Thursday, 27 March 2014

Bibby + Brady Hamilton Home | part two

Following on from yesterday's post where I showed you the bedrooms that Dael & I designed, here are the living areas we've designed for Angie and Ryan - our wonderful Bibby + Brady clients. The hallway coming from the bedrooms opens up onto a small landing. Doors off one end lead to the bathroom and laundry, and the other end takes you to the main living areas and entrance.




A gorgeous gold and white Ferm Living wallpaper covers the landing, and a beautiful Juju hat adds texture and a focal point as you come down the hall. At the end of the landing is a small cupboard housing the home office. On our recommendation, Ryan built shelving for the computer, books and filing. It can be closed away behind the door, but the Anna Spiro wallpaper is so gorgeous, it's often left open.




The dining room is the first room you see when you enter the house, and it's also a thoroughfare to the other rooms. We used a large round dining table, big enough for the whole family and more. Round edges mean it's easy to walk around as you head for the landing or living room. The round mat and low-hung light anchor the table in place and makes sure that it's not just floating in the large open space.





Angie and Ryan transformed their existing cabinet with paint and cute new handles. This provides lots of storage for the busy family and a place to display some favourite knick knacks. Another Anna Spiro wallpaper runs the entire length of the main wall, and it's vertical stripes add a sense of height and space.






One of the most recently renovated rooms is the open plan living area. Carpet has been replaced with polished concrete floors - really practical with little feet running in and out the large bi-fold doors. Rugs help to zone different areas and soften the concrete. Blinds and curtains are yet to come, but you can see the difference the new white windows make (previously brown aluminium).








I think my favourite space in this home is the entranceway. Angie agreed with me that it's the place to make a great first impression. It was an exciting and, at the same time, truly hard day when we purchased the divine vintage brass console table for Angie and Ryan - I would've dearly loved this in my own home!




The doorway beyond the entrance creates a small alcove allowing us to paint the entrance ceiling bright Kelly green. It creates a 'wow' and brings a bit of the outside in. You're greeted by a stunning piece of artwork, and a black and white runner that leads your eye inside.






As I mentioned yesterday, there are still a few bits and pieces to finish off, but I can honestly say that the transformation of Ryan and Angie's home over the last year has been massive. If you would like to know where any of the pieces are from, or would like Dael and I to help you with your interior project - residential or commercial - please get in touch. Thanks so much Angie and Ryan for allowing us to share your home - you guys are the best!

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  1. it's gorgeous ladies! so bright and happy! My favourites are the little girls room, the little home office (love the wallpaper), the dining room table, and the pink mat and the artwork in the lounge (where are they from?)...gorgeous transformation, I am sure your clients are very very happy.

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    1. Thanks Jodie. The office wallpaper is by Anna Spiro, you can order that through Bibby + Brady; the dining room table was custom made, but you can also order similar styles through B+B; the lounge artwork is by Britt Bass, Angie commissioned this larger size print; and the pink mat is from Freedom - they no longer have this style, but you can get similar gorgeous Armadillo rugs through B+B too :) x

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  2. Again wow! We are just finalising a contract on a new house that is very much stuck in the 80s and this has given me so much inspiration! One question: Were the brown aluminium windows replaced or painted? We too have these in the new house... again gorgeous work!

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    1. Thanks Nicky. Angie & Ryan had the windows replaced, and it makes such a difference. Good luck with your reno, let me know if you need any help with design or even just sourcing things. Bibby + Brady would love to help :) x

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    2. Hey Nicky, our windows were in poor condition so we made a plan to replace them as we could afford to. Since we spend most of our time in the living room we did this room first and what a difference the big bi-fold and the new silver joinery has done. Good luck with your 80's do-up, we have had so much fun with ours! xx

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    3. Thanks ladies! Will keep you in mind Vic x

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  3. What an absolutely gorgeous place, so full of personality ! The children's bedrooms are amazing. I love all the art work too. Are you able to say who the artist is of the painting in the entrance and also the one in the master bedroom please ? Thanks Steph

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    1. Thanks Steph, we're so happy with how it's all turned out. A lot of hard work by Angie & Ryan. The artist in the entrance is Andrew O'Brien. Which bedroom art did you mean? The 'Hey Sexy' is a Blacklist Studio print. The piece above the dresser is one of Angie's, I'm not sure of the artist. x

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  5. Its all come together wonderfully, I do love the before and after images as they show how talented your two are. The punches of colour work wonders, the owners must be so pleased and proud of the stylish results.

    Lee

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It's lovely to hear from you. Thanks for your comment. Best wishes, Vic xxx

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