Day: June 11, 2020

The Sage House by Carole Whiting

Carefully crafting an atmosphere of relaxation and comfort, Carole Whiting Interiors’ Sage House employs neutral tones and organic materiality to fuse familiarity with elegance.

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The simple double-fronted timber façade of The Sage House gives way to an inviting and sophisticated interior that facilitates connectedness. Down to earth and designed for comfort, the spaces provide the ideal gentle environment for a busy young family.

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The brief was to design a modest residence with a flexible floorplan. The living space, for example, is ideal for entertainment but also caters for personal space. And a narrowing hall, celebrating the old and new parts of the house, provides a threshold before opening up, with the lofty ceiling contributing to a sense of expansive space.

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With a natural and tactile material palette consisting of dimpled textured tiles, stone, ceramic, woven light fixtures, tanned leather details and timber, the house exudes warmth and expresses handcrafted

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Mayfield Avenue Residence by studiofour

With a client brief for architecture and interior of contrast, the Mayfield Avenue residence became an exploration into the dualities that can be created between architecture and interiors, while still achieving a cohesive outcome. A strong, structural tectonic defines the architectural form, and is balanced with a distinctly warm interior. The clean-lined building forms are paired with a layered interior palette, that took its colour variation from the inherent veining of a striking natural stone selected early in the design process.

The refined architectural detailing is finished with natural textures and subtle colour shifts, from clay brickwork to rose linen accents, creating a robust yet calming home. Located on a north-facing greenfield site, surrounded by large scale dwellings, the site offered challenges with its size and orientation. The concept for this home was formed around a central garden, overlaid with an architectural framework comprising solid planes and interconnecting screens that

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