Our clients are a married couple, one a children’s book author and illustrator, and the other a dynamic business professional. This creative couple has two older married children, grandchildren and two younger children, the youngest finished her school studies during the final renovation. Their family includes cats and their puppy, who are an important part of this busy family.
The interior redesign took place in a contemporary, however dated home, with an original brash colour scheme of pink and yellow combined with honey timber and uninspiring detailing. Our clients from the first day they moved in knew it was time to change the whole look and feel of their new home. Having worked with this client on a previous home and also on a commercial office refurbishment, KOEDAMDESIGN was commissioned immediately to commence work.
This project included a full house interior redesign over a two stage timeframe. This included a four bathroom renovations, creative space and library, swimming pool cabana and bar, kitchen, billiard room, home theatre, music room & wine storage, family living and dining space, cinema /media room, guest suite, main bedroom suite, three children’s bedrooms plus the exterior alfresco area. Our interior design brief also involved all joinery details and design, specifications of finishes & materials, paint & wallcovering specification, furniture and fabrics, lighting and accessories.
The brief given to Susan Koedam was that they longed for a contemporary & luxurious home, where all members of their large family would feel welcomed and relaxed, as well as a place to entertain friends and family. The client wished to use the space as their sanctuary and allow for quiet areas to read in or sit by an open fireplace or as parents, have a quiet conversation together in the pool cabana.
The home is set in a leafy North Shore suburb of Sydney, in a very private battle-axe block, surrounded with beautifully sculptured gardens, where water plays a significant attribute to the homes sanctuary. The garden and water plays an important part of the borrowed vista of the interiors.
Simple layering of textures and fabrics formed a soft background to this hardedge contemporary space. Light pours into the spaces so finishes needed to combine reflection and matt surfaces. A bared down palette of white, deep grey, navy and silver was specified.
We worked closely with our clients throughout the whole design process and throughout the building process, along with the builders and trades. KOEDAMDESIGN enjoyed working on this project, everything from the design details and design resolution to delivering the completed vision
“ It is important in residential design to work with the client to capture each member of the the family’s character and personality, plus the essence of the home and the final intended function of the space “