There’s something about renovated and repurposed spaces that give them a character that easily comes out with the right interior inspiration. Vicki Wood’s space in Redfern is located in a building that used to house a factory, which means excellent bones and great lighting.
She transformed the space to reflect her personal aesthetic by building on the classic structure of the place, creating an apartment interior that expertly blends whites and darks with a cosmopolitan feel reminiscent of New York lofts. Dark and White Vintage anything usually comes with a dark, rich patina that can become overwhelming if vintage finds clutter up a room. Wood balances this out by using white as the main color for her walls, cabinetry, and even the linens. Even the imported range hood from Spain comes in a creamy white that balances out the look and feel of the dark wood kitchen table.
Custom Furnishings Wood worked on renovating the space with her brother who is a builder so bringing in personalized touches wasn’t hard to do. She introduced custom cabinetry, including the dark timber bookshelf that houses her eclectic collection of prints, books, vintage finds, and plants. Custom cabinetry was also installed in the kitchen, complete with a handpainted finish that she did herself.
Sprinkled all throughout the apartment are her vintage finds, from the vintage Bakelite desk lamp that illuminates her study to the 1960s scuba helmet that serves as an interesting accent in the living room.
Plants are also thoughtfully scattered throughout the space in unique and often vintage pots with their own unique histories. Aside from bringing in fresh air, the greenery add another touch of color to the space. The rustic wooden beams and vintage Spanish tiles installed as a backsplash behind the sink give a touch of organic warmth and depth to balance things out. Country-themed prints add to this warmth to give the space a truly lived-in look and feel. Despite the vast amount of vintage items and random objects that would normally not go together save for their age, the space remains bright, airy, and fully functional. With her flair for collection and styling Vicki Wood has managed to create a truly cosmopolitan loft-style look for her apartment while incorporating functionality with her vintage finds.