It takes a lot of skill to turn an old warehouse into a family home but the owners of this conversion in Melbourne have done just that. It’s now a contemporary three bedroom abode that retains many of its original features and is flooded with light. A monochromatic scheme is the secret, which acts as the foundation upon which is layered a collection of vintage furniture and a much-loved collection of art works. That and the dark floorboards and white walls which effectively create a backdrop that works with the overall scheme.
You would think that bare brick walls would look cold and uninviting but in this case they actually warm the space. Along with the layers of rugs, worn wood furniture and the eclectic mix of furnishings.
The industrial pendants, metal stools and bottle dryer all remind us that this truly was once a warehouse.
In large open plan spaces using logs as a decoration gives a sense of warmth as well as being a practical storage solution.
The repetition of an accent colour – in this case yellow – all around the house is a great visual trick for creating a cohesive scheme.
This really is a skillful renovation. It’s homely and interesting without being overdone.
Via Est Magazine