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A sense of arrival : Coming home to your own hotel

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.

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.

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

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.

Wainscoting by Intrim  mouldings was custom designed by SJW interiors to create a sense of height and luxury to the entrance level and painted in SJW Elementals Portobello coloured by Resene Paints,

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.

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Nantucket Strata - Design Concept

A transformation to make residents feel like they were on an international holiday every time they came home. Classic luxury that entwined with existing colour palettes on the site that was reminiscent of New York hotels, London apartments or Parisian suites. Where did I actually arrive ?

The colour palette derived from international hotel design was celebrated through custom designed signature wall to wall carpet, designed by the SJW duo and manufactured by Designer Rugs. Taken from the forms and colour palette of local flora on the site and transformed into graphic elegance in 100% New Zealand wool . Catherine and Kate were commissioned to paint a collection of site specific artworks derived from residents photography of the waterways of Cape Cabarita and the series Nantucket I & II were born!

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.

Interior Design and Interior Styling  by St James Whitting – Kate St James & Catherine Whitting
Carpet Manufacture  Designer Rugs
Wainscoting:  Intrim
Paint:  St James Whitting coloured by Resene
Original Artworks:  Kate St James and Catherine Whitting
limited edition prints available from  The Curious Art Bar
Interior Photography Marian Riabic 

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Nantucket Strata - Testimonial

  • Bruce Howie

    Our committee would like to express its appreciation for Catherine and Kate’s contribution to the stylish renovation of “Nantucket”. The gift of your talents and expertise has delivered to us a quality finish of which we can all be proud. Thank you

     

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Nantucket Strata - Awards

We hope you enjoy viewing a selection of the projects submitted to the Resene Total Colour Awards and that they provide inspiration for decorating projects of your own. Click here to find out more about the project.

Resene Total Colour Awards 2020