Kathrine McDonald Design


Kathrine McDonald Design
Kathrine McDonald Design
Kathrine McDonald Design


"I engaged Kath on a new build project after a friend recommended her. It was the best decision ever. Kath's service exceeded my expectations. Her design skill, advice and communication were excellent. She changed what was overwhelming to exciting by listening to what I wanted to achieve, then systematically guiding me through the design decisions, product choice etc. She sourced product samples and quotes efficiently and was always mindful of budget constraints. She not only saved me time and money but gave me confidence in the choices I made. I am delighted with the end result and cannot recommend her highly enough."

S & R Gordon - Ohope Beach House

"Kath was so great to deal with. She listened to exactly what we wanted and came up with so many great ideas and within affordable price ranges! She also helped make some key changes to the plan of our house which has made it function so much better. Definitely highly recommend Kath and will use her again for future projects!"

A & D Rolls - Harkeke House

Kath has been a pleasure to work with from the initial conversations we had about our concept through to the planning, sourcing of materials and installation.

Kath's design met both our brief and our budget. She had creative ideas on how to achieve the look and feel we wanted by highlighting key features and providing practical solutions for our more general spaces. Kath liaised with our contractors to ensure that her design was finished to high standards.

We are thrilled at our finished gym / studio space and we have received lots of positive feedback about Kath's design
Olly Coffey - Natural Fit Gym & Yoga Studio
We used Kathrine McDonald Design at every stage of our major house renovation project from space planning, kitchen & bathroom design right through to soft furnishing selection.

Kath is a passionate interior designer and was always professional and practical in her approach. She was always there for us, listened to our requirements and went the extra mile.

We absolutely loved working with Kath. Initially we were felt quite overwhelmed with our renovation but she made difficult decisions simple by understanding our design preferences and budget and delivered well thought out options.

Thanks Kath – you made our project stress free and enjoyable!
F & J Coley - Orkney House
Thank you again Kath @ Kathrine McDonald Design. Getting you involved in another one of our projects right upfront at the very start of the planning stage was the best thing we did. This created an efficient process which helped enormously with our budget, given that this was very much a budget driven project whilst still creating a sophisticated look. Thank you for a fun experience.
B & R Cross - Valley Road House
From the moment we first engaged Kathrine of Kathrine McDonald Design, (me on the phone in another country), we felt confident that we were in the right hands.

She grasped our vision - and improved it. Importantly, we always felt listened to as clients, even though this was our first time renovating and we really didn’t have a clue! The end result is superb: far exceeding our expectations and I would definitely recommend Kathrine to others and work with her again should the opportunity arise.
Omanu House
Amazing support throughout the whole build/design and finishing process. So many incredible referrals to other contractors and invaluable design ideas. Would recommend her to anyone, at any stage. Thanks Kath!
F & K Wilson - Oceanbeach Road House
Kathrine McDonald Design (KMD) was exceptional in every way from the start of our project to the finish, the end result exceeded our expectations. Kathrine understood our needs and made us comfortable enough that we trusted her to take upon the task while we were overseas for a month.

Kathrine is a true professional and has a genuine love for what she does. Her attention to detail is second to none! All of our queries were addressed in a thorough and timely manner. She sourced and managed quality contractors and kept them on schedule and to budget. Katherine is such a pleasure to work with, she has flare, impeccable taste and a positive attitude. She listened to our ideas and worked with us to create our perfect home. We highly recommend  Kathrine McDonald Design!
V & P Semple-Ryan - Muricata House
We are truly thrilled with the advice and service we received from Kathrine. She very quickly understood what we wanted to achieve in our beach renovation and gently and thoughtfully guided us through the total process.

Kathrine, while at all times the utmost professional, managed to successfully bring together all aspects of our re-build to culminate in a holiday home we absolutely adore. At no time during this lengthy process did she stop striving to ensure the end result very much exceeded all expectation. We can not recommend her highly enough. 
J & C Grace - Marine Parade Apartment
I recently decided to renovate (fully) a 3 bedroom apartment in Mt Maunganui, the first really smart decision I made was to engage Kathrine McDonald from Kathrine McDonald Design to run the whole project (smart move as I live in Sydney) From the moment I gave Kath a brief she took control of every aspect, from design, removing furniture & rubbish, engaging contractors and dealing with tradies on-site.
Everything was dealt with within a set budget and finished well within a time frame that I did not think was possible as we were heading towards Xmas 2017. The end product was outstanding. As a result of the work

Kath did in both design, budget and completion I placed this property on the market well ahead of schedule. As I was away I also asked Kath to stage the property for sale. The feedback from the agents marketing the property and taking potential purchasers thru was all excellent and extremely positive about the renovation and staging.

Nearly everyone commented on the feel of the apartment, the presentation and flow between the different rooms. I have no doubt that the value added by Kath of Kathrine McDonald Design ultimately far exceeded anything I spent and has reflected in a price that I would not have obtained if I had not engaged Kath to manage the project. I thoroughly recommend anybody that is considering carrying out a reno or who may be looking at ideas on how to stage a property for sale contact Kathrine ultimately the value added was awesome.
B Dick - Atlas Apartments

We worked with Katherine partway through a rebuild.  After explaining the feeling we wanted and envisaged she listened to our ideas and hopes and went about the design process in translating and adding her flair and creativity into the beautiful calm space we now have. We love it.

Katherine has a great network of suppliers and contractors which helped immensely.

Her patience and practical advice have been invaluable to us throughout the process.

She is very easy to work with and is very personable, we have no hesitation in recommending her.

We look forward to working with Katherine again in the future with another project.

Claire Entwisle