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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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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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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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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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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So what is American Coastal style?

At KWD we are often asked to create a Hamptons style home. However there are misconceptions about this type of aesthetic. Hamptons style is often confused with American Coastal, so our first step at KWD is to drill down to work out what our client’s vision really looks like.

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From China to Bali and Back

Travelling in search of inspiration and innovation is so important to the design process for KWD. Visiting trade fairs is a vital part of this search for new ideas, new suppliers, new products and new ways of using the products that are already a part of our portfolio. Earlier this year, Kate Walker attended the Xiamen Stone Fair in China for the first time to see what she could discover.

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Gold Coast lifestyle, Hamptons style.

There’s so much to love about this home. I know the property really well, and it is very special. I have enjoyed wonderful holidays in this house with my children, friends and family, lying in the backyard in the sunshine, having a picnic on the lawn and drinking Moscow Mules (read on for the recipe…)

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