Previously a house that was dated and lacked all-important natural light, Anoushka Allum of Smart Space Interiors was brought on board to breathe life into the property. As well as do away with heavy timber cladding that dominated the house. 

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The brief was to open up the downstairs space and to create more natural light and connect the dining room with the kitchen. “My client also wanted to be brave with colour and pattern favouring greens and blues throughout” says Anoushka.

Once plans were drawn up by Anoushka and her team, construction began, and internal walls were removed. This opening created a connection between the kitchen and living spaces. The open and spacious feeling was then reinforced through the selection of a soft warm grey wall colour with crisp white trim. The fresh new colours were used throughout the home lifting what was previously dark with lots of timber cladding. 

The eye-catching element and main feature of the house is the use of turquoise though-out. A request from the client based on her favourite colour. 

“We used the encaustic tile in the kitchen splashback as jumping off points for the design. And everything led from there.” 

Varied shades of turquoise have also been introduced into the lounge and dining space. Harmonising the rooms, as well as adding a touch of luxurious detail through velvet materials. 

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Photographer: Liam Molloy

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