Inside Out March 2021

Australia's best interiors magazine, Inside Out delivers inspiring homes, clever design ideas and practical decorating solutions. Discover the latest homewares trends, stunning outdoor spaces, and what's new for the living room, kitchen, bathroom and garden.

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carte blanche

Who came up with this?” both the wallpaper hanger and painter shouted in unison when they first laid eyes on the terracotta-coloured wallpaper and pink wall paint. “Much too intense,” opined the older Dutch craftsmen. “I admit – this look is quite daring,” says the interior designer responsible: Nicole Dohmen of Amsterdam’s Atelier ND Interior. “But I love working with warm colours and feminine round shapes. They make rooms feel so much more exciting.” When the owner, businessman Gertjan Langeland, bought the apartment (near the city’s famous Vondelpark), the entire place was white. The building dates back to 1906 and is seven metres wide, and because of its width, natural light beautifully filters into the apartment. “It just screamed for colour,” says Nicole. “Yet explaining that to a client is always a…

1 min
lessons learnt

“Interiors can be amazing without being at all precious” NICOLE DOHMEN, INTERIOR DESIGNER Seguing effortlessly from photography to interior design, mother-of-four Nicole is adept at creating luxe yet laidback interiors by layering lots of different textures. Her own home, a four-level 1920s townhouse in the Old South district of Amsterdam, features some of her own photography and fashion shots interspersed with wallpapers of ducks, fish and other quirky motifs. The furniture is stylish and often slip-covered, creating a look that is both grown-up and playful at the same time.…

1 min
1 natural element

old is new again The existing chimney was repurposed as a rangehood for the Lacanche oven. “We enjoyed the notion of retaining the older parts of the home in this new extension,” says Richard. textural polish Timber-veneer cabinetry is topped with white-veined black stone and smooth concrete benchtops to repeat the texture of the polished concrete floor and achieve visual harmony. stylish storage Sage green, brass, honeyed timbers and brick are the heroes of the palette, but the fluted-glass and black-steel pantry is the standout space-saving design feature. “Brick and warm woods were used to integrate the new interiors into the existing pitched-roof ceiling details” RICHARD NEWLING WARD, DIRECTOR, BAYLEY WARD double duty Pendant lights were used to create activity in the void of the pitched ceiling, while downlights and concealed LEDs were used to both accentuate the…

2 min
2 monochrome magic

the brief In collaboration with the project’s architect Roger Brayshaw, Carole Whiting of Carole Whiting Studio wanted to create an uplifting and expansive space reminiscent of the large American kitchens the clients had become accustomed to while living overseas. “This kitchen sits at the centre of the house and the client brief called for a very large island bench and oversized cooking amenities,” says Carole. “The island bench is overscaled, but by breaking down its elements and introducing timber and soft grey tones to the design, its size conforms.” the palette The original 1980s interior was painted with dominating, dated colours, so in order to bring the underlying architectural forms back to life, Carole and her team went about creating a subtle yet elegant palette that would pay respect to the space. The kitchen…

1 min
3 tonal shift

across the board The integrated coloured cork pinboard takes its colour cues from the textured matt splashback tiles and creates the perfect dual-purpose space for the family to cook and work. welcome matte The tactile cabinetry created using Laminex AbsoluteMatte is the perfect surface for family-proof longevity that doesn’t compromise on style. fully integrated Space for integrated appliances and hardworking storage was a must for this family home, so every inch of available real estate was used to its full potential. ace the base Whitewashed Rustique Oak Maison Dawn 906 flooring from Signature Floors adds a subtle texture that allows the kitchen’s details to shine. design destination Bree Leech is based in Melbourne, Victoria. See more of Bree’s design work and aesthetic at GET THE LOOK 1 HK Living ‘Gradient’ mugs, $42.95 for four, House Of Orange.…

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4 invitation only

the materials Interior designers Elissa King and Taimi Sanders of Sanders & King were tasked with creating an entertainer’s kitchen for this Armadale home. They were briefed for a classic yet moody aesthetic that felt inviting – much like a lounge bar – and would respect the building’s Victorian heritage. Naturally, the grand fireplace and traditional decorative cornices were celebrated within the scheme, while the clean lines and luxe materials of the new elements specified by the team have brought the kitchen into the 21st century. Marble, glazed tiles, walnut timber and burnished brass were chosen, along with concrete flooring and tan-leather upholstery, to age and wear over time. the palette Although the kitchen may feel neutral at first glance, closer examination reveals a palette of colours that work in harmony to produce…