I have utilised the services of the team at KWD twice over the past four years. The first project was a refurbishment and extension to an old Edwardian home in North Brighton. They organised all the joinery, hard finishes, bathrooms tiles and bluestone around the pool . The second project was a completely new build in Brighton. Kate’s vision and colour palette was excellent, as were her staff. There was never an issue with any product, they were always available and offer some good recommendations for both my wife and I to consider (which was great given we are not full time developers). KWD again looked after all the joinery, marble, stone, pavers, tiles, floorboards, and carpets. They are a tight outfit and we will definitely work with them again on our next project. Thanks KWD !!!
GUY ST LEDGER
Biggin & Scott – Prahran
To the inspirational Kate Walker and her amazing team at KWD, thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your advice and encouragement along my journey of renovating our home.
It was of course the first time I had been through this process and your attention to detail and counsel was incredible.
When I was having some wobbly moments both you and your incredible girls (oh and James) in the office listened to me and nothing was too much trouble.
Kate you have an incredible gift in being able to so quickly and professionally put together a palette of colour, texture and style which was so impressive and certainly much more adventurous than I would have done myself.
As I sit in my beautiful home now surrounded by gorgeousness at every corner I feel a sense of pride and immense gratitude at what we together have been able to create.
I would highly recommend KWD to anyone who is looking for something special and unique for their particular home.
Kate not only saved me many wasted hours of looking at tiles, carpets, floors, bench tops etc but has also saved us a bucket load of money always ensuring I stayed close to our budget.
With love and gratitude,
Kate and the team at KWD have worked with us on over 10 projects to date, with many more in the pipeline.
What we love about KWD is their collaborative approach. They not only specify fantastic products that our clients are thrilled with, but they make the houses look so much better, and in turn, allow us to put out a better home at the end of the day, thus strengthening our brand.
Their administration team, headed up by Rachael is fantastic. They are always available on the end of the phone to answer questions, and to arrange stock, deliveries, extras and returns. And they’re fantastic in organising everything behind the scenes, which makes our job on site so much easier. It allows us more time on the tools, rather than chasing up details on the phone, taking us away from the project. With one contact for all hard finishes, it makes for a very streamlined process for us as builders.
What’s more, our clients love KWD, and the creativity they bring to projects is second to none. We will definitely be working with Kate and her team further in the future.
Our business is a bespoke property development company that specialises in a range of residential buildings from medium density to low level bespoke architecturally designed luxury properties.
We cater for all levels of the residential market and this is where we have found Kate Walker and the KWD team invaluable. Our company has now been using KWD for the best part of a decade. They have the skill set and the ability to advise and collate the necessary finishes that turn any property into a “HOME” - place of pleasure and solitude whatever your life pursuits are. When it comes to finishes, we don’t have to think - KWD does the thinking for us and hence the exceptional success of our company.
Kate, James and the team at KWD were a delight to work with. Given that our property was not a ‘typical’ style or space, I needed to make a confident choice on an interior designer to ensure that the home was delivered in the best possible way. KWD did just that and more. From day one, they knew what I was after. The style, the comfort, the functionality , colours and quality of the furniture was second to none. They listened to me and explained their thoughts and processes behind selections along the way. James and Kate always considered my family along the journey, ensuring that the furniture for each space would be practical and comfortable for how my family would use it. I would highly recommend KWD and their services to ensure that your project is delivered on point, on budget and with a few laughs along the way.
Unwin Street, Templestowe
As someone who designs clothing for a living I thought putting together the look of my new home would be a breeze. After visiting several different tile, carpet, stone, timber and tap ware suppliers I was not only exhausted I had achieved 4 different styles for my one house.
Once I engaged Kate and sat down for our first discussion about the actual look I was trying to achieve all of the stress and worry was gone.
Kate not only nailed the exact look and feel I was after in my home the whole KWD team went above and beyond helping and supporting me throughout the build right down to the direction the lining boards should run across our ceiling.
The team at KWD made me feel my project was as important to them as it was to me.
We are now living in our new home and could not be happier with the look that KWD helped us achieve.
“Just recently we renovated our 2 bathrooms, it was my 1st time renovating & I was not confident at all. Claire from KWD was amazing, she not only knows her products & colours but she listens & knows what her client wants. I would have no hesitation in recommending Claire to my family, friends & anyone else who is thinking about renovating. Thank you for all your patience, understanding & expertise, our whole family love the new bathrooms.”
KWD offered us a range of solutions and suggestions for updating our new commercial space with on trend materials that captured the look we were after. The whole team gave us friendly and helpful advice and we would definitely recommend their services to anyone.
Warlimont & Nutt
“Claire is wonderful to work with and always at the end of the phone with great design advice and reassurance!”
Working on our new home with Kate and her team proved to be an invaluable, inspirational and positive experience. Kate encouraged us to step outside the square with our colours and finishes, while still maintaining the classic, timeless style that we love. Her impeccable taste and ability to visualise the finished product, helped us to create a home that still takes our breath away every time we walk through the front door. Kate and her team eliminated all the stress that can come with fitting out a new home, they were available for a chat whenever we needed them and, most importantly, they listened to our needs. We could not recommend the KWD team more highly.
HANNAH & CARLO ROMANIN
Dear James and Kate
I wanted to say thank you for the lovely book James dropped around the other day, it is a lovely addition to our living room.
More importantly though I wanted to thank you both for the incredible job you have done making this amazing property we purchased into a very much loved and cherished family home. The house for me is perfect in every way. Its warm and elegant without being overbearing or stuffy, it feels and looks like the beautiful family home I always imagined. When friends and family come in for the first time not only do they comment on how beautiful the home is but also how it is very much a reflection of me and our family and that was exactly what I was hoping for.
I cannot tell you both how very much I love our home, its the first time in many many years we have felt truly settled. We feel blessed every day to be living here and you were both an integral part in making our dream home a reality. Both of you were always lovely and very easy to work with and accomodating of our thoughts and ideas, I particularly loved the fact you were open to using our furniture and perfectly incorporated what we had into the new decor of the home. I also know at times it could be tricky incorporating all the ideas of all the different parties working on the house, but again James you always handled everyone with kindness and respect.
I thoroughly enjoyed the process of renovating our home and thanks you so very much for all the time and care that went into our project.
NICOLE AND ROSS BEGLEY
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