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We have worked with Jasmine since late 2011 on the renovation of our home in Toorak. It was built in the late 70’s with some good and some not so good design features of the era – like dark exposed brickwork. We wanted to make it more comfortable without losing the attractive design features. Jasmine provided design advice on the whole process, but particularly on the kitchen and living area on the ground floor, and the three bathrooms and bedrooms on the top floor.
Jasmine has a good design sense, design flair and an attention to detail. But she does not impose her views – she suggests ideas and if we did not immediately accept them she would explain the reasons based on proportion or appearance or design or colour. We would also suggest ideas and Jasmine would give us advice in a polite, friendly and frank way about whether she felt they would work, or how they could be improved. The whole process was very collaborative. We respected her design sense and she respected what we were trying to achieve.
During the whole design and build process, Jasmine was reliable, and responsive to questions and to dealing with issues that arose. She gave us the time we needed to think about design decisions and to check drawings. When the situation demanded during construction, she was happy to deal on the phone with issues as they arose from our selves or the builder or cabinet maker or other trades.
The results have exceeded our expectations. We have a ground floor that is light and airy, with an elegant new kitchen with delightful 70’s touches. The top floor is cosy and comfortable including two good sized bedrooms with practical, elegant, and bright en suite bathrooms and a master suite complete with a sun light filled bathroom that is a delight to use, and an elegant but low key walk in.
I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your amazing help. Your incredible foresight and vision resulted in a remarkable outcome of our stunning kitchen space as well as the adjoining living spaces.
You were recommended to us by a close friend of ours back in July 2013. Coming to our house for the first time, you spent the time listening to our needs and wants but also took the time to look at the rest of our house to gauge our likes and dislikes and get a sense of our style. You understood our brief for the new kitchen and also pushed the boundaries to what the available space could offer. You kept in close contact with us throughout the design phase, and kept us up to date through the design development period. The materials board you presented reflected our initial requirements and desires from our initial brief.
The most exciting day was the design reveal, and boy did you blow us out of the water with your lateral thinking. You started off the design presentation advising us to keep our minds open to the possibilities, then informed us that your design completely moved the kitchen away from the old kitchen location. You were able to create the most incredible open pantry shelving space, timber display shelving for my old kitchen scales, and provide the biggest island bench the space would allow. By doing this you have brought so much more light into the working space and completely modernised the house. Your design naturally changed the whole living area of the house, creating spaces that work in every way and making the kitchen the heart of the house.
We love our kitchen, are extremely happy with what it has done to our home, and very much love creating meals and delights in this space.
I recommend your services regularly to my friends and colleagues, and will continue to do so. Thank you for what you have done to our home.
South Yarra apartment
Jasmine has been an asset to the ongoing evolution of my home! I have engaged her on numerous occasions over the years, ranging from a dramatic kitchen renovation involving a single slab of stone cantilevering into an outdoor entertaining space, to simple creative advice on my living room.
She has creative vision and an eye for detail, but she also listens - to the needs and ideas of her client. Each project has involved a clear pathway of consultation, quotation, design, and project management, with some flexibility as things arise.
I am incredibly happy with my living spaces, and know their timeless balance will last for a long while to come!
Jasmine was referred to us by another of her clients as we investigated a renovation for our home. He had worked with Jasmine twice before in large projects and could not have been more insistent that we appoint her as designer. We feel fortunate to have received this advice.
Our renovation involved a kitchen, two bathrooms and two powder rooms. We sought a design that placed a high priority on functionality and a classic look that would be resistant to changing fashions. Whilst we had some ideas of what we might want from browsing through kitchen and bathroom magazines and renovation websites, we had no experience in bringing all of these aspects together.
Jasmine made the experience of arriving at a suitable design an enjoyable one. From the initial call which laid out her capabilities and services, it was a pleasure from beginning to end. Throughout the entire process, Jasmine was open to our ideas. She was instantly able to bring rough concepts, a few clippings and some hand waves into working designs. It was as if she could see the pictures in our minds that we were trying to convey. Colour palettes would be developed whose combinations we could not possibly have created, let alone imagined. Not just colour, but texture also. Tiles and stone surfaces were selected for durability and also to be forgiving to day to day use without sacrificing aesthetics. For example, we have two daughters who wear their hair long. It would never have crossed our minds but Jasmine gave careful consideration to bathroom floor tiles that would make loose hair less visible. It is the small things like this that continually surprised us on top of the major design decisions. The ergonomics were also well considered. Ultimately, we want to use these rooms and they had to be practical in addition to looking good. We cook meals more quickly now, as one example of how design choices improved functionality.
