I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with design enthusiast and interior designer, Gemma Gillett, to explore the evolution and creative world of joinery.
WELCOME TO SEASON 5 | EPISODE 23
THE EVOLUTION OF JOINERY: CHOOSING THE RIGHT MATERIALS FOR YOUR RENOVATION
WITH GEMMA GILLETT
HOW DO I CHOOSE THE RIGHT JOINERY FOR MY PROJECT?
We discussed everything from the charm of doors to the intricacies of countertops so if you’re a lover of all things home design, this episode is one you won’t want to miss.
IN THIS PODCAST WE ARE TALKING ABOUT
Gemma is the creative director at Studio Gemma based in Sydney and has over 15 years of experience specialising in residential interiors. She has a diligent approach to the design process and a meticulous eye for spatial planning and details. She’s also obsessed with beautiful and well designed joinery!
Our conversation starts with a surprising topic: doors. Who would have thought doors could be so fascinating and, indeed, pivotal to the cost of a renovation? However, the joy of design lies in these unexpected details, the twists, turns and ingenious adaptations that make a house a unique and personal home.
We also talk about the issue of balancing aesthetic desires with budget limitations. Gemma highlights the necessity of understanding what’s important to you, where you’re willing to splurge, and where you’re ready to cut back. Each person has a unique vision and understanding this is paramount in creating a home that truly resonates.
Delving into the world of materials, Gemma helps debunk some myths around laminate, natural stone countertops and fingerprint finishes, reinforcing the mantra that personal taste and lifestyle should dictate material selection.
Our discussion then veers towards the all-important subject of maintenance. We dream of homes that require zero upkeep, but the reality is quite different. Each material, from stone to laminate, requires its own specific care. Thankfully, Gemma has a solution: she gives her clients a maintenance schedule, a brilliant idea for homeowners everywhere.
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LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
Studio Gemma Website: https://www.studiogemma.com.au/
Studio Gemma Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_studiogemma_/
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