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The Makeover Manual: Modernity with a Punch

Updated: Oct 19, 2023

Welcome to The Makeover Manual, your go-to source for all things interior design! In this exciting new blog series, you'll get an inside look at the complete process behind some of the most amazing interior design projects that Make Room creates.

Get ready to be blown away by this amazing designer home that we have in store for you. One of the highlights of this home is the statement green and pink bathroom that is just breathtaking. The classic kitchen has made the tenny space feel luxe and space effiecient, while the downstairs patio will instantly transport you to the Mediterranean. Each corner of this home has been crafted with precision and attention to detail, making it a stunning and comfortable living space.

Trust us, you don't want to miss out on this one! It's unlike anything we've done before. Scroll to see it all.

Our client was downsizing and it was a joy working together to reimagine her home. While she didn't expect it to be quite so cozy, she knew she needed some help to make the most of it. That's where we came in. At Make Room, we take space planning and design very seriously, and our top priority was to create a home that not only maximised her space but also catered to her love for entertaining. Our client is a true social butterfly and loves having people over all the time!

We wanted to make sure her new space was not only functional but also stylish and reflected her bubbly personality. Our expertise came in handy right there. We were able to provide her with not only technical support but also help her design a space that was chic and modern. We had a lot of fun working on this project, and we're happy to report that our client is thrilled with the final result. It's amazing what you can achieve with a little creativity and some smart space planning. Keep scrolling on to see the stunning corners of this home that is modern, stylish and packs a punch!


We took on the challenge of maximising this small kitchen space, because there's nothing worse than poky work area. Working closely with our client, we made it our goal to create a design that would maximise space while keeping it visually appealing. So because of this we purposely went for flat profile cabinets (ie no traditional design like shaker style) and even went without handles. This not only minimises visual clutter but also gives the kitchen a more spacious feel.

Continuing with our minimal theme, we used a stunning marble full of veins and natural beauty for the countertop that continued up as a backsplash. The graphic veins in the marble add the perfect amount of statement and create a timeless and classic look that works perfectly with our client's style.

When we were planning out the kitchen space, we noticed that the area right by the main entrance was going to be a bit awkward. Rather than trying to force a door there, we had a better idea. We decided to add some open shelving, which turned out to be a great solution! Not only is it a practical place to store things like chopping boards and dried goods, but it also adds a stylish touch to the room.

And speaking of style, we chose a gorgeous dark brown terracotta floor to really makes the space pop. It creates a beautiful contrast with the rest of the kitchen and adds warmth to the room. We love how everything came together, and our client does too!

When it came to designing the powder room, our main goal was to make a great first impression. We wanted it to feel luxurious, modern, and inviting - the kind of space that makes guests say "wow" as soon as they walk in the door.

Our client had a specific vision in mind, and we were thrilled to help bring it to life. We knew that we wanted to achieve a luxurious feel without being too ovely contemporary — a classic Make Room move! We found the perfect balance between playful and luxe, using the same colour palette from the kitchen to create a seamless flow between the two spaces.

We kept the same laminate, floor tile, and marble, but added in small handmade tiles in a gloss finish for extra character. And of course, we couldn't forget the brass accessories - they really helped to level up the luxe factor!

One of our favourite details in the powder room is the niche, where the marble has an extra chance to shine. We chose to continue the marble up the wall to really showcase its stunning beauty. Overall, we're so pleased with how the powder room turned out! It's the perfect blend of luxury, style, and personality — just like our client.

When we first saw this area, we knew it had so much potential - it was a completely unused space just waiting to be transformed! And as our client loves to entertain, we knew we had to make the most of it. The outdoor lounge area flows perfectly from the living and kitchen, making it an ideal extension of the hosting space. Our client was so lucky to have this area, and we were excited to help her turn it into something truly special.

One of our favourite features of this space is the one-of-a-kind water feature. Not only does it add to the ambiance of the area, but it was also strategically placed to hide unsightly glass panels at the back. Placement was key to making this feature really work!

When it came to designing the rest of the space, we wanted to go for a warm, tropical, and Mediterranean feel — something that would be a departure from the luxury and modernity of the inside. Lanscaping was key — we incorporated lots of greenery and kept all of the furniture white, which really makes the space feel light and airy. We also fabricated a custom bench that blends in seamlessly with the architecture of the space.

To tie everything together, we used accents of blue in the cushions and a beautiful terracotta floor. The combination of blues and greens really brings the space to life, and we think our client will love relaxing and entertaining in this gorgeous outdoor lounge. It's the perfect blend of form and function, and we're thrilled with how it turned out!

Originally two separate bathrooms, we were able to combine them into a spacious area for the woman of the house. We knew we had to create something special, so we installed a huge open shower and a custom-made microcement bathtub. Our client wanted a bath that was comfortable and the perfect size for her, so we worked closely with the supplier to make sure we got it just right.

One of the most stunning features of the space is the green onyx. We carefully selected the specific veins we wanted to highlight, which is one of the many fun aspects of being a designer. The green onyx paired perfectly with a classic pink colour, so we used that throughout the rest of the space. To balance the feminine colours, we opted for a black hexagon floor, which adds contrast and another pattern for us to play with. We also incorporated herringbone on the vanity wall and brought the funky onyx back for the vanity countertop to connect the two areas.

With all these independent design elements, we leaned on the science behind colour theory and stuck to a classic colour combo — green and pink — to make sure we stayed on track and pulled off this completely bespoke bathroom. The introduction of wood elements and the black floor help to balance the space and create the perfect mix of femininity and masculinity. All in all, it's a beautiful bathroom that we're really proud of!


We are thrilled to say that we have done it again! This home renovation has been a complete success and we couldn't be happier with the results. We took our client's needs and personality and created a space that she absolutely adores and feels the most comfortable in. From the delicate and functional kitchen to the bold and feminine bathroom, we were able to bring her vision to life while adding our expertise. We always take pride in our work and seeing the joy and satisfaction on our client's face is the ultimate reward.

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