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Interview

Catherine de Meur Interiors

In this interview we talk with Cate Liedtke from Catherine de Meur Interiors, an interior design firm based in Sydney, Australia.

Can you tell us a bit more about this project?

Our client wanted a beautiful, feminine space but it had to be practical and serve several functions. This space is a dressing room, office and linen press all in one.

This room is part of a second stage renovation. We were deliberate in bringing the features from the stage 1 renovation into stage 2 to create consistence throughout the home. The beautiful Raindrops wallpaper in the Teal was a nod to the beautiful Teal kitchen island downstairs. This beautiful colour also weaved its way through the Norwegian Rose Marble on the bench top. Everything talked back to each other which is why this space works as well as it does.

What is the most exciting part of the design process?

For us the most exciting part of the design process is when we know without a shadow of a doubt that we have nailed a concept and we can't wait to take the concept to the client for approval. After that, there is nothing more elating than seeing how happy your clients are once the project is completed. There's no better feeling in the world.


What is the most important factor when designing a room?

Our approach to design is holistic, everything is well considered and nothing is left to chance. We spend a lot of time deciphering exactly what our clients want from their spaces then set about to not only give them that but exceed their expectations.

Where do you find your inspiration (inside or outside the interior design world)?

We take inspiration from anywhere and everywhere. It could be a colour, a piece of stone like in this project or something the client has mentioned that sets a seed. Sometimes the smallest of things can set you on a path of creating something amazing.