Early adopters of warehouse living in inner city Brisbane, visual artist Caroline Austin and her partner Andrew engaged Wrightson Stewart to work on key areas of their home with stunning results.
Caroline both lives and works in their warehouse space, which had its kitchen, bathrooms, entry and study transformed.
Capturing the historical integrity of the Woolstore apartments in Brisbane’s Teneriffe, Wrightson Stewart worked to assemble principles, functionalities, materials and products that work in harmony with their surroundings, while paying homage to historical, classic and robust design.
“Walking through the apartment delivers an understanding of spatial volume through ceiling heights and natural light flooding through the windows on all sides.
“The extreme high ceilings throughout directed a considered approach to the balance of joinery proportions,” said director Ian Wrightson.
Original oak flooring, exposed wooden and steel trusses, traditional brick, architectural ceiling details and oversized sash windows were all factored into designs to appreciate the property’s existing features and architecture.
“The amount of natural light filling the space allows for a dramatic selection of materials and the high end finish and authenticity of the materials counterbalance the grittier design elements of the pre-existing space,” added Ian.
Established in 2001 by Australians Ian Wrightson and Steven Stewart, multi award-winning practice Wrightson Stewart specialises in quality interior design, architectural adaptation, contemporary styling and original product design.