A Photographer + Stylist's Vibrant Family Home

Homes

If you spend your life photographing the most spectacular architecture from around the globe, how do you then decide on design of your own home? How do you even begin to sift through ALL of those influences, options and trends bubbling away!?

For , one of Australia’s most respected architectural photographers, and his partner, stylist , designing a dream family home was all about placing trust in the right people. Rather than being overwhelmed by a 20-year career of architectural inspiration, the couple enlisted Melbourne architecture practice to create a bright, personal and playful Elsternwick home they share with daughter Mia.

23rd May, 2018

The bright, breezy Elsternwick home of photographer Swalwell, stylist and their daughter, Mia.  round dining table and pendant lights. stools. Over kitchen island bench are pendant lights. Photo – for Btslive.

The family engaged architects for the addition and interior redesign of the house. Photo – for Btslive.

Ample windows in this cosy family home ushers the outside, inside. . Photo – for Btslive.

The creative couple have a refined yet laid-back sense of interior style. blue planter pot, tray and  macrame hanger. Table from House of Orange. Photo – for Btslive.

It’s just so cosy, and feels solid’, Derek says of the Kennedy Nolan addition. Photographic print in background, ‘Mexico ‘by . Photo – for Btslive.

‘We love the kitchen island and its benchtop… nice and solid, and BIG,’ Derek enthuses! Photo – for Btslive.

, and their daughter Mia in their chic Melbourne home. Photo – for Btslive.

Artwork (top), sketch by Moofus. Artwork (lower) , COAST by Tim Sutherland (). Shelving by String System from . Photo – for Btslive.

Coming from creative careers, both Derek and have acquired many special pieces of art and design objects, including much Derek’s own photography work (he’s kind of famous in the design scene!). Artwork (top left) . Artwork (top right, bottom left) prints from Artwork (bottom right) ‘Las Vegas’ from series. Photo – for Btslive.

Living room detail. ‘Rufus’ sofa and cushion. Photographic print by .  ceramic cups. ‘Sunny’ by  ceiling lighting on tracks. Photo – for Btslive.

Mia’s bedroom, featuring an amazing pendant shade by Family Love Tree. Smaller lamp shades by HK Living (stocked by House of Orange). Bedding and stool from IKEA. Photo – for Btslive.

Bedroom details, which are mostly collected and vintage. Pendant light and drawers from . Photo – for Btslive.

Bath fabricated by and from . Photo – for Btslive.

The tonal master bedroom. Photographic print is ‘Hotel Springs Motel’ from Derek’s series. Bed linen and side table from House of Orange. Ruark radio from . Photo – for Btslive.

Front exterior. Photo – for Btslive.

Office goals! Artwork (top left) A print from Derek’s . Artwork (top centre) Moofus illustration. Artwork (top left) Ben Reynolds. Artwork (on floor) . table. red chair. carpet.  Photo – for Btslive.

Backyard details. Cult green chair. Photo – for Btslive.

Rear exterior. Photo – for Btslive.

Lucy Feagins
Wednesday 23rd May 2018

‘It’s a representation of us and our tastes – retro, as well as modern, and very functional’ – Derek Swalwell.

With a career spanning 20 years, is one of Australia’s most esteemed photographers. Admired for capturing some of the world’s most spectacular architecturally designed buildings, Derek is fascinated by architecture and the built environment, both in Australia and abroad.

It stands to reason then, that Derek and his wife  would collaborate with recognised Australian architecture firm (and long-term clients)  to renovate their own 1960s bungalow in Elsternwick.

After purchasing the property four years ago, the original ‘orange brick veneer’ house has been updated to reflect the lives and aesthetics of the new owners. Derek explains ‘I guess it’s a representation of us and our tastes – retro, as well as modern, and very functional for our family.’

The renovations included a new concrete slab being poured to extend the footprint of the home, which allowed for the addition of an expansive contemporary kitchen and dining space. With a versatile L-shaped layout, the new floorplan envelops the garden, ensuring leafy views from every room.

