Meet The Designer

What is your background? 

While completing years 11 and 12, I began working in Construction & Cabinetry. My career path naturally veered towards Kitchen Design after completing my HSC, which complemented my Diploma in Interior Design and Decorating. Next, I began my Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) while working in a Flooring and Carpet showroom and juggled my own Design Consulting Business. Post-graduation, I started working as an Interior Designer in a tile showroom. Today, I’m studying for a Certificate IV in Residential Drafting, and helping to create dream homes for the clients of THYNK Studio, Newcastle.

What made you want to get into interior design? 

I enjoy how Design is completely a personal thing. There is no right or wrong. Specifically, residential Interior Design, it often involves a bit (or a lot) of psychology. Gaining the ability to read and determine a person’s wants or needs, and then bringing that all together in a cohesive and tailored plan is why I get up in the morning. 

What do you love about your job? 

At THYNK, I enjoy when clients are coming to us to design their “forever” homes. I love the challenge of assisting them in turning their “project home” into a space that they know has been carefully considered, uniquely for them.

What tile designs really get your heart racing? 

I’m mostly drawn to tiles that echo the stones, textures, and prints found in nature. 

What product trends are you seeing when it comes to tile and flooring? 

I’m seeing lots of lighter-coloured flooring as well as minimal variations in both wood-look flooring and ceramic tile faces.

If you could makeover your own kitchen, what would it look like? 

The two design aesthetics I tend to gravitate towards are Traditional Japanese and Mid-Century Modern. My dream kitchen would be very minimal, including natural elements such as stone, a combination of charcoal and brown timbers, finished with subtle and classic handles. Perhaps a natural stone charcoal bench top, carried up the splash, with an ashy brown cabinetry finish. I love untouched natural elements that give room to celebrate the craftsmanship, materials, and clever design of a kitchen.