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Study Space Transformation

Pick your favourite Study Space Transformation for a chance to transform your own with 6 x $100 gift cards to be won! 


Three teams of UniSA Interior Design students were tasked with transforming their study space. Each team was given $250 to spend on transforming their room from chaos to calm- take a look at the amazing before and after shots below and vote for your favourite!

Vote for your favourite and go into the draw to win a $100 visa gift card. There are 6 gift cards to be won - 1 gift card per UniSA campus!


Team #1: Alexandra & Clare


Details
 

The Purchases
Grey speckle vase: Cotton On - $3
Metal dish 3 pack: Kikki K - $15.96
Dusty pink cushion: Target - $20
Black round basket: Kmart - $10
Black wire desk set: Kmart - $8
Teal velvet cushion: Spotlight - $23.99
Tropical leaf cushion: Spotlight - $22.49
Grey pompom throw: The Reject Shop - $20
Dusty pink vase: Cotton On - $3
Wooden 2 cube unit: Target - $15
Rose gold file folder: Kmart - $3
2x black A3 frames: Kmart - $8 ($4 each)
Wellington green rug: Kmart - $19
Black office chair: Ikea - $79.95 ($4.35 own money)
Blue/green/black patterned storage box: Ikea - $2.95 (own money)

Total: $254.34

About the Room
Our study prior to the room reno was in desperate need of storage, storage and more storage!!
The existing bookshelves had been taken over by books, files and various trinkets collected over the years. We tried to achieve the most bang for our buck by building basic shelves on the western wall, using angle brackets fixed to the timber studs. This was an efficient use of space that didn't intrude too much on the room while still having a strong impact. Colour palette was an important consideration, as the theme throughout the rest of the house utilises rich jewel tones and features warm, dark flooring. Mementos from numerous overseas adventures are everywhere, and this needed to be continued in the study. The timber stain on the shelves pulled the warm tones in the floor and created continuity, whilst the olive green wall brought a depth and life to the study.

About the Team
Team Photo

Both Clare and Alexandra are Interior Architecture students in their third and fourth year respectively. They are both lovers of fitness, health, mid-century modern design as well as passionate environmentalists. 


 

Team #2: Polly

Details
 

The Purchases
Kmart
Hayley Vase - $3.00
Wall Hook 3pk - $4.50
Cutting Mat 2mm - $6.00
Marble Candle - $6.00
HB Lead Pencil Pk - $1.00
Matte Black Mug - $1.50
Metal Ruler - $2.00
Wire Memo Board - $8.00
Metal Diffuser - $9.00
Black Round Basket - $10.00
Green Rug - $19.00

Coles
Vogue Magazine - $10.99

Officeworks
Grid Notes 2pk - $5.50
Otto Notebook – Grey - $9.97
Dust-free Eraser - $1.19
Foldback Clips 15mm - $2.86
Copic Marker 110 - $10.50
Copic Marker C7 - $10.50
Copic Maker C1 - $10.50
Flat Brush - $5.19
Graph Pencil 2B - $0.97
Compass - $13.98
Set Square - $4.48
Fineliner 5pk - $18.43
Wireless Mouse – Black - $8.88
Otto Mouse Pad – Grey - $5.95
College Portfolio A3 - $35.00
Visual Art Diary A3 - $12.98
250gsm Drawing Pad - $6.87
Colour Board - $2.49
 
Total: $247.23

About the Room
For this design I took a modern minimalist approach. I used modern techniques mixed with my own personal style to create a space with its unique character and aesthetic.
The space was kept simple with the minimal use of colours and objects. A complementary colour palette of contrasting blacks, greys and forest green, was enhanced further with the natural light streaming in through the window shades, giving the space its own energy. I choose to design the space, as the desk for an interior designer to study and invent. The space was separated into two areas: the research and computer area, and the drafting area. Each with the particular objects it requires. I drew inspiration from the current design and fashion trends around Adelaide streets. The main focus was on proportion, colour and attention to detail. The green faux fur rug, the statement piece of the space, was like any statement piece someone is wearing on our streets at the moment: bold, exciting and of course, made with fur. I aimed to design a space where the environment would aspire the creation of new imaginative ideas.

About the Team
Team Photo

Polly Wigney is a 2nd year Bachelor of Interior Architecture student with a love of coffee, wine and design. Polly loves nothing more than going out to a trendy restaurant on a Friday night for a delicious meal with good company. 


Team #3: Louise & Amy

Details
 

The Purchases
Amy’s purchases:
Grey speckle vase: Cotton On - $3
Metal dish 3 pack: Kikki K - $15.96
Dusty pink cushion: Target - $20
Black round basket: Kmart - $10
Black wire desk set: Kmart - $8
Teal velvet cushion: Spotlight - $23.99
Tropical leaf cushion: Spotlight - $22.49
Grey pompom throw: The Reject Shop - $20

TOTAL: $123.44

Louise’s purchases:
Dusty pink vase: Cotton On - $3
Wooden 2 cube unit: Target - $15
Rose gold file folder: Kmart - $3
2x black A3 frames: Kmart - $8 ($4 each)
Wellington green rug: Kmart - $19
Black office chair: Ikea - $79.95 ($4.35 own money)
Blue/green/black patterned storage box: Ikea - $2.95 (own money)

TOTAL: $130.90

OWN MONEY SPENT: $7.30
OVERALL TOTAL: $254.34
 

About the Room
Our vision was to create a dual purpose bedroom space, for the key things in a uni student’s life: study, sleep and relaxation.
A bedroom is a personal retreat; a relaxing place to unwind and chill out so it’s important that the space correlates with wellbeing and mood. The space features a dedicated study area with desk and storage and a bed for more relaxed study and wind down time. The inspiration for the space came from the colours of nature; dusty pink and grey from the sky, teal from the sea and greenery from lush botanical plants. The focal point is the bed, which is highlighted with an arrangement of contrasting cushions in a variety of patterns, textures and pops of colour which reinforce the fresh botanical theme. Small potted plants were used as décor accents around the room, bringing a little of the outside in, creating a sense of nature and adding a splash of green life to the room. The space was personalised by creation of unique art pieces, themed accessories and accents which tie the room together.

About the Team
Team Photo

Louise Ignatescu and Amy Robertson are third year Interior Architecture students with a love for shopping, homewares and coffee. We both love going on adventures to find exciting new homeware items and ideas to decorate our future houses with as well as going to unique and trendy cafes for coffee whilst soaking in the interior design.  

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