The client sought a home with an American flavour to house her collections and a sense of fun. The compact terrace’s hub – the kitchen – immediately combines these elements. Burnished glass tile splashbacks and asparagus fridge handles playfully talk to the antique dresser and Windsor chairs. A large, copper pendant light adds an intimate feel alongside a cluster of hanging pots and the porcelain plate collection. Functional elements (including the wet area) are hidden behind panelled joinery and in the corner pantry.
The language of the house flows from this room.
Rooms are scaled to fit specific antique furniture and paintings. New York, factory-style windows and library bookshelves frame personal elements. A tiny powder room is a magical escape with its walls wrapped in a world map. This design brings to life the style of its owner.
Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria
New South Wales