Traditional goes transitional with colour and charm.

The brief for this South Australian house extension was that it had to function mostly as a living room, an occasional dining room for Sunday gatherings with family and friends, and a music room for up to 20 people once a fortnight.

Not an easy task to muster, but then the owner of this stunning home is no ordinary person.

We took our cues from the stunning surrounding gardens and chose bright colours and luxuriant textiles - having been given permission to 'do anything you want with colour'.

We were spoilt for choice with gorgeous Schumacher and Baker fabrics that set off to perfection the custom-made furnishings.

The transitional style of the house flowed into the bathroom remodel. This was a challenging job as the floors and pug walls were the original. The room had to be completely gutted, floor level raised and walls straightened.

The classical black and white checkered floor tiles are a nod to tradition, age and heritage of the house, while the large textured wall tiles, sleek tapware and organic free standing bath give the space a modern contemporary feel.

The result is a warm and inviting transitional space that's still respectful of the house's age and its Barossa heritage.

Photography by Susan Papazian

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