(#27) The hotel & Club Industry - Why thoughtful design matters with Michelle Pascoe
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by Karyn McRae & Helen Lynch
1w ago
In this episode of Two Gins In, hosts Helen and Karyn sit down with Michelle Pascoe, an esteemed international speaker and expert in customer service and hospitality. Michelle, founder of Optimum Operating Procedures and Services (OOPS), brings nearly 30 years of experience to the conversation, delving into the nuances of creating exceptional customer experiences. She shares insights on the importance of emotional connections in service delivery and how businesses can transform ordinary interactions into memorable experiences. Michelle discusses the post-COVID challenges facing the hospit ..read more
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#26 New Home Builders Michelle & James Gallanos
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by Karyn McRae & Helen Lynch
3w ago
In our latest podcast episode, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Michelle and Jamie Galanos to delve into their exhilarating journey of building their dream home in Sydney's Connells Point. From the initial spark of inspiration to the final nail hammered, they shared candid insights into every facet of the process. What struck me most was their candidness about the highs and lows, particularly in navigating the myriad decisions and unexpected hurdles that cropped up along the way. One of the most poignant moments of our conversation was when Michelle and Jamie spoke about the pivotal ro ..read more
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(#25) Interview with Adam McDonald from Impressions Landscape Designs
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by Karyn McRae & Helen Lynch
1M ago
Join us as we welcome Adam McDonald, whose journey into landscape design was sparked by a love for creativity and nature. From humble beginnings to national recognition, Adam shares his insights on overcoming challenges and exceeding client expectations. His commitment to unique, personalized designs resonates with our own approach, making him a perfect fit for today's conversation. Adam delves into the unique challenges he's faced, from transforming steep, rocky terrains to navigating limited access sites. His innovative solutions, such as custom-cut stone steps and efficient terracing, showc ..read more
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(#24) Roadtrip with M & L
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by Karyn McRae & Helen Lynch
1M ago
In the latest episode of "Two Gins In Design," hosts Karyn and Helen embark on a road trip to Mudgee, New South Wales, where they're set to lead a Mood Boarding Masterclass. As they journey, they discuss essential factors for home renovations, stressing the need for clarity, budget management, and active involvement in the planning stages. They emphasize the importance of articulating renovation goals clearly and being aware of financial constraints to minimize stress. Collaboration with professionals and effective communication of lifestyle preferences are highlighted to ensure the design ali ..read more
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(#23) Interview with Carla Condoluci
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by Karyn McRae & Helen Lynch
2M ago
In this engaging episode of Two Gins In: A Designer's Perspective, hosts Karyn and Helen delve into the world of interior design and construction with Carla, the passionate owner of a joinery business in Sydney. Carla shares her journey from working behind the scenes to pursuing her dream of kitchen and bathroom design, highlighting the transformative experience of completing a comprehensive design course. She emphasizes the intricate details involved in designing functional spaces, underlining the crucial balance between aesthetics and functionality. The conversation extends to the unique dyn ..read more
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(#21) Kitchens Part 3 - Design Made Functional
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by Karyn McRae & Helen Lynch
3M ago
In episode 21, part 3 of the "Two Gins In" podcast, Helen, one of the hosts, takes listeners on a journey through the world of kitchen aesthetics and emerging trends for 2024. She begins by stressing the importance of blending functionality with style in kitchen design, highlighting the pivotal role kitchens play as both functional spaces and aesthetic focal points within homes. Helen offers practical advice for selecting surfaces and finishes, advising listeners to consider the overall style of their homes and prioritize durability to withstand the demands of daily use. She encourages th ..read more
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(#20) Kitchens Part 2 - Design Made Functional
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by Karyn McRae & Helen Lynch
4M ago
Welcome to Tea jeans in a designer's perspective, we're your hosts, Karen and Helen both qualified and experienced building and interior designers. So grab your favorite drink as we sift chat and dive into the world of interior design and construction, sharing expert insights, trends, creativity and inspiration. Cheers to insightful perspectives with a few laughs along the way. Welcome, everyone to teach in the end. I'm Helen and guaranty with me and today we are recording our podcast on kitchens. It's our second part to our three part series. We've already published our first part. So if you ..read more
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(#19) That's a Wrap for 2023
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by Karyn McRae & Helen Lynch
5M ago
2023 has been quite the year. We’ve seen the start and finish of many projects, collaborated with some amazing suppliers, contractors, and builders. Met some lovely clients and worked alongside some of the best in the business at the Sydney and Melbourne Home Shows, plus our in-person Masterclasses. As the year draws to a close, it’s usually a time of reflection, relaxation and reset for many. And whilst we will be doing a lot of this over the festive period we are also planning, creating and getting ready to jump into 2024. We have some exciting things in the pipeline with upcoming projects b ..read more
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(#18) Key Considerations When Building with Guest Ryan Jenkins from Tass Construction Group
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by Karyn McRae & Helen Lynch
5M ago
Building a house is a big life milestone that can cause severe stress and overwhelm if the correct systems and processes aren’t put in place. It’s something we emphasise to all our clients when we start our initial consultations. Understanding your project goals is a vital step to bringing your vision to life with minimal delays and life impact.   Today we have guest expert Ryan Jenkins, Partner and Project Manager at TASS Construction Group based in Sydney. We have collaborated with Ryan and his team at TASS on many projects and we know first-hand that they take their clients projects ve ..read more
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(#17) The Power of Collaboration
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by Karyn McRae & Helen Lynch
6M ago
In this episode, hosts Helen and Karen dive into the dynamic world of interior design and construction, emphasizing the importance of collaboration among various professionals in the industry. They discuss how teamwork between architects, contractors, interior and building designers, and clients can transform a vision into a stunning reality. Key Points Discussed: The Necessity of Collaboration: Collaboration is not just a choice but a necessity in interior design and construction. It involves architects, contractors, designers, and clients working together to achieve a cohesive and effectiv ..read more
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