Rich in contrasting materials and innovative design, today’s home tour is a bit of a stunner. But design alone is not what makes this eco-friendly home such a joy to explore.
We take a look around with the interior design team behind the project, The Stylesmiths, as they show us how this impressive suburban home pushes the envelope both inside and out.
As a knock-down re-build project, the owners were keen for their new space to be an eco-friendly home, centred around nature.
The brief was to create a family home that inspires, relaxes and calms busy minds with beautifully crafted spaces, natural materials and endless dialogue with nature.
With a mix of robust materials such as polished concrete floors, American oak paneling, large windows and slate, much of this home is designed to bring the natural surrounds in.
Situated in the north Melbourne suburb of Northcote, this is home to a young family of 5 and their miniature schnauzer.
This 2-level home has 4 bedrooms, 2 internal courtyards, a pool and large open plan living, kitchen and dining area.
The home uses Biophilic design to give the internal spaces a greater connection to nature and the outdoors. Biophilic design means love of nature and by creating a connection to nature from within a home, it achieves numerous benefits to our health and wellbeing.
This award winning, eco-friendly home is widely recognised for its sustainable and innovative design.
The courtyards were key to the home’s design, allowing for an abundance of natural sunlight and promoting excellent natural ventilation. Urban food production, green roofs and integrated planters created additional and intimate connections with nature.
For the eco-friendly aspect, the home boasts a sustainable materials palette. This includes reused, sustainably sourced, natural materials with a positive effect on the environment. Such as recycled bricks, local timber cladding, natural slate and stone.
Internally, the fusion of both hard materials and tactile pieces create a contrast of colour, texture and interest.
We love the materials palette used in this home, including polished concrete, stone, terrazzo, red brick, marble and glazing. And the unique soft furnishings, like hand-woven rugs, wallpaper and tactile elements, personalise the home and add further interest.
The home’s colour palette develops between the different rooms with fun and unexpected surprises around every corner. Injections of colour create calm, warm and inviting spaces throughout this family home.
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