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Interior Design: T Residence

May 12, 2011

Shareen Joel Design transform a Georgian home in Toorak, using muted colours and hand-painted finishes to create a calm and refined interior.

T Residence suggests a classic approach, applied in a contemporary manner. An existing single storey Georgian home is reinvigorated with an all new floorplan and double storey extension. Particular fixtures and features were retained and relocated for the new architecture.

A warm palette of materials is used, mixing blackened steel with Pepperino stone. The extensive use of timber, steel and veneer with hand-painted surfaces throughout creates a warm feel – avoiding a glossy, highly polished result. This house was designed to develop a natural patina over time, enhancing its beauty. The use of prefinished floorboards and hand painted surfaces has minimised the use of onsite chemicals, spray and polyurethanes in favour of traditional methods.

Each space was distinctly individualised, whilst retaining a synergy throughout. Although large, this family home feels comfortable, natural and lived in – with room proportions and ceiling heights made comfortable by the selected materials. The family home has a ‘lived in’ feel and is destined to improve with age and time.

Working together with Grodski Architects, Krongold Constructions and supplier expertise, SJD were allowed the opportunity to create bespoke joinery, fixtures and finishes that enhanced the general feeling of the home. This unique result comes from working with a client that has an incredible appreciation for the design process and the value of design input.

Team Shareen Joel, Catherine Osovnikar, Anna Skermer

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