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CONTENTS

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Trend Alert: Softly Spoken Tips and Trends Alert

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Family Hub: Galley-Style Kitchen Kitchen Article Finishing Touches: Adding A Cabana To Your Outdoor Space Outdoor Article Paddington Terrace House Renovation Renovation Article

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Stately Estate: English Grandeur Interiors Article

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Grand Designs Australia: Rural Retreat Interiors Article

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Real Home: When in Vegas International Interior Article

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Real Home: Sustainable Subtropical Minimalism International Interior Article We love... Zeynep Fadillioglu Design Trend Alert

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Trend Alert: Luxury Eco ECO Article

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Trend Alert: Softly Spoken Tips and Trends Alert

Muted colours, organic linen and imperfect ceramics are the new pretty.

If Tables Could Talk Ceramic Bowls, beerenberg.com.au

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Be Brave Mug, kikki-k.com

Quilt Set in Natural, inthesac.com.au

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Aura Pendant by Ross Gardam, rossgardam.com.au

Malu Rug, jennyjonesrugs.com

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Ceramic Range by Cone11, store.koskela.com.au

Confetti Cushion, escapetoparadise.com.au

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Hello Tokyo by Ebony Bizys, murdochbooks.com.au

Edited by Holly Cunneen Written by Lauren Farquhar Originally from Home Design magazine, Volume 19 Issue 2

http://www.completehome.com.au/interiors

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Family Hub: Galley-Style Kitchen Kitchen Article

This stunning kitchen won the prestigious SA Kitchen Designer of the Year award at the 2015 KBDi Awards.

“Once an awkward, dark and outdated space, this kitchen has been

walls and adding a large, open doorway has created a light- filled, open space. Spanning the entire upper level, the new galley-style kitchen comprises three distinct areas. To one side, a luxuriously long bench provides a spacious clean-up and preparation area, cleverly concealed by a Laminex feature panel.

completely transformed into a breathtaking family hub. With their kitchen, living and dining areas split across four separate rooms, the owners wanted one unified space that would be easy to live in. Removing the internal

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At the other end of this bench, a separate study and eating zone doubles as a place for entertaining, complete with a wine fridge. On the back bench, there is a distinctive cook- ing area with even more bench space. Ample storage is a must for any family, so we added a concealed appliance area, consumables pantry and extended tall cabinetry to hide everyday clutter. From the smoky, mirrored splashback to the clean, white cabinetry, every element of the space is sleek and contemporary.

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Häfele fittings and LED lighting ensure each area is highly functional. Recessed grip handles in black, along with the kickboards, accentuate the length of the space, which draws the eye down to the beautiful view. The result is a streamlined and modern kitchen that’s also an award-winning design.”

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Project Details Cabinet doors and panels Two-pack gloss finish in Dulux Natural White, Laminex Impressions in Blackened Linewood with Nuance finish to feature joinery Kickboards Laminex Natural finish in black Internal hardware Häfele Casino cutlery trays, Häfele integrated bins Handles Häfele flush handles in matt black, Häfele handle profile recessed grip in aluminium Benchtop Laminex Freestyle Curve Talc 40mm in Grey Scotchbrite finish Splashback Broadspan 6mm toughened flat-edge glass

polished with mirror-coloured glass finish Oven Häfele 60cm double LED multifunction Cooktop Electrolux 80cm induction Rangehood Electrolux 900mm slide out Dishwasher Häfele 60cm integrated Sink Häfele undermount

Taps Astra Walker mixer in black Flooring Paramate spotted gum

For more information: Brilliant SA Website: brilliantsa.com.au Address: Shop 8/715 South Road, Black Forest SA Phone: (08) 8297 2122

Written Ben Nour Originally in Kitchens and Bathrooms Quarterly, Volume 22, No 4 http://www.completehome.com.au/kitchens

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Outdoor Article

Finishing Touches:

Adding A Cabana To Your Outdoor Space

A fully functioning cabana in an outdoor space will become your home away from home.

