Our latest project to be photographed is Port Side – a home sports lounge that is sure to wow guests and keep the owners entertained for many years to come. The multi-functional room is decked out with a cinema, bar, billiard table and an old school gaming area, complete with a porthole that peeks into the client’s swimming pool!
Interior design brings together all the elements of a home cinema and adds to the feel and theme of the room. Some of the award winning rooms we have created have been the result of design challenges, or when we’ve been given free rein to unleash our creativity…
All things sustainable will continue to be a huge focus in 2019 (and beyond). You can reduce, reuse and recycle by investing in quality vintage items rather than buying cheap disposable products. Check out Lunatiques, a huge warehouse full of vintage pieces in Mascot, Sydney. If you are looking to donate old items, or seeking up-cycled furniture, take a look at The Bower, a reuse and repair centre in Marrickville, Sydney.
We were particularly impressed this year by a challenging project delivered with great success… It combines two projection systems on the one screen – firstly a high-level 4K home cinema projector for the delivery of movies, but also a second system using a commercial projector fitted with a short-throw lens in order to achieve an image across the entire width and height of the room, to create an ‘art wall’, a full seven-metre-wide feature wall to show projected art.
You might call it a home cinema, you might call it a media room – it’s certainly a unique space, combining two projection systems on the one screen – and a successful one. But the project, part of a larger home renovation, was not without its challenges. “The primary goal was the cinema,” the owner tells Sound+Image. “I wanted a great cinema experience from the projector and the screen, and obviously on the audio side of things as well. But a secondary benefit was what I call an ‘art wall’ – something I thought would really enhance the space, if it was technically possible.”