As a designer, I knew working on my own project was going to be a challenge. There needed to be the same parameters that I apply to my client projects in order to direct my thinking. By utilising my branding methodology and workshopping both my partner and myself, I was able to create an understanding of the spaces and the feeling they would need to convey.
Untrained in the dark arts of interior design, I rely on the tools that make sense to me in my graphic design world. After sketching, my initial designs of the kitchen, bathroom, windows and doors were completed in Adobe Illustrator prior to me handing to a draftsperson to complete the detail.
Restoration work not only involved revealing the original fabric but replicating some of the unique characteristics when applying new. It is my view that buildings such as this inhibit a spirit that you don’t get with new builds and therefore deserve mindful consideration and respect when adding to.
The project quickly developed a life of its own once the design direction was bedded down. Instrumental to achieving the vision was Nulook Homes (which happens to be my brothers company) along with Slavin Architects, Steele & Co, Raw Edge Furniture, Attica Tiles and West Edge Metals.