KCreative is a boutique design studio established in 2014. A curative of lifestyle culture, with a modern edge and eye for on-point trends, Karina Crombie’s love of textures, perfection in the palette and artisan eclecticism stems from an early exposure of global experience and world-class directive.

Karina has refined her breadth of skills and confidently embraces accents, bolder use of colour and an ability to create light and energy in any atmosphere. Coupling this with the application of texture and materiality to complement or contrast space.

Born in New Zealand, she moved to Australia when she was seven. Regularly cavorting weekly markets and antique auctions with her family and residing within a home overflowing with vast timeless collections. Her induction and understanding of space and interiors was born early.

The family moved to Thirroul on the NSW South Coast in the 1990’s and opened the iconic antique store ‘Cobwebs and Lace.’

Karina lived in London in her early 20’s and assumed a position as maitre d’ of the contemporary Sanderson Hotel, owned by Ian Schrager and designed by Phillip Starck.

This gave her a swift and exciting entry into the world of design, fashion and celebrities during the Grunge era.

At this time she assisted Face Magazine’s Fashion Director Heather Mary Jackson with styling on the cult film clip Androgyny with one of the most influential bands at the time, Garbage.

Returning to Sydney, Karina procured her formal qualifications in completing an Advanced Diploma of Interior Design at Enmore Design Centre.

During this interim she worked at Euroluce over four years where she advised and guided clients on the importance and impact of high-quality lighting design.

In expanding her study, Karina then took on a role at Smart Design Studio as Assistant Office Manager, where she was exposed to William Smart’s meticulous presentation process and incredible sketches in detailed residential practices.

On furthering her skill set, she became an Interior Designer at Insight Projects, where she worked for two years honing and perfecting her talent in commercial interior design.

She professionally maintains compliance to various budgets and protocols and continually works within and toward the desired outcomes and brief.

Karina has worked with the likes of Glenda Barnes of Barnes and Barnes, Alexander Kidd Design and also worked alongside stylists Jason Grant for Real Living Magazine.

Over some 20 years whilst based from Sydney, Karina has visited some 25 countries and reflects a global influence and innate understanding of culture and design.

In more recent times KCreative Interiors has taken on an abundance of projects from classic/simple room styling, to detailed commercial and residential portfolios. Within this brilliant span of clients and creative collaboration -she has loved every minute of it.

Feel free to contact KCreative Interiors for any styling, interior design projects and enquiries.

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