Returning to an old project is like getting back in touch with an old friend. And that’s exactly what happened when I was asked to incorporate a cabana into a space I designed more than 15 years ago. The cabana is located at the rear of the property to visually maximise the lawn and garden. We took advantage of the level changes to utilise the underside of the cabana as

an extensive workshop and double-car garage with rear- lane access. The cabana sits adjacent to the pool to service the swimmers of the family, and also acts as a rumpus and sleepover room. The cabana is surrounded by a timber deck and entertaining space enclosed by lawn areas and tropical-style gardens also designed by A Total Concept.

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The traditional style of the poolside cabana ties back to the aesthetic of the home to ensure the overall project works with the residence. The roof of the cabana has been designed with a hip that links to the roof of the residence and allows for high ceilings and skylights that are ideal for airflow and visually increasing the size of the cabana. Additionally, the

brickwork of the residence has been matched to the cabana. An existing timber deck adjacent to the residence with a large outdoor fireplace, sitting area and barbecue has been redone in the same timber to link it to the new work. A wall-mounted LCD television, intricate built-in cabinetry, Italian glass tile

splashbacks, Caesarstone benchtop, sink, stainless- steel fridge, dishwasher and bar are all included in the cabana. A bathroom facility with shower and basin, as well as tiled utility niches to match the kitchen splashback, were introduced to the space, ensuring every need is catered for.

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At night, the poolside cabana is well lit, with both concealed strip lighting and LED downlighting in the ceiling for functional purposes which, together with step lights, light up the swimming pool. Energy-efficient LED lighting throughout the paving, lawn and garden areas creates an ambient mood complete with washes of light and dancing shadows. A quality internal, external and in-pool sound system, together with electrical components such as lights, irrigation plus swimming pool heater, lights and swim jets are all linked to the cabana’s and residence’s electrical switching system.

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The understated glass tile used in the swimming pool contrasts beautifully with the pale sandstone paving of the external areas. All surfaces have been designed to blend with the tropical greens of the gardens and lawns. Tropical plant species include Buddha’s belly bamboo, bromeliads, stripestem bamboo, Moses

gardens also provide a mix of perfumed flowers at various times of the year to add ambience to the space. The end result is a beautifully integrated lifestyle and entertaining complex for the owners. The visual simplicity of the design and subtle use of quality materials unifies the project and sets the components well into the surrounding landscaped gardens to create a stunning project.

in the cradle, string of pearls, cycads, temple

blood grass, frangipani, lilly pilly and kentia palms. The

Words by Danielle Townsend Written by Ben Nour Photography by A Total Concept Originally from Outdoor Rooms magazine, Volume 26 http://www.completehome.com.au/outdoors

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Paddington Terrace House Renovation Renovation Article

This chic Paddington terrace has undergone a makeover to infuse it with contrast, pattern and pops of colour.

Signature to Greg Natale’s style, this newly revamped house uses strong contrasting monochrome elements and bold colour and designs. In fact, this is exactly why he was hired. “The homeowners came to us because they wanted something with a bit more contrast and a bit more

pop,” says Greg. Located in Sydney’s stylish inner-city neighbourhood of Paddington, this modern terrace’s new style saw Greg re-colour the entire home’s interior, introduce new carpets and also redo all of the furniture, while working with the existing flooring and curtains.

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Expert tip Choose elements, such as a pattern or a colour scheme, and repeat them throughout the interior for a sophisticated and cohesive style.

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The couple that own this terrace are fans of colour and contrast and this really shows in the design. Greg explains that they also have a home in New Zealand that they love and that is “high drama, high contrast and more ‘poppy’ ”. While their Paddington abode was beautifully designed and in good condition, the young family were after a space that was more like their place in New Zealand and more “them”. Prior to its Greg- Natale-makeover, this terrace was predominantly beige, and understandably for colour- loving people, this wasn’t working. “Previously, it was all creams and beiges and it felt quite dark,” explains Greg. “We really wanted to brighten and lighten it to make it feel bigger.”

One of the key inspirations of the project was a personal painting belonging to the homeowners. This vibrant train artwork hangs in the living room and features bursts of red and yellow on a dark-hued background. “It was really important that the train painting tied in with everything,” says Greg. Against a black-and-white monochrome living room setting, with bold geometric

printed rugs and modern angled furniture, the warm tones of the painting have been picked up and used to introduce colour to the room Vibrant cushions in rich velv add texture and dimension, balancing with the tones in artwork to create a comforta yet sophisticated and brigh atmosphere. The way this piece of art has been used a inspiration for the home is flawless.

