Kate Walker and Fern Santini have joined me on TALKdesign, two amazing business women and designers.
We dive into the world of Interior Design, from two different countries, Australia and America, and talk about how the design industry is today.
As the Founder & Director of KWD, Kate Walker heads up the custom design studio she launched in 2013. Having worked in the tile industry for over 15 years, she identified the need for a streamlined solution for busy people who require support with their complete hard-finish requirements. Kate Walker has been profiled in many leading magazines and blogs, and KWD’s work has been featured in Australia’s leading interior magazines including Belle, Home Beautiful, Inside Out, Grand Designs Australia and House & Garden (including four front cover stories). Her work has also been published in Homes & Gardens UK.
Fern Santini designs one-of-a-kind residences for a diverse group of clients across the U.S. The style of each home she helps create is driven by the unique site, the architectural style and her client’s vision. Rather than apply a specific look across projects, Fern thrives on learning about each client’s tastes and personal style to tailor a unique environment perfectly suited to them. She builds upon her client’s affinity for art, reflects their history of travel and sometimes expresses their sense of humor. Her process involves listening to carefully reflect her client’s tastes, and encouraging them to be open minded and think outside the box. This results in a completely distinctive expression true to each client.