Art Deco Apartment in Sydney



We were approached by MadeComfy; specialists in property management for Airbnb, and were asked to provide an affordable kitchen makeover to help transform a rundown Sydney apartment into an inviting and homely short-term stay rental for Airbnb.

MadeComfy’s Property Styling and Furnishing service is second to none. They managed to inject style and character into this unit to enhance its occupancy rate and increase returns.

kitchen before makeover

Check out the Impressive Makeover

Kitchen Before Makeover

Kitchen Before

Old and tired, this kitchen was in desperate need of a facelift. 

We resurfaced the benchtop with our own unique stone and replaced the kitchen doors and panels for new.

New cabinets were also added to the under-utilised space at the far end wall allowing for extra storage and a much needed appliances area.

Kitchen After

Both benchtop and doors were selected from our standard range which helped keep costs down without sacrificing on quality.

Stardust stone is a popular choice wich shines with a fresh elegance and calm. Our melamine doors come in a wide range of colours and finishes including contemporary timber looks and a choice of handles or handleless.

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kitchen makeover

Upgrading both the benchtop and doors allowed us to swap the outdated sink, tap and freestanding oven for modern integrated appliances.  

We also incorporated a new washing machine into the kitchen. This adds a metropolitan touch to improve the apartment’s features and optimise the limited space. See more Before & Afters.

Art Deco Style

In keeping with the Art Deco style of the building, the interior designers made use of the apartment’s high ceilings and timber flooring by adding a fresh and vibrant coat of paint to highlight the charming picture rails, trimmings and architraves. 

We recommend Dulux Terrace White for homes with old-world charm. It has a hint of grey and pairs beautifully with Lexicon half, a current favourite amongst renovators. We’ve also used Terrace White in our newly renovated showroom.

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Décor Placements

The décor is understated with rich fabrics, high contrast colours and fine art to celebrate the luxury and sophistication of this era.


The minimalist style ensures the space remains open and uncluttered, a must for smaller apartments.

Upgraded Charm

The use of stone for the kitchen benchtop and marble table top in the living room further demonstrate the “modern world” style of the 1920s-1930s.

The biophilic touches not only add a beautiful aesthetic but provide life and movement to the living space. Read more about biophilic design here.

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Living Before Renovation

Living Before

This aparment had good bones but needed a fresh coat of paint, a smart kitchen makeover and an eye for design in line with the building’s Art Deco style.

Living After

A winning apartment that ticks all the right boxes; vibrant, inviting, elegantly styled with enhanced features and storage, and of course a timeless kitchen that feels harmonious with the rest of the apartment.

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If you’d like to know more about how you can achieve a new kitchen without demolition. Try our handy cost calculator or book online for a free quote. 

Wondering approximately how much it will cost to renovate your Sydney kitchen? Enter your details in our easy to use online cost calculator. All you need are your basic measurements and you can get an instant price estimate delivered to your inbox.

Our designer will come to your home to discuss your renovation and provide a free measure and quote. We don’t believe in pressure sales, but offer friendly advice to take the stress out of the decision making process. 

For an easy quote you can email us a description of what you want along with measurements and photos of the room to be renovated. We will email you a quote. Alternatively you can use our handy cost calculator for an estimate in minutes!

Our Kitchen Designer Will Come to Your Home for a Free Design Consultation and Quote. Book Today!