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Industrial action | Leederville
long metal light fittings in the living
area are repeated in the laundry,
kitchen and st udy.
“I had seen a similar set-up in some
art galleries in New York and they basically
use suspended cable trays from the ceiling
to accommodate the downlights.
“They add a really industrial feel to
the house, especially with the suspended
slab above,” he says.
The lights in the dining room are from
Belgium and remind Cris of old industrial
lampshades found in factories, while
rusted pendant lights from an old garage in
New York hang high over the staircase.
“Lighting is one of my favourite aspects
of the house. I really have a fetish for
lighting design and in particular making
sure that each room had the appropriate
lighting design to suit the mood and that
room. I mainly wanted a glow rather than
a bright light throughout the house.”
Natural light floods through the variety
of different-sized rectangular windows
scattered throughout the facade.
“I was fascinated in using different
rectangular shapes to provide different
light and shade into the rooms... and
provide an interesting impact on the front
of the house,” he says.
A mix of modern and antique furniture
bought from local, online and antique
stores softens the home and creates an
A CONTINUING THEME, based on simple lines, colours and
materials, such as recycled brick in the bedroom (top), is used
throughout the house to keep it uncomplicated. POLISHED
PLASTER walls in this bathroom, and the other one, are
plastered with dado wall finish. “This is a concrete finish,” says
Cris. “ I then applied a polished sealer on top to give it a polished
look.” The home’s exterior is also done in this finish.
“I wanted the spaces to
be open-planned and
simple as much as
possible. I didn’t want
a complicated look”
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