Philosophy

“I believe spaces are to be lived in and enjoyed. If you can only admire them from afar, this means they are too precious and you will never connect with the place that is ultimately the reflection of you and your memories”

Georgie Oates – Redchair Interiors

 

How would you describe your style?
Simple sophistication, timeless, relaxed!  I love raw, organic collectibles jam packed full of character juxtaposed against crisp, clean modern lines –  its like mixing the past with the future!  I believe a neutral canvas is a great foil to build upon with textural layers and hits of accent colour . It are these elements that give a room soul, depth and surprise!
What matters to you most in the work you do?
Trust, teamwork and results!  It’s always a priviledge and an honour to be invited into someone’s personal space.  I don’t believe in telling people what they should do, nor push them into concepts that they don’t feel comfortable with.  Instead, communication and working together makes the end results even more meaningful.
What design elements do you find crucial to todays living?
I am loving what is happening globally, where Interior Design and Architecture is becoming more honest and sustainably responsible.  Our respect for the environment is becoming more apparent through the use of natural materials in building design.  Also how upcycling and recycling of product has been embraced, providing us with spaces that are layered, wholesome and more grounded.
Design for the block!  Take into account the orientation, views and neighbours, then design around these factors. I come across many situations where clients have bought a block, chosen a floorplan to find later that their home is facing the wrong way!
What is your ultimate sense of achievement?
Seeing that smile. Any job, no matter the size is worth it when I have made a clients vision a reality!
What works without fail?
The KISS theory!  Simplicity exudes style and harmony, giving the eye the ability to focus on interesting shapes and textures, but also has the opportunity to rest.  Another essential ingredient to successful design (whether residential or commercial) is flow and function.  A space will not work without these elements.