With a business needing to appeal to clientele with varying tastes and styles, the intent was to design a dual-purpose space, that was not only functional, but was a showcase of various interior design capabilities.
From a functional point of view, the size restrictions meant the design needed to be clever and address key issues, such as the need for storage, maximising limited natural light and creating multifunctional working zones.
The working zone has been designed on a raised platform, in a monochromatic colour scheme, filled with timber and glass. With beautiful walnut timber flooring and full height, black, picture frame windows and doors, the space has been designed around the single window available and the need to utilise this window across the entire space. The doors can be opened up to allow the spaces to flow, or closed as an acoustic barrier between the working and meeting space.
The meeting space has taken into account the Victorian history of the building and the suite itself. With the Victorian fireplace as its focal point, it features bold, moody colours and statement pieces, such as the decorative marble floor with brass inlay, a large brass mirror over the fireplace to enlarge the space, a brass pendant light and soft furnishings in velvets and leather.
And finally the 3.7m ceilings have allowed for maximum storage, accessible by a rolling library ladder, complete with a hidden kitchenette.