Design studio Golden recently renovated a family home in Armadale Melbourne. The combination of family friendly and playful was very important for the residents. Golden therefore provided more vitality but also honoured the eclectic space and its creativity.
Since the house had recently been restored, Golden had to think carefully about which parts he would renovate and which he would replace, looking at the aesthetics as well as the function. Everything was designed with an eye for detail and the greatest precision, but the top priority was primarily the safety of the little ones.
Golden mainly used a natural palette of which the different textures together form a unique space. The choice of materials in the Wattle House was also important. For example, natural stone, velvet, perforated brass, rattan and Moroccan patterns were used, which means there is a lot to see but it doesn't get too busy. The bathrooms were given extra attention. Handmade tiles, wallpaper by Kelly Wearstler and a mural by Anna Charlesworth reinforce the aesthetics of the house.
For the design of Wattle House, Golden chose objects from all over the world. The Weave walk-in closet, for example, comes from the island of Gotland in Sweden, the dining table is made in France, the blue carpet comes from Afghanistan and the Ben and Aja mirror from the United States.
And finally, there is the close cooperation with craftsmen. Golden chose to use handmade furniture to give the house a unique decor. The custom-made whiskey cabinet of old brass evokes a real vintage feeling but the modern LED strips give the cabinet a contemporary twist.
The house is fully adapted to the wishes of the residents and each room has its own personal, rustic atmosphere.