House of Billie by GSiD

  • Interior design firm GSiD share their latest residential project in a leafy Adelaide suburb; a quaint bungalow home’s alteration and addition.

    Home to a young family of four and their Cavoodle Billie, GSiD’s House of Billie sees the spatial transformation of a traditional home with the inclusion of a contemporary rear addition and separate living space in the backyard. Through close collaboration with the client, GSiD have lovingly crafted an open-plan living, dining and kitchen within the compact parameters of the original home, offering small-scale functionality at its finest.

    GSiD founder and director Georgie Shepherd explains that due to the small nature of the project, attention to detail was critical. “Every little detail needed to elevate the simplicity of the design to form a layered, textured and complete space,” Georgie says. In order to differentiate the living space from the kitchen and dining area,  flooring shifts from timber floorboards to polished concrete.

    The living room exudes warmth through the classic fireplace and Terracotta tones. A custom bench seat upholstered in a rich green leather offers additional seating and storage with a built-in shelving unit for displaying books and accessories.

    Designed for a family, storage was paramount in the L-shaped kitchen, with full-height cabinetry painted in a muted olive-grey hue. Joinery handles have been kept to a minimum and appliances are integrated, ensuring the space feels streamlined and uncluttered. A curved island benchtop encourages conversation and softens the rigid lines of the profiled cabinetry, while a clever central dining setting in the same unsaturated grey tone allows for ease of flow between these two areas.

    Only visible from certain angles, a built-in shelving unit is perfect for displaying books and accessories.

    The cosy living room features a rusty Armadillo&Co rug.

    In the House of Billie, GSiD’s thoughtful intervention demonstrates the precise and thorough design of a family home on a small scale. 

    The bathroom features the Vitra Cork Stool and the Gubi Mategot Coat Rack. 

    The external gable structure provides an additional multi-use area away from the main home.

2 Responses

  1. love the design. do you know where these dining chairs are from? I have been looking for grey oak chairs for some time now and would love to find out the designer of these. any insight would be so appreciated! thx!

  2. Hi J,

    It’s the Leva Chair, designed by Foster + Partners for Mattiazzi.


    the est team x

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