Behind every good design is an even better story. Explore the narratives that shaped some of our favourite projects.
Surrounded by four family members who live on the same street, another family home behind and various aunts, uncles, godparents and cousins a stones throw away, the current iteration is an elegantly resolved, light-drenched home which mediates perfectly between large informal gatherings of friends and family and a discerning appreciation for antipodean design, personal sentimentality and art.
Hawthorn House called for an interior transformation that would blend two influences - the architectural language of a home which mediates between rich Federation Queen Anne heritage and overt contemporary innovation by Neil Architecture, and the wishes of clients with a predilection for eclectic pieces that simmer with narrative.
Fenwick House has found its spirit through tailored interior decoration ensembles that harmonise with a modernist inspired architectural essence instilled by Edition Office, an interior design language by Flack Studio that conjures a tangible sense of place through its accord with the surrounding landscape, and the culmination of a long-standing client relationship.
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.
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.
Our client approached us in the process of designing and building a forever home for her young family.
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.
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.
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.
Fiona Cole had always marvelled at the proportions and character of this grand Victorian house in Hampton.
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.
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.
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.
This coastal project brought us together with one of our most endearing clients, an older gentleman who commissioned us to furnish his Balnarring beach house.