Bungalow Trading Co. puts the ‘bright’ in Brighton with brilliant colours and warm timber
Not far from Melbourne’s electric streets, buzzy alleyways and towering skyscrapers sits the beachy chic suburb of Brighton.
The ever-popular Brighton Beach sees a constant flow of vibrant local inhabitants soaking up the sun’s rays and admiring the well-known colourful beach shacks that line the sandy shore. Not far from the beach but equally radiant is Bungalow Trading Co., a women’s fashion and homewares shop providing its customers with an array of eclectic must-haves. Having recently undergone a makeover and receiving a new fit-out, to balance the rich tones found throughout the shop, Tasmanian Timber was selectively chosen to bring neutral warmth and equilibrium.
Playing with materials, colour and texture
The neutral but welcoming tones of Tasmanian Oak were specified at three main points in the shop- a wall fixed bedhead, at the front counter and lining the exterior of the changing rooms. Interior decorator and shop owner Anna Chisholm’s personal flair and taste is reflected in the expertly curated offerings and throughout the shop’s new fit-out.
“I have always embraced and welcomed colour and playing with various textures. I was drawn to the aesthetics of Tasmanian Oak, particularly to the contoured board surface and gentle texture and pattern of the wood. The vibrant hues found throughout the shop is nicely juxtaposed with the warm and even patterns of the timber.”
Originally discovering Tasmanian Timber at a different shop, Chisholm new that she wanted to incorporate the hardwood in her shop’s new fit-out.
“The timber is aesthetically pleasing to look at and really elevates the look and feel of Bungalow Trading Co. I’ve received many compliments on the timber itself and am so pleased with the end result.”
Beauty meets sustainability
With a background in interior decorating, not only is the beauty and look of a material important when selecting materials for a new design, sustainability also is a key component Chisholm considers.
“Sustainability is a huge drawcard when choosing materials in my designs for myself or for my clients. It’s satisfying to know that in my own shop, the timber I’ve chosen is not only beautiful but also ethical.”