The bright openness of this home feels particularly appropriate for a photographer who has been consistently engaged in capturing the quality of light in his work, and Georgia’s styling talents are apparent in every room. The house balances robust, solid materials – bricks, concrete and solid timber – with a playful, bright colour plate. ‘It feels cosy, but solid,’ Derek concludes, which sounds like a perfect family home to us!

Similar Stories

Homes

A Cleverly Crafted Beach House in the City

Inside the deceptively spacious Albert Park home of architect Amy Hallett of Topology Studio and her family.

Homes

A Creative + Cosy Northcote Family Pad

The cleverly renovated dream home of Ortolan design studio director Chloe Quigley, and family.

Homes

A Hidden, Architectural Dream Home In Elsternwick

Nestled in an unexpected spot on the site of a former tennis court, this bold, contemporary home captures the discerning aethestic of owners...

This Week

Studio Visit

New Work From A Favourite Local Artist, Super-Charged With Colour + Pattern

Melbourne-based artist Gavin Brown opens a new exhibition of works today, inspired by the sights, flavours, and moods of travels through Asi...
Elle Murrell

Architecture

A Sustainable Home, Designed To Connect To Community

The sunny and generous renovation of a California Bungalow in Northcote, by Gardiner Architects.
Miriam McGarry

In Print

A New Monograph Celebrating One Of Australia's Most Captivating Female Artists

As the new book series Mini Monographs hits shelves, we offer a look inside the first volume, honouring bold painter Del Kathryn Barton.
Sarah Darmody

News

A Dreamy Reflection On 'Radiant Nature'

Responding to residencies in Turin, Portugal and Bariloche; Melbourne-based artist Ria Green captures the light and landscape.

Homes

From Caterpillar To Butterfly - A Truly Transformed Home!

Take a tour through the incredible Sydney home Terri Winter of top3 by design shares with her family.

Architecture

The Joyful Renovation Of A 1940s Home

A sensitive and surprising renovation to a 1940s brick home in Ascot Vale by Taylor Knights.
Miriam McGarry

Sustainability

The Australian Film Tackling The Greatest Issue Of Our Time

Director Damon Gameau discusses his inspiring climate change documentary, '2040', as it hits cinemas – kids watch for free this weekend!
Elle Murrell

News

A Unique New Line Of Meticulously Handwoven Bags

Introducing George – a limited collection of bags exploring the relationship between object, material, and human interaction.
Sally Tabart

Modernist Australia

A Rare Opportunity In Melbourne's 'Bagel Belt'

A five-bedroom 1970's gem in Caulfield North, and it's for sale!
Patricia Callan

Interiors

The Winners Of The Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards

Take a deep dive into the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards for 2019, announced last night in Sydney.

Art

The Local Gallery That's ‘Light Years’ Ahead

Sydney’s Michael Reid Gallery celebrates lightbox photography with a pioneering new exhibition.
Elle Murrell

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life Of Melissa Leong, Food Writer + TV Presenter

We spend a day with the multifaceted foodie, who has recently made the move from Sydney to Melbourne!

Architecture

A House Revived From The 1990s

CO-AP Architects boldly re-imagine a 1990s semi-detached home in Balmain, Sydney.
Miriam McGarry

News

Exploring Colour + Pace Through 'Blue And Green Music'

A brilliant new exhibition from Sally Lee Anderson takes cues from an evocative Georgia O’Keeffe painting.
Sally Tabart

Art

Robin Boyd, A Portrait Of An Australian House

Photographers Lauren Bamford and Lydia Wegner capture the legacy of Robin Boyd, in a new exhibition at Monash Gallery of Art.
Miriam McGarry

Similar Stories

Homes

A Cleverly Crafted Beach House in the City

Inside the deceptively spacious Albert Park home of architect Amy Hallett of Topology Studio and her family.

Homes

A Creative + Cosy Northcote Family Pad

The cleverly renovated dream home of Ortolan design studio director Chloe Quigley, and family.

Homes

A Hidden, Architectural Dream Home In Elsternwick

Nestled in an unexpected spot on the site of a former tennis court, this bold, contemporary home captures the discerning aethestic of owners...
www.topobzor.info

best-cooler.reviews

Был найден мной классный интернет-сайт с информацией про раскрутка сайтов шымкент https://progressive.com.kz