This project by Melbourne-based interior designers, Hecker Guthrie, shows an elegant resurgence for long-maligned pastels within a refurbished space.
This mid-century modern home in Melbourne’s Caulfield, while highly relevant to the owners in an architectural sense, was less than desirable when it came to spatial layout and finishes. Though a home with character, what they wanted was true open-plan-style living and a fresh focus on simplicity and chic.
In a collaborative effort between designer, builder and landscaper, simple changes were made to the layout and flow of the house which in turn would result in huge changes in living. This was done without sacrificing the integrity of the original house. Knocking out a few walls and adopting a fresh white palette coupled with oak floors, they produced a series of ample, light and modern spaces and a soft backdrop upon which bolder accents could be added.
Gentle colour became key within the space - mint and lavender Wishbone chairs, pink and blue Eames elephants, Dot stools in dusky hues and other jolts of colour were introduced through carefully selected items. Further layers of art and object in a combination of neutrals, neons, and striking metallics added definition and texture and evolved the space from house to home.