Located in the Fairy Bower quarter of Manly, the brief was to create interiors with a refined aesthetic as a Sydney base for our interstate clients. It was essential to our design intent that the introduced architectural features look completely at home and that in no way would the apartment be a pastiche to Art Deco.
An overwhelming sense of homeliness was achieved through the respectful nature of material choices. Each material was selected in turn to emulate a nostalgic feeling. While also being thoroughly contemporary - with the intention of enduring another 50+ years of activity. Although the space has been completely refurbished the feeling is not of a brand-new apartment but as if it had always been this way.
Photography: Prue Ruscoe
Editorial Styling: Claire Delmar