The Melburnian II


Inspired by the idea of a jewellery box, Studio Tate created a compact and fabulous space filled with notable elements and hidden surprises concealed within the apartment’s surfaces.

The colour palette has been built around the judicious application of striking, bold tones: navy blue carpets, doors and skirting provide warmth and drama without constraining the volumes.

Details reflect the delicate shades and textures of a felt-lined treasure trove, from the soft grey and pink wallpaper lining the walk-in robe to the cocoon-like bathroom with its delicate pink painted ceiling, accented with black-veined pink marble.

A bevelled, diamond-shape island bench in the kitchen in grey marble gives it a gem-like form, while appliance cupboards have grey two pack timber finish, and the drawers, shelves and cupboards are lined in navy and pink accent colours.

Brass handles become sculptural objects and this finish has also been used to make a statement with hinges, door levers and joinery pulls in various rooms.

Photography by Sharyn Cairns