This project overwhelmingly shows a confidence in the selection and curation of objects and furnishings. Its otherwise unremarkable floor plan has been elevated through a genuinely creative process, giving rise to a striking yet restrained colour approach. More importantly, it looks like an authentic interior, not one that’s been styled for a photoshoot, and so presents as a highly personalized response to the client’s brief.
The jury found the seamless integration between decoration and interior very appealing and was impressed with the innovative material palette, which is unexpected yet warm and inviting. Finishes complement the overall scheme and the contrasting bedroom treatments also add drama and elements of surprise. The attention to detail is outstanding and the art and furniture call attention to the home’s handcrafted qualities, while highly textural surfaces lend it a rich, sensual appeal.
Honed with an artisanal energy mutually celebrating whimsy and functionality, the hard-edged freestanding coastal house was transformed into a tactile haven celebrating nuanced colour and sculptural forms via highly customised finishes and furnishings. Nooks for respite and open areas are well demarcated yet flow effortlessly, enhancing interaction inside and out.