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Display Name: Scott Weston
Member Since: 4/10/09

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Artwork was not hung in those pictures taken by me as the job had just been completed. In the next month or so I will have the photos that show the finished apartment with artwork.


Before & After: Scott Weston's Paddington Project
8/20/10 07:53 PM

The crucial design component was balancing purpose designed joinery and flexible pieces (like the dining table that is moved from it's docking area to the banquette) without overcrowding a very small room.

The L-shaped banquette was placed under the north facing window for views and light.

The magicians box does not prevent light or reduce the natural quality of light into the space. I was there this week as its been shot for Vogue Living and everybody commented on the ZEN like atmosphere of the spaces,

The Client requested that most furniture items be purpose designed and simple things could within time be changed like upholstery. Most of the joinery is neutral apart from the hero library wall which is mostly concealed by books, with the occasional glimpse of lilac.

The magicians box is in dusty lilac and hand-painted and routed to give an additional texture/layer to the room.

The box also has a flush lightbox component to the corridor side to provide elegant uplighting.


Before & After: Scott Weston's Paddington Project
8/20/10 07:51 PM

It's been a great delight and I am always happy to pass on information to people.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | House Tour: Scott's Redfern Renovation Sydney
4/26/09 05:59 AM

It's from a furniture store out in the western suburbs of Sydney called Cabramatta and is a teak tripod frame with silk shade.

The Hello Kitty Clock is in my living room out the back not seen in the photos. If you want to see it go to my website and email me & I'll send you the photo.

Imagine Hello Kitty in a swiss chalet with Daniel together on a see saw. Every hour My Melody comes and and tweet tweets for me!


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | House Tour: Scott's Redfern Renovation Sydney
4/20/09 07:43 AM

Living room doors are a reminder of the 'ghost of fireplaces past' as there once was a traditional fireplace in that location. The whole unit inclusive of the shelves and doors either side was built-in.

By reinstating the traditional form of the space and rather than install the traditional fireplace I opted for a storage 2.7 metre high hinged door cupboard.

Mirror to the door face would have been too modern so I specified Abet Metalli Silver 2705 (Laminate) with a slight embossed pattern that harks back to Victorian pressed metal dado patterns. It captures and diffuses the reflections in the room without being too harsh.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | House Tour: Scott's Redfern Renovation Sydney
4/14/09 05:11 PM

Pink for girls and blue for boys are you for real!

Have you never been to India or heard the famous quote from Diana Vreeland........'Pink is the navy blue of India'.

We live on a continent that embraces colour and to be defined by stereotypical colour choices ain't in my vocabulary.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | House Tour: Scott's Redfern Renovation Sydney
4/11/09 10:28 PM

The rug is 100% wool and purchased from Visual Artist Masmoudi who runs an art gallery in inner city Chippendale.

He designs the rugs and then has them handmade in his homeland of Tunisia.

The one in the living room reminds me of a Paul Klee colour study and another in the guest bedroom is olive green covered in tiny flowers. A very clever man!


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | House Tour: Scott's Redfern Renovation Sydney
4/11/09 09:17 PM

The turquoise is called 'Tiara Turquoise' and is a Wattyl Paint.
As the house was a 2 year construction time frame and it was partly demolished and re-built my budget was lean. I wanted to tile the bathroom ceilings as well to create a total cocooning effect. The bathrooms also have 3 metre high ceilings with concealed storage behind the mirror doors.

I could not afford to tile the ceilings so ended up painting them vivid white. By only using one material for the walls and floor it makes the bathrooms appear much larger than they really are, so I would encourage you to to use one material.

We have been using a great product called stratificato and comes 1200 x 3050 in sheets if you look on my website you see that we have installed it in large panels with minimal joints. It's easy to keep clean and is great for compact spaces.

What is it with Architects and chairs??????????

Yes I do have a collection and the circular table and chairs downstairs are artek. The polyurethane fuchsia pink thonet cafe ones are now in my office to match the fuchsia goats hair carpet runner up the staircase.

Hello Kitty Cu Cu Clock was purchased from Sanriotown in Sydney and is an original.

Secondly the large lamp is a Tolomeo from Artemide and is extremely pactical for reading by and general lighting the living room.

Thanks for your comments everyone and I understand it may not be to everyone's taste but that's what good design is about. Creating unique spaces for individuals.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | House Tour: Scott's Redfern Renovation Sydney
4/11/09 06:48 PM

Thanks Shlacking for your comment.
My house is not precious and was inexpensively constructed as most of my Architectural projects are typically 'turning a sows ear into a silk purse'.
I pride myself on building within strict budgets and taking the ordinary and turning it into the extraordinary.
It's not about having loads of money but spending your money wisely.
We are passionate about bespoke design. Creating unique spaces for individual Clients. A bit like hand stitching a garment onto each and every Client.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | House Tour: Scott's Redfern Renovation Sydney
4/11/09 06:31 AM

Go easy on the attic folks its not a shrine to my furniture collection.
That photo was taken when I first moved in and had my chairs up there for storage and were lined up against the wall. They are now throughout the house and the attic is back to being just that an attic!


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | House Tour: Scott's Redfern Renovation Sydney
4/10/09 08:05 PM