Q: What does it take to be an award-winning kitchen and bathroom designer?
I think it’s really important to be across the client’s initial brief. It’s important to remember that it’s their home, and being a good designer means you take into consideration what they want to achieve from the renovation, and give them ways to make it possible. I think it’s important to stay passionate but not too focused on what product or finish you want to use, but what is most suitable for the client and their home.
Q: What’s your favourite room to design, and what materials are you loving at the moment?
OC: The bathroom. I love how different they can be and the challenge that comes with designing them in regards to fittings and technical detailing.
Right now, I love working with pastels. Implementing pastels and soft textures through my designs has become one of my personal preferences this year.
Terrazzo flooring and tiles are another great way to liven up a space. The flecks within various stones can help to tie all the other bath-room finishes together. There is something about the natural tone and texture of terrazzo which complements pastel colours.
Q: What is your main goal as a designer?
OC: I really want to keep making visible improvements in professional development. I don’t think you can ever have too much knowledge about products and finishes, and I think you can always be better, so I will keep working to that.