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Making a striking impression

New Kitchen Design by Simone Barter  Builder Recom Building

New Kitchen Design by Simone Barter
Builder Recom Building

Starting this blog post by sharing what my amazing clients have to say, this is why I love what I
do .

“Simone’s ability to listen and interpret our dream concept has delivered a new home beyond our
expectations. Before meeting with Simone we had visited several other interior designers, and
were disheartened by their inability to hear what we wanted in our new space. Each sort to
impose their own interpretation on the project. Simone’s approach was very different. Simone
listened to our ideas, our likes and dislikes, our lifestyle and how we wanted to use the space.
Her ability to take our basic concepts, and utilise her tremendous skill, along with industry
contacts sourced amazing furniture, tiles, soft furnishings which all came together into a
harmonious contemporary work of art. Her vision and guidance throughout our year long project
has brought our dream home to fruition.
Simone was available every step of the way for questions, reassurance about design choices, and
also to problem solve when inevitable issues happened along the way in a complete renovation of
a 40 year old apartment”
Maree and Deb

I was looking through my first design notes that I took after meeting with Maree and Deb to discuss their Apartment Renovation design over a year ago and I wrote “Monochrome, bold, stylish, personal, comfortable, featured interior custom designs with a striking impression”. I feel that is what the finished look now offers my beautiful clients to enjoy.

For my clients this new renovation had to be easy to keep clean, room to move with custom designs to offer different elements and create a whole new style to live in. They wanted creative ways to conceal gadgets and appliances, create larger bedroom spaces, bold art work to be the HERO and a spot for ‘Pickles’. Even a small apartment can have a massive impact with the right design, layout, furniture placement and you certainly don’t need a big space to achieve that (as you can see in the before and after images below).

For me, creating this project had elements of importance to pay attention to design details while thinking of the end result. Three very small bedrooms re-designed into 2 large bedrooms with WIR, the Master Bedroom was flipped and now has Ocean Views (so beautiful to wake up to that) with a Custom WIR and Large Ensuite. The guests now have a large bathroom and separate Powder Room. All while keeping the living space the same layout but re-designing to make it feel more spacious.
Little details of hidden power points in the bathrooms, built in phone charges into the ledge of the custom bedhead, adjustable wall Arm lights for easy night reading and clever storage areas. While adding the BIG impact designs elements such as hiding the laundry space into the kitchen cabinetry, creating the under bench pantry drawer, making the ensuite and WIR be functional and adding a designer herringbone bedhead to make the WOW factor, but also to allow more room in the master bedroom so we don’t need bulky bedside tables. Creating a big impact black TV wall and adding stone around the fire place (just to name a few). With so many elements that came into this project and working with my clients to create the perfect new interior look is what I find to be one of the wonderful processes to design a personalise space. I know that clients come to me for custom design but I also truly want them to feel at ‘home’ when the project is finished and love every element.

Behind the scenes on this project was all about finding the perfect tile, bench top, furniture pieces and designing special elements for that perfect impression. I still don’t know what is my favourite design element… the custom black herringbone bedhead, sitting breakfast bar scooping around the island bench, the guest bathroom in a small space, or maybe it is the open space master ensuite, or the cute white tiles in the Powder Room ! List goes on but I love it all.
This renovation has gone through a massive transformation, with hours of design works to mesh the 40 year ‘old’ unit (on the 4th floor) with the new design elements to suit all of my clients requests. Of course we had our limitations to work with being an older unit, but Jason Trinder from Recom Building took on the challenge with ease to allow these design elements to come to life. This team is incredible to work with and I am truly grateful to work alongside such talented tradespeople.
A project on this scale is certainly a TEAM effort and here is the snap shot of the amazing people
Builder- Jason Recom Building
All custom cabinetry – Trendset Kitchens
Lighting – Light House Noosa
Tiles – Coolum Tile and Stone
Furniture – Globe West
Dinning Table – Casa Noosa
Custom Art – Geoffrey Carran
Custom Cushions – Studio H Design
Allowing all of my design elements come to life – Clients Maree & Deb
Now enjoy the images captured by Rikki &; Meet Pickles the colourful DOG.

Do you have a BIG or Small renovation in mind? And are feeling over whelmed with design ? Call or
email to make an appointment, I would love to design your dream space.



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