5 MINUTES WITH STYLE TALENT DONNA D’PAUL | KONTRAST INTERIORS

What are 3 words that describe your style?

I would best describe our style as Scandinavian, textural and bold.

 

What’s your best piece of style advice?

It is important to have an understanding of the spatiality of every interior and the desired lifestyle prior to selecting furniture and finishes. Once you have analysed the interior architecture, you can then layer and position the correct size of furniture and the most appropriate textures so as to evoke a desirable feel or emotional response.

Styled by Kontrast Interiors | Inkerman Project. Rug: Subi Flatweave

 

Styled by Kontrast Interiors | Rug: Subi Flatweave

 

Styled by Kontrast Interiors | Inkerman Project. Rug: Broadway Collection


What’s your go-to when you need inspiration?

When we need an injection of inspiration we cannot resist trolling through the endless feeds on Instagram, blogs such as The Design Files, and Pinterest. Trade fairs throughout the year such as DenFair are also a must to get a touch and feel for what’s new in the world of design and decoration.

 

What couldn’t you do without when creating a space?

People often underestimate just how important it is to ground a space with the right size and style of rug. Due to the surface area it covers, a rug not only zones a space but affects the overall styling and textural appeal. Not to mention just how amazing a rug feels under your feet, or to simply lounge around on!

 

Styled by Kontrast Interiors | Westbury Project. Rug: Madison Collection

 

Styled by Kontrast Interiors | Rug: Madison Collection

 

What’s your favourite type of rug?

TRC offer such a beautiful array of wool weave Scandinavian rugs that are not only durable but their natural tones are just delightful to coordinate with. The biggest hit in our homes, and the rug we get the most comments on is the TRC ropeweave. The braided style with a soft woolen construction makes it an easy go-to when we want to add interest to a space without dominating the area with too much pattern.

 

What artist/designers do you admire the most?

We are lusting over a few artists at the moment such as; Wyatt Art, Tracey Mock, Amanda Parsons and Linn Wold. We are in awe of their talents and are forever grateful of how their pieces make our interior concepts come to life!

Styled by Kontrast Interiors | Inkerman Project. Rug: Braid Hive Flatweave

 

What super power would you have and why?

There are too many to select from! However, as an Interior Designer it would be great to have incredible strength or the ability to fly so that I could service all of our clients with super speed and efficiency.

 

Who do you Instagram stalk for style inspiration?

When it comes to creative stimulation, we seem to be stalking our favourite suppliers and artists. Scrolling their feed before bed and coming to work with a list of things to purchase always seems to get me in trouble with the boss!

Styled by Kontrast Interiors | Rug: Madision Collection

 

Styled by Kontrast Interiors | Rug: Braid Hive Flatweave

 

Styled by Kontrast Interiors | Rug: Hunter Flatweave Collection

 

Styled by Kontrast Interiors | Rug: Subi Flatweave

 

Styled by Kontrast Interiors | Rug: Hunter Flatweave

 

Styled by Kontrast Interiors | Rug: Subi Flatweave

 

Styled by Kontrast Interiors | Rug: Subi Flatweave

How can we keep up-to-date with your creative spaces?

Social media of course! The beautiful and addictive world of Instagram and Facebook are our best tools to keep you informed and inspired by our latest design adventures. Our website also has further information on our services and a gallery of our current body of work. However, being designers, we love nothing more than catching up with our clients over a coffee to chat about styling and how we can assist them best.

Get in touch or stay connected …

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> Website www.kontrastinteriors.com.au to get in contact and for more information.


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