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A Day In The Life Of Interior Designer, Katie Lockhart

6am

Up with my children, breakfast, school lunches, shower and then school runs. If its fine I walk Grey to school, it’s nice to have that space on the walk back to the studio to think about things.

 

9am 

At my desk catching up on emails, making plans with my assistant, Stephanie, for the day. We work on multiple projects at the same time, sometimes together, sometimes separately. The beauty of having a small team is that I am fully involved in each of our projects, which is what I love. 

 

10am

At Jack McKinney’s offices for a meeting on a project we are currently working on together.

 

 

11.30am

Pop by Artisan, Artedomus and Ivan Anthony to collect various samples and material for our afternoon meeting with client. Sourcing is a large component of our job. We love to work with New Zealand suppliers and last year we were in Japan for a project and found some great suppliers there too whilst researching. It is important to have a library of different options on hand for the right client. We often work with Heath Ceramics in the US for our tiles. Recently we have created a custom-glaze for a residential project that we are working with Stevens Lawson on. This level of detail brings me a lot of satisfaction that hopefully translates into a satisfying result for our clients.

 

1pm 

Back in the studio, we always make our lunch. Today’s was a salad from the garden, Mexican beans and tostadas. 

 

1.30pm 

Plotted electrical and lighting plans for this afternoons client meeting and organised material samples for this meeting too.

 

 

3.30pm

Leave the studio for client meeting in Grey Lynn.

 

6pm

Home and back into being a mum: bath time, homework and bed. I love bedtime with my daughter, Grey, she is five and likes for me to tell her stories of when I was young as she falls asleep. 

 

8pm

Dinner with my husband, Darryl, hopefully a record playing and some good conversation. We might watch something on Netflix, I might go back to work.

 

10pm

Quick shower and bed.

 

 


Photography: Mary Gaudin

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