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Issue 60 - The Kitchen and Bathroom Issue

Issue 60

The Kitchen and Bathroom Issue

HABITUS has always stood ahead of the rest with a dedicated Kitchen and Bathroom issue of exemplar standards. For issue 60 we have taken it up a notch with our Guest Editor the extraordinary, queen of kitchen design, Sarah-Jane Pyke of Arent&Pyke, speaking directly to Kitchen and Bathroom design with some increadable insights.

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The Bromley gives humble homage to mid-century Australian design
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The Bromley gives humble homage to mid-century Australian design

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The Bromley by Dalecki Design offers a harmonious integration of indoor and outdoor spaces within a family home where mid-century modernism was an inspired starting place.


Embodying the essence of mid-century Australian design, The Bromley by Dalecki Design is a three-bedroom, two-bathroom residence in Perth. Inspired by creating spaces that respect and enhance their environmental contexts, the design studio’s approach centred on executing even the smallest details well.

Demonstrating the principle of ‘less is more’, the design response takes the client brief and delivers a spatially efficient and aesthetically pleasing family home. The exterior embraces various textures, including render, shiplap cladding, and brickwork, all unified under a white coat. This elemental form is complemented by timber battens and panelling, adding a naturalistic touch to the modern structure.

Upon entry, a distinctive brick wall extends from the exterior into the interior. This architectural feature creates a seamless transition between the indoor and outdoor spaces, and most importantly, it contributes to the expansive spatial perception.

The central section of the home amalgamates the kitchen, dining, and living spaces, creating an interactive hub for the family. A major aspect of this design is the raised ceiling in the living area, which draws in natural light from the north and cool breezes from the south. The design further emphasises spatial definition without compromising the open-plan layout.

Ample green space helps to create a lush surround

Over the kitchen area, a plant-adorned bulkhead echoes the form of the island bench below. This feature functions as a subtle visual connection between the shared spaces, making the transition between different zones smooth and cohesive.

Privacy within the home is maintained by creating separate wings for the main and children’s bedrooms. This layout ensures seclusion without disconnecting these spaces from the heart of the house.

The design team has also incorporated openings that frame views of the garden, effectively bringing in natural light and ventilation while reinforcing the connection with the surrounding landscape. Within the interior, a stark palette is offset with timber cabinetry. At the same time, the restrained combination of minimalistic fittings, warm floor tiling, and a balance of rectilinear and organic forms reflects the subtlety of mid-century design.

Project details

Architecture and interiors – Dalecki Design
Builder – Limitless Building
Engineers – Reed Engineers
Photography – Dion Robeson
Styling – Matt Biocich


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Alex Wright

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Dalecki Designindoor outdoor livingindoor outdoor spacesInterior Designmid-centuryPerthThe Bromley


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Issue 60 - The Kitchen and Bathroom Issue

Issue 60

The Kitchen and Bathroom Issue

HABITUS has always stood ahead of the rest with a dedicated Kitchen and Bathroom issue of exemplar standards. For issue 60 we have taken it up a notch with our Guest Editor the extraordinary, queen of kitchen design, Sarah-Jane Pyke of Arent&Pyke, speaking directly to Kitchen and Bathroom design with some increadable insights.

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