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To ensure the home felt light and open, the walls throughout were painted all white, and the effect of transforming the interiors from dull beige to fresh white was instantaneous. “I remember that it really opened it up and it was a bit of a ‘wow’ moment,” says Greg. The new colour palette works to create a home that feels more spacious than it is; considering this home is in a fairly small inner-city terrace, this was quite important.

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It’s not a big house but it’s really comfortable now.

Bright, light and comfortable, the outdoor area features heating and roller blinds so it can be used year- round. The monochrome palette creates a chic space that matches the interior.

Greg’s black-and-white patterned wall-to-wall carpet from Designer Rugs was added to the home and makes a statement in the bedrooms. Using a similarly bold style rug in the living area creates the feeling of cohesion and continuity. Flowing on to the outdoor area, this style is also

matched with a monochrome colour palette. The area is not only aesthetically pleasing but functional too. With a dining setting, sofa, outdoor kitchen, heating and roller blinds, it’s no wonder the homeowners are thrilled with it and are able to enjoy their outdoor terrace all year round.

As well as the chic outdoor area, Greg is a fan of the use of colour in this home. “I think that the colour really helps to make this project ‘pop’,” says Greg, and it does so in a way that creates an inviting and spacious abode.

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We love The way the interior pieces throughout the home all subtly tie back to the train painting.

The bar stools feature strong contrast in their colour and design.

The fact the house is a modern reinvigoration of a terrace also lent itself to the traditional element of moulding on the walls. “The architecture is quite classic so we thought it appropriate,” explains Greg. The layering of the moulded walls also gave that level of detail and interest to create sophistication in the project, particularly as the walls were all-white. “Sometimes when you paint a house all white it can look a bit bland,” says Greg, explaining that the wall moulding as a way to counteract this. And bland this project certainly

Patterns are used to brilliant effect and with a colour palette that brings it all together.

is not. With colour, geometric patterns in bold contrast and

elegant furnishings and furniture throughout, the home beautifully marries a combination of elements.

For more information: gregnatale.com

Greg Natale’s wall-to-wall carpet from Designer Rugs makes a signature statement that sets the tone for the interior design.

Written Emma Wheaton Photography Anson Smart Originally from Design & Decoration magazine, Volume 5 http://www.completehome.com.au/renovations

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Stately Estate: English Grandeur Interiors Article

This grand Wentworth family home is grounded in classical style and shows a love of contrasting tones and an appreciation for bespoke craftsmanship.

Located south of London in typically picturesque English countryside, Surrey is an enviable location to establish a family home. After purchasing the original house and land, the owners of this property decided to start afresh and demolish the house so they could start bringing the vision of their grand English home to life. The owners enlisted the services of Blanca Sanchez of award-winning Halo Design Interiors. Beginning her design process before the old house was even knocked down, it has taken Blanca more than two years to complete this enormous project.

Spanning four floors and at 14,000sqft, the new imposing Wentworth family home is an impressive sight. The owners wanted the house to have a striking impact but at the same time, it had to function as a place for family, so it also needed to be practical. It was also important that the look and feel of the home fitted into its affluent surroundings and retained the stature of its location. Above all, the owners wanted the house to have a tailored finish with roots in the past but up-to-date finishes. “The main consideration revolved around ensuring that the designs selected were timeless and of the highest quality,” Blanca says.

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The homeowners had an open budget for this project and a strong desire to create a home with an emphasis on quality, craftsmanship and timeless style. With this in mind, Blanca searched the globe to source the finest craftspeople and best suppliers, resulting in a design that is truly bespoke. When designing this project, Blanca started with the hallway panelling. A feature that can so easily be overlooked, the strong classical grounding of the panelling, painted white, is

timeless and elegant and provides a backdrop for the home. The house includes the ultimate in entertaining and at-home luxury: a lower ground floor containing an indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna, steam room, changing room, 16-seater home cinema, bar and air- cooled wine cellar. This private four-level estate has seven bedrooms, four reception rooms and eight bathrooms — enough accommodation to cater for family and friends who wish to visit. Yet far

from being an impressively large home, the impact of this property is in the atmosphere created by its striking interiors and the luxe finishes and materials. Blanca’s design inspiration was drawn from a row of circles in the window that sits above the front door. To create a sense of flow and connection, the circles were echoed in the front door design and then carried through into the heart of the house on the staircase balustrade design.

