Wattle House in Armadale, Melbourne by GOLDEN | Yellowtrace

Wattle House in Armadale, Melbourne by GOLDEN | Yellowtrace

Wattle House in Armadale, Melbourne by GOLDEN | Yellowtrace

Wattle House in Armadale, Melbourne by GOLDEN | Yellowtrace

 

Melbourne-based design studio Golden has enlivened a recently renovated family home in Armadale, Melbourne, expressing a celebration of creativity throughout the eclectic space. Combining family-friendly function with fun-loving personality was tantamount for the client.

“We embraced earthy and rustic textures and decorative pieces that spoke to the strong, distinctive vision of the client, allowing us to transform each space into one that celebrates art, texture and form,” explains Golden.

Working with the challenge of a recently redone space, Golden gave careful consideration as to what to maintain and what to refresh. Elements were considered equally between aesthetic and function. Joinery insertions are artful yet durable, and a set of curved travertine drawers that appear decorative were designed with toddler safety top of mind.

Unique décor can be credited to close collaboration with artisan makers. A custom whiskey cabinet crafted from aged brass creates a sense of vintage charm, yet surprises with contemporary trimmings such as LED strips that line each shelf. “Our meticulous joiner spent hours and hours to ensure that the finish and detail was perfect,” says the design team.

 

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Wattle House in Armadale, Melbourne by GOLDEN | Yellowtrace

Wattle House in Armadale, Melbourne by GOLDEN | Yellowtrace

Wattle House in Armadale, Melbourne by GOLDEN | Yellowtrace

Wattle House in Armadale, Melbourne by GOLDEN | Yellowtrace

 

A testament to a trusting client and Golden’s eye for the unexpected, the material selection traverses velvet, natural stone, rattan, perforated brass, and Moroccan patterns. Sticking to a predominantly natural palette, together the various textures create a truly unique space. There’s a lot going on, but not too much.

The bathrooms get a special mention thanks to Kelly Wearstler wallpaper, handmade tiles, and a feature Anna Charlesworth wall sconce, reinforcing the home’s layered aesthetic – art deco meets Morocco meets Melbourne creative.

Golden took a truly global approach to furnishing Wattle House, with pieces sourced from all over the world. To name a few, “the Ondene dining table was made in France, the Weave entry cabinet was produced by skilled craftsmen on the island of Gotland, Sweden, the Ben and Aja mirror was from the United States, and the blue rug is from Afghanistan.”

 

 


[Images courtesy of GOLDEN. Photography by Sharyn Cairns.]

 

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