Introducing – Kate Abdou Design

I am so excited to introduce to you my fabulously talented friend, Interior Designer – Kate Abdou! Kate lives and works in Sydney, and has just launched her official website, for her self-named Interior Design business – Kate Abdou Design. I think the website reflects her personality and style perfectly, light, modern and a little bit edgy showing just enough of her modern style, yet allowing the beautiful photos of her projects take centre stage.

I have been looking forward to sharing Kate’s work with you ever since I first saw photos of her most recent project, the Circular Quay Residence. Kate’s attention to detail is clearly evident, and is highlighted in the stunning photography by Brad Mawby. The brief given by Kate’s client for this project was quite open, leaving a blank canvas for Kate to weave her magic on. The only request from her client was that the Sushi Sofa Collection from Moroso be used in the living area, and the rest evolved from there.

I can completely understand her clients request to use the Sushi range! I adore the beautiful patterns and clashing colours, definitely not for everyone, though a very inspiring starting point! Kate chose to keep the rest of the colour palette quite neutral, to prevent the space from looking busy and overdone. I love the rug Kate selected, which uses similar lines and shapes from the sofa, but in beautiful soft neutrals. And don’t you just love the glass pendant lights from Bocci!

To give the illusion of more space Kate used floor to ceiling mirrors, which also reflected beautiful harbour views into the apartment, and designed a decal for the mirror mimicking the lines and shapes from the sofa.

Every little nook in the apartment was considered in this project, with finishing touches such as the Test Tube Vase by Tse Tse (who have a very fun and interactive website, you just have to check it out!), and the small glass bowl by Anna Torfs which add little pops of colour here and there, pulling the space together.

What a view! I love these Tropicalia chairs, which are also from Moroso, and available at Hub.

The colour palette in the bedroom is a lot more subdued, with luxurious bed linen from Analu, and a commissioned watercolour by Aaron Kinnane, creating a very serene space.

Kate cleverly designed an office space for her client, in a little nook in the bedroom. A fully self-contained space, that is well-lit, has built-in storage above the desk, and with simple white curtains which can be pulled across to hide the desk when not in use – as they say, out of sight, out of mind.

On completion of this project Kate had a very happy client who is now enjoying their newly renovated space, and could you blame them? I hope you enjoyed the tour of this stunning Circular Quay Residence, if you would like to see more of this project or other work by Kate, check out her new website Kate Abdou Design.


Well I’m off to enjoy some sunshine with Bryton and friends now, I hope it stays like this all weekend! I have a hens night Saturday night, a much-needed night out with the girls after a hectic couple of weeks… Do you have anything exciting planned?


Have a wonderful weekend!

Rochelle xx


Image Credits- all KateAbdouDesign 

3 thoughts on “Introducing – Kate Abdou Design

  1. What a fabulous place! Love the light, the patterns, everything about it! Kate has done an amazing job – it’s so together. Could definitely live here (I wish!).

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