Jasmine can also be appropriately assertive in warning against hot ideas we may have had that just would not have been practical or otherwise have been unwise for design reasons. We really valued that and it increased our confidence that we were heading in the right direction. As ideas inevitably change upon further reflection, Jasmine accommodated the process of settling to final designs with ease. She has clearly adapted well to clients who change their minds as things progress and we never felt that anything was too much to ask or felt hesitant to re-imagine something we had agreed upon weeks earlier. It was always clear that Jasmine's key aim was for us to get a good result.
The process of design, for Jasmine, does not end with the production and delivery of design schematics. She worked through fine details with our builders to ensure that various matters were accurate and that the plans could be implemented. As would be expected for larger projects, unforeseeable things developed along the way. Where any of these issues could have benefited from Jasmine's assistance, she was always there. She would visit the stone suppliers to ensure that alternatives we had to contemplate were the best choices available. When we decided to have splashbacks instead of tiles in the kitchen, appropriate colour choices appeared two days. It was like this throughout the renovation. Jasmine's appointment only really ended when the renovation ended.
Appointing Jasmine was the right thing for us to have done. We would have had a lesser outcome without her. She kept us clear of pitfalls and produced a design which simply works and, naturally, also looks good. She also helped reduce the impact of adverse developments during the building process. Due significantly to the working relationship she had developed with our builder, issues which arose just seemed to fix themselves.
We have had a wonderful experience with Jasmine and her team at Jasmine McClelland Design.
Glen Iris home
We write to let others know just how pleased we are with the interior design service provided by Jasmine to achieve a complete make-over of our house. It feels like we are living in a new house with our renovated kitchen, bathroom, laundry and family room as well as the new carpets and painting in the rest of the house! We could not be happier with the way it looks and how functional it all is. Jasmine's ideas have really maximised the value of our park outlook and have made the most of the smallish spaces we have in our house.
We found the process of working with Jasmine to be an easy and fun experience and really appreciated that she listened hard to our needs and wishes, but at the same time provided ideas and options that really pushed us to think as well. A great deal was achieved through the consultations and we always eagerly anticipated the next meeting.
As a result of Jasmine's advice we continue to be delighted with our home environment day after day. We love it!
I cannot recommend Jasmine and Jasmine McClelland Design enough. Jasmine's style, creativity and flair for interior design was outstanding and very exciting. The way Jasmine can take you to a place you probably didn't think you would go - in a way that makes you feel really comfortable - and then deliver amazing results was the difference between a great job, and an amazing job. Her one-off rug design to fit my apartment was so unique, as was the advice around wall hangings, furniture and all the little things that made the whole apartment work. What I really loved was her willingness to work with the pieces I wanted to keep, and add value with the new ideas. And her personal touch makes the experience even more rewarding and satisfying.
Port Melbourne bathroom
My bathroom which sounded simple enough: I wanted beautiful space, with a big deep bath in which I could relax with a glass of champagne; I wanted the bath separate from the shower; and the laundry had to be fit into the small, irregularly shaped space.
From the outset I had the sense that Jasmine was genuinely concerned to ensure that my experience of the project be as hassle free as possible, and that the end product would meet my expectations. Jasmine demonstrated a genuine enthusiasm for the project; she wanted to create a bathroom for me and my home, and not simply roll out another version an existing model.
Jasmine actually listened to what I wanted. She found a bath which met my specifications and which fit into the space, and then designed a lovely space around it making the most of the room's irregular shape. By presenting the plans with tile, cabinetry and bench top samples, Jasmine helped me to see what the room could become. She also recommended a cabinet maker and a builder who would bring the plans to life.
Jasmine's commitment to making sure I got what I wanted was illustrated by what she did with the tiles. When I said that the first tiles were not quite right, Jasmine found an alternative with which I was happy. I thought we were done but unknown to me, Jasmine kept looking for an option that more closely fit the initial idea. She found them, and I am delighted to say that they are a striking anchor in a beautiful room.