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The ground floor features onyx-like slab marble flooring in the hallway and main reception areas, banded in a contrasting maroon imperial framing stone. It is a strong feature that suits this impressive entranceway and sets the tone for rest of the house. As soon as you open the front door there is a sense of the grandeur that lies within. The client loves strong, impactful design and as a nod to this, Blanca has used contrast in the home’s

colour schemes. This is evident throughout the home — in the banded hallways flooring and the black faux lizard bar with its contrasting white composite top. It is also shown in the master bathroom, which features beautiful limestone flooring and walls that strongly contrast with the leather matrix shower area, punctuated with grey mother- of-pearl apertures. There is a hint of Art Deco influence in areas of the home, such as the polished

macassar ebony furniture in the drawing room and the graphic staircase balustrade with its polished nickel handrail — imported especially for the project from the US. The internal door handles used throughout the residence also echo this era and make up one of Blanca’s favourite design elements. With their strong Art Deco influence, the heavy handles have a softly curved and ridged design and represent the quality of every element of the project, down to each detail.

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Warm tones throughout, including browns, maroons and brass features, coupled with a range of lustrous textures, give the home depth and accentuate the mood of luxury. “My favourite part of the designed space is the male master dressing room, with its bronze mirror wall in front of bespoke high-gloss wood finishes,” says Blanca. The feature lighting was sourced from around the world. Italian glass lighting, some hand-blown from Murano, makes for an elegant feature throughout the home in shades of bronze and brown. Contrastingly, on the lower ground floor there is an immediate change in atmosphere, with the lighting in the pool area producing an interesting ambient

blue illumination, signalling this is a place for sophisticated fun. This is echoed in similar coloured lighting in the cinema bar, which also features patterned stools. The cinema itself is spacious, with large, comfortable recliners and a beautiful fibre-optic starry-lit ceiling. Time was also spent on the sustainability of the property and, according to the team at Halo Design, it runs more environmentally efficiently than most two-bedroom houses. A state-of-the-art Crestron system also gives the homeowners control over all electronics including heating, lighting and security.

The owners enlisted the services of Blanca Sanchez of award- winning Halo Design Interiors.

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Throughout construction this was a work in progress; as the new home grew from the ground up, so too did the client’s brief and Blanca’s designs. Even today this mammoth project — Blanca’s largest to date — is evolving, with Blanca continuing to source and supply art and other accessories as the owners settle into their decadent new home.

For more information: halodesigninteriors.com

Written Emma Wheaton Photography Richard Gooding Originally from Home Design magazine Volume 17 Issue 3 http://www.completehome.com.au/interiors

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Grand Designs Australia: Rural Retreat Interiors Article

A rural residence stemmed from a sunburnt country.

Colour Palette: There is nothing quite like a classic black and white palette with some earthy highlights of timber and stone. The effect is contemporary and timeless all at once, as seen in this shining example

Thanks to a swelling population, it’s difficult to find houses that truly

embrace, and are reflective of, their surroundings. But for those fortunate enough to be cocooned by all the great outdoors has to offer, it’s only fitting such homes mesh into the landscape, embodying the spirit of nature.

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Rachcoff Vella Architecture has taken a cattle farm in the Mornington Peninsula and turned it into a residential property that takes country

also offers the experience of living on a semi-rural property. “The site was blessed with opportunities and the natural and altered topography created excellent northern exposure and vantage points in which to site the building,” says Tony. “Much inspiration was drawn from farming vernacular and the surrounding rural architecture. Having a non- restrictive client allowed the creative team to unleash their ideas.”

living to another level. Initially consisting of

multiple farming sheds and barns, architect Tony Vella used this retreat as a test to determine the viability of the site for a more substantial farmhouse. The owners sought a space that would allow for family gatherings and evoke a calming and inviting sanctuary, which

