An Ashgrovian Queenslander With A Mediterranean Really feel
Summer season holidays in Corsica impressed the renovation of this Twenties Ashgrovian Queenslander designed by the French house owner, Aude Charmetant of Aude Interiors.
Aude and her household bought the property in Ashgrove, Brisbane after a earlier renovation that had opened the house’s higher flooring. The bottom stage, nonetheless, remained underutilised and reduce off from the massive yard.
Aude sought to beat these points in a serious renovation that might concurrently inject persona into the interiors by way of a considerate use of color.
Collectively Ben Phillips, draftsman and director at Lifebox Design, Aude raised and utterly redesigned the bottom flooring.
What initially housed three bedrooms, a rumpus room, and underdeck storage is now the center of the house inclusive of the light-filled residing space, kitchen, workplace, and a visitor bed room.
‘I wished it to really feel spacious and full of sunshine. So, we created a void above the kitchen, and we used excessive ceilings, numerous home windows, and skylights to let within the pure gentle,’ Aude says.
The color and materials palette is drawn from nature and speaks to her European upbringing. The pink marble benchtops are from Italy, the terracotta tiles are from Morocco, and the characteristic wallpaper within the eating space depicts Lake Garda.
‘I used vibrant and muted tones drawn from the pure magnificence of those environment,’ Aude says.
‘I imported the metal doorways from Sydney, the cement tiles from Morocco and Vietnam, and the wallpapers from France and England.’
The remaining bedrooms and loos had been moved to the higher flooring, together with the primary bed room that replaces the earlier kitchen.
All through the house, color works to set the intention of every house. Vibrant and cheerful tones within the downstairs communal areas shift to tender golds within the bedrooms, and alluring inexperienced on the unique facade.
The up to date residence very a lot retains the texture of a conventional Queenslander particular to the suburb, whereas reflecting Aude’s persona, and being extra applicable for its subtropical local weather.
Aude likens the interiors to a picturesque Mediterranean panorama that captures alluring sundown hues.
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