Sophisticated Duplex Home in Edgecliff
This Midcentury duplex home was inspired by Japandi, a hybrid of Japanese and Scandinavian design. The style brings earthy neutral tones that are reminiscent of the home’s 70s heritage but the end result is a contemporary and practical design that offers functionality and aesthetic.
The theme of pared-back simplicity is featured all throughout the home. We created bespoke cabinetry to conceal the appliances and shelves in the open kitchen, while a simple yet opulent marble table serves as a centrepiece for the room and complements the large custom-made marble island.
Your attention is drawn to the dining table and the designer lights that add warmth to the space. However, there is no clutter or visual distractions from any additional furniture, as the dining table would likely become a resting place for clutter when the home is occupied.
The cream from the dining table is mirrored in the sofa in the living area, and an enclosed fireplace creates an inviting mood in the space. The patterns in the marble and the floor rug breathe life into the space without disrupting the serenity, as they maintain the same colour palette from the rest of the house.
For the bedroom, I opted for the bare minimum of furniture and used wall panels to give the room an inviting, cosy feel despite the absence of certain furniture items that you might typically find in sleeping quarters.
It was refreshing for us to immerse ourselves in Japandi design for this project, as we had to really pare back and analyse what is really needed to enhance the space, something that good interior designers need to do in general for any style.