loop interiors experience in styling and decorating
Working with our clients, we help them create a space they want. You won't find a distinct 'Loop" style here. The spaces work for them, and are based on what they need and like.
A Thousand Whites
These were the words of frustration I heard from this client. Facing a kitchen renovation that needed to use the existing heavy slate floor, the desire for a modern, sleek kitchen seemed all but impossible. They wanted white, but which one?
A beautiful sleek kitchen now sits in the exact footprint of previous dark and dated one. Benchtop and cabinetry colours where chosen to create harmony with the floor, whilst the visual weight of bold grains keeps it in check. A light benchtop bounces light around the dark space. Modern, slim, black appliances, recessed finger pulls and slick cabinetry hardware really pull the design into the modern day.
Loop Interiors role in this was to provide samples and two options from which the client could choose a 'fool proof' scheme for their new kitchen. Two pac colours, contrasting laminate and quartz benchtop sample combinations were developed and took into the home, where they were discussed in the space.
Further design work was undertaken with the renovation of a large bathroom. The 12sqM room provided a huge range of layout options. With the stipulation of Australian made products, Loop Interiors set about designing a locally made, hotel inspired bathroom, that wasn't too pretentious.
Mocha hues and organic watery textures take this Luxe Glam style back to earth, without a bump. Back to the wall bath against a blade wall with slump glass feature, splits the space in two and conceals a large walk in shower. Water efficient, easy to operate, lever taps provide the perfect blend of function and beauty. Australian made tiles, taps, accessories, glass and cabinetry have been used.
Loop Interiors role in this was to finalise the bathroom layout, source all bathroom fittings, tiles and lights and provide information and options to the client on a schedule. Calculation of tile requirement and a tile plan, were also provided. The cabinet design and material options were also developed to enable "fool proof" decision making by the client.
Autumn Hues Were Obvious Clues
Having just completed their extension, this client wanted to essentially do two things. Have windows treatments for the new space and to organise their art work, which had been collected over the years from travels, family photo shoots and craft endeavors. The ultimate outcome of completing these, was to bring the original house and new extension together aesthetically. A very clear design brief, budget and list of artwork was provided. The client didn't want the beautiful, large, bespoke timber North-East facing windows to be covered during the day, but wanted the space to be brought alive at night by the blinds.
Working with the existing colour palette and material finishes within the old and new part of the home, Loop Interiors found the ultimate statement fabric which was much bolder than originally discussed. But the fabric was stunning and perfect in every way for the space and hue clues about the house meant, we knew they'd love it. Love it they did. Instantly.
After photographing and cataloging art work, Loop Interiors worked to collate pieces into mini collections and from that advised on the location of art throughout the entire home. This process identified that no extra purchases were needed, much to the delight of the client.
Loop Interiors role in this project was to source the new rug and fabric for the blinds in the new extension. We also organised for the blinds to be manufactured and installed. After going through all the varies pieces of art individually, Loop Interiors organised them to create an art layout plan. This indicated which art piece should go where, enabling the client to re-arrange the art work that they already had, by themselves.
Bold Contrasting Tiles
Choosing the tiles is hard enough. But then you have to work out where to put them and how. With a subtle, timeless tile already chosen, this client needed help with colours and a tiling plan.
Building regulations, tile laying methods and aesthetics all had a role to play in deciding how to tile two bathrooms and a laundry for this client. Using the same type of wall tiles in the three spaces bought consistency in both style and design. Stunning textured rectangular ceramic tiles provided the perfect opportunity to be bold. Whilst different colours were used to create contrast and zones in the bathrooms. Tiled up to 3/4 height, the spaces feel light and airy, whilst the floor tile orientation creates a sense of space.
Loop Interiors role here was to provide advice on an already existing "rough idea of what I want". An initial design meeting with client highlighted the need to revisit original choice of glass blocks in the space and the opportunity to be bold with the use of contrasting colours in bathrooms and a block colour in laundry. Sketches of tile layout options were developed and discussed. Followed up with an onsite meeting with the client and builder, decisions where made quickly and confidently to ensure the project finished on time. The process saw stress removed for the client, but in a way that they were still involved with the final decisions.
A challenge to meet two very different briefs. A little 6 year old boy wanted a 'Minecraft' bedroom. His parents refused to have a merchandised look but one that would last into pre-teen hood.
A large 'patchwork' feature wall in various shades of green and blue provided the perfect backdrop for this boys space. A total of 48 boxes spanned the wall as you enter the bedroom, instantly setting a dramatic scene for other fittings. Blinds, bedding and other soft furnishing had bold, graphic, monochromatic shapes and patterns. Blocks, crosses, stripes, all worked in with the building theme.
Loop Interiors role was to design the space around existing furniture, toys and accessories and carpet. Loop sourced the bedding, a new rug and blind fabric, organised the making of the roman blind and painting of the entire room including the minecraft wall. The client loved the added suggestion of turning the top bunk into a special reading balcony which now maximises the use of that platform.
This client wanted the hall entry point into their mid century, brick veneer home, make take a deep breath, relax and smile. With a budget that couldn't possibly secure any rolls of infamous Martinique Banana leaf wallpaper, the client had given up all hope of having a dramatic jungle leaf entry.
Alternative wall paper was sourced and, in fact proved to be work better in the space, with the metallic highlighted leaf structure, fitting in perfectly with original copper light fittings. Increased natural light was created with the introduction of a new front door with glass panels. In addition doors off to the kitchen and lounge were removed and the opening lengthened to near ceiling height. Green glass accessories and floral imagery brings a tropical feel to the space. The new front door was painted a vivid green inside and out, to accent the wallpaper and give guests a peep into what to expect on entry.
Loop Interiors role here, was to work with the builders to alter door casement; source and apply wallpaper and wall paint; source, install and paint new front door; bring accessories to the porch too.
Homestyling for sale
Having already bought their new home, this client needed to sell this beautiful two bedroom, double brick, art deco unit both quickly and at a good price. They decided to invest in interior styling to help them achieve this. The success of this project isn't fully visible, because it's about what was taken out, just as much as it is about how the rest was arranged. It went through a massive transformation even though no further furniture or homewares were hired. Furniture and accessories were carefully selected from the existing home, relocated and displayed to create spacious rooms, that really bring the home together and provided a 'wow' factor.
Loop Interiors role was to organise storage and provide advice on what needed to stay in the home. Once the space was lighter, Loop Interiors styled each of the seven rooms and provided advice on how to maintain the look throughout the campaign to ensure potential buyers inspecting the property got to see exactly what they expected and more. This property sold in 8 days at a price the vendor wasn't expecting to get.