Posts Tagged ‘Kitchen’

CMD project – warehouse happenings

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

I’m pretty excited to share with you the results of a recent photo shoot with the excellent Martina Gemmola of one of my recent projects.

I’ve shared some of this project before. You can looksee here for what Im talking about or a refresher!

 

Interior Design Melbourne

Interior Design Melbourne

Interior Design Melbourne

Interior Design Melbourne

Interior Design Melbourne

Interior Design Melbourne

Interior Design Melbourne

Interior Design Melbourne

Still some finishing details for this project to come -I have custom designed a rug for the living room (can not wait to see it!) and some cool furniture for the entrance too. Its been an exciting project to be involved with as its such a unique space.

Kudos to the architect on this project Robert Miles who designed really great bones for this space. I’d like to think our interior designs & finish choices have enhanced his original vision!

Before & After -with a little sumpin sumpin!

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Its about time to share another before & after dont you think! Well I do, & I think I’ve established Im the boss of this Blog!

Moving on… This project was a classic case of good house gone bad!

The house is a beautiful art deco house found in a Melbourne beach side suburb & was a victim of a 1980′s renovation resulting in a weird cramped, ugly & dark kitchen.

 

You know the pictures above are before shots right? right?!

As the house was in need of structural work (it very clearly leaned to one corner – great for indoor skateboarding & Tonka truck playing, but not so much for general living!) we were able to make bigger changes than just cosmetic. The architect on the project had the genius idea of swapping the kitchen over from one side of the room to the other which allowed an entrance to be opened up & a line of sight right through the house (also letting more light in) rather than sticking with the weird rabbit burrow as it was.

True to form – this site shot does include a shot of my hand bag!

I was quite excited to see the kitchen go in & I was not disappointed. I had designed it to be more like a fixture in the house rather thadiving n a feature. My client was determined to have dark timber floors (so SO beautiful, but a b*#ch to keep clean – stock up on swiffers if you want dark floors!) so we chose a dark timber veneer for the kitchen cabinetry so it was quite seamless.

To bring a little sumpin sumpin & personality to the kitchen design I added a copper kicker.

The contrast of the copper with the dark floor & cabinetry looks quite WOW! (no, I will not say WOW factor! - I ban that saying on my projects!- true story!)

The copper just adds a ‘little special’ & brings such life to the space without overpowering the simplicity.

I loves it. I loves it hard.

Oh & when I say I added – I mean very literally I -being ME! I was the one down on that floor installing it! I can not ever be accused of not being ‘hands on’ on my projects!

And so here is the finished kitchen result:

The picture above is a shot I took – as you can see my hands in the mirrored splash back above!

The following pictures were taken by the builders to showcase their clever handy work!  (Once a few more furniture pieces are in, I will get my own pretty pictures taken with non builder eye styling done!!)

And from this angle

 

Due to one of those real life annoying things – budgets! we are yet to replace the furniture, but will over time.

See the carpet there on the stairs – its Alpaca wool. Ah, so divine! Its hard to resist a little roll around on it! (oh but i did…)

The window furnishings have all been installed & they also made my heart skip a beat! We have put Roman blinds through out & then two large windows in the living room have been dressed with a linen sheer with a simple S Fold heading & block out blinds hiding underneath. The black rod pics up the dark floor & once we have replaced the furniture with gorgeous big linen sofas & gorgeous things – the space will look stunning!

To quote my clients message to me once she saw the window furnishings installed ” I F*****g  love them SO much! Thank you, now my house looks like a home!” I think its safe to say she is happy!

Do you think I should use that message as a testimonial on my website?!

And just a snippet of the laundry. Perhaps the prettiest laundry I’ve ever seen!


Still a fair bit to happen on this project, but it is coming together beautifully- it makes me happy!

 

Features: Best Kitchens & Pure Green Living magazine

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Hello again blogosphere & a belated happy new year to you all!

February already. mental!

So, a rather lovely present arrived in my mail box today: an issue of  Best kitchens & Bathrooms.

And while flipping through the mag and looking at the oodles of snazzy kitchens & bathrooms I was delighted to come upon this:

and this:

Of course I knew it was going to be included, but it’s still  quite a thrill to see your work featured!

