Sunday Loves Spaces - House of Billie by Georgie Shepherd
Australian interior designer Georgie Shepherd has a taste level and eye that puts her a tier above.
This is her latest project, House of Billie (so named for the family's fur-baby, a black cavoodle). This traditional 1920's bungalow recently got a modern new extension out back, and an interior transformation by Georgie that bridges classic and contemporary.
The pared-back colour palette Georgie's used is totally in keeping with the home's original character. I lovelovelove the choice of a soft grey concrete floor with soft grey kitchen cabinetry - the overall look is modern and light, but it also has a sense of elegance and heritage about it. Nice choice to go without drawer and door handles, by the way - super clean!
My absolute favourite piece (now in my own dream home moodboard) is sitting above the custom curved kitchen island... that semi-circular light! It's the Oddments pendant, by Australian lighting studio Volker Haug.
Georgie switches from polished concrete in the kitchen and dining to light timber floorboards in the living, to help differentiate the spaces.
Where the kitchen is light and clean, the lounge is warm and cosy, thanks to layers of textiles in deep greens and terracotta tones, and the original 1920's fireplace.
This is small space design at its best: the curved bench seat above has storage space underneath, and the in-built shelving below is as practical as it is pretty.
The colours may be quiet, but Georgie plays with the dynamics of a space by layering materials and textures...
Of course this bathroom had me at the choice of tiling (we love a matte and uneven white tile), but it's the amber glass shower screen that makes it extra memorable for me. This isn't something we've seen before - bet we start seeing a lot more now!
Tradition in the front, party in the back - is there anything better than a character-filled old home with a modern extension? No, no there isn't.