Nadine Nakache Design chose a natural materials palette to add a relaxed coastal vibe to an extension project at a Californian bungalow in North Bondi. Owned by designer Kim Pryer of Home & General, the bungalow is located in a sunny north facing position on a corner block of North Bondi.

Looking to extend the space on the original footprint of the house, Kim engaged Nadine from Nadine Nakache Design to draw up plans for a first floor addition. Working together, Kim and Nadine set out to expand the living space and create a comfortable atmosphere. The result was a rectangular box-like structure perched above the bungalow, clad in contrasting materials and colours. The contemporary new extension would house the bedrooms upstairs and the living space downstairs.

Kim sought to create an atmosphere that was beautiful but functional and well suited to family life; the interiors, for instance, were inspired by Kim’s travels to South East Asia. Natural materials were chosen to enhance the relaxed coastal vibe as well as replicate the simple design and earthy tones of Balinese homes.

Several products from Mafi Timber Flooring were specified for the interiors. Mafi Oak Vulcano Medium Brushed Natural Oil timber planks were selected for the bedroom cabinetry, walls and bed frame. The minimalistic space allows the quality natural materials including Mafi Oak Vulcano to take centre stage.

The freestanding Mafi clad storage cabinet divides the bedroom from the wardrobe space offering a beautiful and eye-catching display. The cabinetry surfaces have a tactile feel thanks to Mafi; Kim loves the feel, smell and look of Mafi Oak Vulcano with its natural yet rich appearance a perfect fit for her design philosophy.

Mafi timber is ideal for bedroom interiors as it’s completely natural and free from chemicals. Mafi timber is approved by the National Asthma Council of Australia as a Sensitive Choice product. The all-natural oil finish provides a hardwearing, low maintenance and beautifully textured surface.

The Mafi timber bedhead and frame add a natural balance to the modern linear design. Uncomplicated by decor, this bedroom can remain light, open and free – a great environment in which to unwind at the end of the day.

Timber introduces warmth and character to any space. Mafi timber is a highly versatile product and can be used in a number of applications beyond flooring.