National award-winning interior designer, Port Macquarie


extract from a recent magazine interview

What’s involved in personalised interior styling to a custom built home?

Michelle Burton, Designing Divas: Brandon Calder Homes is one of the few quality building firms locally who recognise the importance of interior design when it comes to a person’s personal space. We have a number of meetings with clients to go over their wish list. Every client is different. Every home is styled differently. However there a few fundamentals we always cover: overall colour palette, then colour selection room by room, kitchen design and fixtures and fitting, same with the bathroom and ensuites, laundries are also individually designed to suit a family’s use. Storage needs are different for each family. Clients are really surprised at the huge choice available to truly customise their home –  it’s my role to steer them in a cohesive way and to advise if they are going outside their budget. Part of the Brandon Calder Homes process is to accompany clients to local tile, flooring, bathroom, lighting and kitchen showrooms. As well as presenting all types of finishes and products such as handles and door furniture at our design studio. Of course we also utilise the extensive on-line galleries. At this stage we will also discuss the outdoor landscaping and if necessary bring in our landscape designer to ensure the outside complements the interior of the home. Getting the design right at the early stages makes for a successful outcome: a beautifully styled custom home, on budget and on-time.

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