Newcastle Sunday Feature Article

A few weeks ago I had the fortunate opportunity of being contacted by the journalist of the “Newcastle Sunday” weekly newspaper to have a feature article written on me and my journey and evolution as an interior designer and stylist in my own creative space/home.

This article features all of the things that inspire and drive me everyday in my approach to not only designing but my life in general.  I feel there is no stop/start for me – from my design approach to the way I choose to live my life and the people and things that I surround myself with.

My design approach revolves heavily around the use of nature and its effortless and perfect colour palette. Everything else builds from this.

I like to incorporate natural elements to all of my design projects as it undoubtedly brings an organic sense of calm, connection and fluidity to the surrounds.

The things I love are; rustic finishes, textures, woven fabrics, rattan, chunky knits, timber, driftwood, whites, natural stone, over-sized art and of course “Greenery” and lots of it!

My personal style is what I would call a mix between organic coastal and eclectic.

I love things that should not typically be paired together, but in an odd obscure way actually work. I like to push the envelope a little with design and think outside the box!

This article is something that I am very proud of and am very grateful to the amazing journalist, Melissa McGill , who has now also become a good friend.

Opportunities like this don’t arise often, so I am blessed to have this moment in the spotlight. I have so many cool, exciting and quirky plans ahead for Wild Tribe Designs so stay tuned!  Come walk with me on the wilder side of life.

Krystal x

[ Interview ] Deb Newton, The Creative Content Curator

A few months ago, design blogger, Deb Newton from the Creative Content Curator reached out to me and below is her write up.


Given that my creative educational background includes a Diploma in Interior Design, I love nothing more than learning about all of the amazing talent in the interior design field in Australia, and in particular the interior designers that hail from Newcastle.  It was only fitting that I get back into my blog by writing about one such amazing interior designer from Newcastle – Wild Tribe Designs.

I met Krystal about two months ago and I have to say that she blew me away with not only her amazing fashion sense, but also her beautiful genuine nature.  A woman of many talents, Krystal not only runs her own successful interior design and property styling business, but she is also an amazing mother to five children!  Talk about women being able to do it all!  She is an absolute inspiration to all of us out there who sometimes worry about not being able to ‘have it all’.

Krystal completed her studies through the Colour and Design Institute of Sydney.  From that point, she then decided to expand her knowledge and experience by working for major companies in their design and visual merchandising departments giving her more experience than most of us could only ever dream of achieving.  This constant desire to learn and finesse her creative talents shows in her interiors which are something to behold.

Not only does Krystal offer interior design services, she also offers colour consultations and property styling for her clients.  Taking cues from her natural surrounds and focussing on organic palettes and a sustainable approach to her designs, Krystal achieves a cohesive natural beauty for all of her client’s spaces.

For inspiration, you should definitely check out her Instagram page, and also her Facebook page.  Or if you are ready for Krystal to wave her magic interior design wand in your home, then head on over to her website, www.wildtribedesigns.com.au and contact her for a consultation.