The property An 1980s-built bungalow in Melbourne, Australia
The space An open plan kitchen/living/dining area, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, plus an outdoor entertaining area.
The owners wanted the kitchen to be part of the living space, yet blend in, so they’ve chosen one that’s the same colour as the walls. ‘The shadows that the chandelier throws at night look wonderful against the limed ceiling,’ says the owner.
The Aplad kitchen at IKEA is like this.
This corner of the house gets the first morning sun, so is the perfect place for a breakfast table. At night, a pendant light transforms the dining nook into a great spot for a game of chess. The walls are kept white here to maximise that morning light.
The Louis Poulsen’s Artichoke light is from The Modern Warehouse.
Low-level furniture is the perfect way to make sure views through the large picture windows are not uninterrupted. The sofa and geometric tables are a contemporary contrast to the earthy textures of the slate floor and timber ceiling.
The woven-leather rug was picked up on holiday in Bali. The Polder sofa is from Vitra.
A hot pink wall is the intended backdrop for some colourful garden planting. It will eventually be covered in a blue trailing rosemary, says the owner, who likes the idea of this bright colour behind something natural. The slate flooring is the same as in the house to link the outside with the inside.
Try Topps Tiles for similar coloured slate.