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May 26, 2022

A stylist’s own tiny apartment, Hazel House is home to Melbourne-based Nat Turnbull. Capturing the work of architect Adriana Hanna and finishing expert Laminex, the apartment is a triumph in collaboration.

As a stylist’s own tiny apartment, it is unsurprising that Hazel House expresses a distinctly artistic perspective. The interior design sees an array of sculptural furniture abstractly reference the works of Tadao Ando and Donald Judd, as well as Nat’s own still-life art. In the bathroom, the architecture is curved to fit both a shower and bath whilst matte tiles create a sense of calming quiet.

For Laminex, the desire to work on a stylist’s own tiny apartment stemmed from both a creative curiosity and having worked with Nat in the past. Operating within the space allowed Laminex products to be used in a unique way whilst incorporating them into a system of professional styling.

As a stylist’s own tiny apartment, Hazel House indicates a professional approach to colour and materiality. In the kitchen, Laminex Peruvian Clay features on both the benchtop and joinery, its colour and texture interacting pleasantly with the natural light. The bedroom sees the cool-toned Laminex Pewter create a purposefully soothing atmosphere.

Transcending the elevated interiors that Nat frequently experiences, Hazel House is a more meaningful symbol of the stylist’s working life. The considered combination of brands, materials and finishes – all especially relevant to Nat – firmly establishes the residence as a stylist’s own tiny apartment.

00:00 - An Introduction to the Stylist’s Own Home
00:33 - Materials Used in the Home
00:55 - Designing the Bedroom and Bathroom
01:24 - Sculptural Shapes and Art in the Home
02:38 - The Stylist’s Favourite Piece
02:45 - Collaborators on the Project
03:24 - Using Laminex in the Kitchen and Bedroom

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Photography by Sean Fennessy.
Architecture and Interiors by Adriana Hanna.
Styling and Interiors by Nat Turnbull.
Laminate and Surface Materials by Laminex.
Filmed and Edited by Dan Preston.
Production by The Local Project.

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