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This interior responds directly to the homeowner's brief for robust, but elegantly grand. The thoughtful interior design fully utilises the volumes of space crafted by the architect, with the use of high-quality materials ensuring durability and longevity

Interior design by Penny Del Castillo, In Design International

From the designer:

A decidedly purposeful and spirited home, this house delivers unexpected light filled tranquility throughout. The interiors blur the line between inside and out, while establishing private spaces where required. 

Through clever use of architectural forms and thoughtful material choices, we have produced an interior filled with hard finishes which appear soft, fixed materials which appear to move and solid materials which appear to float. 


These aesthetic elements alongside lush gardens, luxurious polished plasters and subtle lighting are redolent of cascading water, which ultimately represents the peace and tranquility the homeowner was longing for. 

There was also a unanimous intent and passion to use Australian design and made product where possible, thus contributing and sustaining the local design industry. Australian designed and manufactured key feature pieces endorse our local industry’s ability to remain at the top of their game. 

Quality and timeless materials were conscientiously selected to adhere to ethical production, low environment impact and harmonise with long term sustainability. 

The home is an excellent example of intelligent, common sense principles being used to dictate the design. 

Every interior aesthetic element has been crafted to contribute towards emotional gratification, and grandeur without ostentation.

Penny Del Castillo, In Design International
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Credit list

Wallcoverings
Hallway and yoga room – polished plaster; living area – Woodwall by Elton Group and composite stone by Dekton; bedrooms – Domino by Elitis and Arte Bark by Arte-International
General heating
Hydronic in-slab heating; ducted heating by Griepink & Ward
Feature lighting
Entry, hallway, dining and master bedroom – Christopher Boots
Dining table/chairs
Bespoke table and Mila chairs, from Franco Crea
Master Bedroom bedside tables
Satara
House architecture and interior architecture
Paint
Dulux – Timeless Grey; Lexicon Quarter; Monument; Woodland Grey; Subdue Half
Fireplace
Pure Vision and Element by Real Frame; gas fire by Escea
Living area furniture/rug
GlobeWest; Franco Poli; The Rug Establishment
Master bedroom bed
Bespoke, by In Design International
Awards
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Homes – Winner

Story by: Australia TIDA Homes

Photography by: Sophie Tomaras, Damien Kook

20 Dec, 2020

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