Case Study: Modieus designs for Sydneys Petersham RSL Club

The Petersham RSL Club has been serving the local community for almost 100 years, and has recently moved into a fabulous new facility — working with Modieus, Red Design reimagined this iconic club into a multi-use, contemporary space to rival the most luxurious of hospitality venues Sydney has to offer…

Modieus carpets in Sydney based Petersham RSL Club with interior by Red Design

The new venue is a game changer when it comes to the design of community entertainment spaces, which dominate hospitality destinations in Australia. Every element has been carefully considered and has a distinctive style. From a new restaurant, day spa, indoor and outdoor gaming areas, a café, bistro, pub, tab, function centre, corporate offices, members car park arrival areas, and all new branding. The result is a customer experience akin to a luxury resort, the only difference being that it is in a suburban location, serving a local community.

Modieus were asked to design and supply carpets for this amazing space. A dramatic, light-filled courtyard creates a Mediterranean influenced casual dining space, while opulent finishes and furniture bring elegance and glamour to lobbies and gaming areas. The canteen has simple natural lines, whilst the pub gets a warm and authentic look inspired by the heritage elements of the original venue. A luxurious new restaurant with moody interior and premium finishes is complemented by a modern coffee shop and relaxing spa.

“From start to finish Modieus were a pleasure to work with,” said Tonia Barnes, Associate and Senior Designer at Red Design. “We supplied concept imagery in early 3D renders in our brief. Their expert team really understood what was needed, reworking designs to suit the floor plan, whilst giving due consideration to the overall design intention. We couldn’t be happier with the final result. The process was flawless, Modieus were responsive to our developing design brief, ensuring the flow of pattern, scale, and colour.”

“Red Design had a strong vision for using pattern within spaces and a clear idea of the mood they wanted to create,” said Leah Manwaring, Modieus Design Manager. “They were open to suggestions on how to apply textures and colours to achieve this goal. We found momentum in our design process, via zoom meeting, sharing my screen, so we could all see the carpet shots in detail. I really enjoy this collaborative and fast-paced way of working. Building rapport with a client and finding ways to communicate effectively goes a long way in creating great design solutions. Great relationships make great design.”

Red Design reviewed detailed digital designs for each space – lounge areas, indoor gaming, general corridors , function room, and Asian restaurant – tuft selections were finalised, followed by Modieus producing flooded plans for final sign off. Following multiple trials and collaborative conversations the hand trials were signed off and the carpets were put into production, and are now gracing the floors of the redesigned hospitality venue.

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Main image credit: Modieus / Petersham RSL