CONTEMPORARY COASTAL LIFESTYLE

We were creating a home for someone else, so I was conscious not to put my personal stamp on the design, although we knew we wanted the homes to have a coastal feel because of the proximity to the water and the beautiful view.

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THE BARN.

This spectacular, contemporary farmhouse-style five-bedroom property is where country-meets-the-coast resort-style homestead with a swimming pool, tennis court and green hedged landscaped garden. It is a crowd pleaser. 

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KWD’S TOP TEN DESIGN STYLES: WHICH ONE WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

At KWD, we love every style and enjoy specifying soft and hard finishes, colours, textures and furniture to match any brief.  Design is not about what we would like in our own home, it’s about what works for our clients, what they feel comfortable and what suits their lifestyle.

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Canny Design

The Canny ‘turn key’ premise with a start to finish design concept for very busy people is the perfect solution for today’s lifestyle.

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Designer Profile : Porcelain Bear

The Porcelain Bear signature style is undeniably original, functional and beautiful. The duo behind the brand, Gregory Bonasera and Anthony Raymond, push the boundaries of porcelain as a material, taking it to places no other artists have gone before. 

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Coastal chic, Mt Martha style.

Being in the line of work she is in, making homes beautiful for her clients, Kate wanted something highly designed. “I wanted my home to display those things I have collected over the years and that I love being around.”

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Design Update: Joinery

I love creating a juxtaposition between a few different styles.  The form can be based on one aesthetic and the colour palette can be from another style and it can work beautifully.  I love an eclectic blend of styles, and if you’re clever with the materials and spatial planning, you really can achieve a bespoke look.”

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Hot property goes to market.

The contemporary, cutting edge building and interior design of urban Melbourne has made its way to the Mornington Peninsula.

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LOCAL SCULPTOR SET TO SOAR

Garden design isn’t just about lawn and plants, paving and pathways, a sculptural form in the garden can make such a statement and create a signature look and a focal point.

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Shall I Engage a Designer?

Once you have made the decision to engage a designer, giving them a clear brief is the most effective way of ensuring you achieve your design dream. But where do you start?

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Talking Industrial Chic…

Open-plan living, large windows and textures of metal and wood are the cornerstones of the Industrial Chic design, highlighted with key mechanical-inspired accessories and a simplicity of style. It’s the perfect aesthetic in the right setting.

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HAMPTONS-STYLE HAVEN

Says Kate, “Working with Hannah and Carlo and their four beautiful children was such a privilege. We loved bringing their vision to life. We really wanted to create Hamptons-style living which reflected the beachside location, and we wanted to make it easy-to-care-for and functional for a permanent family home with four growing children.

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OH WHAT A YEAR!

Kate has always had a strong vision and well mapped out business plan, but the growth for KWD in 2017 has exceeded all expectations. And that really is due to the incredible KWD team, our amazing supply partners and the support of all of our beautiful clients. There’s always something new and exciting going on […]

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The Volpino Boys Make Some Noise.

Much loved, local family restaurant, Volpino, was created by three Mornington Peninsula mates who had a united vision to create a Mediterranean-inspired destination that is more than just a place to eat.

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WOW!

The World of WearableArt (WOW) is a renowned international design competition that attracts hundreds of entries from all over the world. And for those us who love, love, love design, the innovation and creativity was an extraordinary sight.

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Award winning design.

The HIA Awards acknowledge creativity, innovation and excellence in construction and design from developers across Australia.

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Visionary design creates an urban oasis.

Of all the amazing and challenging projects KWD has worked on over the last four years – residential, multi-density and commercial – our latest project in Templestowe is one of our most memorable.

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BEHIND THE SCENES: Tips from our favourite Trades

By engaging KWD, our clients get access to an incredible bank of trades who come with a tried and tested resume of skill and expertise. So instead of having to search for a reputable painter, electrician, tiler, landscaper or flooring specialist, and getting quotes from at least three or four different businesses, they can trust KWD to put them in touch with the best operators in these fields. Our clients can trust their prices, their service, their knowledge and their integrity.

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The Colour Story: 2018

We play close attention to the key colour predictors. Pantone is the world’s colour aficionado, and when they release their colour palettes for the year ahead, we always ensure we keep these in mind when creating briefs for our clients.  And it seems that 2018 is looking bright!

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KWD talks Boat House Style.

The white palette of Boat House is a far cry from the blues and reds of a nautical aesthetic, from the contrasting timbers of American coastal and from the formal elegance of Hamptons-style.

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Turning inspiration into creation

At KWD, we are constantly inspired, in awe of and so grateful for the incredible manufacturers we work with, and in particular so proud of the Australian partners we collaborate with every day to bring our clients’ design dreams to life.

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A NEW VIEW AT KWD HQ

When Kate first investigated the idea of moving to larger premises where she could accommodate ten staff in a central location, Mt Martha Village was the obvious choice.  The concept of KWD HQ evolved from a desire to  showcase how much KWD itself has evolved and grown. 

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Alpine inspiration, Mt Buller style.

Love the Alpine lifestyle? So does KWD. And we love Whitehorse Village, the newest and most exciting addition to Mt Buller. Inspired design, casual luxury and stylish living in one innovative residential development.

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Living the life, British Colonial style.

Have a read of KWD’s latest blog, featuring one of Kate’s most favourite design styles, British Colonial. Included are some handy hints on how you can recreate this stunning style for your project.

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Cruden Farm Garden Diaries launches at Merricks General Wine Store

“It was a Sunday afternoon in the spring of 1971 when Michael (Morrison) pulled up his ute at the white-columned porch of Elisabeth Murdoch’s home to talk about a gardening job. She was then sixty-two, a well-travelled and tireless philanthropist, matriarch of a wealthy and successful family and the widow of newspaper proprietor Sir Keith Murdoch,” writes author Lisa Clausen.

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Award winning design on our doorstep.

In what has been a somewhat controversial, divisive and ultimately defining moment for the Mornington Peninsula, Merricks North is now home to Jackalope Hotel.

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STATE OF THE ART & HEART

The KWD team recently completed one of our all time favourite projects and now we are excited to share the results with you.  It was a dream project really, working with Janelle and Ryan McKenzie of Rycon Building Group (RBG) to create their vision for a family home that doubles as a home to take […]

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