Cato Residence

The Kitchen is the heart and the focal point of the home. Birdblack Design created a black and white background palette and then warmed the space with beautiful terracotta concrete around both the rangehood and the breakfast bar. Black stained solid timber and stunning natural marble are notable features in this kitchen space.

Birdblack Design also designed in a SECRET walk-in Butler’s Pantry for a hidden away, completely functional prep and wash-up space. Our clients have a growing family and absolutely adore entertaining so creating spaces that were functional for the family on the daily but were also excellent entertaining spaces was imperative.

As our clients desired a contemporary bespoke home, we utilised a variety of colours, materials and textures which ooze luxury and impeccable taste. From stunning brass to mosaic tiles to natural marble, from natural leather bedheads and drawer pulls to plush rugs and a warm fireplace to secret walk-in Butler’s Pantry & wine fridge – this home is simply divine. With ample storage, extra power points for the kids’ laptops; the family’s entertaining space is exquisitely functional for everyday living for a growing family with school age children. The additions of the Study Nook, Custom Entertainment unit & bookcase and the Mudroom within the entry all help with the day-to-day running of a busy family.

Due to the pre-existing warm auburn tones of the Spotted Gum timber flooring and terracotta roofing tiles, we continued this terracotta colour theme within the new renovation. Paired with gorgeous black and white elements, the sporadic touches of terracotta and brass not only warmed up the interior, but brought continuity and harmony throughout.

Birdblack Design love utilising every inch of space available whilst creating minimalistic, spacious designs – it is quite the art form. Of course, practicality isn’t the only design factor. It is essential to keep the home’s overall style in mind: ensuring the colours, materials and finishes flow seamlessly throughout the spaces.

A note from the owners:
Working with Sarah and her team was easy. All questions and concerns were always responded to quickly. We love our new space, especially the built to measure carpentry pieces with lots of storage which was an important part of our brief. Seeing it finished, it all flows and fits well together. The team did a fabulous job design-wise and the workmanship is great.

Interior Design: Birdblack Design
Builder: Graeme Carberry Builder
Joinery: Marlix Bespoke Furniture & Joinery
Photography: The Evoke Company
Videography: PipeWolf Media

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