Key Piece
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Key Piece is a unique Interior Architectural & Design practice. With over 30 years of combined experience & knowledge, we are very grateful to have a huge referral base of amazing clients who have become, over the years, like family to us.

As part of the service we offer, we project manage a significant number of our jobs and because of this, we have a team of extremely competent & loyal tradesman. Some of our clients have even been happy to hand over their keys, go on a holiday and return to their completed dream renovations.

As Interior Architects, our specialty has always been accurately designing & detailing custom joinery including: award-winning kitchens & bathrooms; well equipped laundries; cosy studies & ergonomic home offices; grand libraries; entertainment units; beautiful fireplaces; well-fitted robes and other specific interior design detailing. We never work within our own taste or ego. We feel very comfortable intuiting our clients’ needs. We work within all styles, ranging from classical to contemporary. We always use up to date fixtures, fittings and are aware of all new technology within the building industry. We listen carefully to our clients and never finish our first briefing session until we feel extremely confident moving forward to the design stage. We are the ‘Key Piece’ in your building puzzle. We are adaptable, patient, dedicated, organised and always respectful of our clients’ needs. We can alleviate the stress by filling in the void between client & builder.
We choose to draw by hand despite being trained in CAD. This gives us more flexibility, makes us faster and we are a lot more creative working at our drawing boards. Our drawings and specifications are very thorough, accurate, beautiful and easy to read by client & tradesman.

We also have years of experience with colour, soft furnishing and finding ‘Key Pieces’ of furniture and lighting for our clients. We are equipped to work with you from concept to completion, whether it is a whole house or a simple room.

Services Provided
Accessible Design, Basement Design, Bathroom Design, Bedroom Design, Colour Consulting, Custom Bathroom Vanities, Custom Blinds & Shades, Custom Bookcases, Custom Built-ins, Custom Cabinets, Custom Entertainment Units, Custom Fireplace Mantels, Custom Furniture, Custom Home Bars, Custom Kitchen Cabinets, Custom Pantries, Custom Rugs, Custom Shelving, Custom Walk-in Wardrobes, Custom Wall Bed, Dining Room Design, Downsizing, Drafting, Feng Shui Design, Floor Plans, Furniture Selection, Hallway Design, Heritage Building Conservation, Home Office Design, Home Theater Design, House Plans, Interior Design, Kids Bedroom Design, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Renovating, Laundry Room Design, Lighting Design, Living Room Design, Nursery Design, Playroom Design, Project Management, Space Planning, Staircase Design, Sustainable Design, Wardrobe Design, Wine Cellar Design

Areas Served
Melbourne, Ballarat, Geelong, Bellarine Peninsula, Mornington Peninsula, Gippsland, Bayside, Inner City, Brighton, Sandringham, Black Rock, Elwood, St Kilda, South Melbourne, Port Melbourne, East Melbourne, Sth Yarra, Toorak, Malvern, Armadale, Canterbury, Surrey Hills, Camberwell, Balwyn, Templestowe, Ivanhoe, Collingwood, Northcote, Fitzroy, Brunswick, Kew, Preston, Coburg, Pascoe Vale, Essendon, Carlton, Hampton, Beaumaris, Mentone, Williamstown, Yarraville, Doncaster, Bentleigh, Caulfield, Mt Eliza, Mt Martha

Certifications and Awards
BA Interior Architecture (Uni SA)
Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD)
NKBA Kitchen & Bathroom Awards 1998 - 2002 (last entry 2001)
Award Winning Melbourne Interior Designer

Contact: Jo-Anne Balchin
Location: Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Commented: beautiful timber table Hi Verity, The benchtop is made from Spotted Gum timber, as is the floor. We are glad you like it. (-:
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Commented: Why would you use a painting about the massacre of women and children? We don’t judge our clients & their choices. We don’t work in our own taste. We stay neutral & translate their brief onto paper & subsequently into reality. It has nothing to do with money....
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Commented: Backsplash -- constantly fresh It needs to be any non-combustible surface. You also cannot use reconstituted stone behind a gas cooktop. You can use blue-board & paint it as long as it is fire-rated. It is simply a case of safe...
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Commented: Can you tell me the name of the paint color? I'm sorry, I cant find record of it? We must have chosen it while the painter was already on site. Unusual but happens sometimes.
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Commented: Great Design. How deep are the overhead shelves and the benchtop? Thanks, the clients love the practicality of their butlers pantry too. The benchtop to the left is 500mm deep, the overheads are 250mm deep. The benchtop & overheads to the right are both 300mm de...
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Commented: Floors Haha Thanks Drew! We actually love that tile! It's a great choice. The tile in the job was actually a real '90s' yellow. Haven't seen it for 15 years.
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