The brief was about being brave and working with owners who have an eye for design and detail – and the results more than delivered

Interior design by Dean Welsh, ThinkDzine

From ThinkDzine

This one bedroom terrace house in the Sydney suburb of Newtown – the heart of the Sydney’s alternative scene known for its colourful, unconventional attitude spawned by music, theatre, design and food – made a perfect match for our homeowner and our design ethos.

The brief was all about being brave and working with the colourful, engaged, and sophisticated owners who have an eye for design and detail.

The project started as a kitchen renovation and turned into a full home renovation.

The terrace was in need of an update from the inside out and as the inside uncovered some challenges, also the outside required some clever thinking.

The owners requested a home where they could relax and enjoy cooking and entertaining.

For the materials, the fitted joinery and furniture was to be bit funky and colourful.

Storage was very important to them given it is a one bedroom terrace house.

We started with the ground floor, kitchen, staircase and lounge area.

The space had the bones – we just needed to create an illusion of space.

Taking out the solid staircase and putting in new vertical stair posts of varying thickness and position allowed for the overall room to appear deeper.

Storage was created under the stairs while new kitchen joinery, new flooring and cladding the existing stairs with mitred wood treads was a big part of the ground floor design detail.

We moved to the upstairs where the bathroom was updated with horizontal marble linear tiles to create visual length.

We introduced the latest tapware and a curved custom designed vanity that makes room for walk through space.

The bedroom was re-designed with a slated custom bedhead and bedsides, and the wardrobe was re fitted to create more organised storage.

A desk was also included for these times of home office needs.

The roof space was high, so an attic conversion was commissioned to create more storage space.

Moving to the outside, the back courtyard was re-designed with new landscaped plant areas and a casual seating area.

Some natural timber and mirrors were added and a retractable awning which meant the balcony could be used even when the weather is not so kind.

The front of the terraced house is on a small street which is a public walkway, so we created a planter box platform and designed awnings that are bright and colourful and match the vibe of the area.

The awnings were designed from scratch and built from aluminium and powder coated so they would last for many years.

Credit list

Interior designer
Kitchen manufacturer
Art of Kitchens
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Homes – Runner-up
Kitchen designer
Dean Welsh
Bathroom tiles
Living Tiles

Designed by: ThinkDzine

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Huw Lambert

05 Dec, 2021

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