Projects

Country Home

99 photos The interior resonates with the natural habitat of the rural property, the aim was to connect the outdoor in by using nature inspired elements throughout. This can be immediately seen with the rich timber flooring, windows and doors to the green calm tones of the wall colours. Carefully selected artworks to celebrate the country landscape were chosen. Guests will see subtle reinterpretations of material finishes through the home. All materials and furnishings have been specifically researched to provide a balanced, calm and restful country home. This beautiful country home was worked on in collaboration with the lovely Cotter Interiors.Photography Martyn Rushby

Home Impact: Design and Build Company,Office and Showroom

7 photos Home Impact are a one stop shop. They design and build, specialising in home
renovations.Working with their clients to ensure that their dream becomes a
reality. We were very happy to combine interior ideas with them on their move to a larger office/showroom. They key element was for to get the feel of a professional busy office working well with the demands for a showroom showcasing their building skills. The concept was instead of a meeting room, we shall have a dining room. Instead of a waiting/reception area we shall have a living room and our kitchen will be visible from the street. After all, Home Impact specialise in quality` home` builds and renovations. Every area works well for the staff and clients alike, from making coffee to the clients seeing the beauty of the finishes in a real functioning environment.It truly is a working showroom.

A lovely endorsement from Home Impact:

“We have used Karenza on many of our projects and most recently we enlisted her help with the renovation of our office.
We would characterize our renovation as a “high end” project and we wanted to convey a feeling of quality and luxury to our potential clients.
Karenza fulfilled the brief entirely and completely and she brought an abundance of creativity and new ideas to the table.
It is clear that she is dedicated to her craft. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Karenza. Her professionalism and ability to
understand and execute a brief with confidence is impressive.”

Thanks Home Impact. If you need a design/builder these guys are excellent get in touch with them today 9559 8942




Re-Styled & Ready for Sale

5 photos The brief for this project was to refresh the home for possible resale. The requirement was to create a spatial and inviting interior to appeal to the prospective family buyer, whilst ensuring that whatever works we did must be in keeping with the new house the client were considering purchasing. In addition to this, costs were to be kept to a minimum.
Orignal dining table was restained, upholstery recovered. Working with the orginal colour palette of soft yellow, black was added for definition in key areas.New and original decor mixed and matched.
This project was in collaboration with the lovely Cotter Interiors.

Full of Light Bedroom

11 photos A bedroom so bright so full of light you almost needed sunglasses! This gave us the perfect opportunity to use black! Elegant, dramatic yet calming. The headboard was kept and recovered with a beautiful bright Designers Guild fabric. With a slip system for easy removal for cleaning. Beautiful product from Le Forge added a sumptuous feel and fine, transparent sheers softened the architecture and the roller blinds.An old chair was recovered in a vibrant teal velvet. Interiors. This project was in collaboration with the lovely Cotter Photography our own.

Home Office

4 photos The top of the house was the perfect spot for a home office and guest/tv room.
The brief was to make the most of the view over the roof tops. So the bespoke desk was orientated to this. A simple to manoeuvre sofa bed (with hidden bedding storage), new soft furnishings, art and accessories were installed. All had to fit up the narrow winding stairs of this Victorian era home.This project was in collaboration with the lovely Cotter Interiors.

Hills Home

34 photos A lovely family home. With updates to the hallway, formal living room/music room, kitchen living/dining and master bedroom.
Our brief was a touch of french elegance and wow restyle.
We added Catherine Martin black and gold wallpaper to the formal lounge/piano room, a bespoke gold velvet daybed,chandelier and decor. With the hallway we created a wow full floor to ceiling art decor mirrors that reflected the piano room and captured the daylight from the windows opposite. We changed location of some of the original pine furniture and refinished the pine dining table, dresser and hall table in Annie Sloane chalk paint . With beautiful french porcelain and crystal knobs for finishing details.
The master bedroom we introduced patterned wallpaper, a bespoke curved headboard, bedside tables and mirrors for a fresh new classic look, with gorgeous soft bed linen in silvers and pinks.
Key pieces of decor were introduced to bring the look together.
This project was in collaboration with the lovely Cotter Interiors. Photography Our own.

Entertaining Zone

4 photos An urgent request to make over an entertaining space in time for a big summer celebration. Results were a focus on bright,fun and humorous,indoor outdoor entertaining zone, easy storage for guest bags and swim towels, easy to maintain. Plus hide the electrical box. Hence the bar blackboard, great for the nights cocktail list. Here are a few quick snapshots.

