I’ve just started to twitter. I’m still in two minds about this one but someone (a complete stranger, not even a family member) has started to follow me… I’m not sure that I can be relied upon to come up with anything informative, poignant or witty to say on a regular basis, as I’m rather busy so I hope that he/she is not terribly disappointed. I’m feeling a bit of pressure now… Anyway I’m kerryndid as in ‘what kerryn did’ if you fancy following me.
It occurred to me that it would be helpful to show what the Edgewater house looked like before I got my hands on it to quantify the extent of work done there.
My Clients purchased a fabulous architecturally designed house, however they felt that it lacked warmth and the furniture that suited their previous home just wasn’t quite right. They wanted a calm, welcoming environment, a family friendly space for their children to play in with a mature aesthetic to complement their passion for entertaining. Her taste leans toward country comfortable and he appreciates a more streamlined aesthetic. My task was to merge the two to create a flexible and warm interior that would stand the test of time.
Enormous thanks to the incomparable Kate Macpherson who is responsible for the beautiful photos taken of the Edgewater residence. I first met Kate when I asked her to photograph our wedding a few years ago and I was inspired by the ethereal nature of her shoots, her attention to detail and the cinematic results. Honestly, this woman can make a silk purse out of a sows ear! Take a look at Kate’s ever changing website and you won’t fail to be impressed. www.katemacpherson.com
I have a thing for classical detailing and proportion. I love the Tuscan, Ionic, Doric, Corinthian and Composite orders and I am completely wowed by the fact that their proportions and profiles are still so relevant today in architecture, interior detailing and furniture design.
One of my favourite places in the world is Sir John Soane’s Museum in London, his working and living environment is a treasure trove of inspiration. How could one fail to be motivated? The house is a surprising blend of the classical and the inventive and it is light years ahead of itself.
Well while Soane lived in an age where one could own their own antiquities, I’ll make do with my photographs and I hope that they’ll inspire me to be innovative and inventive now, light years from the day they were carved. Here are a few of my holiday snaps to keep me going for a while…
As the name suggests I have a little bit more input into Dunshea’s Deli than just ensuring that it looks amazing and provides a unique experience for those that visit it. It’s my husband’s brainchild. Something he has been dreaming about since our London days. So here it is! The plans have been submitted to council, the numerous consents are being ploughed through by the powers that be and voila, we hope to be up and running by 1st June. I’ll keep you posted.
The soon to be opened Dunshea’s Deli, 7 Burma Road, Khandallah, Wellington. Lucky, lucky Khandallah.
When you’re part of an exciting commercial, leisure or hospitality project it’s worth shining a light on it. After all, unlike residential interiors this is something everyone can see and experience. So come on down WILLIS YORK!
An already incredible hairdressing salon filled with exceptional talent and headed by creative powerhouse Bex Brent. Willis York’s home is a unique and raw warehouse space: peeling painted brick walls, big industrial windows, polished concrete floor, exposed beams and ducting – the kind of place that is becoming harder and harder to find in Wellington these days. Bex has an eye for all things eclectic and fabulous and she is a great supporter of young artists so stay tuned for something distinctive, diverse and shifting. Bex and I have been having so much fun realising our vision for Willis York’s interior so you’d be wise to book in from the 2nd May when we open after a weeks refurbishment.
www.willisyork.co.nz Level 2, 119 Taranaki Street, Wellington
Welcome to the Kerryn Dunshea notebook. Over the coming months I look forward to sharing some of my ideas, inspiration, and thoughts with you.