Melbourne-based interior design practice Studio Wonder were asked to refurbish a 1970s home in Malvern, within an early Merchant Builder’s development. Built more than fifty years ago by Merchant Builders, the home bears the hallmarks of their uniquely Australian, architect-designed houses that promoted respect for suburban landscape.
Part of Merchant Builders’ legacy in Melbourne’s suburban vernacular, the Studio Wonder team set out to celebrate the home’s 1970s foundations, while keeping it inline with the client’s current and future needs. Preserving the timber-lined ceiling as the uniting thread throughout, Studio Wonder have brought forth characterful textures, vintage design pieces and a quintessential 70s palette – from burgundy, to tumeric and rust. It’s a compilation of the best of this bygone era, in harmony with contemporary art and objects.