Summer living room
Here, Viridian glass doors slide and stack away to create a space at one with the bush. An Armadillo & Co ‘Drift’ rug from Oliveaux, rattan stool from Hamimi, Freedom ‘Hilton’ sofa and round oak tray table from The Modern provide texture, while Bonnie and Neil ‘Kookaburra Jade’ and Clinton Friedman cushions from St Barts perfect the link to the outdoors.
An eye-catching island bench extends through the kitchen and dining area. Crafted by the homeowner from one piece of stainless steel, it’s an amazing focal point within the open-plan zone. Organic tableware including Mud Australia dipping bowls and an olivewood sugar bowl from Kova Lifestyle, plus a Marimekko tea towel from The Modern, soften its stark form. All plumbing and electrics are cleverly concealed within the bench legs to give an illusion of weightlessness, while the front panel is clad in Laminex timber veneer to complement the satin-finish blackbutt flooring.
Homeowners decked out the hidden pantry – concealed behind a bank of 2-pac joinery – with stainless-steel shelves to create a superbly practical, industrial-style space.
With the dimensions of a queen-sized bed, the ‘Snug’ occupies a spot on the landing between living and sleeping zones, again with Plexiglas doors providing privacy. Not just an extra bed for guests, it’s the ideal place to read, sleep or just chill. A throw from Country Road and ‘Danita’ cushion deliver sunny yellow accents, together with a Bonnie And Neil ‘Splash Turquoise’ cushion from St Barts.
With so many great places to sit with a laptop and work, the couple didn’t need to hand over much real estate to the study. This chic nook, behind Plexiglas acrylic sliding doors on the ground-level landing, is just right!
In contrast to the rest of the home’s neutral palette, the daughters rooms pop with pastels and brights. Here, a wall of coral pink – Taubmans Roseberry Rose – brings an upbeat energy. More colour comes courtesy of a Cloth and Thread ‘Cat’ cushion from Mama’s Home, plus a Mercer + Reid ‘Rainforest Cockatoo’ cushion from Adairs.
Vines wend their way from a tall stainless-steel planter across a timber ceiling trellis, while bird’s-nest fern kokedamas by Twine & Co hang like living pendants over twin tables from Myer.
Homeowners crafted three steel water tanks, holding 20,000 litres, to make the home sustainable and fire-ready – appropriate for its semi-bushland surrounds.
Contact: Steelwork, Brisbane Tank Manufacturing, (07) 3283 2700, brisbanetanks.com.au.