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Bringing Coastal Living into a Beachside Apartment

Sydney design studio CM Studio renovated a chic beachside apartment with a vision to create a space that embodied casual coastal living.

Light-drenched and pared back, the Bronte apartment redesigned by CM Studio is peppered with Australian design that emphasises natural timbers against a minimalistic white backdrop. For Christopher Glanville and Megan Burns of CM Studio, simplicity was key, and the pair collaborated with a number of “local fabricators, artists, designers and stores,” including Chris Colwell Design and Mr & Mrs White.

CM Studio - Bronte Apartment | Habitus Living

The brief was to simply redesign the apartment into a space that was suitable for a young couple with a clean aesthetic that referenced their casual coastal lifestyle. As such, ample natural lighting was a core focus within the residence.

CM Studio - Bronte Apartment | Habitus Living

For the flooring, “the existing pine floor boards were retained painted white and distressed.” Reminiscent of driftwood, the floor boards are paired with accents of white through the use of simple white joinery and Carrara marble touches.

CM Studio - Bronte Apartment | Habitus Living

“The building was a 1920’s walk up, typical of the Bronte area, but the apartment’s existing configuration did not make the most of the afternoon sun,” say Christopher and Megan, “so we decided to flip the plan, and moved the kitchen and living space to the rear of the building and opened it up with a new large bi-fold window.“

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Photography by Caroline McCredie and Kelly Geddes.

CM Studio - Bronte Apartment | Habitus Living

CM Studio - Bronte Apartment | Habitus Living

CM Studio - Bronte Apartment | Habitus Living

CM Studio - Bronte Apartment | Habitus Living

CM Studio - Bronte Apartment | Habitus Living

CM Studio - Bronte Apartment | Habitus Living

CM Studio - Bronte Apartment | Habitus Living

CM Studio - Bronte Apartment | Habitus Living

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