HOW INDIGENOUS ART INSPIRED THIS URBAN OASIS
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.
Despite the fact that our clients were living in a remote part of Australia during the early stages of the project, brief development and product selection remained a truly collaborative process; made possible by a series of FIFO (fly in fly out) meetings.
"Despite the distance, these were very conscious clients. They wanted to avoid waste of any kind and definitely leaned towards selecting pieces that were about function, family and feeling versus anything flashy."
We were inspired by our clients’ preference for sustainable design and their collection of Indigenous art, both of which informed the environmental credentials of product selection and the color palette.
We also spent considerable time selecting pieces that would adequately support the family’s love for entertaining, including sourcing additional dining chairs that were both beautiful and foldable, to allow for easy storage. By serving the needs of pragmatic and eco-conscious clients and overlaying our emblematic style, we were able to create a house that strikes the balance between approachable and aspirational.
"It was an absolute pleasure working with Simone and her team. From the very first appointment and right until well after our project was completed, they were always available to chat, incredibly reliable and nothing was ever too much trouble. Our brief was totally nailed!"