A Light and Bright Modern Home Renovation in Australia's NSW Central Coast

The wonderfully talented Australian Interior Designers behind Matilda Rose Interiors renovated today’s featured home in New South Wales Central Coast, about an hour and a half from Sydney, Australia.  Matilda Rose Interiors flawlessly transformed this house, originally in desperate condition, into the beautifully, light and airy, family-friendly home we see today. Thick, black, powder coated steel balustrading once made the house feel very dark and almost medieval, while an unattractive brick fireplace, a timber ceiling of un-matching timber, and an out-dated, non-functional kitchen meant that there was plenty of work at hand.  In order to fulfill the owners’ request for a warm and welcoming home, the house was given a fresh palette of antique white and light taupe paint. The entire staircase and balustrading was replaced with traditional wood, which instantly brightened the whole house.

Matilda Rose Interiors Modern Central Coast Australia Home

The light taupe wall color provides an attractive contrast to the woodwork and brick fireplace, which was rendered before being painted.

Matilda Rose Interiors Modern Central Coast Australian Home

A brilliant pendant light cascades along the three-story staircase.

The next step in the home’s renovation was to convert the original laundry into a walk through wardrobe and ensuite bathroom off the master bedroom. The travertine flooring and muted shades give the feeling of spaciousness, not to mention the added luxury of a walk-in shower in the corner.

Matilda Rose Interiors Modern Central Coast Australia Home

The floating vanity is a contemporary touch that also helps add a sense of space to the bathroom.

The master bedroom incorporates some of the owners’ favorite sea-inspired hues, such as aqua and coral. The bright pops of color keep the room from feeling too plain, yet bring in a serene, beachy feel to the overall design.

Matilda Rose Interiors Modern Central Coast Home

The vibrant 3D flower just over the master bed creates an excellent focal point for the room.

The kitchen was entirely gutted to make room for brand new appliances, counter space and cabinets. The stone bench tops were custom made at 40mm thickness, ensuring a more rustic-looking work surface.

Matilda Rose Interiors Modern Central Coast Australia Home

Off-white Shaker style cabinet doors give this kitchen a traditional feel.

The living room design brings together all the key elements that are used throughout the home. Light taupe walls create the perfect canvas for brightly patterned pillows on the couch and a white painted recycled timber TV stand.

Matilda Rose Interiors Modern Central Coast Australia Home

The silver school of fish wall art and a piece of driftwood placed in the corner add a subtle, beachy feel to the living room.

Matilda Rose Interiors Modern Central Coast Australia Home

A rich, red floral painting provides texture and a beautiful splash of color in the living room.

The home office has a decidedly more rustic feel since it was designed around the Cole & Son “Woods” wall paper, which was used as an accent on one wall. The repeating trees make a wonderful, natural pattern that also helps make the room feel larger.

Matilda Rose Interiors Modern Central Coast Australia Home

These two ladders show a creative way to make a bookshelf out of found items.

The combination of natural materials, light colors and eclectic pieces of art make this a lovely, modern home for a young family. If you enjoyed this house tour, visit Matilda Rose Interiors Central Coast Home portfolio and share your thoughts! And don’t forget to explore Design Shuffle for even more brilliant decorating ideas!

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