Case Study: Lake View Penthouse, Melbourne, Australia

Living Room
Interior Designers: GOLDEN
Project Size: Approx. 30m2 / 322 sq ft of area rugs and carpeting
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Spaces: Living Room
Product: Saltwater
Photography: Sharyn Cairns
Completion: December 2019
With Lake View Penthouse, GOLDEN sought out to merge and reconfigure three existing apartments overlooking Melbourne’s Albert Park Lake into a modern and spacious penthouse befit for a young family. Located on the 17th floor of a high-rise building on St. Kilda Road, the penthouse is both functional and spacious, and features a selection of high-end art and furniture.

For the living room, GOLDEN’s aim was to incorporate warm and natural elements to provide its clients with a sensorial experience — and TSAR’s design-forward Saltwater carpet proved to be the perfect fit.
Custom Saltwater Rug Detail

Featuring a playful and layered scene of sand, sky and deep sea creatures and corals, TSAR’s Saltwater carpet is meticulously hand-tufted using different pile heights, beveling, carving and various material methods. The curious mindset of TSAR’s in-house senior designer, Teresa Cerebek, allowed the brand to explore a variety of construction techniques, producing amusing details.

GOLDEN’s designers first discovered Saltwater during TSAR’s Melbourne Design Week X-MATERIALITY installation and instantly fell in love with the carpet’s high concept design and unique textural variation.

Based upon GOLDEN’s brief, TSAR’s goal was to supply the client with a custom-dyed Saltwater carpet in a mustard-and-blue tone. The integration of this distinctive carpet in Lakeview Penthouse provides a soft and tactile feeling underfoot, while the custom colorway proves complementary to the project’s polished fixture and finishes.
Custom Saltwater Rug Detail
Saltwater Sample

“Lake View Penthouse was designed to reflect the client’s urban lifestyle by bringing in rich tones, texture and personality,” says Alicia McKimm, GOLDEN Director. “In collaboration with TSAR, we designed a rug for the large living room that tactfully exemplifies the essence of the home. TSAR was able to work with GOLDEN to ensure every last yarn could be customised to tie all aspects of its surroundings together.”

By balancing aesthetics, budget and performance, all TSAR designs can be adapted for large hospitality, commercial and small residential projects in below construction techniques. 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 are so pleased that both GOLDEN and their clients are extremely satisfied with the Saltwater carpet installation as a standout design factor in the Lakeview Penthouse,” says David Sharpely, TSAR Carpets CEO. “The lively beauty and playful motifs found within Saltwater — combined with the carpet’s material strength and durability — make it the ideal choice for a residence of this caliber.”

Living Room