Known for her exuberant interior style, Chelsea Hing has boldly transformed this Albert Park Home into a stylish space of retreat for its residents.
Poised with character and charm, the Albert Park residence embraces its innately dark personality and is a byproduct of a great designer and client relationship. The clients put great trust in the team at Chelsea Hing and the home acted as a blank canvas for Chelsea to add her creative flair too.
Like most renovations, once you start it’s really hard to stop at simply one or two rooms. Originally, the scope of works was merely the upstairs living and dining spaces – but once the renovation began the clients decided that redesigning the entire two bedroom residence was the way to go.
The kitchen was redesigned to interface with the living zone and create a more harmonious connection between the two. A new breakfast bar was installed for a more casual dining approach, with a separate dining area being redesigned for more formal occasions. A black marble fireplace was a friendly addition to the lounge room, paying respect to the heritage nature of the home and offering a focal point for guests as they ascend from the ground floor.
While the outcome of this project turned out wonderful, the project did have its challenges. Confronted with a few site issues, an awkward floor plan, low ceilings and a lack of natural light, Chelsea Hing thought outside the square and drew on the emotive layering of design rather than focusing on large structural changes.
Not one to shy away from darker colours, Chelsea choice a dark charcoal wall paint for the living room, which complements the overstuffed sofas and other dark stained timber furniture seen throughout the home.
A sense of cosiness and refined relaxation is the vibe this home brings. The combination of organic materials, a moody colour palette and great eye for emotive design and detail has turned this Albert Park Residence into a small piece of heaven away from its bustling bayside neighbourhood outside.