We just received photos from one of our reader’s home’s, Natasha of Fat Shack Vintage, an online retailer of unique vintage and industrial light fixtures based out of Australia. Her home is now officially one of our favorites that we have posted here on 1 Kindesign. Designed by Natasha and her husband, the dwelling is chalk full of character and charm and the exterior is just as intriguing as the interior. We could go on and on about how fabulous this home is, but instead we will let Natasha take it away from here:
“We have quite an unusually designed warehouse style home in Prahran, Melbourne, Australia. It is 240 square meters of internal space spread across three levels with two outdoor entertaining areas. The locals call it the ‘Quilted House’ as the outside is pressed aluminum and looks like a quilt has been thrown over the front of the house. We recently had renovations done to the bedrooms and bathrooms as well as a renowned street artist named Reka put up a mural on the side wall (Reka is a part of the group ‘Ever Fresh‘ who had a residency last year at the ACMI gallery) and the piece and house attracts quite a bit of attention and photographs!
I like to think that the internal decor is equally as interesting and would describe our decorating style as vintage eclectic featuring an Asian twist with a pinch of industrial. The photos describe it far better than I ever could though. We have a love of all things vintage and have been collecting pieces in our travels for quite some time. My husband and I own and operate our own business called Fat Shack Vintage, which is an online retailer of vintage industrial styled lighting and home decor.
Fat Shack Vintage also sells a selection of genuine vintage furniture which is how we have accumulated a lot of the pieces in the home. It’s always hard to say no when you come across a really interesting vintage find! Between decorating our home and the office I’m surprised there is actually anything ever left to sell!”
What do you think of Natasha’s incredible home, please leave comments below, we would love to hear what you think!
Photos: Natasha, Fat Shack Vintage
Magnificent loft renovation features an eclectic redesign by Reiko Feng Shui Interior Design in a former warehouse in Brooklyn, New York. This loft had suffered the same fate as so many others, which is often what happens in Brooklyn. A beautiful old warehouse had been poorly chopped up into a bunch of “spec” lofts. The developer had covered old brick walls and gorgeous beamed ceilings with sheet rock, removing all of the character and history. The designer’s client was longing to have an authentic loft lifestyle, and wanted to incorporate good Feng Shui energy into the renovation of her home. It was an exciting challenge and the end result was a livable and functional space with great design aesthetics!
Before the renovation:
Photos: Courtesy of Reiko Feng Shui Interior Design
Jessica Helgerson Interior Design brings to us this fabulous loft apartment in Portland’s NW 13th Avenue, one of Portland’s most interesting streets. The loft is located in the recently transformed Pearl District, in an old brick and concrete building that was originally a warehouse and manufacturing facility. It was converted into condos in the 1990s. This particular unit had been divided up so that a long and narrow hall was the first point of entry, with limited storage and a rather jarring color palette of red, green and blue along with yellowish bamboo.
The space was fairly small, only 870 square feet. The clients asked for the designer’s to create a space that was open feeling, with lots of storage, room to entertain large groups, and a warm and sophisticated color palette. In response to this, a layout was designed in which the corridor is eliminated and the experience upon entering the space is open, inviting and more functional for cooking and entertaining. In contrast to the public spaces, the bedroom feels private and calm tucked behind a wall of built-in cabinetry.
The large scale wood dining table and coffee table add earthiness and warmth to the space. Vintage Eames DKW leather, steel, and wood chairs add pattern and interest and pair well with the dark steel and blown-glass chandelier.
The kitchen has glazed brick tiles, honed marble counters, dark cabinets and walnut shelves.
Visual interest and contrast was created by painting the beams a dark earthy grey and the walls a soft yet luminous shade of white. A variety of textiles was then introduced; the hand-stitched felt headboard, the vintage Moroccan rug, the heavy woven fabrics used to upholster the custom sofa and cushions. A series of blown glass pendant lights swag playfully over the sofa.
One of the client’s requests was to find a good home for “Megatron” their big screen television, a member of the family with a personality of his own. A custom console table was custom designed, made from antique Chinese doors and wrapped in a shiny modern lacquered box. The large scale of the console visually anchors the television while housing the various components.
Photos: Lincoln Barbour
This original South Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia artist’s warehouse conversion has been the longtime home and studio to a renowned painter. This rare stand alone Victorian warehouse is the perfect place to live and work on the city fringe. The property has retained not just original soaring ceiling heights and Oregon beams but the true spirit of a creative loft. Massive studio gallery, two bedrooms plus study/office, library, kitchen living space with deck, jungle oasis garden, two bathrooms and in-floor heating make the space a comfortable home. This rare find is a genuine warehouse which has escaped the developers. This unique home is listed for sale from here.
This exclusive 1850s carriage house is one of Surry Hills, a suburb of Sydney, Australia’s finest single dwelling warehouses, which has been designed by Hare & Klein Interior Design. This unique design encompasses 8,395 square feet (780 square meters) of living space spread out across three levels, embracing a convenient cosmopolitan lifestyle.
The home features an incredible open plan with a Blackbutt featured kitchen, casual and formal living area, outdoor entertaining deck, ground floor studio/gallery, four bedrooms including a master bedroom with deluxe en-suite bathroom and spacious guest wing with en-suite bathroom, four car garage with two tandem internal access and unique features such as beautiful fireplace, chic lighting and exposed timber beamed ceilings.
