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sleeping spaces. However, the main
bathroom and ensuites are in keeping
with the colourful theme, decorated in
blues, yellows, and greens, each colour
scientifically linked to feel-good emotions
for a positive start to every day.
The predominantly white master
bedroom sits on the third floor, punctuated
by a violet walk-in robe, which Andy says
was designed as “a piece of furniture one
could walk into”.
“The room itself is left white and only
the furniture has colour, accentuating the
use of colour as interventions within the
house,” he says.
Describing his style as “forward, formal
and fun”, Andy explains the Chevron design
“set out to exaggerate”.
And that it does, not only exaggerating
the rules of interior design but also our
definition of a family home, which, in
the light of this colourful kaleidoscope,
promotes a lifestyle of fluidity and fun.
designated, yet open areas. Concerti na
doors allow natural light to bounce off the
walls, offering a sense of warmth.
Arguably one of the boldest rooms in
the home, the red kitchen steps down off
the living zone, anchored by deep red
epoxy resin floors and red plastic laminate
cabinetry. Integrated appliances keep the
look streamlined as green benchtops divide
the red base from the off-white walls.
A floating breakfast bar stems off the main
island bench, housing four bespoke chairs
that were originally designed by Andy for
a restaurant in 2001 and remade with altered
heights to suit the kitchen benchtop.
Much of the home’s furniture has been
custom-designed and manufactured under
the Andy Martin Studio name, including the
green modular lounge in the living room,
the kitchen chairs and the cabinetry.
Five bedrooms are found on the middle
and upper floors of the home, each with
a more neutral palette to ensure serene
Original Edwardian mouldings including decorative cornices
are juxtaposed with bright, modern materials like the laminate
cabinetry for a contemporary yet welcoming family feel.
Epoxy resin floors are a heavy base
to the culinary space, which softens
as it extends up toward neutral
off-white walls and ceilings.
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