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October 21, 2022 | Projects Products Trends

Onyx Verde creates perfect contrast in first Selling in the City project

Featured Stone: Ibrido Onyx Verde
Featured Project: Selling in the City – Fitzroy Apartment
Stone Fabrication: Multiform Stone Industries

In the first episode of Binge’s first original lifestyle series Selling in the City, Smartstone Onyx Verde created the perfect contrast in the new kitchen designed by award-winning interior designer Rosie Morley and expert landscaper Paddy Milne who took the challenge to flip a heritage-listed property in the heart of vibrant and eclectic Fitzroy, an inner-city suburb 3 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD.

Working on a minimum budget, the home renovation series follows Rosie and Paddy on the quest to transform properties through interior and exterior designs with the vision to increase property value.

Inspired by the character and vibe of Fitzroy as well as the building history, the design duo identified the target buyers as hip urban professionals and decided to use retro 70s pub theme for the 2 bedroom apartment that used to be the iconic Champion Hotel.

As the area that greets anyone who enters the unit, the kitchen’s U-shape was redesigned to have a triple barrel layout, becoming a reception piece with a boutique pub vibe and contrasting colour palette of blue and green. The deep blue walls, ceilings and cabinetry provided the perfect contrast with the beautiful green benchtops and splashback in Onyx Verde from the Ibrido Collection.  One of 7 newly launched engineered stone surfaces with low silica and recycled content, Onyx Verde reinterprets a prized Iranian marble featuring different tonalities of green and enriched by shades of white creating depth and a luxurious look of transparency.

After an assessment by several real estate agencies, the transformation of the Fitzroy apartment earned an increase in assessed value of at least 30% but actually sold for 50% more than the declared initial value.

With the most natural-looking quartz and porcelain surfaces, Smartstone is a partner and official stone benchtop supplier in the 8 one-hour series.  Produced by Warner Bros International Television Productions (WBITVP) exclusively for the Foxtel Group, Selling In The City premiered 19 October on Binge and its episodes are aired on Foxtel’s Lifestyle channel on Wednesdays, 830pm.

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