Modern Melbourne: At Home with a Design Duo
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Recently spotted on Yatzer: a pared-down residence in Prahan, a suburb of Melbourne, belonging to the founders of Wonder, a design firm with a focus on streamlined interiors. The founders, Georgina Jeffries and Pip McCully, put their company's principles into practice in their own Victorian-era house by merging the two closed-off living spaces into one open floor plan. Jeffries and McCully experimented with light and space by incorporating new skylights and large windows into the east-facing property (to enjoy its natural daylight and diffused afternoon sun). See the rest of the house on Yatzer and for more on the designers, visit Wonder . Photography by Christine Francis courtesy of Yatzer . Above: Built around the property's abundant garden, both the kitchen and living room have direct access to the outdoors. Above: Wegner Wishbone Chairs in Deep Sea and Robin's Egg Blue ($855 each at Design Within Reach) surround the dining table. Above: To complement the exposed aggregate concrete floors, white paint mixed with powder coating was applied to the walls. Above: Countertops in the kitchen are made from a single slab of Bianco Giao stone. Above: In the bedroom, the designers used a pair of high back wicker chairs and an overdyed Hepsi Rug made from vintage rug pieces using a traditional patchwork technique. The rugs are available from Loom Rugs in Victoria. Above: More Bianco Giao stone at the foot of the minimalist fireplace. Above: A courtyard oasis (full of split leaf philodendron plants) was added between the glass-paneled bath and the study. Thinking of visiting Victoria, Australia? See all our favorite shops, restaurants, and hotels in the Melbourne Area in our City Guide.