STORIES

Behind every good design is an even better story. Explore the narratives that shaped some of our favourite projects.

Fenwick Apartment

So much of what we do involves an ongoing process of getting to know and understand our clients. It forms the core of our work because it informs our highly personalised approach to place-making.

Whiskey Room

Our clients were a family of peripatetic travellers who had returned home to Australia. Despite having three adult children, they had purchased a large, Victorian home, with the aim of spending quality time as a family before becoming empty nesters.

Toorak Residence

Repeat clients are a glowing testament to the calibre of our work and the exceptional dedication of our team. The owners of this Toorak house had worked with us on two prior occasions.

THE ART HOUSE

Our client approached us in the process of designing and building a forever home for her young family.

Playground

This project marked the first commercial design undertaken by the studio, presenting new design opportunities. Our client, the creative agency PLAYGROUND, are driven to inspire and challenge their clients.

Jennings

Despite the challenges in place, they remained invested and trusting in equal parts; sharing the journey with us but also deferring to the Simone Haag team to take a strong design lead.

House of Zen

Our client is a global nomad, having lived in over ten cities. On the verge of a cross-continental move to Melbourne, she engaged our services whilst still living in the US. It became clear quite quickly that we’d need to forge an immediate connection in order to assist with editing her sizeable - and eclectic - collection of furniture and art before the family’s relocation.

Hampton House

Fiona Cole had always marvelled at the proportions and character of this grand Victorian house in Hampton.

Garden House

This project was the result of a close collaboration with our clients, Austin Maynard Architects and Eckerly Garden Architecture. We relish the opportunity to be brought on at the outset of a project. It means that we can  create a cohesive design outcome.

East Melbourne

A recent design graduate, our client had a sound understanding of the nuances of palette and texture as well as a tenacious decisiveness. Throughout this process, we were inspired by our client’s commitment to investing in one-off vintage pieces. 

Bassano

We delight in working with repeat clients. We draw on valuable and intimate insights from past interactions and continue to build on well established, mutual trust.