Stuart May and Luisa Bellini from Style Kitchens by Design worked with previous clients to transform this beautiful Queenslander home in Kelvin Grove.
The project encompassed a full overhaul of the kitchen and bathrooms, bedrooms, wardrobes, laundry, and the addition of a study and a wine cellar.
With the home’s original Queenslander bones setting the tone, the team set about bringing fresh design elements, whilst retaining as much of the classic features the homeowners loved.
“Our clients had asked us to add a “wow” effect, so we weren’t shy of bringing in some unexpected touches, like the inlay mesh used on the kitchen island for textural contrast to the bold purple veining featured in the stone benchtops and splashback,” says Stuart.
The cooking zone now features an integrated Fisher & Paykal fridge, Miele dishwasher and state of the art, high-end Gaggenau appliances, while a dual pantry and studio space has been cleverly designed to run directly off the kitchen, transforming a previously underutilised sunroom.
Elegant brushed brass tapware from Abey and hand-painted shaker profile cabinetry combine throughout the home to further elevate the classic appeal.
A subtle play of pattern has been introduced in the bathrooms through a beautiful array of feature and floor tiles, all sourced through Beaumont Tiles in Virginia. The family bathroom, with its deep clawfoot tub, boasts floor to ceiling storage, the crisp white shaker profile cabinets a cohesive connection to the laundry and the master ensuite, with their mix of stone, brass and soothing white on grey colour palette.
“At the start of this project by Style Kitchens by Design, our clients were not overly enthusiastic about the need for a lot of work, in particular in the kitchen,” says Stuart. “But now they are completely in love with it all!”
Photography: Luisa Bellini