Case Study: Erskine House, Melbourne, Australia

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Architect: Kennedy Nolan
Interior Designer: Adriana Hanna
Project Size: Approx. 95.55m2 / 1,028 sq feet of carpeting
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Project Type: Residential
Builder: CBD Contracting
Spaces: Multiple
Product: Astoria – custom pass-tufted carpet
Photography: Derek Swalwell
Completion: 2020

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Living Room
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Living Room

In the 30 years since it was founded, TSAR Carpets create holistic compositions that empower its wide range of clientele — from commercial, hospitality and residential customers — to achieve a cohesive architectural expression from the ground up.

With Erskine House, a stately Victorian home occupied by a young family, TSAR worked in collaboration with architecture firm Kennedy Nolan to install approximately 95.55m2 of its pass-tufted, high-performance Astoria carpet across the residence’s living room, study, walk-in robe and two bedrooms.

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Living Room with view of Study

Kennedy Nolan’s brief was to make alterations and additions to a substantial home with well-proportioned rooms, uniting the entire space visually by natural materials, playful textures and a cool, modern and sophisticated colour palette.

“Once we had established the palette, we felt we understood the personality of this house, which meant we could interrogate this personality to answer all our design questions,” says Patrick Kennedy.

With this in mind, TSAR’s goal was to supply the client with high-quality, custom-dyed Astoria carpet in a mustard-meets-gold colourway, which flows from room-to-room while complementing the residence’s 1970s-inspired interior decor.

“Our relationship with Kennedy Nolan goes back over a decade now. The team recalled a particular TSAR colour called 89. Gold that was used in one of our past collaborative projects, and they were confident it was the perfect shade to play off the residence’s various finishes,” says David Sharpely, CEO and Co-Founder of TSAR.

Customised to any shape, TSAR’s Astoria carpet is available as cut or loop pile, in a single or stippled custom colourway.

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Astoria Gold 89 Carpet
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Walk-in Wardrobe

TSAR maintains total control over every step of manufacturing within its own production campus—including the dyeing of yarns from 100% New Zealand wool — thus ensuring complete consistency throughout the entire production cycle.

“We understand the custom process thoroughly and we treat each project with care and attention it deserves. The end result of our installation at Erskine House is a bold carpet strong in aesthetic value — with a particularly great emphasis on performance,” says Sharpley.

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