Home' Scoop Homes and Art : Insite 23 Summer 2009 Contents Absolute Balustrades
73 Inspiration Drive, Wangara WA 6065 P: 08 9302 1947 F: 08 9302 1948
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A seamless aesthetic flows through the interior too, where
Nanda's unconventional approach to finishes can be seen in subtle
differences to the style of each room.
e cream tones of the guest bathroom are offset by lashings of
olive stone set around the huge double spa in the master bathroom.
While the cabinetry features the same timber veneer throughout
the house, in each room it is fashioned differently.
e overall effect isn't to become discordant; rather each room
reflects different characteristics within a broader style sensibility.
"I think there's nothing more exciting than walking through a
house and discovering different things," says Nanda. " e way the
finishes marry up, there's nothing that really sticks out to you. It's
not edgy; that was never the criteria. Everything just had to melt in
to each other, and be really easy and flowing."
If there's one thing that does standout though, it's the kitchen's
Getting this room right was vital for the owners, who share a
passion for cooking.
Nanda took measures to prevent the space from getting crowded
(as so many cooks complain of) by including extra preparation areas.
In addition to bench tops by the stove and sink, an island with
overhang for stools allows people to sit, chat and chop without
ere are shelves included specifically for cookbooks, and a sense
of the culinary spills through the rest of the interior too.
"A lot of the vibrancy in the house and the earthiness are about
FINISHING TOUCHES: The master ensuite (above) is
distinguished by sleek olive stone surrounding the large double
spa. Angled steps create movement and interest in the room.
A decked out kitchen (left) reflects the owners' passion for
cooking, while ochre tones and contrasting textures in materials
bring warmth to the living space.
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