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Northcote Interior: Social Kitchen with a Brick Wall and a Relaxing Family Room

Every home makeover needs something different and it is both the needs of the homeowners and the existing architecture of the home that give birth to some of the most fabulous interiors. Nestled in the Melbourne suburb of Northcote, this beautiful family residence was revamped with the addition of a new social kitchen, dining area and family room, which becomes the heart and soul of the energized home. Conjured up and brought to life by Dan Gayfer Design, the interior now has a much more vibrant and modern vibe to it thanks to the family hangout that brings everyone together in a comfortable and classy manner.

New kitchen and social area of the home in suburbs of Melbourne with an exposed brick wall

The kitchen is small and yet highly efficient with a small cooktop bench on one side, smart appliances and a simple island with a rounded edge on the other. What steals the spotlight in here is a lovely wine cabinet on the top with its sleek, open design and the brick wall backdrop that adds ample textural contrast to the setting. Block-style cabinets in white on the other side expand the storage area in the kitchen with the family room next to it being clad in neutral hues.

Kitchen with an exposed brick wall, a suspended shelf for wine collection, smart island and eye-catching wall art
Gorgeous suspended wine bar with an exposed brick wall in the backdrop give the kitchen a wonderful focal point
Rounded edge of the kitchen worktop makes it much safer in the busy family space
Space-savvy built-in bench for the family room with smart workstation next to it

In the family room, the bright green custom bench with built-in storage offers a comfortable sitting space even as the table at the end of it provides a nifty work zone for anyone in the family. A cabinet with sliding doors that conceal the television unit and also store books, CDs and other gadgets complete the modern, ergonomic makeover. [Photography: Dean Bradley]

Lovely green built-in bench with a wonderful view of the outdoors
Beautiful and custom storage area, TV unit and bookshelf that multi-tasks with ease
Expand the storage capacity of your family room with a bespoke storage and TV unit

Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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