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Architect: Arcadian Design Ltd
Builder: JC Builders
Photographer: Jay Drew

This apartment was in desperate need of some love, and required a multi-renovation to align the interior with its phenomenal location. The dark ceilings, outdated fittings and an awkward configuration culminated in a gloomy interior. Through addressing the flow, opening up the outdoor areas and maximizing some incredible existing architectural details it was possible to breathe life into the property. The kitchen is now flooded with natural light due to the floor to ceiling joinery. High-end finishes, designer lighting pieces, custom cabinetry, a statement glass balustrade and clever layering of materials have given this apartment a whole new look. A neutral soft grey palette and details (such as shutters) completed the connection with the coastal location. 

Kathrine McDonald Design
Bay of Plenty
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Kathrine McDonald Design is a small intimate interior design company led by Kathrine herself. With both feet firmly in the interiors market, she has an excellent knowledge of the latest trends, and an insight into where they are going – add this to her belief in the merit of classic style, and you have a designer who can offer the entire remit. With this holistic view of design she is able to help guide her clients not only in their best approach to the project, but she will also reference the best medium for them to use. While some people will want up to the minute styles, others desire a space that simply reflects their personality or their family unit.

There are myriad ways to achieve an end result, and Kathrine believes her position as a designer is to tease out ideas, and realize the dreams of her clients. Whether it is a complete renovation or simply spritzing up a space, she approaches each project with the same vigour, enthusiasm and passion.

By allowing clients to take their projects step by step, Kathrine has found that the overall project becomes far less stressful for the client – indeed the design process becomes an enjoyable experience, and it is this peace of mind and belief in the end result that professional guidance can bring.