Architect : Creative Space
Builder : Todd Grey
Photographer : Amanda Aitken

The Orkney Road property was an exciting project. Originally constructed in 1965, the existing building was cold, the floor plan provided little continuity and there was no indoor/outdoor flow, so I had a huge spectrum for creative thinking. The client wanted a sleek, pared back look – this leant itself perfectly to a neutral palette, with lots of clean lines and highly functional spaces. We reconfigured the floor plan, installed designer lighting pieces and added stunning Ceaserstone benchtops as well as custom oak cabinetry. This transformed the property into a family friendly home with an uber modern vibe. 

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.