Master Bedroom Re-style

11 photos The brief was to create a calm tranquil bedroom. Making it a retreat to take naps in and to read. The bedroom had a lovely view and made a great space to spend time during the day, not just at night. We used soft metallics in the wallpaper and curtains. Full blockout for day time naps,introduced new lighting, bed linen and decor. Recovered a family favourite armchair in a lush ivory fabric .Added a bench seat at the end of the bed and a tray table for morning coffee.

Winners of the Hills District Building and Design Award

31 photos The interior resonates with the natural habitat of the rural property, the aim was to connect the outdoor in by using nature inspired elements throughout. This can be immediately seen with the rich timber flooring, windows and doors to the green calm tones of the wall colours. Carefully selected artworks to celebrate the country landscape were chosen. Guests will see subtle reinterpretations of material finishes through the home. All materials and furnishings have been specifically researched to provide a balanced, calm and restful country home. Five spaces reinforce our overall chosen aesthetic:
Entry Foyer:
As the doors open you are visually greeted by the magnitude of the uninterrupted view of the stunning woods, a green sea of calm. Our interior is in complete response to this view. The cathedral ceiling of this formal entry, demanded a floor to ceiling fireplace design, integrating locally found natural material of sandstone. Classic and understated in material, yet grand in scale. Handmade, floral etched cowhide rug sit with mohair velvet and aniline leather grand armchairs. Elegant forged candelabras give timeless appeal. All finishes are true to a country home and will always give an established sense of longevity.

Master bedroom:
This retreat style space completely focuses on the restful & calming view of nature. With no interruptions to the view, it is pure peace. High quality finishes & subtle tones with a touch of glamour. Honed marble wood burning fireplace, wool carpets, velvet chairs, and full sheers to soften and add a dreamy transparency. Block out blinds and semi-circle shutters are both motorized. All materials complement the adjacent landscape colours. Metallic sheens give a natural highlight and sense of luxury yet it is understated and soothing in its overall effect.
Cinema:
The cinema entry starts with a sense of drama, draped heavy velvet curtains rest against a smoky mirror mosaic tiled wall. An ottoman sits illuminated by 3 highly decorative pendant lights. A black and mosaic mirrored bathroom conveniently adjacent. Luxury recliners sit within a wall to wall of metallic snakeskin patterned block out curtains. Opposite a striped wallpaper that brings in the metallic plus the beauty of the timber architraves and skirting’s, creating a cohesive entertaining environment. A black gloss bar with mood lighting sits at the back for interval drinks, with wine cellar close by.
Main Guest Bathroom:
The beauty and implicitly of natural stone is used to give a timeless finish and is in keeping with the country home landscape. Handpicked slabs of honed Calcutta rest with large format limestone tiles, giving unconscious warmth to the senses and pure practically. Bespoke joinery using earthy greens that are pulled out from veins in the specifically chosen Calcutta and views of the trees are all that needed for decoration. A spa bath and large shower, heated towel rails and horizontal mirror are practical, functional and luxurious. Adjacent is a separate matching WC.
In collaboration with the lovely Cotter Interiors.Photography Martyn Rushb

Terrace Renovation

12 photos A family home,in need a of renovation. Was transformed into a contemporary fresh and easy living space. New kitchen, new shutters, fencing and interior and exterior painting throughout. With emphasis on the master bedroom as a place to relax after a busy working lives.

Outdoors

11 photos We can also work our magic with your exterior as well, helping you create an outside space, with furniture, lighting, cushioning and accessories to bring the inside out!

Colour is also a key exterior feature and we can assist you in selecting a colour palette that will be striking, as well as fitting to the surrounding area..

Channel 7 Complete House Makeover

33 photos An amazing home makeover/renovation. With special thought put into every single part of this home, to make life a little bit easier for this family. Extremely happy and proud to have worked on this project and to see the amazing support of Calyn`s community in Logan,Queensland.

Calyn`s Story:

Calyn Hoad was only seven when he threw himself in front of a four-wheel-drive to save his little brother’s life, suffering massive brain damage. The story was picked up by Channel 7`s Sunday Night show and when the original story aired, it reached out to all of Australia creating an overwhelming instant reaction! Hundreds of selfless Aussies banded together to give Super Hero Calyn & his family the priceless gift of a new home.

"Calyn's family home wasn't equipped to handle his wheelchair and medical equipment and people far and wide put up their hands to help give it a facelift. But we never expected this transformation" Sunday Night

www.facebook.com/BringingCalynHome

https://au.news.yahoo.com/sunday-night/a/22228664/calyn-hoads-story-my-brother-my-hero/