House of Home recently published a lovely ‘expose’ of our “Carlton Tree House” project in Melbourne.
The Grafico team designed a range of exciting wall coverings from the exterior to interior of the property.
Our design team worked directly with the property owners and alongside the architect to provide custom design concepts for council approval. The tree motif was chosen to mirror the ‘leafy’ surrounds of Carlton (Melbourne) well known for it’s parks and gardens and established trees throughout the area.
The initial phase was started over 3 years ago eventually proceeding to the finished project which was completed earlier this year.
Starting on the exterior, the aluminium composite panel cladded home was brought to life with a custom designed vinyl cut graphic in matte black. The sides of the house was then further embellished with additional vinyl cut graphics in a gloss metallic charcoal grey providing a subtle contrast to the matte grey charcoal aluminium panels. The graphics totally transformed the plain grey side of the home, giving the adjoining properties a beautiful yet tasteful mural to wake up to. Understandably a ‘hit’ with the local council who praised the use of tasteful graphics to avoid plain grey slab walls for adjoining properties.
Continuing to the rear of the property the entire rear lane and garage door area was ‘wrapped’ in a matte laminated hard wearing digital print vinyl in an ‘ivy leaf’ pattern. Using a photo-realistic image ensured a true representation of ivy and a striking way to ensure the rear of the property was not only a feature to the dull laneway, however further providing protection from vandalism to the garage and side panels. We even included a retro bike in the print!
Finally moving to the interior of the property and continuing the ‘tree’ theme, all bathrooms feature Grafico’s exclusive Italian-made custom printed mosaic tiles “MOSAICO DIGITALE”. Using Mosaico Digitale allows almost ANY image to be printed to hard wearing resin mosaic tiles. A circular pattern was chosen which demonstrates further the endless options with Mosaico Digtale as even the shape of the tile is totally customisable. Additional custom print canvases were also designed and produced to further enhance wall areas as well as an amazingly intricate frosted glass privacy film to further enhance the interior.
Our team were lucky enough to work on this very unique project from start to finish. It is a true ‘showroom’ of many of our team’s skills and presents a wide-range of Grafico’s products all culminating in one truly bespoke property.