Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Front Door Blues

This is a fabulous external colour scheme I worked on last year where the client was brave enough to go with the bold blue colour I suggested for the front door. You can see more pics from this project on my Houzz folio.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Inverloch Project

Front Entry - Image by RBID
Last week I took a day trip to Inverloch to see a completed project. It was a wet & wild day and took over 2 hours in each direction so I was thoroughly exhausted by the time I got home, but it was well worth it to catch up with the lovely clients and see their beautiful beach home complete. My photos aren't amazing - it was a pretty overcast day - but the exterior images turned out really well. Interior images in a post to follow...

Rear Elevation - Image by RBID
Stone Fireplace - Image by RBID
Entertainers Alfresco Area - Image by RBID

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Canberra Colour Cookoff

Recently Ive been working on a kitchen renovation in Canberra. The house is a fabulous 1960's Bill Batt designed home, largely in original condition. I wasn't familiar with Bill Batt prior to taking this job and there is little about him online, but he was the University Architect at ANU sometime around 1959 (please do shoot me an email if you have any additional info about Bill Batt as myself and the clients would be keen to learn more about him). The clients were keen to rework the kitchen to retain several of the key characteristics of the original interior design such as the beautiful timber lined ceilings and timber paneling in the entry, which I was more than enthusiastic about. As we were working remotely (i.e. me in Melbourne, the clients in Canberra) I used photoshop to render up my ideas for design and finishes. This is a great tool to communicate your 'vision' for a space and makes it easy to tweek the layout and materials as the design process unfolds. We did lots of options on this job and even though we were just working with freehand sketches, the clients found it really easy to picture the suggested colours and materials in their space. 

Stay tuned for completed pics in the next month or two...

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Fine & Dande

Up-cycled pallet furniture at Dandenong Market
I was recently downloading some photos and came across these shots I took on a visit to Dandenong Market one Sunday in March. We took a trek down there for a Melbourne Food and Wine Festival event and really enjoyed the variety of stalls and the food available on the day. What also caught my eye were these up-cycled pallete feature walls, planters, stools and tables and the fun colours they were painted with. They really gave the market a groovy inner-city vibe that was fresh and edgy - and they were very well utilized on the day. Great idea for a pop-up cafe or shop - Design food for thought...

Pallet feature wall, Drinks crate planter box, Pallet stools & tables & Great colour combos!