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Flack Studio Flair In Fitzroy!

Interiors

Melbourne’s inner city suburbs are full of Victorian worker’s cottages… but not many we’ve seen are as breathtaking as this!

Described as ‘classically eclectic with a twist of Flack’, this interior (and exterior) renovation by Flack Studio dramatically marries the old with the new. Take a tour of this incredible Fitzroy home, which takes inspiration from super sleek local bar Marion.

6th September, 2019

Bosko sofa from Jardan. B&B Italian Frank Ottoman from Space Furniture. Palais oval coffee table from Great Dane. Brahea rug from Halcyon Lake. Mooi Bart Swivel Chair from Space Furniture. Custom polished concrete floor from Flack Studio. Dulux Natural White polished plaster. Photo – Anson Smart.

Orsjo Mushroom floor lamp from Great Dane. Peter Davidson artworks from Daine Singer. Bosko sofa from Jardan. Mokum linen sheer blinds from InVogue Blinds. Photo – Anson Smart.

Venini cascading chandelier from Castorina & Co. Artwork by Alice Wormald from Daine Singer. Carlo Scarpa vintage Kentucky chairs from Castorina & Co. Rorstrand ceramic vase from Angelucci 20th Century.  Custom steel frames designed by Flack Studio. Eurolace Snoopy lamp. Concertina sideboard from Fenton & Fenton. Photo – Anson Smart.

Custom Banquette designed by Flack Studio. Tanzania Lioness Leather from Pelle Leathers. Cassina 637 Utrecht Armchair from Space Furniture. Cow hide rug. Vittorio Bonacino vintage Bonacina side table from Castorina & Co. Artworks by Toby Raine, Kate Tucker, Judith Sinnamon, Kirsty Budge, Katherine Hattam, Jahne Pascoe White and Hannah Nowlan. Objects by Kate Tucker, Patrick Dagge and from vintage markets.  Photo – Anson Smart.

Ocean Green Stone in Gloss by Peraway Marble. Photo – Anson Smart.

Custom Aged Brass Joinery designed by Flack Studio. Arabescato Stone in Honed by Peraway Marble. Sprayed Black American Oak Timber Veneer by COS Interiors, designed by Flack Studio. Spine Stool in Black from Great Dane. Moooi Bart Swivel Chair from Space Furniture. Photo – Anson Smart.

Custom Aged Brass Joinery designed by Flack Studio. Arabescato Stone in Honed by Peraway Marble. Sprayed Black American Oak Timber Veneer by COS Interiors, designed by Flack Studio. Spine Stool in Black from Great Dane. Photo – Anson Smart.

Patrick Dagg ‘Mask VII’ from James Makin Gallery. Custom Aged Brass Joinery designed by Flack Studio. Custom Steel by Flack Studio. Photo – Anson Smart.

Custom aged brass joinery designed by Flack Studio.Photo – Anson Smart. Lee Broom Optical table lamp from Space Furniture. Spine stool in black from Great Dane.

Honed Vati Cano Stone from Corsi & Nicolai. Can wall light by Anna Charlesworth. Custom white timber veneers by InVogue blinds. Elba stone tiles from CDK Stone. American Oak quarter cut natural timber veneer custom joinery by Flack Studio. Custom mirror by Flack Studio. Custom aged brass joinery designed by Flack Studio. Eurolace Gatto lamp. Astra Walker floor mounted bath mixer in Aged Brass Navi by Centre Plumbing. Photo – Anson Smart.

Can wall light by Anna Charlesworth. Custom white timber veneers by InVogue blinds. Honed Vati Cano Stone from Corsi & Nicolai. American Oak quarter cut natural timber veneer custom joinery by Flack Studio. Custom mirror by Flack Studio. Custom aged brass joinery designed by Flack Studio. Photo – Anson Smart.

Ink bed linen from Bemboka Linen. Danish ‘Bartholdy’ ceramic lamps from Angelucci 20th Century. Sean Meliak sculptures. Timothy Oulton side table from Coco Republic. Graham Franselle ‘Dancer’ artworks. Grahame Sydney ‘Antarctica Series’ artwork. Photo – Anson Smart.

Ink bed linen from Bemboka Linen. Danish ‘Bartholdy’ ceramic lamp from Angelucci 20th Century. Sean Meliak sculptures. Timothy Oulton side table from Coco Republic. Graham Franselle ‘Dancer’ artworks. Armadillo Gazelle rug. Biscuit timber flooring from Made By Storey. Baxter Nepal chair from Criteria Collection. Sprayed Dulux Royal Battle quarter cut oak timber veneer by COS Interiors, designed by Flack Studio. Photo – Anson Smart.

Ink bed linen from Bemboka Linen. Danish ‘Bartholdy’ ceramic lamp from Angelucci 20th Century. Timothy Oulton side table from Coco Republic. Jardan Nook bed. Custom Shutters in Dulux Royal Battle. Graham Franselle ‘Dancer’ artworks. Photo – Anson Smart.

Agape Normal Bath from Artedomus. Eurolace Gatto lamp. Astra Walker floor mounted bath mixer in aged brass Navi by Centre Plumbing. Photo – Anson Smart.

Biscuit timber flooring from Made By Storey. Baxter Nepal chair from Criteria Collection. Sprayed Dulux Royal Battle quarter cut oak timber veneer by COS Interiors, designed by Flack Studio. Photo – Anson Smart.

Made by Tait Jack chair. Made by Tait Jill table. Made by Tait Volley bar table. Made by Tait Jak bar stool. Made by Tait Trace sunlounge. Photo – Anson Smart.

House exterior in Ox Blood by Porter’s Paint. Photo – Anson Smart.

House exterior in Ox Blood by Porter’s Paint. Photo – Anson Smart.

Lucy Feagins
Friday 6th September 2019

The aesthetic of the home respects the worker’s cottage history, and ‘feels classically eclectic with a hint of Flack.’

The owners of this workers cottage provided a brief to Flack Studio to create a ‘haven in the heart of Fitzroy.’ It was to be designed for longevity, and to remain functional and appealing well into the homeowners’ retirement.

Now with adult children, the owners no longer needed space for backyard cricket, cubby house building or dress-up corners. This shift in use allowed Flack Studio to reconsider the four-bedroom house, and redesign the space with a master bedroom and guest room, creating a master quarter with ensuite, walk-in robe and powder-room. The renovation also introduced a scullery and bar for entertaining. Very grown-up indeed!

The aesthetic of the home respects the worker’s cottage history, and ‘feels classically eclectic, with a hint of Flack.’ When the studio talked to the clients about their favourite spaces in Melbourne, they cited the bar Marion as somewhere they would like to emulate in their own home. They love entertaining, and ‘wanted a space reminiscent of the neighbouring Fitzroy bars.’

David and his team responsed with trademark ‘Flack flair’, injecting lux stone finishes,  brass details, and an eclectic yet refined edit of colour, texture and pattern. One particular standout detail is the custom blue joinery in the walk-in robe, in contrast to the restraint of the master bathroom. An interiors twist around every corner!

The Flack team emphasise how much of a local project this renovation was. Not only was it inspired by a beloved Fitzroy bar, but the home is located right around the corner from Flack Studio HQ. They describe how this proximity made the ‘weekly site visit a walk in the park – literally!’ The result is a project close to the designer’s hearts, in more ways than one.

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