A Considered Base – Dulwich House by Georgie Shepherd Interior Design
Optimising a love of design, the owners of Dulwich House wanted to enliven their existing heritage home as a capture of its past while creating the ideal base for their current lives and chapters to come. Georgie Shepherd Interior Design and Mavtect Designs combine to re-sculpt the home, creating new meaningful connections internally and expanding outward.
As a respectful reworking of the existing home, Dulwich House is both extended and renovated to ensure its past charm and character has a relatable presence. Located in one of the inner suburbs to the east of Adelaide, the home sits comfortably surrounded by similar iterations of the same era, all with their own unique touches that reflect both time and those that have passed through them. As a stamping of ownership in a way, the new works overlay a way of life and of an aesthetic preference of its current owners, capturing how they want to live in current times within the heritage extents. With building design by Mavtect Designs and interior design by Georgie Shepherd Interior Design, the resulting home is reworked yet retains its original sense of self.
Throughout, a connection to the original handmade and crafted nature of the home is retained and reinterpreted through a contemporary lens, with a softened palette connecting the existing and the new. Carefully constructed joinery by Kustom Joinery Manufacturers ensures an artisanal touch is felt throughout, yet with its combination of clean lines and individual details, each feels uniquely suited to both the home and its storied setting. Built by The Building Company, Dulwich House is expanded and also reconfigured internally to maximise the useable area and how it connects to the surrounds.
An overall muted approach to materiality adds a sense of warmth and depth to the home, with restored and new joinery and detailing sitting side by side with a purpose. Looking to the original home for inspiration, the ceiling detail in the formal lounge was restored as a primary element and sets the tone for the use of sage green throughout. Pops of burgundy are then also introduced, yet through a more modern interpretation, where the powder room becomes an unexpected find, mixing colour and the distinctive patterning of the stone to create a sense of drama.
As a stamping of ownership in a way, the new works overlay a way of life and of an aesthetic preference of its current owners, capturing how they want to live in current times within the heritage extents.
Endowing the home its latest layering, Dulwich House is imagined and executed through a measured restraint. Georgie Shepherd Interior Design and Mavtect Designs ensure a longevity that connects time and focuses on detail and the embodiment of warmth at its core.