art deco apartment
SPATIAL PLANNING AND INTERIOR DESIGN BY ABBEY LANG HOME
BUILT BY DAVE WALLACE CONSTRUCTION
CABINETRY MANUFACTURED BY CHERRYWOOD JOINERY
COMPLETION DATE END 2021
This art deco building has been used for many purposes over it's life. When we received the brief, the area was a large open plan space with white walls, white floorboards and white steel windows. It had amazing skylights and industrial black lights in one room and an existing entrance space with beautiful glass grid windows alongside striped awnings outside. The space was to hold an entrance foyer, a dining room and sitting room / lounge. Essentially it was a place to entertain. The client has a fabulous art collection and the large Evan Woodruffe painting was an inspirational starting point. The feel of this space was to be luxurious, timeless and elegant.
FLOOR-PLAN & FINISHES
A steel partition wall was designed to separate the two large spaces when necessary. The steel grid frames snippets of well-designed furniture pieces when closed. The deep brown American oak flooring gives a formal, heritage feel which complements the existing architecture and design elements. The dining room floor was laid in parquet with a border to formalise and define the space.
We designed the bar at the end of the dining room to incorporate two wine fridges, an integrated under bench fridge and a Blum space tower for storage. The smoky black shaker cabinetry complements the black grain undertone in the flooring and the steel partition wall. The bench-top and rear of the bar is a honed black granite for an understated look. Antique brass cabinet handles and knobs add some ‘jewellery’ alongside wine racks which were electroplated to match. LED lighting illuminates the bar in the evenings.
Most of the furniture pieces are made in New Zealand, with a selection of fabrics from across the globe. The hand knotted rug and leather sofa were key pieces in the design process with the design developing with these in mind.