1960s Deakin revival
Our Deakin clients engaged our services to assist them to make over their cherished 1960s family home to enjoy it for a relaxing retirement. The major focus of this project was the renovation and decoration of the rumpus room to cater for a variety of uses including the adjacent pool area, business visitors, relaxing by the fireplace and large family gatherings with the now-grown-up children and grandchildren.
Inspiration for the rumpus room was our client’s collection of Papua New Guinean artifacts. Problem solving included how to vent the fireplace in a two-storey home, hide the pipe, and deal with low concrete ceilings with fixed lighting outlets. We also needed to assist our clients through their decision whether or not to keep the billiard table.
Interior design for construction: spatial planning, specification of all surfaces, paint, tapware, tiles, appliances, hardware, fixtures, fittings and lighting. Documentation included, demolition plan, joinery design, tile set outs, lighting plan, fixture and finishes schedules.
Construction budget range: $100 000–$200 000.
Interior decoration – fully furnished room service: furnishing layouts, design, supply and installation of all furnishings including curtains, custom rugs, furniture, soft furnishings, accessories, art reframing and art hanging supervision.
Furnishings budget: $1500 per square metre (excluding design fees).