This double storey Californian bungalow with lots of exterior charm has been reworked inside to create a modern, light-filled family home. The original large front rooms and entry hall were the perfect scale but beyond that was a tired extension containing a series of crammed spaces closed off from the vast north facing yard beyond. The potential was there. The rear of the house was completely reconfigured, including raising the ceiling height to create a feeling of more space whilst staying within the existing footprint. Space and storage has been maximised in key areas such as the family bathroom, kitchen, and laundry. With the addition of floor to ceiling, large spanning, bi-folding doors, the northern light has flooded in, and the connection between the interior and exterior has been strengthened. A Japanese – style minimalistic approach and simple palette has been applied to the joinery and entire interior creating a sense of calm and easy living. A layering of soft rugs, textiles and contemporary furniture has enlivened the interior with texture and colour.
'We recently had the pleasure of working with Katherine and cannot recommend her highly enough. From start to finish, she demonstrated a level of expertise, professionalism, and creativity that exceeded our expectations.
Not only did she listen carefully to our ideas and preferences, but she also brought her own unique vision to the project, resulting in a space that is both functional and beautiful. Katherine’s attention to detail was remarkable, and she went above and beyond to ensure that every element of the design made sense.
Throughout the entire process, she was a joy to work with - responsive, communicative, and always willing to go the extra mile to make sure we were completely satisfied. it was clear that she truly cared about creating a space that reflected our personality and lifestyle.
Thanks to her expertise and guidance, our home has been transformed into a stunning, welcoming space that we absolutely love. We are so grateful for her hard work and dedication and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an exceptional interior designer.'