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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!