Modern Living Space with 10makers Furniture

Mar 13, 17 Modern Living Space with 10makers Furniture

A Holiday-House Feel of the Property

A Federation home is loved for its ramshackle and child-friendly appeal.

Often it’s a small, charming feature in a house for sale that proves the selling point for prospective buyers. For Tim Leveson and Libby Knott it was the stable doors, which lead from the laundry to the garden in this Federation home in Sydney’s Inner West, that helped sealed the deal last year. “These doors were one of the things we fell in love with – you just don’t see them very often in city homes or metropolitans,” Tim says.

Holiday house like

Holiday house like where wood is used through the house

The couple – and their young family, toddler Sunday and baby Harper on the way – were also attracted to the holiday-house feel of the property. Tim attributes this atmosphere to the use of wood throughout the home. “It was built in 1917 by a local boat builder using local timbers,” he explains. “It’s a bit like an old fishing shack – in fact, it feels like it should have a jetty out the front, not a footpath!”

Fresh the three bedroom house up

The three-bedroom house had a definite charm, but still required a lot of work before the family could move in. “It was in a pretty bad state,” Tim says. “There were no gutters, so a new roof and gutters were imperative.” It was also necessary to freshen it up with a comprehensive paint job. The interior was painted in Dulux half-strength Baker’s White, and the exterior in Woodland Grey, with trims in Surfmist.

Fresh the home with painting

Fresh the home with painting

Bedroom

Built-ins were installed in two bedrooms, and the raw pine floorboards throughout the house were scrubbed with steel wool and methylated spirits. “We haven’t varnished or painted them so they have the most gorgeous aged look and feel,” Tim explains. “They’re soft underfoot and require little attention [see page 99].”

Kitchen and Bathroom

The kitchen, bathroom and laundry were tweaked around the edges, with plans to renovate these down the track. “For the moment we really do enjoy the house’s ramshackle and child-friendly appeal,” Tim says. “We’re not too precious about it – we constantly have neighbourhood kids running around so it’s perfect as it is.”

kitchen and bathroom are fully renovated

kitchen and bathroom are fully renovated

Tim, an interior designer and furniture maker designed by 10makers, and Libby, an art consultant, dealer and curator, have brought their professional touch and artistic aesthetic to the decorating – the interior is a glorious mix of warm colours, textures, and modern and bespoke pieces. “We like clean lines in the furnishings, yet we also surround ourselves with interesting, warm and comfortable items like recliner chair,” Tim says. The couple love vintage pieces, but are choosy. “The vintage look can be overdone so we try not to go overboard, and try to mix things up with newer items,” Tim explains. Many of their pieces are family heirlooms, as well as market, holiday mementoes and second-hand finds. “We really pride ourselves on making interiors work without spending too much money – importance is placed on found and reused items,” Tim reveals.

Comfortable furniture item like sofas and recliners from 10makers are preferred

Comfortable furniture item like sofas and recliners from 10makers are preferred

But the couple have splurged on artworks, which feature throughout the home. Each piece tells a story, with two paintings marking the birth of their children, and others, gifts from artists. “For us, artwork is very important in any home,” Tim says. In this welcoming, creative family space, home is definitely where the heart – and the art – is.

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Home building instruction infographic

Home building instruction infographic [source: qarmazi.com]

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Summer’s Exhibition of Donald Judd Furniture

Jun 09, 16 Summer’s Exhibition of Donald Judd Furniture

Donald Judd Furniture

Organized with the Judd Foundation, the exhibition presented aluminum pieces by the minimalist sculptor, who began making furniture in the early 1970s. Meanwhile, the foundation itself installed similar tableaux at the nearby Mercer hotel. In both venues, pieces were shown for the first time as they might actually be used. Onetime objects on pedestals became, well, furniture.

summer's exhibition of Donald Judd furniture

summer’s exhibition of Donald Judd furniture

“It took me eight years to feel bold enough to do this,” says Madeleine Hoffmann, who was hired by the estate in 1994 and now heads its furniture division. “Before, people tended to think of Judd’s furniture as sculpture.”

In a 1992 exhibition at A/D, a Judd bed was displayed without so much as a mattress. “People thought it was beautiful but said it couldn’t possibly be a bed. It looked too uncomfortable,” recalls Cunnick. This time, she added pillows and a blanket.

 furniture as sculpture

furniture as sculpture

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Natural Furniture Design and Interior

May 01, 16 Natural Furniture Design and Interior

Natural House Interior

The treatment room was conceived as a fluid extension of the Zen rock garden currently under construction in the rear courtyard. Nature trickles in through a moat of river rocks lining the back wall. To disguise the room’s exposed pipes, the architects sheathed them in stalks of bamboo, a decorative motif repeated throughout the spa.

