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Natural Fit is a totally unique gym space. The philosophy behind the business is very specific, taking a holistic approach to exercise that dictates wellness is not just linked to physical but also mental wellbeing. Hence the environment is crucial to the experience; consequently, at KMD we were acutely aware of the importance of sensory to this project. The atmosphere within the space is one that encourages decompression, despite the presence of high-tech gym equipment. The yoga room epitomizes serenity; from the natural tones of the flooring to the Innowood cladding on the walls, low lighting for ambience and exquisite feature lights. Likewise, the bathrooms have been designed to be a luxurious retreat, equipped with everything from sensor lighting to antibacterial tiles. The reception is a place of connectivity; while each area has been zoned, there is enough integration to feel part of a whole. In keeping with the ethos, the concept of ‘natural’ comes to the fore through design. As an entirety the design and experience complement each other to perfection.

Architect: First Principles Architects

Build: FORM Building and Developments

Photographer: Jay Drew Photography

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.