The kitchen is situated between the formal and informal dining and living space, featuring custom-designed ashwood timber joinery crafted from sustainable veneers. “The joinery insertions are neutral but lifted by intricate detailing, all balanced against the background palette,” Kerry says. A slight shift in flooring – from regular floorboards to subtly-rounded edges – marks the transition from communal to private spaces.
The vivid green pixelated work on canvas by Melbourne-based artist Sue Beyer injects an element of drama into the formal lounge and dining space, together with the gold Minotti Still side table and Seymour sofa. Likewise, the primary ensuite evokes a strong sense of nostalgia through the Norwegian Rose marble-clad inset bath, complimentary vanity and the Knoll Saarinen Tulip stool. It’s through these deliberately subtle and surprising moves, K.P.D.O. have granted the White House a new lease of life.