Our Latest Residential Projects Are Live!

City Fringe by Hare + Klein

Wondering what we’ve been up to lately? We’re excited to be able to share some of our most recent residential interior design projects with you. We have just added three new projects to our website…

City Fringe

The Old Dairy

Hilltop Harbour

Each of these three projects has been the successful outcome of good collaboration with our clients to whom we are grateful for their trust.

City Fringe

The existing brutalist envelope of this Sydney terrace has been boldly reimagined as an inviting, rich and dynamic city sanctuary. Crisp detailing brings into focus the dramatic palette of finishes selected for their inherent natural beauty, producing an unadorned contemporary language. The articulation of these finishes highlights the strong geometry that connects the spaces vertically and horizontally.  The redesigned interiors inject texture and theatre, creating a cohesive energizing home. 

A successful collaboration with the clients and architect Sky Grove resulted in a well-realised project, with the personalities of the clients indelibly integral to the outcome. This project was recently shortlisted in both the Residential Design and Residential Decoration categories for the 2018 Australian Interior Design Awards.

Architects:  Grove Architects

Builder:  Join Construction

Landscape Architects:  Secret Gardens

Photographer:  Anson Smart

See City Fringe in full here.

The Old Dairy

The respectful refurbishment of this 1880’s old dairy with contemporary additions is balanced with a quirky furnishings strategy that bridges old and new. The interlinking series of spaces have their own meaning and character reflecting the art collection and personalities of the owners.

Our response to the building’s original dominant materials was to embrace the earth tones but mitigate with softer linking finishes and introduce furnishings that enhance each area. This is clearly exemplified in the kitchen to gallery/dining room area where new floorboards unite the old and new. The mood and finishes of the new kitchen comfortably lead into the traditional formal dining gallery with reinstated period details, original fireplace and contemporary furniture, within a richly coloured and textured envelope.

The success of this delightful project was to a large extent due to a trusting and collaborative relationship with our client.

Photographer:  Maree Homer

See The Old Dairy in full here.

Hilltop Harbour

Our clients’ brief for the interior of this newly built home overlooking Sydney harbour, was to create a sophisticated, elegant family home emanating warmth, drama, contrast and comfort.   We created a cohesive sequence of spaces throughout the entry level with a series of framed interior vistas, portals and screens, inserted to articulate scaled, comfortable spaces.  These elements kept the floor plan fluid and light-filled whilst simultaneously creating intrigue, intimacy and connectivity.

A successful balance was achieved between the masculine aesthetic set by the architectural envelope and the elegant brief set by the Client.  Considered transitioning of materials resulted in a dynamic juxtaposition of texture, colour and scale.  Warm, raw, cool, polished and waxed elements are woven throughout creating an intriguing marriage of distinct but harmonious textures.

Architects:  Smith + Tzannes

Builder:  Red Empire Constructions

Photographer:  Jen Wilding

See Hilltop Harbour in full here.