Eclectic is a design style that is often underrated. Get it wrong and you end up with a room that looks like a ghastly scene from a poorly made Hollywood flick of the 70s. But this fabulous house in Marrickville, Sydney is a wonderful example of creative eclectic interiors that sport ample color. Designed by David Boyle Architect, the residence was designed keeping in mind the economic constraints of the project. Incorporating a variety of colors, materials, textures and design patterns, it is a world of rich variation.
With clients of the Marrickville House requesting a new structure that could contain two semi-detached homes, the designers decided to empty two different plans according to the site’s orientation. The two new homes though carry along with them a common decorative style. Recycled timber and bricks salvaged from the old structure were used to bring in fiscal frugality along with visual contrast. It is the colorful décor of inside though which gives the twin home structure its true identity.
An existing collection of furniture and art work of the owner was used to turn the living room into a dazzling display. Bright color seems to be the one unifying aspect of the home as the kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms and the home office are generously decorated in ample color. Skylights and glass windows have been used to bring in ventilation and the courtyard offers a cool place to relax and enjoy a few quiet moments.
Unassuming and refreshing, the house is a welcome change from the countless contemporary and semi-minimalist homes we come across. Transforming you into a multihued haven, there is never really a dull moment inside the cleverly designed Marrickville House.