Spring Street

Hotel luxe was the brief for this residential project, located in the city centre of Melbourne. This apartment building was a redevelopment of an office building, and included a restaurant located on the ground level, as well as a roof-top swimming pool with 270 degree views of the city and beyond.

This renovation consisted of minimal structural works, which included reconfiguring of the bedroom entry and study area to remove the louvred doors, and create an enclosed walk-in robe. The other construction elements of the renovation included re-cladding of the kitchen façade, while leaving the basic structure and layout intact.  New doors, finished in a semi-gloss version of the wall colour, a splashback of starfire glass in a cream tone, and door hardware was replaced with modern chrome tablet handles, to create a minimal impact.  New appliances were added, and the ‘euro laundry’ was concealed behind 2pac floor-to-ceiling panel doors.  The bathroom was completely overhauled, including fittings and fixtures.  Large stone coloured porcelain tiles were selected for the bathroom, with highlights of silver mirror and white joinery.

The entire apartment was painted in a deep chocolate tone, with off-white ceilings throughout. Coordinating pure wool plush carpet was installed throughout, and custom built floor-to-ceiling joinery adjacent to the kitchen, was installed as a linen press and storage cupboard.  Custom built floor-to-ceiling bookshelves were installed along the living room wall, for the clients’ extensive book collection.  All joinery was finished in a semi-gloss 2pac tone of the wall colour to create harmony and simplicity within the space.  This allowed the books and curated objects to take centre stage.

A warm palette of chocolate, bronze and copper mixed with highlights of bold colour creates a modern city apartment interior. Bronze décor mirror was used for a large scale wall feature, silk curtains flanked the full sized windows overlooking the city and water view, and a small collection of beautiful art pieces were incorporated into the relatively small space.

 

Custom furniture was created for this space, including a chocolate and bronze woven linen sofa, coffee tables and cocktail tables in a mix of bright colours, upholstered side chairs in thick velvet textures, upholstered dining chairs and walnut tables, and a white gloss desk completed the living room.  A custom Comer & King hand-cut copper lamp featured in the space, providing a rich warm glow to the room.  Bespoke soft furnishings were designed to fit within this interior space, also hand-made in Melbourne.  Custom upholstery was also created for the bedroom furniture, while the bed linen was sourced from an American supplier.

Simple downlights were used throughout to maintain the simplicity of the space, as pendant lighting would distract from the floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall window which was the main feature of the apartment, and provided a dazzling backdrop to the space, particularly in the evenings.

An intimate modern space with sophisticated decorative elements and a rich palette of colour.

 

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