Real life Pinterest doesn’t exi-. Hold up. Not with that attitude it won’t. Chapel Precinct is home to some of the best and most unique interior, graphic and architecture design studios in Melbourne. For those of us (way) less capable of making our home or business design visions come to life ourselves, don’t fret, the below stylists have your back. Because no, even the simplest of interior styling is not as easy as Tara Dennis on Better Homes and Gardens always makes it look.
Times like this call for the real experts. No offence. Don’t give up, because dreams really do come true! Here are just some of the best design masterminds in the Chapel Precinct, helping add more you to your space.
Embarking on their 30th year as pioneers in bespoke rug and carpet manufacturing, TSAR Carpets showroom recently opened on High Street. Stepping in through the main entrance, you’ll be greeted with bright and bold colours, metallics and mesh screening – before experiencing the real custom design showstopper, ‘Diamond’ (pictured above), installed as wall-to-wall carpet, upstairs.
Their in-house design team created this striking, daring and timeless piece, that is a true homage to the TSAR brand. Capturing the energy of glistening crystal shards and drawing inspiration from a radiant cut diamond. You need to check this space out for a unique piece that will change your space entirely.
250 High St, Windsor
This team are the experts in creating good vibes. A boutique interior architecture design studio creating highly personalised space by using beautiful materials and drop dead gorgeous colours. Evolving each project with you at the centre, the results are spaces that tell a story. Head here for some real life #pinspiration.
409 Chapel St, South Yarra
A design focused architecture studio who strive to explore connections between solid and void, inside and outside. Chat to this team for timeless and uncomplicated architecture. Cera Stribley see architecture as simple – a tool for bettering the way we live and work. Denoting utter quality and meaning beyond the physical attributes of their works.
4/249 Chapel St, Prahran
Even if you haven’t heard of them, you’ve more than likely seen their spaces. The design studio behind St Edmond’s, Hagen’s Organic Butcher and Chin Chin, Projects of Imagination concentrate on advancing and diversifying culture. At a time when the food industry is truly at its pinnacle, these guys create and evolve brands focused on the sensory experience.
1/154 Greville St, Prahran
Uncovering innovative solutions to complex business challenges through intelligent design. Zunica is a Strategy and Design studio that creates rewarding and engaging spatial experiences by truly understanding business. This way, practical and efficient solutions can be realised and built.
1/216 Chapel St, Prahran
Live like royalty with a piece from Anton Venoir Interiors. These guys specialise in fine French antiques, decorative art objects and French interior decorations, dating from the 17th Century to the 19th Century. Each beautiful piece has been studied and assessed by founder Tony Venios with Anna Venios, so you know it’s extra special.
26/321 Chapel St, Prahran
Mim Design is an award-winning practice known for its creativity, high end finishes and attention to detail. Their focus is always on creating spaces that are sophisticated, refined and genuinely reflecting your personality or brand.
Level 1/4 Bond St, South Yarra
Incorporating land, architecture, interiors and living, Rob Mills Architects work with you to create your perfect home. Drawing from the land and capturing the human spirit in their building designs, you will feel connected to your space in an entirely new way. Fun fact, One Hot Yoga on River Street in South Yarra was created and designed by Rob Mills and his yogi wife, Lucinda Mills. You’ve gotta check this space out for some instant ZEN.
1/10 Grattan St, Prahran
The experts in publication design. Hayman is for business owners looking to bring their brand to life with the most dope graphic and communication design. Every one of their works will make you feel way cooler than you actually are.
2/20 Garden St, South Yarra
Timeless, bold and engaging. Kate Dixon Designs creates visual solutions for brands, publications, and people. Whether you’re a large brand or a small startup, Kate’s got your back.
1/40 Porter St, Prahran
This family business has been delivering unique interior solutions for over four decades. The Andrews Group has been one of the most innovative architectural product, installation and product life-cycle management companies in Australia. Founder Howard Andrews and the next gen trio, Mark, Stuart and Stephanie are the design savvy crew behind this commercial flooring and construction institute.
62 River St, South Yarra
A design driven practice dedicated to producing elegant solutions that develop organically from the site, its environment and your needs and aspirations. In every project they look for opportunities to build functional, refined and inspiring outcomes.
1/175 Greville St, Prahran
Bringing your vision to life through evocative, photo realistic 3D visualisation. Binyan Studios give consideration to every surface texture, finish and light source, ensuring designs and images evoke warmth, ambience and beauty. Expect detail and quality, a collective eye for beauty and careful consideration of the subtleties that make your project distinctive. This can only mean Grade A results people.
249 Chapel St, Prahran
Easter in Chapel Precinct has lot’s on, lot’s open and lot’s of sweet sweet goodness.
Residents and traders of Chapel Precinct are invited to attend our ‘Coffee with a Cop’ morning at Pran Central on Tuesday 7 May (from 10 am to 11 am).
From 29 April to 17 May, BreastScreen Victoria is bringing their pretty in pink high-tech van to Princes Gardens, right near Chapel Off Chapel.
As our favourite city plays host to hundreds of local and international artists, Chapel Precinct’s Chapel Off Chapel and The MC Showroom will help to deliver a stellar line-up of laughs.
A guide to the best street art south of the river… Windsor edition. For simple inspiration, or the perfect Insta selfie backdrop.
Street art in South Yarra? It’s not the first thing to come to mind! While Windsor & Prahran get the glory as the edgier sections of Chapel Street, people would be surprised by what South Yarra has to offer. In between high fashion retailers, are pieces of art that deserve mention. Here they are.
Grab a buddy, a pal, or even a BAE and get your brunch on!