The owners of this Melbourne based 1930s Marcus Martin designed home felt they had struck pay dirt when they first laid eyes on this art deco beauty. Having survived various renovations over the years, finding the home’s original details intact was both a surprise and a relief.
Wanting to honour the heritage of the house, Nexus Designs was commissioned with the task of blending both heritage and character with a contemporary design conducive to modern day interests and lifestyle.
Using the dramatic, light-filled staircase as the starting point, project interior designer Lucy Marczyk and Creative Director Sonia Simpfendorfer incorporated modern elements such as the Moooi perndant lamp for a striking visual statement upon entry to the home.
With subtle references to the 1930s seen throughout in the careful use of colour, fabrics and detailing, the Nexus team have successfully created a glam 30s feel while simultaneously bringing a relaxed, modern and timeless sense of style to the home.
Internationally iconic designs from B&B Italia, Maxalto Collection, Kartell and Gervasoni were chosen to furnish the house and mixed with pieces from Australian brands Jardan and Cotswold Furniture. Artworks by Fred Williams, John Firth-Smith, Milton Moon, Rosemary Laing, Noel McKenna and Jackson Slattery were chosen specifically for the home’s new design while a sculptural work by John Nicholson looks over the pool.
To help you ‘get the look’ watch out for Nexus Designs’ newly released classic reference book of Australian Colour, Using Australian Colour by Janne Faulkner and Harley Anstee. With 45 beautiful colour palettes based on the Australian landscape complimented by imagery of homes designed by the Nexus team, this useful guide to colour is the perfect tool to create your own inspired and design-led living space.