All your interior design questions answered!

Building your first home can be a rewarding process, but it can also be a daunting one. With so many options available, where does one begin? Not only do you need to consider the skills and reputation of your builder, but you also want to make sure you can access the latest in design, technology and materials, all while staying on budget. Finding the right style to suit your individual needs – be it for a stylish terrace or a sprawling family home – will ensure that your home not only looks great, but is the favourite destination for the whole family.

With so much freedom now to shape the design of a new home, each room in your new house can be fitted exactly to your needs. When choosing the interior of your new home, consider how each room will be used. The function of the room should help you shape how it looks – if you have a young family for instance, keeping a room spacious, simple and easy to clean will be important. Considerations like light, colour, finishes and even doors are all part of designing a home personalised to your needs. Having an experienced interior designer on hand for advice can help you get the most out of your home design.

This month, we’re giving you the opportunity to have all your interior design questions answered by a qualified interior designer on HomeOne, Australia’s home building and renovation resource. Catherine Valente is a Senior Interior Designer here at Porter Davis Homes, and brings with her a wealth of knowledge, experience and inspiration drawn from her time working for one of Australia’s most awarded home builders.

Starting her career as visual merchandiser and stylist, Catherine’s experience has helped her define a keen eye for style and detail. Running a successful interior design business for eight years, she bolstered her experience in the area of domestic building, property styling and multi-dwelling projects. Catherine then went on to work for Laminex, where she consulted to builders, designers, architects and even cabinet makers on styles and trends in the home.

Catherine’s passion for beautiful home design has positioned her as one of Australia’s leading interior designers. She’ll be joining the HomeOne forum for the next three weeks to share her knowledge and passion for creating beautiful interiors. Join us here on the thread  to hear Catherine’s tips, techniques and inspirations for creating the perfect home.

Submit your questions via the HomeOne thread and Catherine will be replying each week on Friday’s, posting her responses directly up on the thread.

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