–Internationally renowned interior guru Abigail Ahern
Be prepared to have your socks knocked off . . . what Kate has done totally and utterly takes your breath away. Truly inspirational.
Our Estate is a dream come true and it’s really fulfilling to see your masterplan come to life. It’s truly a rare skill to be able to understand so clearly the client’s innerscape and to create a design that resonates so well with that – we are really inspired by your talents.
Project: Cloud 9 Estate Bali
I cried with happiness when I first saw my new hair salon. It was the most amazing design experience I have had in a long time. Kate made me feel very comfortable through the entire process from design conception through to liaising with all the trades.
From a business perspective, Kate’s design has definitely changed our whole image and is attracting more clientele. Lots of people are talking about it!
Project: Unico Hair Degraves Street
Going into this project there were a number of factors that were expected. I expected my apartment to physically transform, and that new would replace old; I expected the finished result to reflect the brief; and I expected Kate and her team to act in a manner that would reflect the work her and her team are known to deliver. And of course, all three of these happened. However, what I didn’t expect, was that I would ‘feel’ differently after this physical transformation.
I’ve lived in my apartment for more than a decade, and only now does it feel like home. Before Kate and her team worked their magic, my apartment was merely a place to lay my head at night, eat the occasional meal, and store my worldly belongings. I rarely had people over. Now, I can’t wait to have people around to be entertained. And it’s their comments about the ‘before and after’ that are the true testament to the work that Kate and her team have delivered.
If I was to ever have the need for this kind of professional service again, I wouldn’t hesitate to contact Kate.
Project: Elwood Apartment
One of the things I liked best was that Kate really listened to what was important to me. I know this particularly because all the ideas she subsequently came back with were in line with what I’d talked about; there was no time wasted. Kate came up with new concepts she knew would totally transform the room, but enabled retention of pieces that were important to me.
We stuck to the budget and talked about it often, which is really important as it would be easy to overspend on an exciting project. However while Kate came up with a couple of pricier “wow” items that made the room feel special, she kept the spending manageable by adding in items that were inexpensive (some from Ikea and eBay!).
She encouraged me to be brave and recommended gorgeous pieces that really brought the room to life.
Throughout the project Kate’s professionalism was wonderful. She managed our time well and made the process fun. We finished it relatively quickly, and her work not only provided exciting ideas for transformation, but she made them happen, and saved me an enormous amount of time overall.
Being a time poor mother of two young boys with another baby due shortly, Kate was a godsend in redesigning our new nursery. Kate developed a design that matched our brief and exceeded our expectations. She came up with a design that was feminine,fun and elegant and within budget. Plus it could be easily transitioned from a nursery into a toddler/child’s bedroom.Not an easy thing to do!
I highly recommend Kate Challis Interiors as you can be confident that Kate will work with you to create an affordable and very stylish solution to you design problem that you would never have thought of yourself.