We caught up with Head Designer, Margo Reed, on the progress of her Design & Build project in Paddington in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. The project construction commenced with B2 Construction last week… Tell us a little about the client My clients are city professionals with 2 young girls living in a 4 bedroom terrace house in Paddington, Sydney. What are the foundations of the project? The client came to us to utilise our Design and Build services alongside B2 Constructions. With an approved DA to open up the rear of the ground floor, the project included a revision of the internal spaces to work as a family kitchen, dining and play space, new bathrooms and laundry, joinery throughout and final touches such as colours, materials and fixtures and fittings both internally and externally. What style or key elements has the client indicated they would like to see through out the home? The client had particular materials in mind from the beginning such as concrete and timber floors, a practical kitchen and plenty of storage. Adding natural light was key, as was keeping traditional features of the terrace with the modern look. What interesting functional elements have you included in the design? Working with a few small spaces meant compact designing such as combining the laundry in the bathroom and tucking it under the stairs whilst still providing plenty of storage for the ironing board and brooms etc. This then allowed for extra space in the kitchen to add an appliance cupboard and plenty of storage. Can you share one of your personal favourite item you have sourced for this project? As I’ve just met with the clients to finalise the material and finishes selection I’m particularly excited to see the bathrooms finished. The ground floor bathroom/laundry is light and bright with concrete floor tiles and hand formed feature wall tiles whilst upstairs plays with a black and white theme including encaustic patterned tiles and a Caesarstone benchtop.