I asked Yvette to design our kitchen as I had used her in the past and knew that she understood what I liked and didn’t. We had a very small and tight space which wasn’t able to be extended so there had to be a lot of discussion and thought as to what could and could not achieved. I was very firm in that I wanted a very streamlined look with no fuss or clutter, as much as possible I wanted everything tucked away in its place and not in view so that we had maximum usage of the bench.
We had quite a lot of laughs as I like to have things my way and Yvette had to navigate around that to ensure that the look was consistent even with my amendments. A surprise for Yvette was the sneaky change I made to the splash back but Yvette is not one of those designers who expects you to do exactly what she says which is another reason I like working with her.
After six months of use, I can honestly say there is very little I would change about it. It has bought the kitchen in line with the rest of the house and it is so nice working in it.
I had a call late last year from the San Francisco based deputy editor Aaron Britt, to interview me for this article on the interiors of a house designed by local architect Michael O’Sullivan.
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Back again in 2013, the Design Guide has evolved and delved deeper into key design topics in its second annual edition. Design professionals present individual projects and case studies on building design, interiors and fit-outs, and gardens and outdoor spaces.
Not to mention the cracking good round ups on flooring and patterned fabrics that I spent many a pleasant hour researching and writing about for this issue.
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