Design Studio: Meet Designer, Bianca Hunt
After 12 years of designing custom homes in Canada, Bianca Hunt relocated to the Cayman Islands four years ago and has since worked on numerous residential and commercial projects for Design Studio. She has an accredited degree in interior design and building development from the Art Institute of Vancouver and has attained her NKBA certification as a kitchen and bath designer. When not creating amazing interiors and collaborating with the design team, Bianca enjoys days at the beach and a game of football with friends.
RL: Tell us more about your role at Design Studio (DS).
BH: As an experienced designer it is my job to thoughtfully source, specify and curate hundreds of interior details, selections, finishes and furnishings to form a cohesive design plan that is not only functional and practical, but also beautiful.
RL: Tell us about the different services you offer at DS.
BH: In addition to an amazing selection of furniture, rugs, lighting, accessories and finishes, DS helps clients with: new build design, renovation design, space planning and CAD drawings, project oversight and coordination, window treatments, colour and fabric schemes.
RL: What exciting changes can you share with us about DS?
BH: We have an online shop (www.designstudiointeriors.shop) with bespoke pieces to complement your home’s décor and style. It’s your place to explore and shop designer furniture, accessories, lighting and art, all with an effortless take on Caribbean coastal style.
RL: Tell us about some of your favourite projects. Any unique design requests?
BH: We try not to
pick favourites... I am currently working on a project with a black and gold contemporary design theme and we incorporated luxe elements like a custom brass range hood.
RL: Where do you find inspiration for your projects?
BH: I research design trends and bespoke designer projects often, whether it is for a project I am working on or for my own muse. I prefer Instagram because of their content and global connection.
RL: Have you always been passionate about design? What steered you into design?
BH: From a young age I was interested in art, colours and patterns. I also had a keen sense of space planning and would often move furniture around to ensure all items were meticulously placed. I adore the professionalism that the industry embodies and the creative idealism which allows us to be unique individuals.
RL: What is your favourite space to design?
BH: The kitchen. They say it is the heart of the home and I completely agree. I want this space to feel warm and inviting, a place where memories are made. The design should reflect the style of the home and the personality of the family using it.
RL: Super splurge? Secret saver?
BH: Splurge on a statement piece of artwork! Save on the light fixtures... There are many options available in today’s market which allow you to stay within budget but not compromise on style.
RL: What do you recommend clients do before meeting with a designer?
BH: Spend some time researching inspirational ideas, decide on a budget and a timeline. This will allow us to accurately define the scope of work and ensure it aligns with the client’s expectations.
RL: What future style trends do you predict? Are there any innovative designs you see integrating into your work?
BH: Arches and curved details! They are coming back in all forms of architectural and interior design elements.
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