This home was originally the owners family home, she grew up there with her sisters and had strong connections and memories. The family didn't want to part with the house as the location and aspect were perfect, however it needed to be made 'their' home which resulted in a full renovation throughout. Melanie Tomlinson's clients had a strong love of designers Thomas Hamel and Victoria Hagan. Both originally American designers, Melanie and the owners agreed that their influence would be carried throughout the home and that she would give it a 'new traditional' feel - one that suited their growing family, and provided a relaxed yet formal setting.
It was decided that there was no rush with this project, it would be a 'forever home' and labour of love. Melanie Tomlinson Design have now been working with this amazing family for over 6 years, slowly developing each unique space. The family are involved every step of the way, even visiting sandstone quarries to chose stone for the mantle of the fireplace. The result is a home that really does feel like a home, with places found for all their loved objects and artworks collected over the years.
"This special family truely trust our guidance and support our vision, they are very generous and understand the value of design, this is imperative when investing heavily in a design project which is why it's such a successful project. We were all so excited when the 'garden kitchen' was nominated for best kitchen in the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2015, inspired by French Farmhouses, our clients are also quite organic, growing their own fruit and vegetables, it was the perfect 'second kitchen' for cleaning and preparing the produce."
Melanie Tomlinson | Director
There are quiet times and busy times with the work, in between the raising of a family and the living of a busy life. I have always been thoroughly delighted with each and every aspect of the final look and feel of each room we complete.
Kathy Campbell, Turramurra
Designer: Melanie Tomlinson
Photography: Georgina Egan
Awards: Interior Design Awards 2015 | Kitchen Finalist | Belle Magazine & Cocoa Republic