What’s your interior design process?
Our process at Moda is highly consultative, and unique to the individual needs of every client and project. Our initial consultation with clients is all about who they are, what they want out of the space they are creating, and how they can best engage with Moda to achieve this.
Here are the services we offer at Moda:
When building a new home, we assist you with complete selections and specifications for the interior and exterior alike. We also undertake space planning of all fixtures, fittings and finishes, including all cabinetry design. This enables the formulation of the look and the budget prior to commencing construction.
This is where we turn the house into a home after construction. We assist you with the furnishing and fit out of items such as window treatments, furniture, soft furnishings, decorative items, artwork, rugs and lamps.
Clients engage our services when the form and function of their existing home needs improving. They are either replacing old for new, adding space, improving storage or mainly improving functionality of spaces and modernising their home with a much needed face lift.
This is where we oversee the project on behalf of the client in their absence. The client may live overseas, or for local clients who are time poor or do not possess enough knowledge of the industry to monitor the project themselves.
HOMEWARES & ARTWORK
We provide expertise in selecting decorative items that are usually the final finishing touch in the post construction phase. This service assists us in personalising the homes so that they reflect the personality of the client.
COMPLETE CONCIERGE SERVICE
This includes all of the above services, with the addition of relocation support for our clients living interstate or overseas during an active project.
What do you love most about your job?
Moda Interiors is defined by our team, 20+ years of industry experience, and world-class products and suppliers. The combination of these elements through our exceptionally high standard of operation, our masterful internal systems and our extensive global networks, are what allow us to turn every house - regardless of whatever stage or state it is in - into a home.
In our line of work, people skills are equally important and highly complementary to design skills. The ability to get to know and interpret a clients character, history, culture, personality, stylistic tastes, needs, passions, motivations, inspirations and goals are key to what we do day-in, and day-out.
These are all important factors that differ greatly between clients, and facilitate a foundation of understanding - a relationship between client and design team - which allows us to create unique homes for people and their individual and connected lifestyles.
Moda has always operated on the strong belief that there is much more to a home than simply bricks and mortar. We create and design with the conviction that you should fall into a state of love, warmth and adoration through your front door.
Our designers merge functionality with aesthetics by taking interior styling concepts and industry knowledge and catering it to your life style and story. From the foundations to the finishings, we excel at translating bespoke ideas, dreams and concepts into a shining reality.
Strongly inspired by the centrality of the home and family in Kate's Eastern European background, Moda is house-proud for every home we create, and are forever inspired by the connections and transformative journeys we get to facilitate for people.
From accessibility adjustments, prayer rooms, expansive walk in robes and incredible cellars for wine collections, to commercial spaces from industries ranging from mining to optometry - you never know what this profession will present you with, and we love that we get to work with such a diverse array of people and professions to create such unique, fantastic work.
What inspired you to start your own business?
I founded Moda Interiors in 2006 to provide clients with quality service, design expertise and a trusted design team to deliver projects that far exceeded expectations. Over the last decade and a half, Moda has been defined by the integrity, creativity and cohesiveness of staff under my trust and guidance.
With over 20 years industry experience in international design and project management, the team is focussed on excellence in design, management and communication, and has worked with clients across Australia, Asia and Europe.
I lead a team of talented, enthusiastic and energetic interior designers that have a strong commitment to creating timeless, award winning work, alongside fostering close relationships with clients that enables them to create pieces of art - not just projects - that truly reflect the visions of the owners personally and professionally .
I continue to oversee every aspect of the design process, but truly enjoy the opportunity to cross-pollinate experiences, inspirations and ideas in each of our jobs.
From collaborations with top international brands like Miele and Auto Classic BMW, we are proud of the unique network we have built- and continue to grow - that enables us to create excellence in design.
Entering it's 16th year, Moda Interiors - much like all businesses - have faced trials and tribulations, particularly those brought on by the global pandemic, but have proudly, with resilience, innovation and deep connection to our work, continued to create life-changing transformations for our clients in their living and working spaces.
In 2020, Moda was honoured to be listed in Design Et Al’s annual publication of The Worlds’ Leading Design Names 2020, and shortlisted for two categories in The International Design & Architecture Awards 2020.
As founder and creative director, this year I will be working alongside four brilliant in house designers - Michael, Sam and Tanya - and our incredible office manager, Raelene, to push Moda's collective imagination and drive to new lengths.
The story is only just beginning.
Why should our clients choose you?
The Moda team takes the guesswork and legwork out of any interior design or renovation undertaking. Our project management is structured to maintain client peace of mind and offset any potential stress. The experience with us is positive and enriching; the focus is entirely on you - your taste, style and home.
Our passionate and creative interior designers, decorators and interior architects possess a vast array of skills from diverse backgrounds. As a studio we prize fearless interior design and enjoy introducing new and authentic global trends to clients.
As the Creative Director, I fundamentally believe in the importance of balance and harmony, and I lead the team with a passion for inspired modern living and exceptional work and play spaces. Moda Interiors is the choice of Perth’s most discerning homeowners for a reason. Together, we can create a dream home that will transcend your expectations.
A team of true creatives with a mind for business. Your budget is our budget. By establishing and maintaining longstanding industry partnerships, Moda delivers premium results for our clientele. With this in mind we commit to collaborations with architects and builders at every stage of an interior or exterior design project.
We never waiver on three integral elements of high quality service: documentation, being on time, and being on budget. A key component of meeting these goals is a willingness to utilise appropriate technology. Our exclusive CAD (Computer Aided Design) systems assist in the creation of your exclusive design.
We pass on the cost-saving benefits through our fully owned and operated furniture, artwork and homewares wholesale arm, or via our extended network of retail and wholesale providers, tradespeople and suppliers.
Whether building a new home or renovating your workplace, Moda can offer endless exclusive and inspirational home décor ideas to help create a luxurious environment that embodies your imagination. Our team’s level of involvement is your decision. First and foremost, we listen, before deciding the best way to assist in bringing to life your unique and opulent dream home.
Can you provide your services online or remotely? If so, please add details.
Moda can absolutely cater for your dream residential or commercial space online or remotely - we've been doing it long before Covid-19 and the era of remote work!
We work with many clients on regional, interstate and international projects, thanks to the help of regular, virtual communication; the structure of our processes; and the commitment by our team to make it a positive experience for you, regardless of the mundane barriers. We also cater to clients who engage our services for local projects, but who may be travelling during the project's duration.
What changes have you made to keep your customers safe from Covid-19?
Moda is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our customers. We adhere to State Government restrictions and recommendations; are available to work with clients virtually to accomodate their needs and changing conditions with flexibility and empathy; and ensure that high standards of hygiene are up-kept in our office.