Meanwhile on the other side of the globe, a new issue of Pure Green Living Magazine is out who have also featured my bamboo kitchen project.  Check it out here and stay a while – its a good read!

Thank you to the lovely Celine for thinking of my project to be included in her fabulous mag!

Woohoo,  if this keep up Im going to get a ‘reputation’!!!

Just as a side note, I’m  sending safe thoughts to the people in North Queensland who are about to get the full force of a category 5 hurricane.  I cant comprehend the force -or size of it.

Surely 2011 has  seen enough natural disasters already.

Pictures

Monday, October 11th, 2010

My goal for this year was to get some professional photography done of some of my projects.

Its only taken until October, but finally I have some photos to share!

Camilla Molders Design

Camilla Molders Design

Camilla Molders Design

Thanks muchly to the super awesome photographer and fabulous lady Jacqui Melville.

I got the Winter blues

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Meh. Its winter. I’m cold and well, a bit grumpy.

So I’m self diagnosing my meh with a case of the winter blues and prescribing me some happy pills in the form of eye candy. STAT!


My eye candy trip goes a little something like this…

I will begin by a quiet and lazy read in this armchair by the fire. A good spot to read the new issue of Inside Out.

(something about that fire makes me keep looking…)

1.

After my initial mag flip through, I’ll walk down the hallway,

2.

And up the stairs,

3.

Through the dining room (made the detour just to get an eye full of the blue!)

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Then into the sitting room, where I ‘ll skim the shelves looking for a book to read, while taking in an eye full of the fabulous stripey blinds.

5.

I’ll stop by the kitchen to make a cup of tea.

and a snack…

6.

I will eat my snack of choice whilst warming my legs while I stand by the fire.

7.

Then I will make my way into the sun room where I will drink my tea, basking in both the winter rays, as well as the beauty of the brass coffee table (or is it dulled copper? either way – yum!)

8.

About now my meh is softening somewhat.

But instead of a sun soaked read, Im feeling lazy (warning – tread carefully, Im still a bit meh & can bite!!) so instead,  I will head to the media room where I will watch some episodes of Grand Designs -hoping to see the one about the Huf haus (those Germans are efficient & clever aren’t they!)

If thats not doing it for me, then I will watch Labrinyth for the millionth time.  This scene never fails to cheer me up.

9.

After basking in my Bowie glow, I think a bath. This one will do:

10.

Though really, I would prefer this one:

11.

Whoa, the eye candy pills are kicking in……I need me a nap.

This bed looks inviting enough to do the job…

12.

Sweet dreams!

I hope my eye candy come down isn’t too harsh!

Picture credits:

1. Random file found – not sure where came from   2.   Tracey Garet Design 3. Another random 4. S Russell Groves 5. Tracey Garet Design  6.  S  Russell Groves 7. Jason Martin Design 8. Tracey Garet 9.  via Things that Inspire 10. Blustin Heath Design 11. Cote Maison via la Lampshade 12. Peter Dunham Design

Almost kinda

Friday, November 27th, 2009

This week a kitchen project I have been working on for a while was almost nearly finished.  Finished enough to exhale and do a round of back patting and hi-fives, but not quite enough to do the celebratory dance that goes with the end of a project or share the happy snaps.  Still to come is a bit of ‘frosting’!

But I am completely in love with these beautiful bamboo shelves and the Egyptian ball pendants, and in the mood for sharing!  so share I am:


Stay tuned for more on this soon!

Banquet seating

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

The subject of todays’ post is anything but a unique and groundbreaking subject matter to the regulars of the blogosphere.

But as well as the place of random eye candy and occasional life happenings updates, Designalogue is also a place where clients drop on in and see what I have been up to and see examples of the things that I have been prattling on to them about!

So today’s post is just that! For the lovely Mrs R – this is what I’ve been going on and on and on about!…

The rest of you are ofcourse more than welcome. so strap yourselves in – there is a whole lotta coming…

So then… banquet seating…

Strike the vinyl number found at the local pizza joint image from your mind. As the following eye candy will prove – banquet seating is suitable for all kinds of interiors.

