In a collaborative effort, architect Kathryn Robson, interior designer Susie Cohen, and stylist Danika Rehfisch came together to create this clean, contemporary interior in Elwood.
Though in need of major work, this Edwardian home had the makings of something beautiful. With two teenage boys, the family of four was seeking extra space as well as a full internal redesign. Interior design practice Made by Cohen collaborated with architects Robson Rak to construct an extension to the home's rear.
The bricks of what was once the exterior wall have been painted white to seamlessly blend with the new interior. The timber floor is dressed with a rug by Halcyon Lakes. The artwork is from photographer Ward Roberts’ Billions series.
The designers retained the home's Edwardian features, painting the walls white to show off the original architectural detail. A vintage wicker chair and a throw by Joan & Veda add a timeless, nostalgic touch.
The white theme is continued into the newly renovated bathroom.
The small library has been made to feel more spacious with light grey walls, an oversized geometric rug and floor-to-ceiling bookshelves.
The attic has been converted into a common area and two bedrooms for the client's sons, retaining the original ceiling and adding striking green carpets and red and white accessories throughout.
The upstairs bathroom, another new addition to the home.
The handsome facade of the old house gives no clue as to the extensive interior refurbishment, which was shortlisted for Residential Design at the 2014 Australian Interior Design Awards.