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Based around the concept of three distinct living areas, two barns are connected by a glass pavilion, enabling the two timber- clad structures to hold their own and take advantage of the view. “The barns are clad in treated Accoya vertical timber, which was selected to withstand the exposed conditions and naturally age and grey over time,” says Tony. “The pavilion is purposely non-descript to allow the barns to stand proud, however a natural stone wall was used to connect the three spaces and act as a shield against prevailing winds.” Each structure serves a specific purpose here, with barn one housing the master bedroom suite which is connected to a mud room, laundry and garage. The glass pavilion holds the living space, featuring the kitchen, dining and living rooms, and barn two is the kids’ and guest wing, with three bedrooms, a bathroom and a lounge space. Tony cites the contrast between the transparent pavilion and bunkered barns as a highlight of the project. “This juxtaposition is emphasised in the built form and also the internal program, and is reflective of animal life on a farm,” he says.

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The interior palette is consciously minimalist, with white walls and joinery working with the timber floorboards. “Select furniture and fittings juxtapose this interior as carefully controlled accents,” says Tony. Such pieces include a black hide rug and oversized woven pendant lights, which bring an edge to a light and bright aesthetic. Environmental

considerations are also present, with the orientation of the project boosting the performance of the structure when it comes to managing the extreme microclimate. Other considerations include double-skin cavity walls with heavy insulation, solar hot water systems, 80,000-litre rainwater tanks, hydronic heating and the use of low- VOC paints and stains.

The end result of this project is the conversion of a rural retreat into a property that doesn’t sacrifice, but capitalises on the natural beauty of its rural surroundings. “This house truly embraces its context,” says Tony, “and creates a unique environment for the clients to enjoy their relationship with the location.”

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Project Details House: Rural retreat Location: Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

Date commenced: 2013 Date completed: 2014

Written Annabelle Cloros Photography Shannon McGrath Originally from Grand Designs Australia magazine, Volume 5 Issue 1 http://www.completehome.com.au/interiors

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International Interior Article

Real Home: When in Vegas

What happens when two Vegas architects create their dream home?

When you think about Las Vegas, a few things spring to mind — lights, glamour, luxury, and of course, the general consensus that everything is larger than life. For two hospitality architects living and working in Sin City, it was only natural that hotels including the Hard Rock Café, the MGM and Mandalay Bay would influence the design of their dream home. And where else would you have not one, but two bowling alleys in your own house? For John Klai and Jonathan Sparer, the design process of their unique desert-dweller

took a lengthy 10 years. “When it came to choosing the right architect, we knew we’d found the perfect collaborator in Eric Strain of assemblageSTUDIO,” says Jonathan. “We were about 11 months into the design of a different property, but both of us felt it was too forced and gimmicky. We told the architect to stop and when we came back two weeks later, they had different study models of the home. As soon as we saw the massing for this amazing home, we knew it was the right design.”

We wanted a space that housed all the amenities a Las Vegas entertainme professional would want without betraying any of the inner workings of the home.

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Shining the spotlight on the surrounding desert environment was important for John and Jonathan, but sustainability was also a prime consideration and had to be incorporated into the design in a big way — classic Vegas style. “We sought to employ elements of eco- friendly and climate-appropriate design throughout our home,” says John. The nine-bedroom property is surrounded by a one-of-a-kind 24-foot-high rammed- earth wall that is the first of its kind in Vegas and was created using traditional adobe construction methods. Electricity is also taken care of with a 10-kilovolt photovoltaic system harnessing the

sun’s energy to offset one-third of the home’s electricity needs. Spanning three storeys, the home is divided into sections according to privacy and play. The master suite fills the top floor and encompasses an office, walk-in closet, TV and spa-esque master bathroom. “We wanted to maximise the expansive desert views from the master suite and orient the home to take advantage of the site’s tranquil, private location,” explains Jonathan. “It’s a space we never want to leave.”

