As a multi-disciplinary practice with an extensive and impressive portfolio of interiors, Adele Bates studio is a long-standing Pace Development Group collaborator.


With more than 12 years’ experience as an Interior Designer, Adele has created a studio that fosters a collaborative approach to interiors grounded in the philosophy that each project is unique; deserving of high quality, well-crafted and purposeful design.


Who did you have in mind when creating the design concept for Pace of Ascot Vale?

Ascot Vale is an active and dynamic area, so Pace of Ascot Vale was designed for a wide-spread demographic that has a social and professional lifestyle.

Can you describe the collaboration process between yourself, Pace and Carr Design?

We have been working with Pace for some time now, it is very much a collaborative process between our teams. As Pace also construct their work we have the opportunity to resolve the finite details at an early stage which is hugely beneficial to the project and final outcome. 

When we conceptualise the interior design of apartments we have a holistic approach. At Pace of Ascot Vale, the art-deco inspired architecture by Carr Design was an influence on the interior’s clean forms, finishes and palette.

Pace pride themselves on being a truly stand out developer, what interior features are unique and stand out to you at Pace of Ascot Vale?

Stand out features in the project can be found in the detail and tactile materials such as the terrazzo offset, with the elegant Lambert Fils feature pendant positioned over the kitchen’s island bench.

Talk me through your design process. Where do you start, and how is that translated into a space?

We approach each project uniquely, creating timeless design with refined detailing. We start with discussing the project in great detail with Pace, then proceed to workshop the concept and inspiration within our studio. Always ensuring the apartment layouts are sensitive to the way people live, we then work up concepts in 3D paired with materials before we finally resolve the concept in fine detail.

What would you say to someone who was concerned about the change of lifestyle from a house to an apartment?

The transition from house to apartment living can often be unexpectedly liberating, providing freedom from ongoing costs such as security and maintenance, as well as giving you the opportunity to de-clutter. Apartment living also builds a sense of community, encouraging the residents to develop close relationships with their neighbours.

We’ve talked before about how interior design is about interpreting architecture into a ‘human scale.’ What do you hope the human scale at Pace of Ascot Vale feels like?

Building the connection between architecture and interiors means more than aesthetics. As architecture serves purpose, we think it essential that the interiors are imbued with a functional sensibility while balancing a visual language that responds to the building.

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