References to the locality are drawn into the material palette selected by Nick to ensure the home embraces its context. From the playful, pink Rosa Nuvola marble kitchen island, original retained brick fireplace, and terracotta tiles in the main bathroom upstairs to the polished plaster walls throughout. “I tried to use authentic materials, things you can touch. I’m a very tactile person, and my home reflects that,” Nick says.
Given that the home is situated in a heritage conversation area, Nick’s design weaves in nods to the local architecture and charm. “The Tongue n Groove Natural Grade Chamoisee oak flooring in Grande format is one of those beautiful, timeless elements,” he says. “I wanted something really easy to walk on, durable and a material that had a natural, earthy feel about it,” he adds. Connecting the larger part of the home’s ground floor, the Tongue n Groove timber flooring needed to be a gentle finish that would sit seamlessly alongside the other feature finishes, such as the polished plaster walls and sandstone crazy paving outside. “The classical colouring of Chamoisee Oak flooring creates a neutral backdrop for the eclectic collection of furniture and artwork throughout our home,” Nick maintains.