project category : houses

Expanded Architecture at The Rocks

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An installation of paintings exploring the heritage colour palette of The Rocks.  The work explored the patina created through the cycles of care and neglect which most buildings undergo during their long lifespans.  The paradox of paint is that read more }

Cronulla House

This project was a collaboration with interior designer Yasmine Ghoniem from Amber Road.  Lymesmith devised a charcoal, white and grey palette to complement the existing marble floors, artwork and furniture selections by Amber Road. The paint palette and detailing were designed to break up the read more }

Surry Hills Terrace

Lymesmith collaboration with architect Michael Tawa. Tung oiled Blackbutt and River Red Gum plywood, rust red painted steel, ochred cement render, lime white battens, turquoise stained front door…there is the sense of a marooned vessel in this jewel-like refurbishment of a narrow inner city terrace. read more }

Stair riser colour swatches, Ben Nicholson June 11-49 Cornish Landscape (detail)

West Hobart House


I began by showing the clients some paintings by British artist, Ben Nicholson. Each member of the family identified the colour/s in the paintings they most liked. Using these as a starting point, I took my paints on site, and mixed and played until read more }

Lymesmith - Kiama Farmhouse

Kiama Farm House


These lovely clients had a clear brief and great attachment to their home which had been extended and modified in a makeshift way over many generations. It was now officially too small for their extended close knit family.

Rather than demolish the entire house read more }

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