THE BEST OF 2016: BEFORE AND AFTER

It has been a monumental year for our studio, signing on and transforming a record number of projects for our wonderful Sydney clients.

At this time of year we LOVE to reflect on the year that has been. We take a look back at our design journey and showcase a selection of amazing before and after highlights. Hopefully you came along with us for the ride, but if not, join us now as we relive some incredible transformations.

EASTBOURNE ROAD has been through the most incredible transformation, from a drab 1970s apartment to a luxurious 3-level penthouse, the icing on the cake being this magnificent rooftop terrace with full internal kitchen, sky garden and day bed. 

EASTBOURNE ROAD has been through the most incredible transformation, from a drab 1970s apartment to a luxurious 3-level penthouse, the icing on the cake being this magnificent rooftop terrace with full internal kitchen, sky garden and day bed. 

We can’t talk about 2016 without mentioning our beloved BOURKE STREET 2 project. Professionally photographed twice, including a stunning kitchen feature in Belle magazine’s October issue, we can’t get enough of the fabulously dramatic features. Here’s that entertainer’s kitchen with the textured splashback everyone loves! 

We can’t talk about 2016 without mentioning our beloved BOURKE STREET 2 project. Professionally photographed twice, including a stunning kitchen feature in Belle magazine’s October issue, we can’t get enough of the fabulously dramatic features. Here’s that entertainer’s kitchen with the textured splashback everyone loves! 

The dated kitchen at MACLEAY STREET has had the finest makeover, creating an elegantly luxurious entertaining space befitting of the best dinner parties

The dated kitchen at MACLEAY STREET has had the finest makeover, creating an elegantly luxurious entertaining space befitting of the best dinner parties

The bathroom at EASTBOURNE ROAD has been transformed into a space of absolute marble magic with a bath tub in which to relax and enjoy the panoramic views of the Sydney CBD. 

The bathroom at EASTBOURNE ROAD has been transformed into a space of absolute marble magic with a bath tub in which to relax and enjoy the panoramic views of the Sydney CBD. 

Another one of our favourite spaces to transform at BOURKE STREET 2 is the master ensuite – now with double shower and palatial bath! 

Another one of our favourite spaces to transform at BOURKE STREET 2 is the master ensuite – now with double shower and palatial bath! 

In a word – wow! EASTBOURNE ROAD began with a standard melamine kitchen including lino floor tiles and is now the most luxurious kitchen that would be the envy of any entertainer or home cook. It is complete with integrated fridges, dishwashers, marble benchtops, Miele appliances, ample storage and a brand new butler's pantry with an additional steam oven. What dreams are made of! 

In a word – wow! EASTBOURNE ROAD began with a standard melamine kitchen including lino floor tiles and is now the most luxurious kitchen that would be the envy of any entertainer or home cook. It is complete with integrated fridges, dishwashers, marble benchtops, Miele appliances, ample storage and a brand new butler's pantry with an additional steam oven. What dreams are made of! 

Our clients at NORTHCOTE AVENUE are enjoying their deluxe ensuite upgrade with calming tiles in a soft colour and texture, ideal for a long relaxing soak in their new tub. 

Our clients at NORTHCOTE AVENUE are enjoying their deluxe ensuite upgrade with calming tiles in a soft colour and texture, ideal for a long relaxing soak in their new tub. 

When they aren’t whiling away the hours in their new tub, our NORTHCOTE AVENUE clients can be found entertaining in their open plan kitchen. The increased amenity shows what a stunning (not to mention practical!) difference a reimagined floorplan can make to every day family living

When they aren’t whiling away the hours in their new tub, our NORTHCOTE AVENUE clients can be found entertaining in their open plan kitchen. The increased amenity shows what a stunning (not to mention practical!) difference a reimagined floorplan can make to every day family living

Although our QUIRK STREET project is still undergoing its transformation, even a seemingly simple change such as this stair detail makes a world of difference to this family home. 

Although our QUIRK STREET project is still undergoing its transformation, even a seemingly simple change such as this stair detail makes a world of difference to this family home. 

VICTORIA STREET is in it’s final days of transforming – just in time for Christmas! We have loved restoring this old beauty from the ground up, retaining the traditional and characterful details of an historical Sydney terrace as we know it, whilst adding all the mod-cons to achieve highly desirable and comfortable family living.

VICTORIA STREET is in it’s final days of transforming – just in time for Christmas! We have loved restoring this old beauty from the ground up, retaining the traditional and characterful details of an historical Sydney terrace as we know it, whilst adding all the mod-cons to achieve highly desirable and comfortable family living.

WOOLWICH ROAD saw an enormous transformation to the study area, with newly installed backlit custom joinery and furniture, it looks and feels like a completely brand new home! 

WOOLWICH ROAD saw an enormous transformation to the study area, with newly installed backlit custom joinery and furniture, it looks and feels like a completely brand new home! 

Even a small change can make a big difference. The updated kitchen and floor coverings at WOOLWICH ROAD create a renewed sense of space with this beautifully light renovation. 

Even a small change can make a big difference. The updated kitchen and floor coverings at WOOLWICH ROAD create a renewed sense of space with this beautifully light renovation. 

All images via © Alexandra Kidd Design