Waterloo Quadrant

Renovation Award winning kitchen 2020 | NKBA Outstanding Renovation 2020 |
Best Design Awards Finalist 2020

Our client has had his barrister chambers in a central CBD building for over twenty years. As he was approaching retirement, he and his wife decided to convert the “office space” into an inner-city apartment. The overall brief for the apartment was to create a “New York loft” feel, with an industrial edge.

The apartment consists of two bedrooms, a study/sitting room, 2.5 bathrooms, a TV Room with a fireplace and a living/dining room. The laundry is contained in a purpose designed cupboard in the hallway. We specified and designed kitchen, bathroom, laundry and entertainment unit cabinetry; specified flooring, tiles, wall coverings, paints and furnishings.

The original steel window joinery throughout the apartment was an inspiration for the use of a predominantly black colour palette in the kitchen and black hardware and joinery running throughout the apartment.

The flooring throughout the majority of the apartment is a light oak, laid in a herringbone pattern, with charcoal coloured carpet in the bedrooms, study and TV room. The herringbone oak floor floors contrasts beautifully with the dark palette and mirrors the zigzag shape of the hallway moving through the length of the apartment.

For the Master Ensuite Bathroom we used marble look porcelain tiles on the floor and two of the walls. The remaining two walls are painted Dulux Vanilla Quake half. The large shower has a LED lit rain shower head, a long tiled niche for shower essentials, a shower slide and a tile insert channel drain. The black metal rimmed mirror complements the steel window joinery. The timber of the vanity contrasts and provides warmth. Push to open drawers provide great storage.

The final result is a modern, luxurious ensuite in this converted apartment.

Services: Renovation Residential, Full interior Design

Photography: Mark Scowen

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“It was a pleasure working with Nicola Manning on turning our office floor into an apartment!

She understood our brief and got it spot on. We are very happy with the quality and final looks from the amazing kitchen to the bathrooms and the clever storage ideas. Nicola is very knowledge, professional and personable making her very easy to work with and I would highly recommend her and her team! I would use Nicola Manning Design again on our next project.”

– Paula Black