Motivo Design Studio

Motivo Design Studio
  • Phone: (08) 6201 8917
  • Mobile: 0403 227 990



Experts in interior and architectural design, as well as 3D rendering and the selection of finishes, Motivo Design Studio proudly offers and delivers comprehensive design solutions and documentation for all your projects.

The combination of style, clean lines, functionality and texture are the key concepts Motivo Design Studio delivers in this three-storey home in the heart of a prestigious suburb in Perth, which is currently under construction.

Working with the architect’s original vision, Motivo Design Studio focused on interior design and exterior selections to incorporate and capture an elegant family home while still maintaining a contemporary and minimalist design approach.

A major feature throughout is the textured, poured concrete wall that is visible from the living room which overlooks the custom-made pool/spa alfresco area. This connection with the alfresco area is complemented with a living room that boasts an environmentally friendly Eco Flame burner embedded into a feature Italian stone plinth. The placement of a mirror behind the fire gives this design feature a unique element that reflects light and space in keeping with the open-plan design.

Motivo Design Studio combined earthy grey tones, timeless natural Italian marble and a rusted texture Corten steel focal point on the home’s exterior facade. The cascading water feature on the boundary wall creates a screen to the rear of the house while also wrapping around the entry, creating a calming effect around the home that is associated with flowing water.

The flooring is comprised of timeless Italian honed marble stone with characteristic veins, which is beautifully suited to open-plan design and is a perfect backdrop for the custom cabinets designed by Motivo Design Studio. The contrasting timber is used for warmth in the open kitchen, which boasts fully integrated whitegoods and chef-quality appliances. The open-plan extends to the kitchen in which the stone on the feature island bench complements the light-coloured marble and cabinet design.

Motivo Design Studio has created a master ensuite that boasts honed stone tiles for a natural finish, along with floating cabinets to give a sense of space and free-flow. The Eco Flame fireplace is again used to create openness and a visual barrier between the bedroom and ensuite. After a long day at work, what better way to finish the day off than relaxing in the stone freestanding bath with ambient flames and a glass of your favourite wine to wash away your worries?

Winner of a 2011 HIA Kitchen and Bathroom Award, Motivo Design Studio created this bathroom with personality and functional design. As you walk into the ensuite you are greeted with mosaic floor tiles that draw your eye to his and her custom pedestal basins. The floating cabinet design creates free flow and consists of natural veneer and natural stone finishes, giving a contrast and warmth to the modern custom-designed Corian pedestal basins.

The main floor and wall tiles were chosen for their natural modern look and warmth. The tile is laid in several different formats and was placed specifically to create intrigue without the use of additional materials. The final feature is the use of the Travertine Noce to define the shower and feature wall, along with an offset row of the entry floor mosaics.

This stone ties in the exterior stone cladding, bringing elements of the outside in. All of the feature tiles complement the clean, crisp white tiled wall, which creates light reflection and contrast.

Motivo Design Studio was recently commissioned to design this custom two-storey, modern, elegant and spacious residence in Yokine that meets all the clients’ and council’s requirements. With all the extras, this house boasts family lifestyle with the modern, clean lines and functional detailing throughout. All of this revolves around the rear alfresco and entertainment area while capturing the views of the Perth CBD.

Motivo Design Studio is a Perth-based design company that offers a professional high-end interior and architectural design service, along with a 3D rendering service for both residential and commercial projects. Motivo Design Studio injects a fresh approach to the design of your project, but does it with the “motivo-ation” and creativity to design and think out of the square, while taking into consideration your personal needs and/or client brief. This combination creates an individual and comprehensive design approach to your short-term or long-term investment.

Design director Shane Fragomeni has both a B.A. (Honours) in Interior Architecture and a Diploma in Building Design and Drafting but also has an invaluable seven years of experience in the industry. This all comes together to make your concept evolve into a reality.