A Vibrant Celebration of Art - Polychrome House by Amber Road
Project Feature
Cronulla, NSW, Australia

Words Bronwyn Marhsall
Photography Prue Ruscoe
And A True Collaboration Between Amber Road, Lymesmith And Alicia Sciberras To See A Lifeless Cronulla Home Transformed Into A Colour Injected Fl

A curated collaboration between Amber Road, Lymesmith and Alicia Sciberras sees a formally lifeless Cronulla home transformed into a vibrant backdrop for a well-meaning and colour-filled life.

Rejecting the bland and safe residential typology, Polychrome House celebrates colour and a client’s true love of art. Agitated by the traditional, safe and monotone homes that seem to exist a-plenty amongst the Australian residential landscape, the client’s brief was simple – to create a home that embraced their love of colour, to allow for a flexible functionality of spaces internally and to infuse an individual approach to their specific domestic story. Amongst the far-reaching diversity on this planet, there too lies diversity in how each of us lives, and Amber Road saw the opportunity and responsibility to aid in carving out spaces that responded to their particular client.

The Client’s Brief Was Simple – To Create A Home That Embraced Their Love Of Colour
Polychrome House Is The Result Of A Passionate Client
Rejecting the bland and safe residential typology, Polychrome House celebrates colour and a client’s true love of art.
And Be A Conduit For Their Life And Its Various Requirements

Rejecting the bland and safe residential typology, Polychrome House celebrates colour and a client’s true love of art.

Amber Road Saw The Opportunity And Responsibility To Aid In Carving Out Spaces That Responded To Their Client.
Sees A Formally Lifeless Cronulla Home Transformed Into A Vibrant Backdrop For A Well Meaning And Colour Filled Life.
Amber Road saw the opportunity and responsibility to aid in carving out spaces that responded to their client.
Amongst The Far Reaching Diversity On This Planet

Self-described as extremely social with a large extended family, the home had to respond to the client’s lifestyle, and be a conduit for their life and its various requirements. In this case, the traditional residential mould did not fit, and it needed a serious rework. As a result, the existing two-bedroom, two-bathroom home needed to be re-planned internally. Through careful deliberation, the existing lower living room wall was relocated to align with the wall on the upper floor, part of the garage space was given back to the kitchen area, and various other internal walls were relocated to allow its transformation into a three-bed, three-bath home that worked for its inhabitants. Their home places the communal, the act of coming together, at the heart, so the kitchen and living spaces are vital.

Rejecting The Bland And Safe Residential Typology

Amber Road saw the opportunity and responsibility to aid in carving out spaces that responded to their particular client.

Through Careful Deliberation, The Existing Lower Living Room Wall Was Relocated To Align With The Wall On The Upper Floor
Through careful deliberation, the existing lower living room wall was relocated to align with the wall on the upper floor.
Polychrome House Celebrates Colour And A Client’s True Love Of Art

Their home places the communal, the act of coming together, at the heart, so the kitchen and living spaces are vital.

In This Case, The Traditional Residential Mould Did Not Fit, And It Needed A Serious Rework

Key to the success of Polychrome House is the collaboration between Amber Road, mural and colour experts Lymesmith, and stylist Alicia Sciberras. Stemming from the client’s emboldened love of art, and a sense of vibrancy, it was an obvious choice to enlist Lymesmith and allow them to interpret the home, its owners, their life, their drivers and also the area that the home sits amongst. Known for their responsive approach to land and context, they took cues from the aerial landscape of the area, and responded with full wall murals that then became part of the backdrop for the objects and furniture within the spaces. The result is one of intense vibrancy, where the enthusiasm for socialising is clear.

As A Result, The Existing Two Bedroom, Two Bathroom Home Needed To Be Re Planned Internally
Their Home Places The Communal, The Act Of Coming Together, At The Heart, So The Kitchen And Living Spaces Are Vital.
The result of the collaboration is one of intense vibrancy, where the enthusiasm for socialising is clear.
Part Of The Garage Space Was Given Back To The Kitchen Area, And Various Other Internal Walls Were Relocated To Allow Its Transformation Into A T
To Allow For A Flexible Functionality Of Spaces Internally And To Infuse An Individual Approach To Their Specific Domestic Story.

A curated collaboration between Amber Road, Lymesmith and Alicia Sciberras.

Agitated By The Traditional, Safe And Monotone Homes That Seem To Exist A Plenty Amongst The Australian Residential Landscape
Polychrome House is a true celebration of colour and animation, and is intently far from anything resembling bland.
Key To The Success Of Polychrome House Is The Collaboration Between Amber Road, Mural And Colour Experts Lymesmith, And Stylist Alicia Sciberras

Throughout, the approach to colour is bold, and also entices a sense of movement and rigor. Formally a ‘rabbit warren’, the newly opened up home allows for a bringing together of diversity yet with a sense of shared personality around a central living and cooking space. The perfect combination of client, designer and artist has resulted the perfect marrying of art, architecture and welcomed warmth. Polychrome House is a true celebration of colour and animation, intently far from anything resembling bland.

There Too Lies Diversity In How Each Of Us Lives, And Amber Road Saw The Opportunity And Responsibility To Aid In Carving Out Spaces That Respond
The Result Of The Collaboration Is One Of Intense Vibrancy, Where The Enthusiasm For Socialising Is Clear.
We Explore Amber Road’s Polychrome House, Where A Client’s Impassioned Love Of Art And Bold Approach To Colour
See The Transformation Of A Small Home In Cronulla, Into A Vibrant Celebration Of Life.
A Curated Collaboration Between Amber Road, Lymesmith And Alicia Sciberras
Rejecting The Bland And Safe Residential Typology, Polychrome House Celebrates Colour And A Client’s True Love Of Art.
Self Described As Extremely Social With A Large Extended Family, The Home Had To Respond To The Client’s Lifestyle
Through Careful Deliberation, The Existing Lower Living Room Wall Was Relocated To Align With The Wall On The Upper Floor.
Their Drivers And Also The Area That The Home Sits Amongst. Known For Their Responsive Approach To Land And Context
They Took Cues From The Aerial Landscape Of The Area, And Responded With Full Wall Murals That Then Became Part Of The Backdrop For The Objects A
The Result Is One Of Intense Vibrancy, Where The Enthusiasm For Socialising Is Clear.
Published 25 August, 2019
Photography  Prue Ruscoe
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