Photographer – David Sievers

Hyde Park house is a restored villa, complimented by an architectural extension with interior detailing that gently embraces the character of the home. The transition between the original house and the modern extension is carefully married together with materials, details and textures maintaining the integrity and context of the home.

A home should not just be an expression of the designers’ style but a representation of the personalities that live and occupy it. This home embodies everything that is this young family of four, a functional robust space to suit their busy lifestyle.

Romantic details, textures and classic materials enables this home to seamlessly transition between classic and contemporary aesthetics.

The kitchen and living area colour palette were intentionally restrained, allowing the space to breath and to focus on strong forms, lines and detailing, in keeping with the strong architectural style of the extension. Materiality is natural and luxe. The beautifully monolithic marble island speaks for itself in front of the seamless black kitchen joinery. The hidden pantry and laundry are in keeping within the material palette, however, lend hints of the client’s feminine personality and a nod to the elegant detailing of the original house

Materials selected are built for family life, materials that are textural and soft in palette, but above all, highly durable and built for longevity. Marble, timber and wool all-natural materials that through time will age gracefully and add another layer of history and detail to a historical building for years to come.


Client Testimonial |
When my husband and I stumbled upon a derelict but classic, sandstone, return-verandah villa set on the leafy streets of suburban Hyde Park, in Adelaide, we immediately saw potential. Once purchased, we knew there was only one talent in Adelaide who could help transform this character house into the home of our dreams. GSID went over and above to exceed our expectations in the delivery of their interior design service. From day one, Georgie Shepherd and her team were listening. We loved how they involved us in every step of the design process and how they created a home that reflected who we are as individuals and as a family. Their attention to detail was impeccable and right up until handover, they supported us through our renovation journey and delivered the highest quality interior design for our home. We would highly recommend GSID to anyone interested in pushing the boundaries in design and for those who appreciate the finer details. We are so grateful for all the effort and talent that Georgie and her team contributed to our renovation and we couldn’t be happier with our beautiful home.
-Mesha and George Karamalis.