When Bruce McCausland decided he wanted a new uber-fresh look for his apartment at “The Republic” in East Sydney, he engaged the services of Sydney-based design company lick colour & design.The new space has been re-designed by London-based Architectural firm Boyarsky Murphy. When it came to selecting the colours and finishes, Bruce knew from past experience that lick colour & design were just right for the project.
Artist Brendan Lakin was brought into the project by lick to produce a custom-designed textured paint finish for the animated curved wall that runs the entire length of the apartment like a spine anchoring and defining public living and private spaces. The overall effect is that of a hundred year old stone wall, which blends unobtrusively into this environment. Lakin also hand-brushed the whole interior, the brushed flat paint gives a mineral-like quality to the walls and ceilings absorbing the light at different angles. It’s the ideal solution considering the north/west aspect of this property.
The monolithic kitchen island and joinery anchors it to the floor tiles and custom-mixed stained floor boards. A juxtapose wall of custom-designed aluminum metallic joinery creates depth and reflects light around this previously dark area of the apartment, while the remaining joinery blends seamlessly into its surroundings.
A bold splash of Klein blue used on the Kitchen Splashback, has been repeated with tiled feature walls in bathrooms.
As you move through this fluid space the attention to detail and the palette of predominantly blacks and whites with the restrained use of the Klein Blue gives an almost Mondrian-like effect, successfully transforming this space into a contemporary living environment.