SOUTH COOGEE - HouseContemporary Living Room, Sydney

This living space creates its own cosy area yet filters out to the kitchen. The use of similar tones and textures connects the 2 areas.
Photography by Sue Murray -

Living room - contemporary open concept living room idea in Sydney with white walls —  Houzz
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kenra wrote:July 15, 2013
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    The floor is an engineered laminate floor. It is a stunning wide board with texture to the touch. It is a commercial grade so wears amazingly well. The product is Kronotex, the range is Mammut and the colour is Capital Oak. I think they are a German product but if they have made it to Australia they must be in the US ... A truly beautiful product!
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    Thank you for your generosity!
houscom wrote:June 30, 2013
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    I just wanted to let you know that I loved this modular so much, I bought one almost the same on Sunday (I live in Glebe, Australia). Thanks for sharing wonderful Aussie homes for us to admire and one day soon when I'm ready to build/renovate, find such fantastic resources locally : )
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    It's a pleasure! Enjoy your couch!
marlene1965 wrote:April 21, 2013
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    Hi can you tell me about the glass louver panels?
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    The louvres are simply a window section with glass louvres, the window manufacturers make and install them with the rest of the doors and windows in your house. The keep a space open and allow great airflow and they are so easy to use to. We love them!
wendytebben wrote:July 25, 2015
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    Thanks for your message. Yes the old cheap "laminate" flooring would not have been the ideal product to use. The new generations of "engineered floors" have come a long way from that. They come in all sorts of quality, thickness, colours and production styles. The good quality products like the Kronotex, wear unbelievably well. The floors in this photo are currently 3 years old and they look as good as the day they were laid and they have had a lot of living and entertaining pass over them. The floors were also used in the office and with 3 office chairs rolling over them all day, there is not one scratch! In fact i know that solid timber floor boards stained and polished would shown great signs of wearing by now. Another bonus with the new engineered floors as you get such beautiful colour tones and textures. Personally I wouldn't hesitate to use them again in our next home. With regards to having water on them, the good quality boards can withstand some water but if you had a pool of water on solid timber boards it could result in marks anyway. Now down to price, the short answer is that they vary, these Kronotex boards aren't too expensive at all and really are a great quality. So, find a store that specialises in engineered floors and get their advice, if you are in Sydney I would recommend Hardwood Floors in Marrickville, they have a great range, know their products and will take care of you. Mention that Capital Building sent you! So good luck with your project and I hope this gives you some information to work with.

  • wendytebben

    Thanks a bunch! I'm in the US and not by a Kronotex retailer but I will certainly look into high quality laminates and also LV.

    I appreciate your insight!

    thank you

chirp1stone wrote:September 1, 2014
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    This rug was purchased through Moore Rugs in Sydney. It is actually 2 rugs that were cut and sewn together to get the size and shape i wanted. The rug came from the Italtex range.
chefangel wrote:February 7, 2014
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    This is simply an "occasional chair" that I had covered in a fabric I chose. You can do this easily and there are so many amazing fabrics to choose from. You can Google a local or online supplier for "occasional chairs" and get some quotes, as the prices will vary widely depending on the quality and style you want, and they will lead you to the fabric they can source.
nikkims wrote:May 19, 2013
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    The island has 2 components in this photo 1: the framing benchtop is made from recycled timber (they used to be old power poles in Sydney) stained and coated 2: the rest of the timber look is made up of a well chosen laminate that balanced the floor and the benchtop colour and tone and it is a great result!

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Jessica Dupuy added this to Houzz Tour: A Half-Demolished Structure Becomes a Fresh, Modern HomeSeptember 25, 2013

The Wallers had two patterned rugs sewn together because one was too small for the living room. The minimalist fireplace burns ethanol. "They don't produce an enormous amount of heat but do create a lovely gentle warmth," says Nathan. "Plus, there's no smoke, so no mess."Sofa: Sofa Studio; chairs: custom upholstered with Par Avion fabric from Warwick Fabrics; rug: Italtex

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