I am not a person who would ever say that I enjoyed a renovation. But Jasmine and her team at Jasmine McClelland Design delivered on the promise to make the process as straight forward as possible. The planning meetings were used to get a clear understanding of my requirements and priorities, and to answer my many questions. With plans in place and decisions on fittings and fixtures made, I was able to get on with my own job and leave Jasmine and the team to theirs. I was kept up to date with regular progress reports (including pictures). The bathroom was delivered on time and on budget. The finished product is much more beautiful than I imagined. I am delighted to recommend Jasmine McClelland Design.
I met Jasmine five years ago and we instantly connected. I mulled over my chance meeting with her and three weeks later I called her and invited her to our home to discuss a new kitchen. It was the best thing my husband and I have ever done for our home. Many cooking experiences and family feasts later this is easy to explain. Jasmine designed a kitchen that changed our lives. She designed a kitchen that represents our family, our love of cooking, and our travel experiences all rolled into a fabulous space. She listened to us, she quizzed us, she advised us, and she nurtured us through the whole journey. A year later our eclectic kitchen was a finalist in the HIA awards. Five years on and there is no question it is our favourite room in the house. Our family and friends love our kitchen as much as we do. We can’t thank Jasmine enough!
Mt Evelyn home
Jasmine, from Jasmine McClelland Design, designed our ensuite, kitchen, laundry and bathroom for our new house. Having 3 adult children still living at home, practicality was important to us while we wanted our ensuite to be a sanctuary, as part of our parent’s retreat.
Jasmine’s advice has been invaluable and we found her to be extremely approachable and somebody who really listened, and understood, our needs.
The end result is such a credit to her, our kitchen, laundry and bathroom are elegant, user friendly and very practical while our ensuite is everything, and more, that we envisaged. It is a beautiful retreat for us to unwind and relax in.
We are so happy with our beautiful new home and can’t thank Jasmine enough.
Jasmine is great and fun to deal with. She makes an effort to get to know her client, provides different options, and was able to challenge my boundaries and offer ideas to achieve exceptional outcomes. Visitors to my home always complement my furnishings, which were chosen or influenced by Jasmine.
Clifton Hill home
We have used Jasmine McClelland Design on 2 occasions, for a kitchen and family room renovation and for interior design advice. Jasmine is terrific to deal with - enthusiastic and creative with a great sense of colour and texture.
It is with much pleasure and great satisfaction that we recommend Jasmine McClelland Design.
For several years we had been trying to renovate our kitchen but couldn’t come up with a workable design. A large space that didn’t function well, with too many doors and windows and not enough preparation surfaces or storage. Friends, builders and carpenters all offered advice but nothing seemed appropriate or right for us. So we just lived with it!
Then a friend recommended Jasmine and the minute we met her we knew we were going to get a good result. She listened to our ideas, queried our requirements, our likes and dislikes and took copious notes. I have a major back problem and had been told by a specialist to get a kitchen that didn’t require me to bend too much, so it was really important for us to get a design that would work for us.
When Jasmine returned and showed us her design outline we wanted to say `Ahhh yes, of course’ Because it all looked so simple and so right… why hadn’t we thought of this earlier? It was modern, clean, and practical and worked around the other rooms in our home. It also featured so many of the things we love, natural wood, colour etc. She took a non functioning room and by simply rearranging a few things and moving a few doorways managed to create a massive pantry, let in loads of natural light and find room for masses of bench space. It was perfect!
We had our own builders and cabinet makers and Jasmine happily liaised with them over the renovation. Charlie, our cabinet maker, claims that Jasmine’s design is the best kitchen design he has ever made and that she was a pleasure to work with. We only had to talk to Jasmine a couple of times after we received the design plans as she had factored everything into her design package, suppliers, colours, products etc, everything we needed to move ahead with the job.
We will never be able to thank Jasmine enough for her amazing design. Our kitchen was once a room that used to really bring us down and that we hated using. Now this beautiful room has become the centre of our home and we spend hours sitting there, talking, drinking, cooking etc. So much so that we no longer want to go out as much in the evening, we’re now happy to just stay home and relax in our lovely new room.
We really want to thank Jasmine for her intuition, her skill and her wonderful design. We are so grateful for everything she did for us.