Home tour: A stylish family home with an unexpected surprise
Now here’s a great example of a spacious, light-filled and serene family home in South Australia.
Beautifully executed by Adelaide-based architecture and interior design company, Williams Burton Leopardi, you’d never guess what lies beyond the modern monochrome theme that dominates the main rooms of this home.
The wonderfully appointed kitchen reflects the monochrome theme established in the living room, but it’s far from monastic, with the use of natural timber in the floors and ceiling giving warmth to the striking matte black cabinetry.
The beauty of this kitchen is enhanced by the subtle facets in the stainless steel front panel of the island bench.
Little wonder then, that this stunning space just won Best Kitchen in Australian House & Garden’s Top 50 Rooms Awards for 2015.
“The materials create an interesting and inviting kitchen that complements and embraces the outside feature of the handsome tree,” explains Kylie Peterson, national marketing manager of Blum Australia.
“The consideration of handle-less design and use of colours and textured materials and finishes, combine to result in a beautiful space,” she says.
The clean lines and use of natural timbers, combined with a restrained colour palette of black and white tones continues throughout the home.
And then… surprise!
Pop goes a vibrant punch of turquoise! It packs quite a significant punch in the children’s playroom, and the bright colour is picked up again outdoors in the table and cushions.
I love this brave and bold move! And what a clever way to delineate and define the children’s space in a stylish family home.
But the fun isn’t limited to the kids… check out what they’ve done with perhaps the most traditionally neglected room of the house, the laundry.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen pattern and colour used like this in a laundry before. Bravo!
So there you go… a new way to think about designing a family home, with a very clever and surprising use of colour and texture.
All photography courtesy of Williams Burton Leopardi.