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Pure Creative Figure It Out

The fit-out of this home business in Sydney’s Balmain creates space between work and living.

Pure Creative Figure It Out


September 2nd, 2009

Pure Creative Group has recently completed a fit-out for the offices of accountancy firm Figure It Out. A modern refurbishment of a Victorian shop-fronted terrace in Sydney’s Balmain, the project had a simple but important brief: to create a home business with the feel of a commercial office space not attached to a house.

With a client willing to think outside the square, Pure Creative was able to achieve a modern, eclectic feel. By considering careful use of storage, colour and textures, the designers were able to make the most of the 40m2 space.

An elegant curved lime reception desk welcomes clients into the office and doubles as a consultation desk during busy times. Original Japan Black floorboards provide visual contrast, while the sandstone main wall ties the interior to its geographical location.

Delineating living and professional spaces, a dividing wall conceals access to the house stairs, while a long mirrored wall reflects light and views to the rear of the office.’¨’¨

By building the kitchenette into the walkway and designing filing systems and storage in otherwise unusable areas, Pure Creative have maximised space. The custom-designed curved ceiling echoes curves throughout the fit-out and cleverly accommodates the lighting extrusions and blends with the white panelling.

Responding to the heritage constraints of the building and the modern, outgoing nature of the client, Pure Creative have been able to produce a functional, yet well defined home business.

Design team:  Kaye  San Jose & Daniel Funnell on main design and project management throughout building stage. Kristy Powe on documenting.’¨’¨ Photos by David Curzon.




















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