Villa Kula About Us
Karl and I are avid surfers and lovers of global architecture and design.
To date we have travelled to over 40 countries together all the time taking inspiration from our surroundings and translating this into our design projects.
Our interior design repertoire extends to refurbishing some of the world’s most celebrated luxury yachts, numerous architectural residences in New Zealand and Australia, a Qatari Royal villa in Doha, two luxury resort pool sides at the award-winning Cable Beach Resort & Spa, a restaurant refresh on Rottnest Island and most recently an 18 month Californian coastal inspired penthouse interior located in Perth’s elite western suburbs where a large percentage of the product was sourced from RH in Los Angeles.
About Us Our Life in Pink
We began our journey together in the breathtaking Balearic Islands off eastern Spain working on board a luxury charter yacht.
We spent close to a decade on the super yacht circuit, enduring endless months in shipyards overseeing interior refits in Italy, France and Spain then finally finishing our tenure at sea in Monaco on board the epic 90m S/Y Athena, the largest private sailing yacht at the time, owned by US tech Billionaire Jim Clark.
We joined Athena in Holland when she was a mere shell and went on to win the prestigious Show Boats International Award in Monte Carlo for the best interior sailing yacht, the year we delivered her.
At the time of the Yacht’s launch in Monaco we were simultaneously responsible for producing 200 pages of styled interiors alongside the acclaimed National Geographic photographer Louie Psihoyos for the hard-cover coffee table book, Athena.
FROM LUXURY YACHTS TO EXCLUSIVE EVENTS The Next Chapter
In 2008 we moved to Perth. Cue Villa Kula Events, a luxury event production company incorporating Royal canvas villas and designer furnishings. Our event design arm successfully went on to produce hundreds of exclusive corporate event landscapes, luxury brand product launches & A-list weddings for clients spanning from Monaco to St Barth’s to New Zealand & the outback of Western Australia. Our design team set the bar high and after fourteen successful years in production we had come full circle.
Belle Magazine Australia
House and Garden
Cable Beach Club
About Us Our Full Circle Journey
In a very organic way we moved back into full time interior design for residential and commercial projects.
Our new studio/retail store in Hay Street Subiaco is an interior enthusiasts dream hosting a collection of sublime furniture and homeware brands including Melbourne based Satara, Papaya Homewares, Tasteology, Gascoine & King, Merlino and DK from southwestern Europe.
Villa Kula is a family business & a surfing family. We have a strong connection with the ocean and share a passion for beautiful form in furniture, interiors, art, landscape, and architecture.