraying an understated and modern elegance relevant to city living.  The driving inspiration was to create an interior that was a comfortable home within a busy apartment dwelling. Therefore, efficient space planning and clever design devises were key to maximising this clean lined, coastal interior.

With the consideration of spatial layout, also came the attention to material selection and furniture. This needed to look aesthetically beautiful, remain within budget but also overcome the needs of small space living. Quality fixtures and finishes throughout the apartments ensured a refined edge. The washed timber flooring created an overall polished, simple and timeless feel throughout, whilst the custom created, white powder-coated, ‘bam-bam’ handles and custom ‘slot’ basins ensured the apartment had personality. Close consideration was given to how each element worked towards the resident’s overall use and enjoyment of the space. Both the palette and furniture items were selected to ensure the interior flowed in proportion and with design sense.

Crisp Street pushed the Mim team to work within the proportions of a multi-residential dwelling, all the while ensuring the interior décor formed a unique personality and maintained an individualistic appeal. Using a layered approach, the curated selection of Australian artworks created a bold and colourful break amongst the otherwise soft and subdued colour scheme. Locally sourced finishes ensured a sustainable outcome, whilst a simple aesthetic philosophy, meant the palette and materials felt clean and relaxed throughout. Mim worked alongside developers BPM to ensure the interior made good use of the client’s wishes to weave the seaside charm into this elegantly furnished home. It was important the interior resulted in an inspiring space that hosts a genuine balance between Bayside and practical city living.

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Furniture and furnishings include :
· Seb armchair and Hendrix stool from Jardan
· ML90 sofa, &tradition Raft table and Raft stool from Great Dane Furniture
· Marsotto side table from Hub Furniture
· Gubi Grasshopper lamp from Cult