The Breakfast Room, a Melbourne home, is a project by renowned studio Melanie Beynon Architecture & Design. The design started from the shaded courtyard in the back, which was transformed into the dining area. In the interior, a soft palette and beautiful textures were used.
Melanie Beynon Architecture & Design is an award-winning design and architecture studio based in Melbourne. Thanks to the many years of experience of director and designer Melanie Beynon in high-end (inter)national projects, the studio knows how to finish every project beautifully. Now, we would like to put one of those projects in the spotlight. The Breakfast Room is an extension to a narrow two-bedroom Edwardian house located in the heart of Windsor, Melbourne. It was important for the client to use the shaded courtyard at the rear of the house. Therefore, this was the starting point for the design plans.
The architects created a 15-square-metre enclosed space that serves as a dining area and maximises natural light. The custom-made joinery also incorporates a virtually invisible washroom.
The planting connects the exterior with the interior beautifully.
This renovated space is located at the title boundary of the property, leaving areas of greenery framed by large windows and doors. The planting at this property, by the way, is a result of years of collection by the owner and connects the exterior with the interior beautifully.
The interior acts as a canvas on which the atmosphere of the changing weather is reflected during the day and the glow of the city at night. The interior spaces are characterised by a soft palette, refined detailing and textures of the polished concrete floor and hand applied plaster. This retreat is exactly what the owners needed to relax and entertain family and friends. A place of tranquillity, in complete harmony with its surroundings.
Photography by Lilli Waters