The home was also a shortlisted entry in the 2011 Australian Interior Design Awards.
Photos: Jenni Hare
An historic warehouse has been converted into an incredible home on Northumberland Street in Collingwood, Victoria, Australia. Working on the interior of the project was Australian design studio Herniman + Interiors. The project required sensitive design, mixing the charm of the existing brick structure, steel staircase and historic balconies with the modern requirements of a travelling family. The aesthetic is both comfortable and slick, using a palette of monochromatic finishes mixed with warm bamboo flooring and splashes of “Asia”. Co-coordinating with a client that was mostly out of the country required heightened attention to detail and good communication.
Photos: Courtesy of Herniman + Interiors
This ultra fabulous and unique New York style warehouse residence is situated in South Brisbane, Australia. This converted freestanding two-story warehouse has been turned into a spacious and prestigious home with almost of 4,843 square feet (450 square meters) of designer living space. The residence features expansive open plan living with high ceilings, beautiful timber flooring and exposed 100 year old brickwork give warmth and character throughout. The Ralph Lauren styled master bedroom and en-suite is very spacious with an open air feel. Additional features include a beautiful internal courtyard, and a rooftop garden. Unique in both its style and location this property has spectacular skyline and ocean views.
What do you think of this spectacular property? It is listed for sale from here.
This exceptional New York-style warehouse conversion features unparalleled architectural design that merges original factory features with the best in modern living, located in the town of Abbotsford, Victoria, Australia. The ground floor encompasses a bedroom with courtyard, open plan study and second living room with original roller-door blind and full height operational door/windows, large bathroom with laundry, courtyard and lock up garage.
The first floor has a spacious open plan living, dining, kitchen and meals area with expansive kitchen joinery, pantry, black mirrored backsplash, stunning island bench area and extensive outdoor room-style entertainer’s courtyard. The second floor boasts an oversized master bedroom with city views, walk in robe and en-suite, a third bedroom with an amazing wrap around balcony and sun deck.
What do you think of this incredible warehouse conversion, could you live here? This cool home is listed for sale here.
This sensational warehouse home is located in the Mission district of San Francisco in an industrial building, built in the 1930′s. The building has had many lives, first as a Lucky Strike warehouse, later an auto repair shop, and then in the 80′s it belonged to an organization known for its experimental art installations. During the dot com era it was dolled up as a software company. Clive McCarthy bought the 10,000 square foot building in 2006 for his art factory and residence. He hired designer Stanley Saitowitz and architecture firm Natoma Architects for the renovation of the industrial warehouse.
Here is a description of the project from the designers, “the scope of project was to restore the original industrial warehouse and remove the ugly mid 90′s additions and to install contained set elements of the entry, powder room, kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, fireplace, and laundry to create a domestic landscape. These set pieces are smooth and refined, and contrast sharply with the rustic original building. To quiet the existing jagged backdrop, gray stain and paint were used as a camouflage which synthesizes the disparate materials and elements.
The main studio is contained in a secluded space at the rear of the first level. Sometimes works spills out and occupies the lower level and central two-story volume. A series of spaces on the upper floor form a circuit around this volume. The living room is above the garage, at the street front, and flanked by a study and guestroom. A long dining room table continues to become the kitchen island. Across the void are the laundry and another guestroom. The master suite occupies the rear of the building, with a sparkling white tub and sink area, and a shortcut to the studio below. A new central stair hangs in the void and links the work level to the living level above, and a rooftop garden at the top.” Via
The bright-red Lack bookcases in the library are from Ikea.
A 39-foot-long kitchen counter, made of honed granite, doubles as a workstation and dining table.
The black leather LC4 Chaise Lounge in the master bedroom is by Le Corbusier.
The green wall was created by Plants on Walls, a San Francisco-based company.
The painting in the bathroom is “Patricia Susan Bell,” a portrait of Dr. Bell by Mr. McCarthy, who wrote computer code to produce the digital intaglio ink-jet on canvas.
White edge tiles, by Dal Tile, line the room. The long vanity and sink were custom-cut from Corian solid surface. The spa-like water feature is a RainSky by Dornbracht.
Stanley Saitowitz, the designer, introduced a spiral stair that hangs from the roof, without touching the floor, to avoid cutting into the concrete.
Mr. Saitowitz covered a graffiti-style mural on the facade in gray paint to bring out the building’s clean lines and details.
Photos: Rien van Rijthoven and Matthew Millman
The striking Oriental Warehouse Loft by Edmonds + Lee Architects is a modern architectural residence that was recently completed last year. Located in the South Beach neighborhood of San Francisco, this home’s design is a renovation of an existing apartment loft. To maximize the space inside the residence, the designers chose to abandon the general rules of maintaining privacy with regard to windows and transparency. Instead, the home opens up to nature with large expanses of glass to blend the inside and outside world.
Inside the rusted timber and brick structural shell, you will find a contemporary interior design with modern furniture, fixtures and finishes. There is also millwork detailing and the insertion of a steel cantilever stair that connects the ground floor living areas with the private sleeping quarters upstairs. The home is a remarkable rehabilitation project that has produced incredible results.