NANTUCKET CAPE CABARITA STRATA FOYER MAKEOVER
A SENSE OF ARRIVAL : COMING HOME TO YOUR OWN HOTEL
A community interior decoration project that transformed the lives of a Cape Cabarita’s foreshore community through customised materiality and art in this multi level residential set of water view apartments. Foyers that were tired for over 20 years were given a new lease on life through bespoke signature designed carpet and a collection of original and limited edition art that Kate and Catherine created collaboratively inspired by residents love of their local surroundings and photography taken around the site itself.
SJW provided flooring wall and lighting design solutions for the foyers, lifts and landings of the Nantucket building at Cape Cabarita. This included artwork, decorative elements and design solutions for the external foyer entrance area. These concepts were presented to the Strata Committee and workshops were run with the apartment owners to engage the community in the design process.
Original collaborative artworks and limited edition prints by Kate St James and Catherine Whitting were created specifically for the site. The community were involved in the creative process through photography competitions and consultation. The collection of artworks give consistency and a point of difference to each entry foyer.
A curated collection of furnishings, mirrors and artworks was provided to each resident to style their own foyers.
“The renovation of the Nantucket Foyers has completely transformed our public spaces and our home, we feel like we are living in an international luxury apartment. The colours, carpet, artwork, wainscoting and lighting transport us into a hotel like atmosphere. We are delighted with the increased value it has made to our own apartment.” Gordon Albany
41 – 45 PhiLLIPS St
The custom carpet provided a link to the deep merlot tones of the parquetry detail in the thirty residences. Designed by St James Whitting and manufactured by Designer Rugs Foglia transformed the public foyers with a luxurious sense of arrival and international appeal. A fusion of New York and London sophistication with a touch of local inspiration
The colour palette was derived from the site – from the surrounding waterways and gardens near Cape Cabarita with soft timeless taupe and deep earthy tones of green and aubergine
Colours are deliberately pared-back to blend with the natural surrounding environment and assist to maintain a comfortable timeless palette.
Diptychs from The Curious Art Bar enabled limited edition art to run across walls of different widths and unify the interiors. New door hardware, signage and outdoor tiles were installed to complement the new palette.
Cape Cabarita was built in 1998 and the foyers were in need of reinvention and redesign. Designing custom made carpet for the site, inspired by the foliage found on site was the fundamental design solution for the Nantucket Apartment complex within Cape Cabarita
Interior Design and Interior Styling by St James Whitting – Kate St James & Catherine Whitting
Carpet Manufacture Designer Rugs
Paint: St James Whitting coloured by Resene
Original Artworks: Kate St James and Catherine Whitting
limited edition prints available from The Curious Art Bar
bathrooms soon to be revealed