MHM Design Portfolio

Our partnership is bonded by a mutual belief that Sydney’s built environment gains much from the preservation of its mix of building styles.  Our aim is to give a fresh approach to heritage conservation by celebrating the ability of great contemporary design to maintain and enhance existing structures and add to that mix.

This philosophy translates directly to our design approach. We aim to create contemporary interiors that sit comfortably within their historical framework. The beauty of old houses is that they have a strong aesthetic of their own. Guided by the clients practical requirements, our skill is to edit the trends of today to pinpoint those that suit the project. With this aim, our design can achieve a seamless whole based on the form and character of the building.

With this ethos, we believe that we have a great formula for giving you a unique design approach.Importantly we also offer the ability to work to your schedule, coordinate with architect and builder and keep the whole process on track.

In practice, with renovations of old houses, the creative process is often guided by the activity of problem solving, one that we enjoy. We also know the importance of sourcing the necessary skilled craftsmen and working alongside builders and architects to achieve the best result.

The less celebrated but hard working elements of interior design are the practicalities of the process such as scheduling, time management, budgeting and liasing with suppliers and trades. As we all have several of our own renovations behind us we approach your requirements with the practical skills you will require to keep the job on track.

The scope of decorating services that we can provide range from:

  • advice on appropriate design styles to compliment your heritage house
  • advice on the authenticity or value of heritage features before demolition
  • consultation on finishes and  fabrics
  • selection of fittings such as door hardware, knobs, lighting,
  • coordinating production of curtains and upholstery etc,
  • editing the huge body of furniture out there into a manageable selection,
  • restyling to best combine existing and new items and
  • editing or selecting artwork
  • sourcing a few standout, unique pieces that can give a house that edge.

From sophisticated Georgian, wild art deco, glamorous P&O, gregarious Spanish Mission, cool modernist, heritage houses ooze style and individuality. If you have bought one and want to maintain some of its magic, then you know what we mean. If you want sympathetic contemporary design from people who truly enjoy old buildings and new, we may be for you.

WE ARE WORKING VERY HARD ON A LARGE NUMBER OF EXCITING PROJECTS. SADLY, WE KEEP SAYING WE WILL UPDATE OUR DESIGN PORTFOLIO TO REFLECT THIS, BUT THEN WE RUN OUT OF TIME.  WATCH THIS SPACE!

A Renovated Classic 1960s Brick Dwelling 18 July 2019 . 1960s, brick, Jorge Hrdina Architects, Renovation, Russell Jack
IMG_1097 An Altered Federation Dwelling 16 July 2019 . Federation Style, heritage conservation area, Renovation
IMG_2716 copy Art Deco Apartment 02 March 2019 . Art Deco Apartment, chevron tiles, heritage, Renovation
Victorian Cottage 12 October 2018 . victorian cottage, weatherboard
0BA0A5C0-CD56-7139-3DC276279B0D1396_4 State Listed Maisonette Flat in The Rocks 12 October 2018 . face brick, flats, NSW Government Architect, public housing, state listing
IMG_5823 Inner City Warehouse 12 October 2018 . Adaptive Reuse, Art Deco, Federation Period, P and O style, Renovation
IMG_2806 Contemporary Pavilion House 02 March 2018 . Casey Brown Architecture, contemporary, styling, timber
DSC01575 Old Georgian London 24 September 2017 . England, georgian, interior design, london, Modern Heritage Matters, Notting Hill, Renovation, terrace, UK
window 1920s Quarrymaster’s Cottage 12 August 2017 . 1920s, beach style, leadlight, sandstone, wrought iron
IMG_5424 Updating a Millennial 12 August 2017 . interior design
kiewa Two Storey Californian Bungalow 20 July 2016 . exterior paint, heritage, Inter War Bungalow
MHMbooma Victorian Boom Style 20 July 2016 . heritage, interior design, Victorian Boom Style
MHM2000b Noughties Refresh 20 July 2016 . interior design
clareville Post War Excess 20 July 2016 . 1950s, anplusa Architects, Art Deco, interior design, Renovation
foxground Modern Addition to a Victorian Farmhouse 20 July 2016 . farmhouse, heritage, interior design, victorian cottage