Urban Renewal

Urban Renewal

Current HIA Australian Kitchen Designer of the Year, Kim Duffin of Sublime Architectural Interiors presents his latest transformation project.

By Guest Styler | 31st January 2014

An amazing transformation breathed new life into this old New Farm home.

Believe it or not this home (pictured) was once a derelict set of flats in New Farm, but an amazing transformation breathed new life into its tired facade and interior. The owner engaged me to design the living spaces in the home so that flow and connectivity would remain throughout.

In conjunction with the owner’s overall vision for the home, my main focus was on the kitchen, dining and outdoor spaces as the client advised that she entertained clients and friends regularly, so needed this space to perform many tasks.

The chef required a larger-than-normal oven and a Smeg 750mm underbench oven fit the brief perfectly. An island in the kitchen would form the  centrepiece and hold the whole space together.

The key feature of the adjoining spaces is the booth seating that is matched with an illuminated dining table made from a piece of Caesarstone’s Concetto range.  This table is fully backlit and the colour controlled with an app that can be used on your iPhone or iPad. This feature gives the space a sense of luxury and diversity and the built-in outdoor barbeque provides continuity and flow, which is integral to the overall design.

The spashback window is a carefully chosen element that allows light to penetrate while restricting the view of the neighbours. The mirrors above the overhead cupboards on this same wall also help reflect light back into the space making it open, bright, and inviting.

The other key feature of the spaces lies in the integration. The wall that separates the ancillary spaces of the powder room and pantry from the kitchen is clad in textured laminate, while the doors to enter these spaces are designed to sit flush with the surrounding panels, therefore concealing the openings. This creates a seamless effect that utilises space while looking flawlessly finished.

The ability for this space to transform from a congregating hub during the day to party central at night is a certainty, making this home a prime example of luxury, diversity, and versatility. It’s an unrivalled execution of the client’s brief and a remarkable transformation of a weary apartment complex to a stunning statement in interior design.

Sublime Architectural Interiors
6/45 Jijaws St, Sumner Park
P 3715 6009 www.sublimegroup.com.au


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