Fresh Fields: Interior Styling in Forge Creek

The home of Narelle Harris, situated on almost 4 acres of magnificent parkland in Forge Creek, is a large, well appointed family space.  Although it generally worked well for her family, Narelle felt it needed an injection of light and colour; and to be updated and decorated in a way which better reflected her own sense of style.  Focusing on the open plan living space encompassing the kitchen and dining areas, she asked me to help create a space which was functional, flexible and fresh with lots of light, for the whole family to enjoy. 

BEFORE: Dark kitchen/dining area before work commenced.

BEFORE: Dark kitchen/dining area before work commenced.

AFTER: Light and bright kitchen reflective of Narelle's personal style for her to enjoy with family and friends.

Design Brief: Contemporary design, with Scandinavian undertones using pastel colours on neutral materials, and a big injection of light.

Beautiful handmade subway tiles add organic lines to balance the hard edges.

To set the design process in motion, I selected the artwork 'Swoop' from Urban Road, which determined the colour palette and tone for the entire project. We then expanded upon this, selecting the key furniture and decor style to utilise. 

We got to work with the redesign and renovation of the kitchen area. Now completed, it features a new deeper waterfall style stone bench top which was placed over the existing cupboard carcass; new white cupboard and drawer fronts, stunning handmade subway tiles, and 3 new pendant lights.

A new dining setting which uses both a bench seat and dining chairs is a feature of the new more family friendly dining space.  Matching stools in mint provide also seating at the kitchen bench.

A piece of bespoke art measuring 1 metre diameter and based on the mood board and design brief was created for this client. It can be seen from the front entrance and provides a real wow factor when entering the home.

Update: Since commencing this project, Narelle has decided to put the home on the market for sale.