Take a peek at Emma’s home
In the February 2024 edition of Home Beautiful you’ll see a fabulous 6 page feature on Emma’s recent renovation of her 1930’s art deco apartment on Sydney’s Lower North Shore.
After carefully planning a renovation of her home, we can finally share the finished result of months of hardwork!
Renovating your own space as an interior designer is most certainly one of the hardest projects to undertake. The second-guessing and inability to make a decision is crippling however the finished result is not only sympathetic to the age of the unit but also provides a really practical and stylish space to live, work and play in.
Being a double brick unit block meant the whole structure is of course very solid but that meant demolition day was rather dusty! After 5 weeks of messy work, the bathroom and kitchen were both gutted and refitted with better layouts plus a little laundry added into the previous pantry space of the kitchen (previously there was only a shared external laundry on another level of the unit block). With style and budget in mind, Emma focused on little features like lambs tongue profiles for the kitchen benchtop to give the more affordable kitchen cabintery an elevated look and purchased beautiful door knobs online from a US fave – Anthropoligie. All of those little details help make the space appear high end but don’t break the budget.
For the bathroom, the floor tiles were meant to be the feature piece but that stunning fluted arched shower screen pulls attention from all angles – she’s a beauty! The green marble ming fan mosaic tiles are complimented by absolutely incredible brass tapware from Phoenix Taps. And as for the vanity, the previous bathroom had a small bath jammed into the right hand corner which meant the only space for the vanity was on the diagonal on the left hand side. This was not just impractical but also super frustrating as there was no benchspace at all. So replacing it with an extra large vanity measuring 1200mm wide means there’s ample storage and bench space now. The room is finished off with the installation of two alabaster wall sconces, under floor heating for added luxury in winter and light filtering plantation shutters from Wynstan which cleverly disguise the unsightly 1970’s cream aluminium window frames that don’t suit the newly upgraded aesthetic!
To see more of Emma’s renovation click across to our Portfolio!
With huge thanks to the following suppliers for their contributions to the renovation:
Curtains, Blinds & Shutters by Wynstan
Benchtops by Talostone
Tapware by Phoenix Tapware
Bathroom fixtures by The Blue Space
Lighting by Beacon Lighting
Kitchen Cabinetry by Kinsman Kitchens
Build & Project Management by StartBuild