An oasis of calm and style

Click to enlarge
Cosy, rustic, luxurious, playful? Whatever your ultimate bedroom, Nicole Stock finds a style to suit.

Cosy, rustic, luxurious, playful? Whatever your ultimate bedroom, Nicole Stock finds a style to suit. Image: Simon Devitt

Built on a very tight budget, this home was designed by the owner and architect, Davor Popadich, for his young family.

The mezzanine bedroom overlooks the lounge down below, and the walls are a continuation of the plywood that lines the entire interior. The timber obviously gives warmth to the space, but also a rustic and playful feel that indicates this is serious architecture that needn’t take itself too seriously.

Because of the tight budget, the house has been designed so that they can add on a couple of bedrooms once they have some more money. When the house was designed, they had their first child on the way, and so the plan was made to be flexible: the open room behind the bed is actually their baby’s room though, once the addition is finished, this will become a generous walk-in wardrobe.

The plan was foolproof until they had a second child before they were able to start on the addition. Oh well, necessity is the mother of invention and all that. What allows this room to work so well despite what must be some element of chaos in the house is the simplicity of the space and the furnishings.

There are white bed linens, a few framed photographs, some necessary storage, but anything too cluttered hasn’t set in here, and the result is an oasis of calm and style in this happy family home.


More spaces

Hilltop stage

Hilltop stage

Theatricality, robustness and confident pride of place make this Waiheke home a true head-turner.
Hot House: MM House

Hot House: MM House

The interior of the 2016 House of the Year at the World Architecture Festival uses chiselled forms to follow the sun.

Most read

Homes for barter

Homes for barter

Urbis chats to the co-founders of a home exchange website aimed solely at creatives about trading their highly curated abodes with perfect strangers.
Save the date: Urbis Designday 2017

Save the date: Urbis Designday 2017

Urbis Designday is back for 2017 and is better than ever. Saturday 25 March is the date to mark in your calendar to ensure you don’t miss out on this all-day event full of artistic inspiration and creative flair.