Contemporary Renovation

Restoring a classical Queenslander ...

Design Solutions making life more beautiful ...

Stylish remodel to an inner urban classic ...

Brief

The brief was to prepare interior design concept plans for the new en-suite and kitchen as part of the renovation of a high set Queenslander.  

Environment

The residence occupies a large suburban block with frontages to leafy streets in a pocket of Indooroopilly.  The rear of the house enjoys morning and afternoon breezes during the summer months.

Design Objectives

The key objectives of the interior design were to:  

  • Create a stylish family home

  • Apply a neutral palette for creativity and depth

  • Let the outside in

  • Embrace simplicity

  • Use available space to create clever storage solutions

 

Design Intent

 

En-suite

The new en-suite was created by moving the wall between the main bedroom and the lounge.  The furniture in the room was configured to maximise ergonomics and utility of the narrow space.   The design of the shower recess with its wall alcoves and drainage to an open grate is sleek and uncluttered.   

 

The contemporary vanity with its ample storage, highlighted by the oversize mirror is the centrepiece of the room.  The high ceiling has been lowered to create a storage void accessed from the main bedroom.  

 

Kitchen

The existing partition wall dividing the kitchen from the main living area was demolished to open up the space.

 

The galley kitchen design was determined the most efficient solution for the size and orientation of the space.  The white contemporary cabinets with the dark stone benchtops is crisp and smart.  The wide bench to the living room provides a generous work area doubling as a servery. 

 

The rear bench and cabinets include the cooking appliances and pantry.  The range hood ducting is concealed in cavity through the top of the overhead cabinets to the side external wall. 

 

Clever storage solutions including pantry pull-outs and generous size drawers were proposed. Ambient light is provided by beautiful large glass pendant lights positioned above the front bench.

Scope

Space Planning

En-suite Concept Design

Kitchen Concept Design

Fixtures, Furniture and Equipment Selection