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And why would you? The main floor features an Italian custom-designed kitchen that flows to an outdoor entertainment area decked out with designated seating areas and a zero-edge pool and spa. But the real fun begins on the play level, as the name suggests. To access the fun, all you need to do is press the play button in the home’s hidden elevator which whisks you straight down to a waiting cocktail bar, two cosmic bowling alleys and a private movie theatre —

not to forget the Vichy spa and 1800-bottle-plus wine cellar. “We wanted a space that housed all the amenities a Las Vegas entertainment professional would want without betraying any of the inner workings of the home,” says John. Structurally, the home is contemporary, forward- thinking and modern for a residence that contains such amenities. A 140-foot wing- like structure covered in zinc serves as the ceiling for the master bedroom. “We wanted

this home to be a living work of art,” says John. “True, the home’s roofline is definitely not your traditional Vegas stucco, especially when set among the rolling Nevada hills and desert skyline, yet colour and material choices help it appear as if it’s part of the natural landscape. It’s a study in contrasts — harmonious yet bold.”

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Above all else, this house is a place for family and friends to enjoy. Behind the glitz and glamour, it’s a product of two professionals who are deeply embedded in their craft, and this streamlined and modern abode still manages to evoke an unmistakable atmosphere that is warm and welcoming at the heart.

For more information: cavuvegas.com

Written Annabelle Cloros Photography RUHM Luxury Marketing

Originally from Home Design Volume 18 Issue 6 http://www.completehome.com.au/interiors

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International Interior Article

Real Home: Sustainable Subtropical Minimalism

Drawing inspiration from the traditional Balinese villa, this modern Vaucluse home is a melting pot of subtropical and sustainable styles.

A semi-retired couple, with one adult son still living with them, the clients were looking for a family home for the new stage of their lives. A key element of the initial brief was for the home to be designed in line with the expectations of local authorities and neighbours to avoid a lengthy and costly approvals process through council.

Inspired by Indonesia’s villas and mountains, and with an emphasis on sustainability, this home is oriental in style. With clean lines and a clear delineation between inside and out, the design and sensibility of this beautiful home is unique. The clients established their brief early in the project and worked with architect Kiril Manolev from its inception.

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The other element was purchasing the right property for the design the clients had in mind. Kiril was invited to visit the property before it was purchased to judge its suitability and was impressed, especially by the “dramatic backdrop of the endless deep-green subtropical foliage. The unusually wide site with slight slope from the street further contributed to the dramatic rear view of the landscaping beyond. My recommendation to my clients was that this was the ideal site for the house they were looking to live in.”

The property was in fact so appropriate for the design that it was developed even further and was influenced by the setting itself. The proximity of neighbouring properties meant different considerations had to be taken into account. “To address privacy concerns for neighbouring properties, the first-floor bedrooms could only be oriented to face the street or the rear yard,” explains Kiril. “Side-facing windows had to be for non-habitable rooms and made of translucent glass.” These constraints were especially important in the design to aid the quick approvals process.

Side-facing windows had to be for non-habitable rooms and made of translucent glass.

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The entrance of the home is breathtaking. Stepping through the large door, you’re immediately greeted with the two-storey atrium and a fully glazed glass skylight. Light pours in from every angle and highlights the simple elegance of the interior. This area leads to the kitchen and dining room at the back of the house. With the use of folding doors, the kitchen, dining and family room can easily become one large space.

The ground floor is designed specifically for minimal temperature regulation due to the glazed void over the living space, explains Kiril. “It allows for the northern sun to penetrate deep into the house during the day, eliminating the need for daytime heating in winter. The air conditioning is hardly ever used in summer as the hot air is released through the windows located at the top of the glazed void areas.”

The kitchen is simply designed with minimal

clutter. The custom-honed Oyster Caesarstone island benchtop is particularly effective. The adjoining dining room continues this theme of simplicity, with a glass table and a gorgeous Spiro suspension lamp by LZF. Creating a honeycomb-like effect, this light enhances the dining room and leads the eye to the upper levels, which intersect with the ground level throughout.

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The family room is divided from the dining room by a veneered feature wall, which includes a two-sided fireplace. This feature allows occupants of either room to enjoy the heat’s warmth, while the room’s floor-to-ceiling windows offer views of the outdoor and pool areas. Across these three interconnected living areas is a continuous line of folding glass doors. These are easily moved, opening the entire rear of the home to the outdoor entertaining area and pool. The pool itself is a design marvel, its black tiles and infinity edge are attention-grabbing to say the least. Shrouded with palms and overhanging greenery, the pool is reminiscent of a tropical retreat. This home has achieved a balance of styles and ideas, evoking a traditional Balinese villa and boasting sustainable qualities and clean lines. The end result is a testament to a perfect interpretation of contemporary design.

