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Residential Interior and Building Design

Drawing upon the existing architecture and taking cues from the art-deco character, the design goal was to modernise the home and bring it back to life through undertaking a full scale renovation. Key original architectural elements, such as curves and arches were maintained and emphasised in fine cabinetry detail, perfectly timed, with a turn towards these features currently prevalent in the design world.

Increasing the amount of natural light and establishing a connection to the exterior resulted in a sense of openness. With interior living spaces on-flowing to courtyards and decking to accommodate the quintessential Queensland lifestyle. 
The generous master suite, a private retreat, separate to the remaining bedrooms. Romantic, airy and crisp in feel complete with a luxurious walk in robe and contemporary ensuite.  
The application of materials and finishes, although modern are reminiscent of the home’s era, with selections such as handmade tiles, warm-hued metals and an overall bright, yet soft palette. Patterned floor tiles laid on the front terrace and powder room and the arched steel balustrade are a contemporary reference to the Spanish Mission style. 
“Cathay” has been revived as a sophisticated yet uncontrived answer to modern living, with a light, fresh and welcoming feel, well suited to those with a discerning eye and appreciation of design.


Photography: Mindi Cooke

Styling: Coco Republic