There’s no doubt that our readers are always very excited for a before and after (it’s the most popular category on the site) which means that many of you will be very interested in today’s fabulous makeover. Located on the Northern Gold Coast riverfront, this 1990’s four-bedroom home was renovated and furnished recently with interior designer Mel Hoekstra, of MH Interiors, at the helm.
“It’s owned by a couple who divide their time between their riverfront Gold Coast home and a farm which is a few hours away,” says Mel, who furnished the home in a modern coastal farmhouse style.
“Our clients wanted to transform their home into a modern coastal farmhouse retreat which was light, airy and suitable for entertaining family and friends,” says Mel. The design combines the owner’s existing furnishings and artworks with new custom furniture and accessories in tranquil grey and green tones. The result is a calm, comfortable abode that is hugely enjoyed by the owners, their children and grandchildren.
Highlights of the home include an entertainer’s kitchen (in Dulux Lexicon) combined with a large island bench (in Dulux Timeless Grey). The island bench seats eight people making it a great hub for the family to congregate. Nearby, a six-metre butler’s pantry houses all the kitchen appliances, save for the cooktop and coffee maker. “Our client wanted most of the cooking and mess behind closed doors,” says Mel.
The lounge area was made significantly larger by combing the old lounge and dining areas. “It’s now a spacious, comfortable lounge area with custom cabinetry in Dulux Charcoal Fusion, a refined colour which camouflages the tv and complements our MH Interiors custom dusty blue sofa,” says Mel. Farmhouse style occasional chairs complete the look.
“The exterior has been transformed as much as the inside,” says Mel. What was once a yellow, square 1990’s design is now unrecognisable – a light, custom paint colour contrasts with new curved metal balustrade in Dulux Monument.
“It has been a privilege and absolute pleasure to work alongside our beautiful clients to transform their riverfront home into a much-loved sanctuary. In fact, they haven’t been back to their farm much since we finished!”