Psst – I also want to point out with this picture just how well a banquet can be used with classic furniture pieces. Nothing screaming kitcheney in this lil number!

Phoebe Howard

This is just a closer image of the same – just to get that point well & truly fixed in your mind! (though in the reality of this pic, I doubt the lamp could really be that close…elbows & animated conversation & all that!)

Pheobe Howard

Phoebe Howard

This next little lot give good examples of how custom made upholstered furniture pieces can be used as banquet seating. I say custom made due to table heights and table lengths.

Phoebe Howard

Phoebe Howard

Kishani Perera

Kishani Perera

Kenneth Brown Design

Kenneth Brown Design

Wilson & Assoc - via Desire to Inspire

Wilson & Assoc - via Desire to Inspire

These next lot of eye candy are examples of custom built in banquets: (side note -can be a good use for extra storage underneath!)

Via House of Turquoise

via House of Turquoise

Via Desire to Inspire

Via Desire to Inspire

Steven Gambrel

Steven Gambrel

Markham Roberts

Markham Roberts

Steven Gambrel

Steven Gambrel

Tim Clarke

Tim Clarke

Christopher Maya

Christopher Maya

Tori Golub Interiors

Tori Golub Interiors

Robyn Karp Interiors via Desire to Inspire

Robyn Karp Interiors via Desire to Inspire

Steven Gambrel

Steven Gambrel

Kenneth Brown Design

Kenneth Brown Design

Wilson & assoc via Desire to Inspire

Wilson & assoc via Desire to Inspire

Tim Clarke

Tim Clarke

Peter Dunham

Peter Dunham

not sure where I found this!

not sure where I found this!

via Absolutley Beautiful Things

via Absolutely Beautiful Things

Always a padded bench option… may look great in a picture, but personally just makes me think of sore backs!

Homes & Gardens

Homes & Gardens

Diamond Baratta Design

Diamond Baratta Design

These next are an example of purpose built installations:

Todd Romano

Todd Romano

Shelton Mindel

Shelton Mindel via Desire to Inspire

Kinney Chan & Assoc

OK, so yeah, this is the same room as above…a different angle…but the chairs are quite fabulous & deserve another look in!

Kinney Chan & Assoc

Kinney Chan & Assoc

Andrew Suvlasky Designs

Andrew Suvlasky Designs

Kinney Chan & Assoc

Kinney Chan & Assoc

And so that’s that subject done for now!! What do you say Mrs R – shall we do it?!!

Thoughts to share anyone?

Sundy cookups and the dream kitchen…

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

I’m in a rare mood (for me!) for a little cooking today and being a Sunday, thought I might do a little ‘Sundy’ roast for the fella and I!

I couldn’t help but be inspired to cook up a storm today after seeing this brilliant stop motion clip when visiting Apartment Therapy!

(I will use REAL food though!)


Stop Motion Spaghetti Cooking – Watch more free videos

My own kitchen is no dream kitchen! I have a tiny work space and its just not encouraging space to be a culinary creative in!

So I have begun to ponder what my ‘Dream kitchen’ would contain…

These uber cool ovens are of course by uber cool Marc Newson for Smeg. I know nothing more than they are coloured AND by Marc Newson. But that’s enough for me!!!

Marc Newson for Smeg via The Cool Hunter

Marc Newson for Smeg via The Cool Hunter

I also love the old school classic Aga stove – great colour choices for me there too!

Aga Stove

Aga Stove

I would HAVE to go the red Aga if any:

Aga Cooker

Aga Cooker

I’d have to have a collection of fabulous cookware:

Le Creuset does DiJon -via Apartment Therapy

Le Creuset does Dijon -via Apartment Therapy

I would love a fabulous stone or marble counter top

Via the once was Domino

And I LOVE a fabulous glass splash back.

Via Living Etc

Via Living Etc

A MUST for the Dream kitchen is it needs to be the seamless inside outside kinda deal.

Inside Outside living - Via Living Etc

Inside Outside living - Via Living Etc

I don’t consider myself to have the ‘cooking gene’ that so many do. So I wonder if I DID manage to get my Dream Kitchen, would I even use it to the potential it would deserve?