Chester Residence

Birdblack Design was engaged to transform this American 3-storey rainbow home into a sleek, modern, industrial masterpiece – fit for a young family with a passion for entertaining.

This home is located in Detroit, USA, but was purchased by owners still living in Australia. Both the design of the home and the selection of all fixtures and finishes were completed in Australia. All details were forwarded to our builder in the USA and our design was executed with top notch craftsmanship, exceeding all expectations.

Again, the brief for the entire home was industrial modern. The kitchen itself doubled in size during the renovation and now fits proportionally to the size of the home. Birdblack Design brought softness into this space by introducing a warm palette: soft blues and greys for the benchtops and kitchen cabinets. Textures highlight the kitchen space with a leather finish on the Jade Charcoal benchtop; the hammered copper kitchen sinks jump in contrast and new sidelight windows display lush green views outside.

Every aspect of this open plan kitchen and dining space had our clients in mind: it works functionally for a working household and doubles as an entertainer’s dream. A reclaimed timber breakfast bar in this kitchen is the epitome of homely and familiar warmth but, undoubtedly,the favourite feature is the floor to ceiling wine bottle display: a striking custom made sculptural unit. We preferred the combination of aesthetically functional as opposed to a bar fridge tucked under a benchtop.

Nearby is the Walk-In Butler's Pantry, fitted with a secondary fridge, freezer, sink and an astronomical amount of storage and bench space. The dry bar is the perfect spot for entertaining guests with bar fridge used to store wines and soft drinks and overhead display cabinets for spirit bottles. Divine, we tell you! Divine.

The dining chairs were existing pieces our client wanted to keep due to their sculptural aesthetic. The pendant lights over the island with their steel rod construction were selected to complement the sculptural chairs.

The industrial theme has been picked up throughout the finishes selected without being overtly warehouse in appearance, bringing that homely appeal.

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Interior Design: Birdblack Design
Photography: Matt Mateo Photography