Museworks believes that every space has a story and that every story is unique. Its approach to the design of every home is based on complete openness, without letting the existing layout impede the flow of ideas between the designer and the client.
SIMPLICITY AND OPENNESS ARE THE KEY ELEMENTS OF THIS HOME.
Two things struck Shawn when he first saw this house – the lack of daylight within, and the verdant garden with two mature trees. It became clear that the latter could be used as a solution for the former. As the original kitchen sat in a windowless space to the left of its current location, Shawn promptly switched its location with the music room, which was at the front of the home. Now positioned next to the dining area, the kitchen enjoys plenty of light through the glass walls that separate it from the garden outside. The black-and-white theme he implemented throughout the home created modern and airy rooms for the homeowners – a young couple and their child. This colour scheme can be seen in the black-and-white blinds throughout the house, and is complemented by white and grey marble on both levels. While clean and streamlined profiles dominate the home, the only decorative and non-linear element Shawn introduced is a screen at the base of the staircase that has cut-outs of tessellating hexagons. The homeowner threw in one more challenge – his collection of 11 scrambler motorbikes that needed shelter and a washing bay. Shawn responded with a simple parking bay featuring paving stones so that the bikes can be hosed down in the garden.
Black details make for a stunning kitchen, and visually recede the walls so the space seems larger.
Shawn strengthened the connection between indoors and the outdoors by building around the trees that surround the house.
The recurring lines in the blinds and brick wall create a bold, cohesive room.
THE RENOVATION RESULTED IN A CONTEMPORARY FAMILY HOME THAT IS WELCOMING AND REFLECTS THE HOMEOWNERS’ LIFE STYLE.
The kitchen was formerly in a windowless space. Now, it enjoys daylight and a close connection to the split-level dining and living spaces
The family room on the second floor is anchored by a floor-toceiling storage unit in the home’s black-and-white theme.
The vanity was moved out of the wet area to create a more spacious master bathroom.
The teak stairs take on a sculptural form as a result of the contrast of wood against the allwhite surrounds.
A decal that brings greenery to the master bedroom also adds colour without being overwhelming.