Noni Edmunds spent many years as a Graphic Designer before expanding her creative skills into Interior Design. ‘I live and breathe all things design but I needed a new creative challenge. So, I made the transition from 2D design to the 3D design world to broaden my design thinking and experience.’
That was nearly 10 years ago and now Noni is the owner and principal Interior Designer behind Style Precinct. Projects include residential and commercial interior design and decoration services. Designing and creating inspiring spaces that immerse you and deliver a sense of well-being are Noni’s signature style.
What has been the most memorable project you’ve work on and why?
An architecturally designed, modern 3 storey addition to a heritage terrace house. We blended old with new, casual with formal and opened the enclosed space. Working with wonderful clients who wholeheartedly embraced my bold ideas to create indoor and outdoor spaces they love. Including an award-winning kitchen.
How do you think interior design adds value to a project?
Through our industry networks. Interior Designers have a private window into new product innovations, furniture, homewares and ideas not available to the public. We know what areas of the project to invest wisely in, what will have longevity and where a client can save money without compromising the final result. My breadth of knowledge and creative talent is the special ingredient that adds value to a property or business in the long run.
What design myth would you like to bust?
That interior design is easy, quick and anybody can do it!! A successful interior is a jigsaw of technical and creative elements- colour, space, light, style and personality. Getting all these elements to work beautifully together for a client requires training, talent, experience and of course time! Our industry has long lead times for ordering furniture and the manufacture of custom furnishings. This requires close collaboration with builders and trades to achieve the amazing results that clients love.
What questions do you ask clients before working with them?
What is the existing Architectural style? How do you like to live? – Are you organised, relaxed? Do you have children or pets? How long do you plan to stay here? Any favourite colours or existing items of special value you want to incorporate? Do you have council approved plans? What is your budget and timeframe?
What is your design superpower?
Viewing a project holistically to make sure everything works well together. A beautiful combination of what works well & is long-lasting. I work in a number of styles to achieve the right approach for you and your home with wonderful combinations of inspiring, uplifting colours and materials.