Friday, 14 August 2015
|Image from, photo by Pernille Kaalund|
Earlier this year I was designing a kitchen for a client using recycled timber for the kitchen counter and recycled painted timber for the cupboard and drawer fronts. If you wish to try this as a DIY project there are a few things to consider when sourcing the timber and designing your kitchen counter.
- Avoid using timber that has lead paint on the surface.
- Avoid timber that has been previously damaged by water.
- Install a sink with a drainer to avoid wet dishes on the timber surface.
- Use a food grade, non toxic, wax/oil sealer for the bench top.
- Think about possible joint movement when using recycled timber.
- Try to use recycled timber where possible. If you have to use new timber consider sourcing timber from a certified sustainable managed source.
Wednesday, 29 July 2015
Saturday, 31 January 2015
Imagine the birds singing, frogs croaking and the sound of running water from every room. With its curved walls, its hand crafted details and its connection to nature this home holds a very special spiritual and calming quality.
All walls are circular on plan which originated from the Architect designing the home based on the principles of Sacred Geometry.
Each room has a number of original details from cast concrete kitchen and timber counters, mosaic stone floors, handmade crystal lights to twine balustrade hand rails. Decorative items have been collected over time and showcased by the owner and tell stories of their many travels from Asia to South America.
There are so many things I want to show you about this home and I hope I have captured the essence in these photos below.
|View from dining room to kitchen.|
|Copper range hood along with a Paul Bocuse oven.|
|Cast in-situ concrete kitchen counter together with sinks.|
|Circular lounge room.|
|Detail of circular rug on sunken stone mosaic floor.|
|One of the bedrooms adorned with eclectic cushions, fabrics, throws and accessories collected from travels overseas.|
|A circular stairwell with recycled timber stair treads and twine handrail leads you up to the top floor yoga and meditation room.|
|Yoga room with sacred geometry copper inlay patterns within the concrete floor.|
|A glimpse into the bathroom.|
|A glimpse into a curved powder room.|
|Hanging copper pendants and arched timber crafted doors in the bathroom.|
|Copper shower rail attached to timber bathroom tree.|
|View of the entrance approach and handcrafted doorway.|
|No indoor / outdoor home is complete without an outside bath and shower.|
It was a pure delight to work on this project :)
Architect: Michael Rice from Bio Architecture
Building Designer: Brett Grimley from Ecolibrium Designs
Builder: Brad Pike from Toobella Homes