I graduated from Victoria University with a BDes (Interiors) in 1998 and I've worked continuously in the field of design and architecture in both NZ and abroad.
KERRYN DUNSHEA INTERIOR DESIGN was established in 2010 after I returned from eight years living and working in London. There I was senior designer at Victoria Fairfax Interiors - a boutique and highly regarded practice specialising in elegant residential projects, historical renovations and bespoke furnishings. Our projects were diverse and included:
Working with Victoria on these large projects gave me a broad skill set; I project managed our jobs, keeping track of budgets and the myriad of components that would go into an environment. I orchestrated deliveries from whole house moves to international logistical nightmares - how to get carpet to Egypt and have it clear customs in time to board The World in the 2 day window it was in dock - anyone? I also designed and drafted interiors, joinery, kitchens, bathrooms and electrical and lighting plans, sourced products and fittings and worked alongside Victoria on interior scheme work. We enjoyed designing all things bespoke from carpets and rugs to furniture and passementerie. I traveled extensively and I was able to work with artisans and crafts people of the highest calibre.
My husband Craig and I returned to New Zealand in 2009. We now live in Khandallah, Wellington with our two daughters and two busy restaurants.
I absolutely love what I do because no two projects are ever the same. I enjoy meeting new clients and leading them on an exciting journey toward a unique result that reflects their individuality. I don't have a set 'style', instead I respond to my client's brief - their needs and wants and their way of life, to ensure that they receive an innovative, elegant and functional interior that works for them.
Enlisting a designer can revert the proverbial mountain to a molehill. It alleviates the stress of decision making, provides you with clear direction and it gives you the confidence to be brave. Above all else, a great relationship with an interior designer ensures that creating your ideal home is a pleasurable and rewarding experience.
Please get in touch to discuss your project, I'd love to hear from you!