For more information: manolev-associates.com.au

Written Lauren Farquhar Photography Sue Murray http://www.completehome.com.au/interiors

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We love... Zeynep Fadillioglu Design Trend Alert

Rich in authenticity, these versatile and unique pieces by Zeynep Fadillioglu Design embody cultural integrity at its finest.

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The cultural and historical traditions of ancient Turkey have been whole-heartedly embraced and re-imagined to produce the stunning inaugural furniture collection from Zeynep Fadillioglu Design. The collection, which was successfully launched at international trade fair Maison & Objet in Paris last September, features tables and seating pieces and is reminiscent of eastern design traditions, while adding a western flavor through visual and tactile aesthetics. Designer Zeynep Fadillioglu aims to create pieces that

have both “a local feel and universal appeal”. Growing up in the culturally diverse neighbourhood of Bosphorus, Istanbul, Zeynup’s childhood

enjoy international recognition throughout her career, including the noteworthy feat of being the first woman to design a mosque after designing the Sakirin Mosque in 2009. Drawing on these experiences as well as the rich culture and history of Istanbul, each piece in the new furniture range tells a story based on traditions of the ancient Ottoman, Islamic, Seljuk, Anatolian and Byzantine civilizations. Continuing the custom of high- quality craftsmanship, each piece is also handmade using traditional techniques.

home was abundant in handcrafted wares and

textiles, where Sèvres and Meissen china, as well as Fabergé pieces, were lavishly displayed. With Zeynup’s grandfather being a key player in the textile industry, she was privy to all things design from an early age. Zeynep completed an Art History and Design course at the Inchbald School of Design and has since gone on to

Sir Chest 1, copyright Belgin Coleri

Sipahi Side Table, copyright Belgin Coleri

Kazan Couch 1, copyright Belgin Coleri

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Kubba, copyright Mustafa Nurdogdu

Koni Coffee Table 3, copyright Mustafa Nurdogdu

Ada Ottoman, copyright Mustafa Nurdogdu

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Koni Coffee Table 1, copyright Mustafa Nurdogdu

Sini Side Table1, copyright Mustafa Nurdogdu

Usta Daybed, copyright Mustafa Nurdogdu

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While being authentic in form, the pieces are contemporary in function and have been adapted to suit modern lifestyles and decors. The Sedir sofa and Sir chest are great examples of modern representations, the latter deriving its design from the trousseau chest. This chest was a signature piece during the Ottoman era, belonging to a sultan’s daughter and traditionally carried through the town to the house of her intended husband. Other pieces inspired by Turkish history include the Kazan armchair and couch, which take their shape from old Turkish cauldrons; the Sini side table, inspired by Anatolian eating traditions; and the Sipahi table, named after the Ottoman cavalry corps,

its sinuous design taken from the shapes and lines of the cavalry horses. Perfecting the blend of old and new, Zeynep Fadillioglu Design continues to push the boundaries both literally and creatively. Founded by Zeynep herself in 1995, the company’s portfolio now includes more than 350 international projects including private residences, restaurants, clubs, offices, set design and event design. Producing designs with a difference, Zeynep feels this new furniture range represents the company’s forward-thinking outlook as she states, “With this collection, we are unleashing a whole new aesthetical energy”.

Sir Chest 6, copyright Belgin Coleri

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Sedir Divan, copyright Belgin Coleri

Kazan Armchair 1, copyright Belgin Coleri

Lale Side Tables 1, copyright Belgin Coleri

Taht Dining Chair, copyright Belgin Coleri

For more information: zfdesign.com

Written Katie Rorison Originally from Home Design magazine Volume 17 Issue 2 http://www.completehome.com.au/interiors-decor

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Untitled 01 by Jo Wilson,

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Untitled 45 and Untitled 46 by Jo Wilson,

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from $299 underthere.com.au Drift pendant light,

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Shift vase series by Jeremy Anderson,

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Written Lauren Farquhar Edited James Cleland

Originally from Home Design Volume 18 Issue 6 http://www.completehome.com.au/interiors-decor

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