True Blue Terrace by Nexus Designs
Located in Melbourne, Australia, this modern single family house was redesigned by Nexus Designs and Pleysier Perkins.
Simplicity, function and good design were our brief.
Nexus Designs streamlined a Victorian terrace into a machine for modern family living. Every millimetre was considered meticulously, resulting in a vast and spacious ambience. A portable work space, play space, toy storage, and changeable dining space: all designed to be highly functional with intense colour and repetition of pattern.
Our interior design of the compact spaces synchronizes perfectly with the contemporary and period architecture and enhances and maximises flow and flexibility. Selections were made to last, designed to endure and stay appealing far into the future. Quality of design and manufacture was key. Textiles combine natural and synthetic fibres for high wear and durability. Pattern and colour were selected with purpose and meaning in mind. The clients were open to an alternative style of dining & working at home. The dining table was designed to seat the children on high chairs for every day. We designed an additional table top, easily stored for regular entertaining. The ‘study’ is the Flexible NesTable by Vitra, which offers exactly that, a flexible desk solution. Collapsible for storage, the client is able to move the ‘office’ around the house, working in to co-ordinate with a young family’s movement during a day.
Photography by James Geer