Lilyfields - Studio Duo | ArchiPro

Lilyfields

The client’s brief was to complete the detailed design, selection of finishes, fixtures and fittings for their contemporary Australian Farmhouse.

We were approached by the client when this house had just received a DA to assist with the design refinement and development of the concept. This involved the submission of a revision to the DA, coordination of landscape and pool design, detailed joinery and custom furniture design. The total package was completed with furniture and accessory selections and installation for their contemporary Australian farmhouse to be ready for the family to enjoy.

The home nestles into the landscape of a sun-drenched valley on the Central Coast. Pathways of recycled sleepers and cobblestones lead to terraces of sandstone and connect to the hardwood verandahs with long gentle stairs. Inside the generous planked front doors, a wide hallway leads to a mudroom and office space with feature hardwood barn doors and recycled brick walls adding to the layers of texture and a mix of natural materials.

The aim throughout the home was to achieve spaces that felt relaxed and unpretentious without clutter, resulting in a timeless elegance that has gentle warmth. The kitchen is the heart of the home and has strong visual connections to the dining, living, alfresco and pool areas. The materials used echo the client’s yearning for an authentic space. Natural fibres and textures feature throughout. Recycled timber elements and hints of vintage textures such as the 4 handmade tiles and iron pendant lights add authenticity to its simple layout. A children’s study zone is incorporated at the end of the kitchen and beyond the recycled barn doors hides a scullery and butler’s pantry. Device-free dinner time is made easier with an integrated charging drawer in the scullery, which also hides a second dishwasher and sink. This kitchen captures the essence of the home; a place for family and friends to relax and enjoy time together, with views out across the beautiful landscape.

Farmhouse style meets modern functionality
This connection continues throughout the bedroom zones, which is the perfect nod to the family’s strong ties with the land. High ceilings and soft textures play with the natural light. Feature bedside lights by Anchor ceramics are draped over the custom made brackets, and beautiful timber and leather toggles feature on the Heatherly Design Bedhead. The main bedroom suite is completed with the soft silk texture of the elegant quartz bath and basin against recycled hardwood joinery. Low windows again connect the private spaces to the landscape. This house has provided the owners with the retreat they were after to connect with family and their surroundings on a daily basis.

Accolades
2020 TIDA Highly Commended Kitchen Design
2020 TIDA Highly Commended Home Interior Design

Publications
Trends Ideas July 2020 - Home on the Range

Photography: Mike Bell - Raw Life Studios

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