Insta-inspiration v Insta-imitation

We often need to kickstart a great design by finding a little gem of inspiration; in an earlier article, we shared how Members have been inspired by objects of sentimentality, the landscape surrounding a client’s home, the architectural bones of a building and more...

The Makings of Minosa

If there’s one thing we know for sure at KBDi, it’s that Members arrive in our unique niche from a variety of pathways. We’ve learned that some of our best designers have landed in their roles after years – sometimes decades – of honing their skills in sometimes...

Playing with the principles of design

While a site survey checklist and client design brief are consistently referred to in the design process, experienced designers are unlikely to be consciously ticking off the principles and elements of design when developing a concept. The fundamental learning of...

KBDi Member snags Staron Award

Longtime KBDi Member, Gavin Hepper CKD Au, has recently won Staron’s Design Award 2018 (Residential Category) with his stunning kitchen design in a family home on the sunny south coastline of NSW. Here’s what Staron had to say about Gavin’s winning...

Coloured kitchens make a splash!

Amidst a tranquil sea of mostly neutral interiors, coloured kitchens tend to make a splash in KBDi’s Designer Awards program. In this feature, we share some of the 2018 entries which caught our attention with their highlight hues. Melbourne designer, Jenefer Macleod...