Before & After

Heirloom inspired

Heirloom inspired

Turning a new house into a home was the brief from these clients. Their challenge to us was to create a more contemporary styled home for them, by pairing their amazing collection of antiques and artworks with key new pieces of furniture and furnishings. The clients wanted to ensure their newly built home was a better reflection of their lifestyle and personalities.

Beachside Style

Beachside Style

With clients who are fun and passionate with big vision, this was always going to be a special project. When we first visited in January 2018, while the location was stunning, the bach was very tired and a little pink! These clients dreamed of creating a functional yet luxurious destination for family holidays where memories are created every day. 

Light & Bright

Light & Bright

This busy family had outgrown their 20 year old kitchen - they needed more space, more storage and a modern look that would still stand the test of time. White cabinetry is trimmed with timber accents, with azure blue tiles providing an unexpected hit of mediterranean inspired colour. The kitchen is the perfect blend of style and function - light, bright and completely unique.

Ocean Edge Apartment

Ocean Edge Apartment

Situated right on the ocean’s edge, this couple wanted to create a comfortable retreat with a relaxed but luxe feel. The newly built apartment had an inherited scheme from the developer.  Our clients engaged Kirsten Ford Design to create a look and feel for their holiday home which was more personal, incorporating much loved pieces of art while ensuring focus still remained on the incredible view beyond.

Living Room Layers

Living Room Layers

We wanted to show you a little peek behind the scenes of how we created this ocean edge living room. Like every project, this space was created in layers. Layering adds warmth and interest to a space - and is a key way of stamping personality on a room, ensuring it tells the story of you.

Timeless Elegance

Timeless Elegance

This family undertook a significant rebuild to transform a tired 1920's bungalow into a stylish, forever family home.  They dreamt of an effortlessly elegant home, one that would stand the test of time and be highly liveable and welcoming for their children, their many friends and the extended family who often stay. 

Grand old lady

Grand old lady

This client took on a labour of love when she purchased this grand old lady. The 1890's villa had weathered over time, and while some period features were still beautifully preserved, a major renovation was definitely in order.  The home is now the perfect blend of heritage details and modern, fresh finishes.  

Modern Classic

Modern Classic

This super busy family of five (and all the teenager's friends!) needed a major kitchen update.  The brief: functional but still fabulous. The client was keen to experiment with colour, but still wanted a chic, classic finish.  The result is the prefect blend of classic and contemporary - streamlined, chic and completely unique. 

Statement downsize

Statement downsize

This home is almost totally unrecognisable from the cobweb-clad beachside bach it was when our client first purchased it.  The client was downsizing in scale, but didn’t want to compromise on style.  Kirsten Ford Design completely reimagined the space to create a home as a true reflection of its owner: modern, stylish, well travelled. 

Contemporary Coastal

Contemporary Coastal

The panoramic sea view captured the hearts of these clients.  They saw beyond the nondescript interior to what it could become - a stylish, apartment-style home to be shared at every opportunity with friends and family.