Her Majesty’s

Her Majesty’s is in an inner-Melbourne 1800’s building that was being converted to a small number of apartments. Our clients bought two on the third level, and then asked us to use the spaces to create one fantastic apartment. Other than a few structural columns it was a blank slate and we designed the plan in a kind-of spiral formation, with the master ensuite at the centre.

A fundamental Nexus Designs principle is to use a very small number of finishes and use them extensively. This apartment is a great example of applying that philosophy. The flow and continuity that it gives an interior an overall sense of calm. The finishes don’t dominate the space so instead the abundant natural light and the spaces themselves are what you notice first.

Here the palette was based around a large-scale, pale grey porcelain tile. We took it almost everywhere from the entry, living, terrace and bathrooms. The kitchen, walk-through scullery/pantry, laundry and bathrooms continue the pale grey palette up from the floor and onto the joinery using 2 pac paint and stone/porcelain for benchtops. Darker grey stone was chosen for the kitchen island bench and powder room. American White Oak timber for full height doors and warm paint completed the base palette.

The big luxury of this project is the ultra-deep North facing terrace. It’s a fantastic space with multiple uses and it has the one-off feature of the decorative crest from the original building – now covered in ivy.

We chose furniture pieces for the apartment that were suited the scale of the spaces and had strength in their forms, seeking the perfect balance of comfort, practicality and good looks and great design.

Builder: Hacer
Developer: Bravo Properties
Photography: James Geer


  • Interior Design
  • Finishes & Fittings Selection
  • Space Planning
  • Custom Joinery
  • Interior Colour Palette
  • Bathroom Design
  • Light Fitting Selection
  • Kitchen Design
  • Interior Styling
  • Interior Architecture
  • Lighting & Electrical Layout
  • Furniture Selection & Procurement
  • Artwork Placement
  • Robe Design
  • Exterior Colour Palette