It's cold here. Really cold. Even foggy. We almost had frost here this morning. Now, we appreciate that for those in the Northern Hemisphere experiencing lovely summer days this post will seem a world away - but for the rest of us, well we are in the grips of a cold winter, and one of the best snow seasons in years.
Which brings us to today's Interior Spaces post - on a Mt Buller ski lodge designed by one of the most prominent Melbourne interior design studios Hecker Guthrie.
Hecker Guthrie are driven to create a unique identity for each individual project, and place great importance on authenticity alongside enthusiasm and consideration for the brief. This certainly shines through here.
The project was designed for a family of seven that are snow-sport fanatics, so much so that they up-sticks and live here each winter with the children attending the local school for the snow season.
The house was given a major over-haul, with a largely white interior as a foundation and enabling it to merge with the white sky and scenery visible through the windows. Warmth is provided through the clever layering of colours and textures, from rich warm glossy timber flooring to the tartan fabric used on the banquette seating.
We love the combination of a battered leather armchair and the fur cushion topped off with the copper feature light - no more adornment is needed.
In the bedrooms areas the glossy timber floor becomes a dark soft carpet, the joinery turns darker as if to envelop the family in a cocoon to rejuvenate before another day on the slopes.
Thankfully this is about as far removed from the cliche timber-clad ski lodges that we can all call to memory and best of all seems to reflect the lifestyle of the family that call it home for winter, as well as the guiding principles of the design firm behind it.