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Beechworth Residence

Refined meets rustic: this contemporary two-level, three-bedroom home in country Victoria was designed and built for a young Melbourne family as their weekender and holiday retreat. The solid granite form of the building is complemented by an atmospheric pitched roof, exposed rafters, and is contrasted with a refined mix of materials and textures. The light-filled interior is restrained and pared back, yet layered. Continuity is achieved through the considered repetition of colours, surfaces and materials. Timber panelling, bespoke joinery, custom-concrete benchtops, terrazzo floors, hand-glazed tiles, ceramic washbasins, tan leather accents and bronze tapware all sit together in quiet harmony. Our clients time living in Japan informed some of the areas including the intimate dining nook, and the selection of finishes.

Photographer: Derek Swalwell

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Fitzroy Residence

This newly built three-level terrace in Fitzroy by Inarc Architects was designed for a couple downsizing from their family home in Kew. Doherty Design Studio was tasked with the complete interior planning – design and furniture selection – to create a luxurious inner city retreat. Light, a strong emphasis on entertaining and a connection to the garden and outdoors was important. The interior resolution successfully melds the bold rectilinear form of the architecture through a refined play of materials, textures and forms. Muted earthy colours, custom joinery and bespoke detailing provide continuity while ensuring each space has its own identity.

Aust Interior design Awards 2017, Residential design - finalist

Aust Interior design Awards 2017, Interior Decoration - finalist

Houses awards 2017 - shortlisted

Ideas awards 2017, Interior Decoration - shortlisted

Dulux Colour awards 2017 - shortlisted

Photographer: Derek Swalwell

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Ivanhoe Residence

A contemporary refurbishment was delivered to the interior of this rambling Federation bungalow to bring it up-to-date for a young family of four.Spaces were reconfigured and transformed through a refined material palette, customisation and detail to create a personalised contemporary interior while preserving the homes heritage.

Australian Interior Design awards 2017 - shortlisted

Dulux Colour awards 2017 - shortlisted

Photographer: Derek Swalwell

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Brighton Residence

Doherty Design Studio delivered an elegant overhaul of a 1901 solid brick/stucco home in Brighton. The double-storey home had an important heritage overlay, its significance owing to the fact it's one of the original homes built in the area.

The owners' brief centred on Doherty Design Studio creating a family home that would be theirs for the long haul. They loved the home's period style and original architectural features. So it was essential the contemporary upgrade be sympathetic to the home’s origins.

Ideas awards 2017, Interior Decoration - shortlisted

Ideas awards 2017, Interior Design - shortlisted

Photographer: Sean Fennessy 

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Hawthorn Residence

Doherty Design Studio have re-invigorated the interiors of an 1980's designed home, by Cocks & Carmichael Architects.

The designers chose to embrace many of the 1980's elements, and play up the existing features – glass bricks, grey terrazzo flooring, whilst still injecting a contemporary renovation to suit the young family of five.

IDEA Awards 2016 - Shortlisted

Australian Interior Design Awards 2016 - Shortlisted

Dulux Colour Awards  2016 - Finalist

Photographer: Derek Swalwell

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