Regardless of its smooth and contemporary interiors, this Toorak home was as soon as portion of an aged 1930s mansion.
The expansive, original setting up was divided into four townhouses, with Technē Architects director Nick Travers and Maree Papadakis paying for Monomeath Residence, nestled at the extremely again of the residence, about 6 several years ago.
At the stop of 2019, the couple decided it was time to inject their family’s playful temperament into the ‘beige’ interiors of the a few-amount residence. They enlisted the support of inside designer Bianca Baldi, who stepped outdoors her job as senior interior associate at Technē to direct the renovation alongside Nick.
‘The brief was to transform the room into the eternally residence,’ Bianca suggests. ‘There was an innate conservatism to the first making, so the purpose was to inject a perception of shock and enjoyment within the envelope while balancing all the features we had to function with.’
The aged-earth allure of the home’s ornate fireplaces and ceiling aspects the place included into the colourful redesign, which drew on the family’s visits of Los Angeles with refined nods to Hollywood’s golden age.
Jewel tones provide a sense of drama to the kitchen area, in which a deep environmentally friendly marble splashback and curved stone island bench are complete with a teal velvet curtain. The courtyard was also overhauled with a Palm Springs-motivated vibe thanks to a retro outdoor location and new landscaping by Ayus Botanical.
In living home, dusty pink panelling and present-day artwork greatly enhance the bold environment, when the doorway to a glamorous blue powder home is hidden in just the timber clad staircase. Bianca claims the refreshed Monomeath Dwelling is reminiscent of a luxurious hospitality venue – noting how the extensive, moody stairway to the garage feels like ‘you’re going for walks down to the basement cinema or bar’.
‘I love how the area would make you feel’ Bianca provides. ‘It’s not way too serious and reminds us all that your room can be no matter what you want it to be!’