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Melinda McQueen is a Perth based interior + building designer that prides herself on a distinctly contemporary – eclectic style and unwavering commitment to quality and sustainable ethos.
Studio McQueen delivers a high level of personal service throughout the design & build process. Guiding clients through the 15 step strategy from design to completion. I truly believe the emotional journey of my clients, is just as critical as the design itself.
“Let’s make life sustainably beautiful.”
A CONTEMPORARY KITCHEN
Studio McQueen Small home renovations Perth enjoys the challenge of designing highly functional kitchens. The ‘hub’ of the family home. Creating an escape relaxed environment by day. Which can also be transformed to cater for entertaining friends by night. With focus around durable finishes, easy to clean, minimal water and energy use.
Thanks again for the incredible work that you did on the bathroom designs. In my moments of ‘argggh’ with everything else that is going on, they bring me some inner peace.
The new plan you have sent is very clever, I hadn’t thought of that layout. If you need to give our phone number to prospective clients we are both very happy to sing your praises.
Our concept designs were ready quickly and we had them emailed and then posted to us. Understanding solar passive design was a huge bonus. We would happily recommend Melinda to anyone looking for an easy to relate designer who listens, works hard and has great style!
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Each design is individual as each client, whether you’re after a home extension or a small home renovation in Perth. Studio McQueen Homes are designed to have a place for everything, but no more than you need. This is key to a carefully considered design layout. After the design phase is completed we then organise quoting from builders that specialise in the size of your scope.
THE MODERN DAY BATHROOM
The modern Bathroom needs to be practical, with plenty of storage for family bathrooms. Small home renovations Perth with a hint of Luxury in the main Ensuite. Sunlight and ventilation are also key design aspects, reducing the need for heavy cleaning chemicals due to mould build up from moisture.
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SPACTIAL DESIGN IS THE KEY TO DEFINING EFFECTIVE SPACES
The way the home interacts with it’s surroundings and other elements (sun, wind, shade) has a profound affect on the feel and energy of a home, it’s one of the first considerations when designing a renovation. In the design stage I spend time assessing the inherent qualities of the building. Where possible working to transform what already exists. Often changing the small home renovations Perth layout of walls and working within the same building envelope.
COLOUR PALETTE + FINISHES
The colour palette is one of my favourite aspects of any small home renovations Perth. Simply selecting a new refreshed colour palette can be all a retro-fit needs. To elevate into the contemporary now. The materials and colour palette can make or break the feeling of a home. Therefore affects how it’s inhabitants interact with the space.
AN AUTHENTIC INTERIOR
Studio McQueen small home renovations Perth has a keen eye for inherent quality. This may be restoring, re-using or re-interpreting existing elements from your home to ensure your interior is an authentic reflection of you, not what may be trending in magazines at the time. “buy well, buy once” is a motto we live by. Where the scope allows we love to source handmade items directly from local or overseas artisans. These pieces then form a part of the unique feature your home.
I’m Melinda McQueen with over 15 years experience as a designer I started in commercial office interior fit outs and then moved into residential drafting and high end renovations for other firms. Including 2 years working abroad in London for a high end development company based in Chelsea, this is where my love of compact yet luxury living began. I started Studio McQueen because I couldn’t bring myself to design another McMansion with the sole purpose of bigger is best philosophy. I needed to go out on my own and follow my learning for sustainable bespoke homes and niche further into sustainable interiors.
I look forward to meeting you and designing your next dream space.
The first step in creating your dream space, is booking a discovery call with Melinda.
GETTING TO KNOW YOU
For me to create a tailored design solution, I will get to know you and your family. The way you currently enjoy your existing home and the requirements of the way you want to live. We discuss needs, preferences and objections collaborating together to design a bespoke solution focused on the relationship between you and small home renovations Perth.
SENSE OF FUN FOR LITTLE PEOPLE
Delving into the world of playfulness, colour and adventure is in small home renovations Perth. Creating designs that embrace little ones and make life for busy families a little easier. I know as a mother myself, how important incorporating creative nooks and spaces can be. To encourage creative and independent play. Looking at these aspects create a family home that both kids and adults will enjoy.
SPACE FOR EVERYTHING
Studio McQueen small home renovations Perth are designed to have a place for everything, but no more than you need. Carefully considered design layout utilises every space available. For example relocating the entry and front door, deletes the need for a long dark corridor. Built in concealed storage units can also be an excellent use of space. Every new design idea introduced is assessed based on necessity and suitability.