Project scope: Full House Renovation/Extension
Interior Design and Styling by YDM Design Studio.
Architect: Elements of Home
Builder: JKS Builders
"I am fortunate that my Architect Rob Harris suggested Nina. Nina has held my hand through the entire process, always mindful that I was a novice and needed to understand certain practical elements of the building process to make the correct decisions.
It was a difficult process as we started in the middle of Covid-19 lockdown, so all contact was through the email and zoom. This did not prevent us from making some exceptional choices and completing our Schedule. Nina is professional, committed and very organised with great attention to detail skills, and I highly recommend you utilise all her skills – her rendering and 3D imagery is exceptional and a must for clear understanding of the outcomes you are trying to achieve.
Thanks so much Nina for your creative work and exceptional customer service."
- Tracy, Brighton Client
Elements of Home did an amazing job transforming the existing home to create a spectacular extension featuring an additional bedroom and bathroom as well as a large kitchen, living and dining area with high cathedral ceilings. Building on from this, the interiors were designed to feel bright and luxurious, with touches of the client's personality throughout. The client's love of orange can be seen throughout the Kitchen and Living area in the feature shelving and the bar area. While the remaining cabinetry was kept quite neutral, we selected a black porcelain benchtop with a gorgeous orange vein throughout to tie in the orange features. The new engineered timber floorboards also have a lovely warm oak tone that suits the orange perfectly. Polytec's Tasmanian Oak Woodmatt was then selected for the cabinetry in the Euro Laundry, Bathroom and Ensuite to tie into the new floorboards.
The bathrooms also feature large format stone-look tiles and a feature wall in herringbone white subway tiles. While the bathroom and ensuite were kept quite similar in terms of the finishes and fixtures, there are a few details that set them apart. Being in the original part of the home, the vanity in the ensuite was designed to feel a little more classic to tie into the existing structural features. The ensuite also has a much higher ceiling which allowed us to do a double herringbone pattern to the feature wall instead. To make the ensuite as luxurious as possible, a freestanding bath was also placed in front of the new window facing the client's garden.