A feature by Amy Collins
Fitzroy warehouse is a project of Spinzi Design which appears on a feature by Amy Collins Walker on Interiors Addict.
We are very grateful to Amy Collins for featuring our interior design Fitzroy Warehouse on Interiors Addict. Melbourne Warehouse gets chic, industrial makeover.
Under the direction of Spinzi Design, this Fitzroy warehouse was transformed recently from a dated 80’s space to a stylish, contemporary abode.
“The property is housed inside an old warehouse in the Melbourne hipster suburb of Fitzroy” says Tommaso Spinzi. In fact, he used custom joinery, Italian tiles and accents of black throughout the whole renovation.
“Moreover, the owners were willing to put a bit of money into the project and were keen to respect the origins of the building” continued Tommaso. Who designed a concrete-look benchtop in the kitchen alongside matte black cabinetry for a masculine finish.
Tommaso also added that not everyone would want a black kitchen. However this is unique and reflects the style of the warehouse surrounds. Also the subway tiles in the bathroom go hand in hand with the industrial feel.
“For me it conjures the feel of a hip Chelsea apartment in New York” says Tommaso. Apart from the on-trend black Phoenix tapware, Italian marble hexagon floor tiles and blonde wood round feature towel hooks, the bathroom also had a skylight installed as part of the overhaul.
“The owners wanted a lot of light so we cut the roof to bring light into the bathroom,” says Tommaso.
One of the bigger aspects of the renovation was the renovation of the existing timber floor. “The main floor covering was a yellow, gold timber. It was very 80’s and glossy so we stained the original floor with a black stain. It was difficult to kill the yellow,” says Tommaso.
“I like to look at people’s lifestyle as a whole,” concludes Italian-born Tommaso.