Natalie

The designer with the most experience under her belt also happens to be the show's biggest IKEA fan girl, which certainly can’t hurt in this kind of high-stakes competition. Natalie's designs are polished yet playful and always carefully curated, which speaks volumes to her ability to listen to her clients and then give them exactly what they didn't even know they wanted.

Age: 29

Design style: "Classic, timeless, neutral, transitional, comfortable and textural."

Favourite colour: black

Surprising fact: "I talk to my sister at least eight times a day."

Style icon: Nancy Meyers, Sincerely Jules and Nam Dang Mitchell
 
Where do you find inspiration? "Everywhere! Restaurants, design magazines, Instagram, social media. Personally, I love fashion, and its always nice to see what’s coming up. Colour palettes especially are predicted from fashion."
 
If you weren’t a designer, what would you be? "A wedding planner or a personal stylist."
 
If money were no object, what would you dream house look like? "A modest custom house, slightly out of the city. Classic design with linens and cottons, all in neutrals. Industrial windows, black accents, perfectly landscaped. It would be tailored to my every need."

Hobbies: "Volunteering at an animal shelter, pro-bono jobs (I believe good design shouldn’t depend on money) and body combat."
 
Pet peeve: "Poor manners and people who don’t hold their cutlery properly."

Which IKEA product best descibes you? "The SINNERLIG pendant light! It's classic, sculptural, interesting, intricate, and made of a natural, sustainable material."

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