Inspiration came in the form of an interest in cultures,colour and family. Meticulous briefing resulted with the design conceptperfectly matched to the client’s affinity with Asian culture and their bright,positive personality. The family’s treasured antiques were layered withcontemporary design; there are subtle references to contemporary Chinesedesigners, culture and motifs layered throughout. Bespoke joinery, furnitureand soft furnishings were designed alongside design icons such as the greenleather ‘bohemian’ sofa.
This interior design is curated yet also approachable andentirely liveable. The interiors provide a lively backdrop where memories arecreated. Much like the client, it’s a dynamic place, interesting and full oflife.
Located in theMornington Peninsula’s pretty seaside suburb of Mount Martha, 90 minutes southof Melbourne, the house unexpectedly consists of a red brick barn and ablackened timber barn which come together in perfect harmony making for anengaging yet relaxed beachside home.
The projectbrief was lead by Bruce Charlton of Mode Projects, who was inspired by hisaffection for the ‘barn’ shape architecture. He wanted the house to reflect the laid-back beach location and have arustic feel. The team created two barns: a black timber barn for thekitchen-meets-living area and a recycled brick barn for the master bedroom,en-suite and garage. A connecting structure between the two barn-shapedconstructions contains the remaining spaces and the entry.
The Sisallateam worked to ensure that the interiors answered the beachside brief, however,they were sure not to create a predictable Hamptons-style home. Instead, theyreferenced the Scandinavian barn which is known best for its blackened woodexterior and they brought that idea to the inside of the home. The interiorsused recycled materials such as recycled red brick and recycled timber trusses,while maintaining a new and modern aesthetic.