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For the home featured, the highly acclaimed Adriana Design Consultants skilfully devised a complete redesign of the original form to transform it into a more family-orientated home.

The original 1980s-style home was built around entertaining; however this didn’t meet the needs of the current owners who have young children, and the three-storey home posed several redesign challenges. The large outdoor area was exposed to harsh coastal conditions and the master bedroom was isolated from the rest of the home, far away from the nursery. The garage and wine cellar were also too small, and there was a lack of privacy from neighbours.

Adriana Design Consultants overcame these flaws by extending the garage towards to the boundary line of the home, which created a high retaining wall, enhancing privacy. Along the boundary, Adriana Design Consultants introduced terraced gardens to screen neighbouring homes. The front fence was also redesigned to include a separate entrance and ensure child safety.

The ensuite pictured above features stunning sealed, natural leather tiles with a unique crocodile imprint. This is the first time in Australia that such tiles have been used, however it posed a number of problems relating to how to lay them, and how to treat the edges around the circular spa. Between Adriana and the tiler, a strategy was agreed on to fold the tile edge so you only see leather.

Ample storage was also introduced outdoors for items like pool equipment and outdoor furniture. Adriana Design Consultants also implemented stylish sails as a shield from the wind and sun, while increasing privacy. A deep balcony and cedar-lined portico was also created to enhance views from the lounge, and to provide shelter. Internally, existing planters were filled with exclusive fossilised marble to become an incredible shelf to house the owner’s wonderfully elegant sculptures.

With the kitchen gutted, a large window was introduced to connect the interior to the decked entertainment area, which provides an intimate space to socialise on a hot summer’s night. By also gutting the existing laundry and bedrooms, a new powder-room, bathroom and nursery now connects to the master bedroom through an ensuite, featuring exclusive, imported tiles from Italy.

Adriana Design Consultants custom-designed the cabinetry, as well as a few wonderful pieces of bespoke furniture to cater for the client’s unique taste. An artistic pattern was added to all doors and applied to feature windows to create harmony throughout the home.

The contemporary home now features Brushbox timber throughout, which softens and warms the feel of the home while still appearing modern and stunning. Lots of colour is used on external features, creating a fun yet stylish environment for the young family.

Backed by more than 26 years of experience, designer and feng shui expert Adriana Fernandes-Goncalves has worked alongside world-renowned architects throughout her career.


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