Sharon and Paul had plans to open up the back of their Victorian home and wanted it to feel contemporary and modern and to enjoy a light filled, airy space.

They were worried that making the changes might be result in the original identity of the house being lost which would be a huge financial waste, so they asked me to come on board with the project.

I listened to their concerns and gave them a vision of how the space would look, so that the newly opened up modern space would work sympathetically with the older part of the house.

I created furniture layout plans that included a new kitchen in the opened up space as well as mood boards for all the decorating and furnishings.

They now live in a showstopper of a house! They are enjoying all the benefits of a home that has light and space, great layout and personality. 


With a cool grey backdrop, we added warm tones and natural finishes. Sharon enjoyed selecting artwork and we were then able to position them around the house for maximum impact.


Artwork, natural wood, warm metal tones are featured throughout the house to create harmony.


Black hardware throughout all the bathrooms, adds a contemporary look and complements the grey interiors.

"We were struggling to see how to make the planned contemporary space at the back of the house fit with the period feel of the front… and we knew we wanted to maximise the natural light. 

Kate listened to what we wanted to achieve and advised us on the style of windows and doors so they complimented the original windows as well as offering some layout ideas that we hadn’t previously considered. 

She seemed to get our style as well as pushing us to think a little further with the design. 

From choosing fixtures and furnishings, bringing a kitchen designer and carpenter on board and working alongside our builder, Kate was responsive and flexible throughout the project. 

I loved choosing artwork and it was great to have Kate on hand to guide me to select the right pieces for the spaces.

We are so happy in our house now- it feels totally ‘us’. It not only functions brilliantly but looks great too!"


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