One of the main design decisions we deliberated was whether to extend the kitchen into the study next door, or keep the floorplan as it was. Caitlin required the study room for working, so we decided to block off the existing window and extend up in the kitchen by pitching the roof, which made the room feel much larger. The kitchen felt dark and crowded previously, but with the addition of the taller ceiling and velux windows added to the roof, the space is now flooded with light and feels modern, open and welcoming.
Throughout the property, Topology designed bespoke items to fit within the rooms perfectly and make use of difficult corners and space. This included wardrobe storage cleverly positioned across the chimney breast in the bedroom, complete with rails and shelving inside, and space for a mirror and stool on the left to get ready.
In the dining room, the star of the show is the bar cabinet Topology designed, which features fluted wood detail and glass display panels. This space was once dark and unloved, but is now a bright, spacious room for hosting. What was once a fireplace (although beautiful it was too oversize for the size of the room), now is hidden storage within the wall, making use of the space left behind within the alcove.
Traditional style alcove joinery was fitted in the living room for maximum storage and to create symmetry either side of the focal chimney breast. Central to these units is our favourite Samsung Frame TV, cleverly disguised as a piece of artwork when not in use.
When it comes to colour, Caitlin is a huge fan of neutrals, which we included in various tones throughout the design plan. The living room features a warm, inviting colour scheme, complete with layers of soft textures and a marble tile hearth. The bedroom has a more earthy and modern colour scheme, which creates a calm and relaxing space for the client to wind down in. In the bathroom we played around with a bolder use of colour. This room was given a modern refresh, with bold blue tiles across the wall and tub, and a mix of black and brass metals. The kitchen was originally all going to be neutral, from the cabinets, to the walls and flooring, but while making decisions on flooring and sourcing various options, we found the perfect checkerboard tiles which really transform the whole look of the room!