Cohesiveness in design is key to creating a seamless blend between the interiors and exteriors of home. So, how do you know where to start?
WELCOME TO SEASON 5 | EPISODE 33
Achieving Cohesiveness Inside & Out When Renovating with Kate Lawrence
Today on the podcast, we’re joined by the incredible Kate Lawrence, an interior designer and developer who specialises in residential design. Kate shares with us the process she followed for her recent duplex developments, and her approach to undertaking renovations that are not only cohesive in their design, but functional and sustainable.
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In our conversation, we discuss the importance of creating cohesiveness to ensure a coherent blend between the exterior and interior of a home. For example, a kitchen should look like it belongs in that house, and the living room connected seamlessly to the facade. Kate sheds light on her design philosophy to achieve this result, which always starts from designing from the outside.
We then move on to materials, and Kate discusses her preference for certain materials that add both elegance and functionality. We talk about the importance of making selections that strike a balance between visual appeal and practicality, particularly when there are budgets to keep in mind.
We explore the benefits of early integration in a project, where becoming involved as soon as possible enables the design team to make informed decisions, potentially adjust architectural elements and set a clear vision for the project from the get-go. By having designers like Kate on board early, clients can navigate the complex world of design, materials and budgets more efficiently.
This episode is packed with so many gems on making smart design choices, sticking to budget and creating that beautiful flow from the outside in. So tune in and get inspired to create that smooth and streamlined process for your next project!
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