Through a friend’s referral, KOEDAM DESIGN was asked by the owners of this 90’s house to bring the home up to date without losing the essence of the original architecturally designed home.Koedam Design was commissionedto work on the renovation of this architecturally designed 90’s home, which the client purchased and after renting the home for sometime, decided to move back to renovate the home and make it their space.
With interesting architectural elements and shapes, the design was to reflect these details. Koedam Design started with reviewing the floor plan. The original layout had an existing freestanding fireplace in a low curved wall that cut the floor plan of the lounge room and dining area. Another issue was the dining room looked into the guest/children’s bedrooms & bathroom. The fireplace & curved wall was demolished and an accent wall was extended and a glass cavity slider added to contain spaces and give privacy to bedroom areas.
The existing flooring also cut the spaces. The existing flooring of carpet and laminate floor was removed and replaced with one uniform flooring of solid Spotted Gum timber boards and all skirtings were replaced. The new floor visually enlarged the space. A new contemporary paint scheme enhanced the client’s artwork, giving an art gallery environment to their large collection of original artwork.
The client requested the design of custom joinery to the entry library space and for a TV entertainment unit. Koedam Design treated the design of this joinery as an intrinsic part of the house design. The unique 90’s postmodern aesthetics was the influence for the joinery designs. Koedam Design and the client called it, ‘the jewellery box’, illuminated display boxes and tiered storage boxes of Spotted Gum and white polyurethane sit graphically together as a sculptural wall piece.
Custom made furniture, including an oval Spotted Gum dining table & designer lounge and custom circular ottoman to the lounge space were commissioned for the client.
The project ran smoothly and the client was extremely happy with the end result
“ The essence of the 90’s was paramount to retain in this design “ Susan Koedam