Inspired by the interiors of mid-century modernist residential design, the Balmain apartment designed by Durbach Block Jaggers celebrates the intimacy and immediacy of the everyday. Functions overlap in this tiny renovated space, 7m x 9m in plan and only 2.4m high. The lower part of the walls are painted out to match the floors introduced at 900mm above the floor, weighting the base of the room with dark and lustrous materials, form ply and dimpled rubber. Above the dado wall line, the walls and ceilings are chalk white, coved to soften corners and junctions increasing the perceived height of the room.
Drawn from the clients’ love of birds, brightly coloured moments flash into view, a bright blue desk, the red alcove, a yellow door edge, the coloured inside of a door handle.