Rough + Smooth = Beautiful

Thought I might share some images of some great rooms that use texture as a key feature  –  I personally love the contrast of an old brick warehouse wall against a  smooth glossy floor and velvet sofa .

stone wallCrisp, clean white and the natural tones of the old bricks and blonde timber accents. Stunning!

warehouseOnce again original bricks, this timber with rich warm timbers and clean smooth flooring. Rich and welcoming a very homely, yet urban look.

kitchen wallWhite render with an unusual backdrop to the kitchen sink area – love the light that comes through and once again the contrast of the crisp white and earthy bricks.

polished concreteSomething entirely different , how fabulous is this polished aqua concrete floor! Room yet to be completed, but who cares – I Love it!

textured roofI chose this one because of the rough textured ceiling – in contrast with the very slick, straight lines of the timber dividing wall below.

rendered wallJust love the whole feel of this image – the wall, lights and the singular piece of timber as the main feature.

concreteThis stairwell is the perfect example of using different textures together to get an original and beautiful space in your home.

Till next time

 Maria x



Ocean House

The weather is turning, cooler days are sneaking up on us. How about a get away, somewhere with beautiful views, nature, comfort and of course stunning design.

 Ocean House  in Lorne Victoria is an amazing home, designed by Architect Robert Mills. It is a beautiful blend of concrete and timbers, with soaring glass panels and organic shapes. A truly stunning home completed in 2011.

Ocean House

Timber and concrete with that amazing view… the curved stair just beckons you to explore the top viewing deck. Love that circular window too!  The home spans 2 main levels, with a viewing deck above .


The kitchen has a great feel, open and contemporary, yet still welcoming. Even the ceiling fan fits perfectly.

Living Space

Polished Concrete floor , plump generous sofas and thick plush rugs, This room is just waiting for a cool change to light the fire. Minimal yet still a feeling of home.

Casual dining

 On the lower level, a casual dining space and living area.with bar area adjacent too. Love the pop of yellow!

Circular Bedroom

The Main bedroom is a circular shape, with en suite style bathroom tucked around the perimeter. Once again, timber and concrete simplicity and style.


The concrete stairway leading upstairs – I love the imperfection of the wall finish.


Outdoor Deck leading off the main living space. The continuation of the concrete floor and timber ceiling through the inside out to the deck is seamless – and not to mention the view!

The other amazing thing about this home is that it is available as a holiday rental!  You can see more and get information at

All images and information via flodeau blog and Robert Mills architects.

Maria X