In Design International Melbourne Quarters (IDI MQ) found its way to Abbotsford along the Yarra and has become affectionately known to family and friends as "the riverside retreat"! The stunning location and the studio fit-out we designed, which is in absolute contrast to the inner city address, has our guests wondering whether they have arrived to check in to a spa or a hotel lobby!
Our theme development and brief to ourselves was to generate a series of ambient interactive multi-functional zones that were semi-private yet preview each other just enough to intrigue without distracting. As we have specialised in resort hotels for some years it felt appropriate to adopt that dynamic to showcase our talents in converting the "average" to the unexpected!!
"The building was in a fairly bad state of repair when we took it over. But the natural light and the 60m2 deck overlooking the lush river bank and the Yarra won over any adversity that came before/challenged us.
We often spend long hours working in the studio so we created a space that was not only productive but also inviting, relaxing and great for entertaining ourselves and our clients! We all love coming to work! "
" Coming to work every day is such a pleasure!! The hardest thing now is leaving this stunning space at the end of day...very clever business strategy Penny!!!" - (Kierah Alexander Interior Designer)
Special thanks to our amazing suppliers and tradespeople who assisted in completing the studio fit-out! And an extra special thanks to our incredible clients for giving us the justification to keep doing what we love so much!