Natural Furniture Design and House Interior

Natural Furniture Design and House Interior

The 600-sq.-ft. space took two and a half months to complete.

A Case Study of B&B in Furniture Interior

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Easily Brighten Up your Living Space with Splashes of Colour

Mar 10, 16 Easily Brighten Up your Living Space with Splashes of Colour

Wanted a Warmer House?

Rebecca and Tim Udvary’s last home was stark and minimalist, so when they purchased this house, in Melbourne’s Elsternwick, they looked for something different. “We wanted a warmer house that was a bit softer with a lot more colour and comfortable furniture,” says Rebecca, a professional cook. The interior would still be strong on design and selecting good pieces of furniture, but with two young children already and a baby on the way, a little more practical this time around.

Desire for a warmer house with woody furniture set

Desire for a warmer house with woody furniture set

Characteristics of The House To be Renovated

The property was bought four years ago prior to auction. There were three houses in the same street all for sale at the same time, but the couple wanted this one for several reasons: it was the only brick house with old woody table and chair set; it was on a corner block; and the other homes were already renovated. “We would be paying a premium for a house that was not our style,” Rebecca says. So they put in a few bids before the auction and managed to secure it as their home – and second renovation project.

The Old Brick House

The Old Brick House

The previous owner was an old lady who had done a lot of “renovating” herself. So while the house wasn’t in great condition, it was sound. The couple enlisted Melbourne-based architect Clare Cousins to draw up plans to knock down the back part of the property. They painted and polished the floorboards in the entry and hall and plan to renovate an area that will become their ensuite, a study for Tim (who’s an engineer) and the original kitchen that’s currently used as a laundry.

How The House is Renovated!

The renovations were relatively painless as the couple knew what to expect and also spent more time planning this time. They also used the same builder as they did for their previous renovation, which was a fortuitous decision. “He pulled out all the stops to have the house finished before Christmas so we could move in before Woody [their now two-year-old son] was born,” Rebecca explains. As a result the work was completed in just five months.

The budget had the biggest impact on the design process. “We had planned for a second storey that would house three children’s bedrooms, a playroom and a bathroom, but the budget meant we kept everything on one level,” Rebecca says. “I think that this made for a better and tighter design.”

The house is planned to be renovated and extended to a Two storey house with rooms for kids

The house is planned to be renovated and extended to a Two storey house with rooms for kids

The couple aren’t in any hurry to commence the rest of the renovations as the house is still very liveable. “We plan to stay here for a few more years at least, but never say never,” Rebecca laughs.

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8 TIPS TO SAVE MONEY FOR HANDYMAN IN THE WORKSHOP

Sep 13, 15 8 TIPS TO SAVE MONEY FOR HANDYMAN IN THE WORKSHOP

Nowadays, woodworking is getting more and more popular in the modern life. Therefore, if you know how to use these tips, it will make your life become a little bit easier. Let’s see the article below and check out what these tips are with me.

  1. Tip number 1

I will show you the first trick in this article now. In some cases, you are going to want to drill a hole for the screw or maybe you just need to drill your hardwood before you nail the screw. The easiest way to do it is to use a best impact driver that you have. You can just take a nail that you are going to use and put the head of it in your impact driver. You now fix the nail in the drill head so you can press the power pole. It works pretty well even on hardwood. Now, you are not limited to drill any holes in the hardwood or in the wall.?You can even use it like a framing nail art 16b by just chopping the head of it off and get to work.

  1. Tip number 2 and 3

Sometimes you want to make a small top for a project but like most of us, you run out of clamps or don’t have clamps. So the easy thing to do is just take a couple of scrap wood pieces and screw them down to surface. It is just a little wider than the actual width of the top and I like to put wax paper underneath the wood. Next, you just need to take a metal straight edge and lay it over the top. You get a nice clean edge every time now because I’ve got my block screw down and the wax paper is cutting down. I’m just going to put some glue on which I’ve already done on my work and I’m going to lay them in the tight up against the back block and then take a couple of wedges. Now you can buy anything at the local store. You can cut a couple of wood and just putting it on together and tapping into place instant plan. Now you can do a small top with whatever size that you need.

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