North Bondi Home

Shortlisted in the Australian Interior Design Awards

We really enjoyed working on this project with our client who had a clear vision of how she wanted her family to live, in a relaxed and casual but private way. So we are delighted that this house has been shortlisted for the Australian Interior Design Awards this year. Sarah Marriott the H+K project designer worked closely with architect, Paul Brough. We all shared the same vision for this home, which is perched on a cliff in North Bondi. Inspired by the beach and surrounding coastline we chose a palette that reflected the colours and textures of the sand, sea, seaweed, rocks and driftwood. Tactile, neutral and natural materials followed. Cool basalt underfoot, honed Savoy marble benchtops, the warmth of bleached oak with an expressed timber grain, the texture of sisal carpet and the hero of the project – off form concrete. Layered over this natural backdrop are accents of crystal blue and muted pink. The fabulous “Big” dining table through Fanuli was a great opportunity to bring in a dash of pink – our client’s favourite colour. The interior and exterior are practically seamless. The textured off-form concrete walls work their way from outside in. The pool almost feels part of the living room and is a constant reminder of the ocean just over the cliff top. The living room artwork by Joanna Kitas – supplied by Art Duo – perfectly reflects the client’s affinity with the water. This home is a calm retreat from the hustle and bustle of Bondi Beach. It juggles the fine balance of clean and contemporary with comfort and flexibility. The private spaces are mindfully designed to reflect the personalities of each family member. The children’s rooms for example, are a playful but relatively blank canvas where favourite toys will take over and happy memories form. Photography by Nicholas Watt