I’m endlessly astounded by the quality of design coming out of Australia, and Whiting Architects and Interiors, based in Melbourne, are a prime example of Australian design innovation at its best. The design firm is run by Stephen and Carole Whiting, and they specialise in high-end, handcrafted design, with an acute attention to detail. Their recent conversion of a double fronted Edwardian house on Kerferd Place showcases their unique talent for developing the bones of a period building into a contemporary, utilitarian space. They skilfully sourced vintage 1930’s steel framed doors and commercial aluminium, adding to the robust, almost industrial scheme.
It was very much a case of form following function, with their focus on creating a purposeful, utilitarian building. They cleverly avoided wasting space with unnecessary corridors, instead turning intermediate spaces into a study and a window seat. White walls and neutral fittings enhance the clean and informal setting, with beautifully crafted contemporary furniture and artwork adding texture and depth.
The result is a relaxed and practical family home, with aesthetic value coming from the scheme’s simplicity.