Three Birds Renovation House 6 Reveal - Part 2
The final 2 episodes of Lana’s house reveal saw the kitchen and downstairs living room, plus the exterior get revealed. Perhaps the spaces with the most impact – the exterior of the house received an all-white overhaul, including the roof tiles for a dramatic change that perfectly suited the Santorini design goal. Inside the kitchen with its attached butler’s office and the adjoining living room which extended to the outdoor deck is really the hub of the home. A beautiful space in keeping with the tone of the rest of the home, yet designed to function perfectly with Lana’s families home life and offer loads of entertaining options, from a small group to a large party.
We had worked closely with Lana and Bonnie to find the perfect furniture for the living room. The furniture needed to be cohesive with the design them, yet be comfortable and functional for everyday living.
We repeated the wall mounted Lugano units from upstairs, this time they were mounted to a painted brick wall which offered some texture and rawness to the space. The Lugano units ran almost the entire wall, offering loads of concealed storage in a very streamlined and understated manner. The top surface provides a lovely space to style with some beautifully curated items that dress the space.
The ‘Main’ floor lamp sits to one side of the cabinets, functionally it offers a lighting alternative to the overhead lights to create a more intimate atmosphere in the living room, and aesthetically it does a terrific job of tying the white and natural elements together in the room.
Pictured: Lugano Hanging Cabinets and Main Floor Lamp
Taking centre stage, the Mezzo sofa was selected for its comfort, clean lines and loose, generous back cushions that suit the inviting nature of the space. A large chaise was selected to accommodate Lana’s family of four and it’s the perfect proportions within the large room. The off white Frisco fabric is perhaps a daunting decision for a family home, however it looks divine and our Frisco fabric range is low maintenance with a built in fabric protection so it can stand up to the rigours of family life.
Our duo of Bornholm coffee tables brings a hint of colour and texture in, connecting the living room to other parts of the open plan space. The grey picks up on the upholstered dining chairs, and the oak ties in with the natural and timber accessories used around the space. Together these tables are large enough to suit the space; however they are nice and light and can be separated and moved around easily for entertaining.
In our opinion the Plaza rug in blue is a real hero piece in this space – the cut of the pile has a metallic sheen to it meaning the light hits it in different ways, which for Lana’s house is idyllic as it almost invokes a sense of the ocean – perfect for the Santorini inspired home! As the blue tone of the rug is not so solid, it remains light and fluid, injecting colour into the space without it being flat and bold and throwing off the balance of the room.
Pictured: Mezzo Sofa in off white Frisco, Plaza rug in blue & Bornholm coffee tables in oak veneer (small) and matt ash grey.
The kitchen was stunning – with a marble feature and gorgeous huge island bench. Lana really thought through how her family would use this space with loads of bench seating, an indoor/outdoor connection via the oversized gas strut window and an adjoining butler’s office (Lana’s own creation). The kitchen was already spacious and had loads of storage, so there wasn’t a huge need for a traditional butler’s pantry. What Lana did need however was a space in the house for all the practical necessities, such as printers, chargers, bills, filing a workstation and so on. She wanted this space to adjoin the living areas yet to remain out of sight. It was a huge success; Lana has dubbed it the control room!
Outside the deck was extended to include a dining area and lounge area that was level and flowed from the kitchen and living room. The overall space is well laid out and will be used year round. The rest of the outdoor space was not forgotten, Lana’s pool area had already received a make-over, and even side passageways were turned into gorgeous outdoor retreats with lounge furniture and planting.
The end result is stunning, and unlike anything we’ve seen before. Its inspired loads of renovators to look beyond the current trends for their own inspiration to create something truly unique and timeless for their homes.
SHOP THE LOOK:
Living Room: Mezzo Lounge
Living Room: (3 pictured) Lugano Cabinets
Living Room: Main Floor Lamp
Living Room: Plaza Rug
Living Room: Bornholm Coffee Tables
Images via Three Birds Designs. To see the video reveals, visit their website here.