Sorrento House Living RoomContemporary Living Room, Melbourne

"This is an example of one story being told holistically: the architecture and the interior talk to each other - beautifully. Unadorned materials are used inside and out completing the narrative'. Rob Mills Photography Earl Carter

Design ideas for a contemporary formal living room in Melbourne with a concrete fireplace surround, no tv and a ribbon fireplace. —  Houzz
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andriana83 wrote:2December,2014
  • irish43
    4 years ago
    Me too???
  • janinegigliotti
    3 years ago

    I am interested in this concrete wall paneling used in this wall. I am based in sydney where I am builing a new home. Which company supplied these panels. thanks

benton04 wrote:14October,2014
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    Di Vinci Studio Bathrooms & Interiors
    5 years ago
    what you need here is 800 x 400m, 200 grit honed bluestone with lots of cats paw (small holes), or hand cut crazy slate paving in the light colour range.
  • Helena Hodson
    last year

    I am interested in the couch. Where do I purchase?

coombscastle wrote:2January,2015
    coombscastle wrote:2January,2015

      What Houzz contributors are saying:

      Gabrielle Chariton added this to Beyond Brick and Plasterboard: Alternative Materials for Walls20 November 2018

      Left exposed on the interior walls, concrete introduces an edgy, urban feel. While it’s a bold design statement in itself, its soft, neutral colouring and subtle texture also create the perfect backdrop for colourful artwork and statement furnishings. It also pairs beautifully with other raw finishes, such as timber and natural stone. Good to know:Building with concrete requires engineering expertise and an experienced builder.It can be expensive. If heavy panels need to be transported and/or craned into site, costs can quickly escalate. Using the tilt-up method reduces transportation costs.Using pre-cast or pre-fabricated panels will reduce on-site construction times.Once installed, concrete walls will require no further finishing, making it the ultimate maintenance-free material.

      Joanna Tovia added this to Best of the Week: 30 Lovely Living Rooms8 April 2018

      24. Location: Melbourne, VictoriaWhy we love it: Concrete is cool, but the orange artworks stop it from being too cold.

      Deirdre Avenell added this to Picture Perfect: 40 Well-Placed Artworks From Around the Globe4 December 2017

      15. Lean on me. Melbourne, Victoria

      Georgia Madden added this to Best of the Week: Winter-Ready Homes22 May 2017

      10. Location: Sorrento, VictoriaArchitect/interior designer: Robert Mills Architects and Interior DesignersWhy we love it: Cool concrete is made cosy with the addition of slubby linen and injections of bright orange. Tip: Low-slung sofa styles will give you a casual, relaxed vibe.

      Susan Redman added this to Don’t Be an Interiors Chromophobe!30 July 2016

      We all know that artworks are an easy way to add accent colours to a room. To make sure it looks purposeful and carefully considered, add one or two other elements in a similar hue. In this living room, for example, orange books on a coffee table reflect the colourings of artworks on the fireplace ledge, as does the other decorator piece in the room: the tribal totem. This repetition of colour helps the eye travel all around the room, and really gives the viewer a chance to appreciate all elements in the room rather than just one bold piece.

      Simon Farrell-Green added this to Living Rooms That Don't Revolve Around the Box5 April 2016

      Thankfully, as the following rooms show, some people still have the good sense not to organise their entire living spaces around the telly – and even if you have to have one in the room, there are myriad ways of hiding it away.

      Tess Dolan added this to Colour Metamerism: When Colours Are Not What They Seem13 July 2015

      Solution: Check it twiceFirstly, be careful when buying online or from a printed catalogue and make sure you know if items can be exchanged or returned if they are not the right fit.As for online purchases, there are websites that test your computer’s colour vision and allow you to update your computer so you receive the most accurate colour information on your at-home computer. If you decide to shop with a photo of an item, make sure you remember the kind of light you took the photo, and take a moment to compare the photograph with the object before you leave the house.

      What Houzzers are commenting on:

      Cindy Royal added this to Royal Nest - Living Room6 days ago

      What appeals to me is the contrast of cold hard (with that fireplace wall), and soft/warm (with the soft sofa). I don't like the orange accent pictures.

      Sam Zurawel added this to Sam's Ideas20 May 2020

      Boom. Feature wall in living room.

      Scot Taylor added this to Taylor - Nelson Build - RecRoom1 April 2020

      Concrete wall & furniture layout

      Photos in Sorrento House