Webster St HouseLiving Room, Melbourne

Shannon McGrath

This is an example of a mid-sized open concept living room in Melbourne with white walls. —  Houzz
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Vanessa Walker added this to Best of the Week: 32 Open-Plan Decorating Schemes Done Right3 December 2018

3. Location: Melbourne, Victoria Designer: Moloney ArchitectsFeatures: Colour consistency.

Amanda Pollard added this to Secret Weapon: How Texture Can Help You Zone Open-Plan Areas18 March 2018

Add some shelvingThe texture on the wall of this living space has been created simply by installing a wooden shelving unit. The timber grid adds a tactile element to the plain white wall to give the seating area a cosy feel. Its position is pretty clever too – it overhangs slightly to signify that this area is a separate zone.Built-In Joinery Takes Homes to the Next Level

Vanessa Walker added this to Pro Panel: 8 Reno Blunders and How to Avoid Them22 October 2017

Solution: Start with a good designIf design and spatial awareness are not your forte, employ someone who is trained to help you. Renovations cost a lot of money and you want to get the best design and floor plan to suit your family’s needs. Designers can also offer fantastic ideas that you may not have thought of. This is always best done before you start renovating to avoid any costly variations.Read renovating planning tips

Studio 1 Interiors added this to Top Shelf: Master Open Shelving With 9 Expert Styling Tips7 August 2017

1. Mix things upShould your shelves be filled with pretty things? Absolutely. But just as important are the functional and sentimental items that make your house a home. Plants, photos, ornaments, art, vessels and vases – include them all. And as you do, be mindful of mixing up the sizes, textures, styles and tones of the items you display on each shelf in order to create variety and interest.Tip: Be careful not to over-fill shelves as they can quickly look cluttered. Instead, create a more open look by leaving plenty of breathing space around items – a good way to tell you’ve done well is if you can see the back of the shelves beyond the display.

Emma Bolger added this to Future Perfect: 5 Ways to Create a Timeless Interior23 June 2017

Polished concrete, stone or tiles: These look classic in various shades of grey. Selected in this instance as an alternative to timber, they are also useful in wet areas of the home, such as laundries and bathrooms, where timber flooring is not as suitable.

Tennille Joy Interiors added this to Fabric Vs Leather: Which Sofa Best Suits You?15 February 2016

The downsidesFabrics with a high natural content, such as linens or cottons, tend to fade easily. Chenilles with no lining back will buckle and wrinkle easily, and textured weaves that are loosely woven will lose their elasticity over time. It’s worth having a plan of what you want before you tackle the shops. TIP: Ask yourself, is the sofa getting natural light? Do I mind the sofa wrinkling over time? Do I want a firm and formal look, or something squishy and soft? These are the big questions to consider before making your decision.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

HU-301456874 added this to My ideas2 August 2020

the shelving!! Even without the side shift, it would look great on the blank wall

Plush Design Interiors added this to Kitchen ideas16 April 2020

darker flooring for added depth, hidden by the rug, but a nice example of darker concrete aggregate or possibly terrazzo

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