This website uses cookies to improve your experience navigating our site. By continuing to browse, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

OK, I understand

This Revamped Edwardian Home Has A Different Mood For Every Room

Interiors

Named after its locale within the leafy streets of Malvern, Park House by Interior Designer Georgina Jeffries  perfectly balances the classic with the contemporary, and plenty of delightful moments.

Designed for a creative family of four plus their sausage dog (!), the remodel aimed to refresh this heritage Edwardian home, and create better flow throughout. The result is a playful yet refined space of connection. We’re obsessed!

4th June, 2021

Photo – Cricket Studio.

Photo – Cricket Studio.

Photo – Cricket Studio.

Photo – Cricket Studio.

Photo – Cricket Studio.

Photo – Cricket Studio.

Photo – Cricket Studio.

Photo – Cricket Studio.

Photo – Cricket Studio.

Photo – Cricket Studio.

Photo – Cricket Studio.

Fornasetti Cloud wallpaper in the powder room adds unexpected wow-factor! Photo – Cricket Studio.

Sally Tabart
Friday 4th June 2021

‘It’s a bit of a mishmash of styles that comes together and takes shape as one harmonious language.’ Georgina Jeffries.

While this Edwardian house in Melbourne’s leafy Eastern suburb of Malvern had great bones, it was previously lacking personality and didn’t function for the needs of a modern family. The existing kitchen was small and dysfunctional, and oddly positioned, with very little room to move around the benches, while an existing dining space felt too formal and remained unused. So, a full revamp was in order – and wow, did interior designer Georgina Jeffries deliver!

Walls were removed, and the kitchen, dining, pantry and laundry spaces were completely redesigned to create flow and connection into the living spaces. The kitchen and living zones were connected to become the hub of the home, linked through an informal and open meals area featuring built-in bench seating. ‘We wanted to create a zone that wasn’t only designated to meal time, but a space that was unpretentious, inviting, and became a place to connect’, says Georgina.

While the Edwardian heritage of the home was the first point of inspiration, there are so many special moments to be found here. The grand hallway features a striking geometric patterned floor, while the kitchen is a harmonious balance of pale greys and greens with marble and gold accents and shaker details – a nod to the client’s English heritage. Colour plays a massive role in the character of this home (the formal living room is pink, the bedroom is blue, and the study is green!), and 2-pac joinery was custom made in four different hues for pieces installed throughout.

Georgina’s favourite part of the house is the powder room – an unexpected delight featuring cloud wallpaper by Fornasetti, with a custom vanity and mirror that bring a little bit of old world charm.

‘It’s a bit of a mishmash of styles that comes together and takes shape as one harmonious language,’ says Georgina of the finished result. We agree wholeheartedly!

View Comments

Similar Stories

Interiors

A Dark + Dingy Heritage Home Revamped In Contemporary Country Style

Interior designer Georgie Shepherd of GSiD transforms breathes new life into the interiors of this newly renovated pre-Federation villa in A...

Interiors

An Adventurous Apartment Interior For Avid Art Collectors

YSG turn a dark and dated 90s apartment into an inspiring, character-filled home.

Interiors

A Timeless, Sophisticated Beach House

Georgina Jeffries delivers an unpretentious, minimalist interior for this coastal retreat in Lorne.
Sasha Gattermayr

This Week

Architecture

Restoring A Mid-Century Apartment In Brisbane’s Famous Torbreck Building

A sympathetic renovation inside Brisbane’s heritage Torbreck building, brought back to life by Kin Architects and the owners.

Homes

An Architecturally Superb Melbourne Home By Sean Godsell

The meticulously considered home of Mandy Wilton in South Yarra, renovated by Sean Godsell Architects.

At Home With Sheridan

Interior Designer Brahman Perera + Restaurateur Jason M Jones’ Luxe Melbourne Terrace

The West Melbourne home of interior designer Brahman Perera, styled with personal heirlooms and luxury Sheridan bedding.
Lucy Feagins
  5 hours ago

Studio Visit

Chef Turned Ceramicist Claire Ellis’ Amazing, Experimental Practice

She got her start working as a chef at Attica, but has since developed a range of beautiful dishes and containers, with sustainability front...
Christina Karras
  21 hours ago

News

Mark Your Calendars For Cult’s Massive Sale Of Designer Furniture

It’s the best time of the year to score huge savings on your favourite designer furniture pieces!
Sponsored

News

A Timely Exhibition Raising Money For Flood Aid + Ukraine’s Crisis

Contemporary art gallery Saint Cloche’s new fundraising show, ‘Coast to Coast’, will auction off more than 100 works.
Christina Karras

Shopping

Bold + Funky Rugs From Local Creative, Objects By Kit

Melbourne designer Katie Ford launched her lockdown-inspired furniture business with a duo of funky rugs, designed to brighten up our living...
Christina Karras

On The Market

A Mid-Century Masterpiece Hits The Market In North Warrandyte

The circa-1962 ‘Wright House’ has been named as one of Robin Boyd's most iconic designs, and it's for sale for the first time in over a
Christina Karras

Stays

6 Dreamy Luxico Stays To Bookmark For Your Next Winter Escape

We've pulled together our favourite Luxico stays from across New South Wales and Victoria, so you can start planning your next getaway!
Christina Karras

News

Immerse Yourself In Innovative, Game-Changing Art At The Other Art Fair

Explore art less ordinary, installations and shop affordable art from more than 100 independent artists later this month!
Sponsored

Interiors

A Perfectly Polished Fitzroy Apartment With Soaring 6-Metre-High Ceilings

Inside the thoughtful Edition Office-designed apartment of Apostrophe.xyz creative director, Crystal Fong.
Christina Karras

Architecture

A Compact Modern Treehouse In Otford, NSW

A man and his dog's treehouse-inspired timber home designed by Barnacle Studio and located south of Sydney.

TDF Collect

TDF Collect Presents: ‘Martumili Artists’

Introducing a group show in collaboration with the incredible Martumili Artists from Newman, Western Australia!

Architecture

An Architect’s Own Tranquil, Terrazzo-Filled Home

Melbourne architect Lisa Breeze is the master of taking unremarkable homes and making them unique - including her own family home in Northco...

Sustainable Homes

Two Sustainable Rental Properties In Melbourne’s Middle Ring

Bardolph Gardens by Breathe Architecture is an environmentally-sustainable and well-designed rental housing project in Melbourne's Glen Iris...

Similar Stories

Interiors

A Dark + Dingy Heritage Home Revamped In Contemporary Country Style

Georgie Shepherd of GSiD transforms breathes new life into the interiors of this newly renovated pre-Federation villa in Adelaide.

Interiors

An Adventurous Apartment Interior For Avid Art Collectors

YSG turn a dark and dated 90s apartment into an inspiring, character-filled home.

Interiors

A Timeless, Sophisticated Beach House

Georgina Jeffries delivers an unpretentious, minimalist interior for this coastal retreat in Lorne.
Sasha Gattermayr

The Design Files acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

First Nations artists, designers, makers, and creative business owners are encouraged to submit their projects for coverage on The Design Files. Please email bea@thedesignfiles.net