MODERN MID CENTURY
LOCATION: SPREYDON, CHRISTCHURCH
2023 – ADNZ Resene Colour in Design Highly Commended
2023 – Tida Homes Trends International Design Awards New Zealand Bathrooms Highly Commended
2023 – Best Design Awards Finalist
The creation of a private bathroom for the master bedroom not only provided greater privacy but also a sense of luxury and comfort. A simple palette of matte white fixtures and tapware, natural handmade basin and wall sconces, and Rimu veneer cabinetry combine to form a timeless classic mid-century palette. The custom vanities in both bathrooms provide well-considered storage, allowing for a clutter-free space that feels cohesive, composed and stylish.
Utilizing the same tile format with contrasting grout for both the wall and floor materials provided consistency of aesthetic through both bathroom spaces. Setting the tiles off with a harmonious grout allowed for the geometric tile layout to refrain from being a dominant feature in these spaces. The green and mustard tones also help accentuate the warm sunlight from the existing window openings and the Matt finish on the tiles allows for warmth and comfort without the gloss. Matt white fixtures and tapware, paired with natural handmade clay bowl and wall sconces, and Rimu veneer cabinetry curate to from a timeless classic mid-century palette. Custom vanities enabled both spaces to benefit from well-considered storage solutions. The walk in robe space features a bespoke storage solution in plum red to contrast against the ensuite tones.
The Master features a custom bedhead designed that referenced the Rimu timber detailing throughout the main house. Natural wool and Rimu textures were used to complement the natural aesthetic of the space, adding warmth and texture.
Overall, Our aim was to provide better amenities for a modern family while retaining the mid-century aesthetic of the home with a more modern but true reference of aesthetic that subtly referenced mid-century tones. The interiors provide a practical and modernized aesthetic, while respecting the original home.
Photography credit: Hazel Redmond